Buster Posey
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 213LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #5, San Francisco Giants | Florida State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 448 398 47 113 5 3 .284 .359 .382 .741
2019 445 405 43 104 7 0 .257 .320 .368 .688
2021 454 395 68 120 18 0 .304 .390 .499 .889
12 Seasons 5,607 4,970 663 1,500 158 23 .302 .372 .460 .832
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .284 5 3 .741
2019 .257 7 0 .688
2021 .304 18 0 .889
12 Seasons .302 158 23 .832
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2194 512 31 6.1 5.0 89.0 110.3 10.8 33.6 .309 .498 .363 .377 .385 37.5 8.3 9.0
2016 29 2297 479 33 6.9 5.4 90.5 110.2 9.9 32.6 .288 .480 .341 .361 .371 43.2 11.1 10.4
2017 30 2073 433 15 3.5 2.6 88.7 109.6 11.6 36.5 .277 .443 .366 .345 .352 34.8 11.6 10.7
2018 31 1679 347 18 5.2 4.0 89.1 108.1 10.3 35.2 .274 .416 .326 .336 .341 34.9 11.8 10.0
2019 32 1765 336 16 4.8 3.6 88.6 107.6 9.1 32.4 .248 .408 .298 .310 .333 36.3 16.0 7.6
2021 34 1757 310 25 8.1 5.5 88.5 109.2 8.7 38.4 .281 .469 .379 .361 .406 39.4 19.2 12.3
Player 11765 2417 138 5.7 4.4 89.1 110.3 10.2 34.6 .281 .455 .347 .350 .365 37.8 12.6 10.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 45.1 20.1 29.5 5.3 34.4 36.7 28.9 3.3 30.3 20.5 29.3 6.3 6.1 5.0
2016 49.3 19.6 27.8 3.3 31.9 36.5 30.7 2.7 34.4 20.0 27.1 6.3 6.9 5.4
2017 44.1 26.1 26.6 3.2 34.2 41.3 24.5 3.2 31.6 25.9 28.6 6.7 3.5 2.6
2018 46.4 21.0 28.8 3.7 30.8 39.5 29.7 1.4 36.9 22.8 28.0 5.8 5.2 4.0
2019 50.0 24.4 22.9 2.7 29.8 39.3 31.0 2.7 39.9 21.4 24.4 6.8 4.8 3.6
2021 46.5 23.2 26.1 4.2 30.3 44.8 24.8 4.5 32.6 19.0 29.4 6.5 8.1 5.5
Player 46.8 22.2 27.2 3.8 32.2 39.3 28.3 3.0 33.9 21.6 27.9 6.4 5.7 4.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 8 543 30.9 150 .360 .560 .447 14.2 12.0 13.7 .335 .581 .439 49.5
2021 Slider -0.6 -2 345 19.6 74 .200 .338 .278 32.2 27.0 18.3 .220 .373 .298 21.7
2021 Sinker 1.3 4 300 17.1 79 .338 .608 .432 14.5 13.9 15.5 .291 .482 .352 47.6
2021 Changeup 2.9 6 198 11.3 52 .267 .444 .344 37.2 30.8 23.2 .232 .358 .302 33.3
2021 Curveball 0.3 1 178 10.1 38 .286 .400 .330 28.8 18.4 13.2 .269 .355 .304 25.0
2021 Cutter 3.3 4 128 7.3 37 .333 .576 .422 29.5 21.6 22.9 .278 .522 .378 28.0
2021 Sweeper 6.6 2 31 1.8 8 .286 .714 .563 20.0 25.0 20.0 .198 .322 .283 60.0
2021 Split-Finger -5.4 -1 22 1.3 9 .111 .111 .100 57.1 44.4 33.3 .207 .381 .247 20.0
2021 Slurve 2.2 0 11 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 631 35.8 152 .297 .442 .354 12.3 11.8 10.5 .251 .454 .331 42.5
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 317 18.0 86 .270 .419 .360 11.2 8.1 9.9 .285 .503 .377 42.6
2019 Slider -1.6 -4 254 14.4 74 .197 .282 .228 30.9 27.0 20.8 .227 .295 .243 19.6
2019 Curveball 0.8 2 238 13.5 38 .286 .371 .320 25.6 23.7 11.4 .232 .318 .270 30.8
2019 Changeup -1.1 -2 155 8.8 46 .267 .333 .273 22.9 19.6 18.4 .233 .397 .274 36.1
2019 Cutter -3.5 -5 133 7.5 36 .194 .258 .247 21.7 11.1 11.1 .263 .391 .317 32.1
2019 Split-Finger -3.2 -1 27 1.5 7 .000 .000 .000 52.9 42.9 23.1 .082 .248 .132 25.0
2019 Sweeper -9.5 -1 8 0.5 5 .250 .250 .320 25.0 20.0 33.3 .304 .363 .377 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 7 584 34.8 149 .369 .523 .423 10.6 6.7 7.3 .310 .505 .390 41.3
