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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 2010 [*]
Team: Giants 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed, 9 yrs/$164M (13-21) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.161, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry) [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #491. Danny Murphy… #492. Phil Garner… #493. Bing Miller… #494. BUSTER POSEY… #495. Steve Sax… #496. Dave Kingman… #497. Gary Matthews… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 SFG NL 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235 -38 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2010 23 SFG NL 108 443 406 58 124 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 55 .305 .357 .505 .862 133 205 12 4 0 3 5 23 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 24 SFG NL 45 185 162 17 46 5 0 4 21 3 0 18 30 .284 .368 .389 .756 116 63 4 4 0 1 3 2/3
2012 25 SFG NL 148 610 530 78 178 39 1 24 103 1 1 69 96 .336 .408 .549 .957 171 291 19 2 0 9 7 *23/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 26 SFG NL 148 595 520 61 153 34 1 15 72 2 1 60 70 .294 .371 .450 .821 138 234 15 8 0 7 8 *23/D AS,MVP-20
2014 27 SFG NL 21 79 70 9 16 1 0 4 10 0 0 9 11 .229 .316 .414 .731 112 29 2 0 0 0 3 *2/3
6 Yrs 477 1929 1705 224 519 102 4 65 273 6 4 186 266 .304 .375 .483 .858 142 824 52 18 0 20 26
162 Game Avg. 162 655 579 76 176 35 1 22 93 2 1 63 90 .304 .375 .483 .858 142 280 18 6 0 7 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 SFG NL 7 17 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
2010 23 SFG NL 108 443 17 1 -0 4 3 25 2.5 14 39 3.9 .524 .516 3.4 0.7 35 23 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 24 SFG NL 45 185 3 0 -1 3 3 8 0.9 6 14 1.4 .519 .505 1.1 0.6 11 $575,000 2/3
2012 25 SFG NL 148 610 51 -0 -3 -1 5 52 5.4 19 71 7.3 .537 .533 7.3 0.5 72 $615,000 *23/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 26 SFG NL 148 595 24 -0 0 4 6 34 3.5 19 53 5.5 .525 .523 5.1 1.0 49 $8,000,000 *23/D AS,MVP-20
2014 27 SFG NL 21 79 1 0 -0 2 1 4 0.4 3 6 0.6 .521 .503 0.5 0.3 4 $12,500,000 *2/3
6 Seasons 477 1929 94 1 -5 12 19 121 12.6 61 182 18.6 .527 .522 17.2 3.1 170 $21,690,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 SFG NL NLDS ATL W 4 18 16 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 .375 .444 .438 .882 7 1 0 0 0 0
2010 23 SFG NL NLCS PHI W 6 26 23 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 7 .217 .308 .304 .612 7 0 0 0 0 1
2010 23 SFG NL WS TEX W 5 21 20 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 .300 .333 .450 .783 9 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 SFG NL NLDS CIN W 5 22 19 3 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 3 4 .211 .318 .526 .844 10 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 SFG NL NLCS STL W 7 30 26 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .154 .267 .154 .421 4 0 0 0 0 1
2012 25 SFG NL WS DET W 4 16 15 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .267 .313 .467 .779 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (6 Series) 31 133 119 11 29 3 0 4 14 1 0 14 33 .244 .323 .370 .693 44 1 0 0 0 2
2 NLDS 9 40 35 6 10 1 0 2 5 1 0 5 9 .286 .375 .486 .861 17 1 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 13 56 49 2 9 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 13 .184 .286 .224 .510 11 0 0 0 0 2
2 WS 9 37 35 3 10 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 11 .286 .324 .457 .781 16 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 18 17 15 151.0 148 133 14 1 4 .993 2 17 8.76 8.17 .988 8.86 8.89 1 4 13 8 38% 26% 0
2014 SFG NL 27 1B 1 1 1 9.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 9.00 .993 9.30 9.30
6 Seasons C 377 367 316 3218.0 3104 2875 205 24 26 .992 15 17 6 6 8.61 8.17 .992 8.19 8.14 10 94 230 112 33% 28% 3
5 Seasons 1B 83 78 40 629.2 598 561 32 5 40 .992 -6 -5 -11 -9 8.48 7.14 .993 9.30 9.22
6 Seasons TOT 460 445 356 3847.2 3702 3436 237 29 66 .992 9 12 3 3 8.59 7.98 .992 8.37 8.33 10 94 230 112 33% 28% 3
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

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%)
1 MVP
1.04 Career Shares (239th)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (C)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2012 NL  7.4 (1st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2012 NL  7.4 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2012 NL  7.3 (2nd)
2013 NL  5.1 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2012 NL  .336 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
2012 NL  .408 (2nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
2012 NL  .549 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2012 NL  .957 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
2012 NL  178 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2012 NL  291 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2012 NL  39 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2012 NL  103 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  69 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
2012 NL  114 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2012 NL  171 (1st)

Runs Created s c a p y
2012 NL  117 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2012 NL  56 (1st)
Active  106 (49th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  5.4 (1st)
Active  10.4 (48th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2012 NL  249 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 NL  .750 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2012 NL  9 (1st)
2013 NL  7 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  8 (9th)
2014 NL  3 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2012 NL  19 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
2013 NL  7.4 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2012 NL  50.78 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.8 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.9 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  5.2 (2nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2012 NL  114 (4th)
2013 NL  121 (3rd)
2014 NL  18 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2012 NL  855 (5th)
2013 NL  907 (2nd)
2014 NL  133 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2014 NL  14 (3rd)

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  4 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2012 NL  87 (2nd)
2013 NL  63 (4th)
2014 NL  13 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2012 NL  38 (1st)
2013 NL  27 (5th)
2014 NL  8 (1st)
Active  112 (24th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2010 NL  37.1 (4th)
2011 NL  35.7 (5th)
2014 NL  38.1 (3rd)
Active  32.7 (11th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
Active  15 (10th)
Career  15 (76th)

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)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2014 NL  .993 (4th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (432), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 18 (1103), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (442), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (655), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (78th), 18.6 career WAR/18.6 7yr-peak WAR/18.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2011 24 San Francisco Giants $575,000 0.161
2012 25 San Francisco Giants $615,000 1.161 contracts
2013 26 San Francisco Giants $8,000,000 2.161 contracts
2014 27 San Francisco Giants $12,500,000 3.161
201528San Francisco Giants$16,500,000
201629San Francisco Giants$20,000,000
201730San Francisco Giants$21,400,000
201831San Francisco Giants$21,400,000
201932San Francisco Giants$21,400,000
202033San Francisco Giants$21,400,000
202134San Francisco Giants$21,400,000
202235San Francisco Giants*$0$3M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2022
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,690,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Gerald Buster Demp Dempsey Posey

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