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Buster Posey

Gerald Dempsey Posey (twitter: @BusterPosey)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 27, 1987 in Leesburg, GA
High School: Lee County HS (Leesburg, GA)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 2009 (Age 22.168, 17,271st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Giants 2009-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2021, 9 yrs/$164M (13-21) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.161, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry) [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 SFG NL 22 C 7 4 4 40.0 36 32 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.10 5.14 .993 7.76 7.70 0 2 1 1 50% 29% 0
2010 SFG NL 23 C 76 75 67 662.0 662 615 41 6 4 .991 5 8 9 15 8.92 8.63 .992 8.05 7.97 1 22 39 23 37% 29% 0 MVP-11,RoY-1
2010 SFG NL 23 1B 30 30 19 248.0 214 196 17 1 14 .995 -5 -4 -26 -19 7.73 7.10 .993 9.23 9.13 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 SFG NL 24 C 41 41 35 361.0 359 333 24 2 4 .994 3 3 10 10 8.90 8.71 .992 7.98 7.96 3 7 27 15 36% 28% 0
2011 SFG NL 24 1B 2 2 2 18.0 18 16 2 0 2 1.000 1 0 40 0 9.00 9.00 .994 9.35 9.30
2012 SFG NL 25 C 114 111 97 973.0 932 855 69 8 9 .991 4 0 5 0 8.55 8.11 .992 8.36 8.26 2 26 87 38 30% 27% 2 AS,MVP-1,SS
2012 SFG NL 25 1B 29 29 9 216.0 212 204 6 2 13 .991 -1 -1 -5 -6 8.75 7.24 .992 9.29 9.18 AS,MVP-1,SS
2012 SFG NL 25 DH 3 3 AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 SFG NL 26 C 121 119 98 1031.0 967 907 53 7 5 .993 3 4 3 5 8.38 7.93 .993 8.10 8.10 3 33 63 27 30% 28% 1 AS,MVP-20
2013 SFG NL 26 1B 21 16 9 138.2 145 137 6 2 11 .986 -0 0 -2 0 9.28 6.81 .994 9.42 9.41 AS,MVP-20
2013 SFG NL 26 DH 5 5 AS,MVP-20
2014 SFG NL 27 C 111 109 86 929.1 843 787 51 5 8 .994 5 -4 6 -5 8.12 7.55 .992 8.41 8.39 5 23 59 25 30% 28% 1 MVP-6,SS
2014 SFG NL 27 1B 35 30 22 261.0 269 246 22 1 20 .996 5 2 22 9 9.24 7.66 .993 9.29 9.27 MVP-6,SS
2014 SFG NL 27 DH 2 2 MVP-6,SS
6 Seasons C 470 459 387 3996.1 3799 3529 242 28 30 .993 20 11 6 3 8.49 8.02 .992 8.21 8.17 14 113 276 129 32% 28% 4
5 Seasons 1B 117 107 61 881.2 858 799 53 6 60 .993 -1 -3 -1 -4 8.70 7.28 .993 9.30 9.24
3 Seasons DH 10 10
6 Seasons TOT 587 566 448 4878.0 4657 4328 295 34 90 .993 19 8 5 1 8.53 7.88 .992 8.41 8.38 14 113 276 129 32% 28% 4
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 SFG NL 22 C 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SFG NL 23 C 5 9 5 8 15 0 1 1 4
2010 SFG NL 23 1B -5 -26 -5 -3 -3 0 -4 -19 -4 0 0
2011 SFG NL 24 C 3 10 3 3 10 0 0 0 2
2011 SFG NL 24 1B 1 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SFG NL 25 C 4 5 4 0 0 -1 -2 2
2012 SFG NL 25 1B -1 -5 -1 -0 -1 0 -1 -6 1 0 -1
2013 SFG NL 26 C 3 3 3 4 5 2 5 -1
2013 SFG NL 26 1B -0 -2 -0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SFG NL 27 C 5 6 0 5 -4 -5 -1 0 -2
2014 SFG NL 27 1B 5 22 5 4 1 -1 2 9 2 0 0
6 Seasons C 20 6 0 20 11 3 0 1 4 5
5 Seasons 1B -1 -1 -0 2 -2 -1 -3 -4 -1 0 -1
6 Seasons TOT 19 5 -0 2 -2 -1 20 8 1 -1 0 0 4 5

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 SFG NL 22 7 4 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 SFG NL 23 108 105 108 105 0 76 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 SFG NL 24 45 43 45 43 0 41 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 SFG NL 25 148 143 148 140 0 114 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
2013 SFG NL 26 148 140 148 140 0 121 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0
2014 SFG NL 27 147 141 147 142 0 111 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
6 Seasons 603 576 603 577 0 470 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 21 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2009 SFG NL 22 175 3.60 3.60 2 100% 0 0 32 0 0 0 32 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SFG NL 23 2735 3.18 3.41 24 100% 1 1 615 13 2 7 593 41 9 0 0 8 6 1 1 4 0 4 0 1 1 3 100%
2011 SFG NL 24 1506 3.34 3.71 13 85% 0 0 333 5 2 5 321 24 5 0 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 100%
2012 SFG NL 25 4070 3.50 3.81 27 81% 0 1 855 9 6 8 831 69 14 0 1 18 8 1 2 5 1 9 0 1 2 10 60%
2013 SFG NL 26 4349 3.84 4.15 31 94% 1 0 907 11 3 11 882 53 16 2 0 14 7 0 1 6 0 5 2 1 4 13 92%
2014 SFG NL 27 3804 3.39 3.69 35 94% 0 2 787 17 4 15 751 51 17 0 0 14 5 0 1 4 0 7 0 2 2 10 90%
6 Seasons 16639 3.50 3.79 132 92% 2 4 3529 55 17 46 3410 242 63 2 2 61 28 2 6 20 1 29 2 6 10 38 84%
MLB Averages 3.99 4.33 91% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2009 SFG NL 22 0 2 70 1 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0.31 0.05
2010 SFG NL 23 1 22 917 39 23 18 37% 35 20 4 3 0 0 0 0 82 25 1.07 1.24
2011 SFG NL 24 3 7 552 27 15 11 36% 25 11 2 4 0 0 0 0 54 16 1.33 1.32
2012 SFG NL 25 2 26 1415 87 38 31 30% 73 33 14 5 0 0 2 0 146 42 1.24 1.17
2013 SFG NL 26 3 33 1552 63 27 17 30% 56 22 7 4 0 1 1 0 125 30 1.38 1.10
2014 SFG NL 27 5 23 1324 59 25 17 30% 52 20 7 5 0 0 1 0 111 29 1.07 1.55
6 Seasons 14 113 5830 276 129 95 32% 242 106 34 22 0 1 4 0 521 143 1.22 1.25
MLB Averages 27% 1.30 1.25

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 SFG NL 23 1087 60% 72% 26% 52 92% 2 196 21 165 9 13 17 6 6 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 14 1 0 1 12 2 2 0 2 3 100%
2011 SFG NL 24 71 46% 59% 31% 3 100% 0 16 0 15 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 SFG NL 25 933 60% 75% 30% 33 91% 0 204 9 190 6 15 6 5 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 1 2 50%
2013 SFG NL 26 598 61% 74% 30% 24 92% 0 137 8 123 6 10 6 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2014 SFG NL 27 1079 56% 77% 30% 55 98% 0 246 8 222 15 27 22 14 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 20 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 0 3 100%
5 Seasons 3768 59% 74% 29% 167 94% 2 799 46 715 37 67 53 29 13 1 5 6 1 4 1 4 60 2 1 1 56 4 4 0 3 9 89%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 NL (11, 9%)
2012 NL (1, 94%)
2013 NL (20, 1%)
2014 NL (6, 36%)
1 MVP
1.40 Career Shares (164th)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (C)
2014 NL (C)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2010 July NL Player of the Month
2010 July NL Rookie of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Jul 11th NL Player of the Week
2013 Jun 30th NL Player of the Week
2014 Sep 7th NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2012 NL  114 (4th)
2013 NL  121 (3rd)
2014 NL  111 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2012 NL  855 (5th)
2013 NL  907 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2010 NL  6 (4th)
2012 NL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2012 NL  9 (3rd)
2014 NL  8 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2012 NL  87 (2nd)
2013 NL  63 (4th)
2014 NL  59 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2012 NL  38 (1st)
2013 NL  27 (5th)
Active  129 (24th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2010 NL  37.1 (4th)
2011 NL  35.7 (5th)
Active  31.9 (13th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2014 NL  5 (5th)
Active  20 (12th)
Career  20 (67th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2010 NL  8.92 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2010 NL  8.63 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2014 NL  5 (4th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Gerald Buster Demp Dempsey Posey

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