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 380 22.6 109 .294 .363 .309 5.2 11.0 17.1 .336 .511 .381 46.2
2018 Slider -1.8 -5 250 14.9 62 .200 .200 .239 26.2 19.4 14.3 .203 .265 .258 20.9
2018 Curveball -0.2 0 163 9.7 38 .206 .324 .278 17.5 18.4 14.3 .194 .333 .275 29.6
2018 Changeup 1.4 2 148 8.8 44 .179 .308 .303 21.2 11.4 9.8 .173 .211 .228 14.7
2018 Cutter 1.9 2 127 7.6 35 .290 .387 .367 14.8 14.3 12.2 .262 .319 .302 23.1
2018 Sweeper -1.5 0 14 0.8 5 .250 .250 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 .496 .942 .625 25.0
2018 Split-Finger -5.0 -1 13 0.8 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 66.7 50.0 .013 .013 .019 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 848 40.9 231 .310 .463 .378 10.1 8.7 10.5 .272 .450 .348 39.0
2017 Sinker -0.5 -2 369 17.8 111 .286 .418 .345 10.4 9.0 13.0 .299 .494 .371 40.4
2017 Slider 2.3 7 317 15.3 74 .353 .544 .412 27.6 14.9 11.3 .294 .473 .356 31.6
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 184 8.9 61 .339 .446 .372 21.7 14.8 16.1 .312 .464 .361 23.4
2017 Curveball 2.5 4 165 8.0 32 .355 .452 .364 22.2 15.6 9.1 .228 .288 .237 15.4
2017 Cutter 0.8 1 126 6.1 31 .429 .571 .463 30.2 22.6 20.0 .242 .363 .299 38.1
2017 Knuckleball 3.3 1 17 0.8 5 .000 .000 .420 25.0 20.0 50.0 .020 .042 .430 0.0
2017 Split-Finger -0.7 0 15 0.7 4 .333 .333 .400 30.0 50.0 22.2 .167 .186 .290 0.0
2017 Sweeper 5.0 0 10 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Slurve -13.3 0 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .075 .077 .068 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 502 1,984 6 -1 10 8 22
2011 181 717 -4 -3 2 3 -2
2012 669 2,841 9 7 19 13 47
2013 587 2,380 -10 3 16 12 21
2014 675 2,564 -11 10 18 9 26
2015 613 2,158 12 -3 12 9 30
2016 628 2,348 -13 -3 22 9 16
2017 551 2,056 -9 -9 21 10 13
2018 445 1,679 -13 -4 15 8 6
2019 444 1,763 -16 -9 8 8 -9
2021 469 1,824 -1 -2 19 7 22
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,194 47.2 69.8 91.3 27.0 75.6 42.5 31.9 47.2 13.3 7.3 81.9
2016 2,297 50.2 66.5 90.6 26.7 73.9 43.1 31.1 46.7 14.1 7.6 69.7
2017 2,073 49.0 66.2 87.9 23.4 73.5 43.6 27.7 44.2 15.9 7.3 80.1
2018 1,679 48.5 64.7 90.1 25.0 77.3 43.7 28.0 44.3 13.5 6.9 69.8
2019 1,765 48.2 67.6 87.5 28.0 66.8 42.8 30.4 47.1 18.5 7.3 77.5
2021 1,757 49.0 67.9 79.7 22.1 65.7 42.3 30.7 44.6 23.9 7.3 82.0
Player 11,765 48.7 67.2 88.1 25.4 72.4 43.0 30.1 45.7 16.3 7.3 76.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 93 100 90 76 96 76 60 57 78 61 99 69 91 64 22
2016 85 93 79 65 90 69 52 76 75 83 93 79 93 63 20
2017 69 80 58 44 86 25 20 66 72 46 96 71 87 77 13
2018 62 83 50 33 79 28 32 55 60 36 94 67 96 67 16
2019 26 33 29 27 27 19 21 35 54 34 80 35 84 53 10
2021 81 87 75 59 91 40 46 35 61 39 64 87 56 86 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 14 17.1 -3 12 16 6 42.9
2017 23.8 12 13.4 -1 18 11 3 25.0
2018 22.6 5 6.8 -2 10 5 3 60.0
2019 25.1 7 8.9 -2 8 13 0 0.0
2021 23.1 19 18.2 1 3 15 8 42.1
Player 23.3 57 64.4 -7 51 60 20 35.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 19 11 19 15 13 19 22 12 10 16 19 21 15 16 16 8 13 18 16 20 14 28 27 19 16 14 27 22 17 12
2017 12 14 10 16 14 13 14 14 9 11 12 20 13 11 13 14 12 11 15 13 13 13 17 15 12 11 12 19 17 13 10
2018 5 10 5 7 7 6 8 6 7 3 6 10 11 5 7 6 5 5 6 8 7 6 12 6 4 3 7 8 9 7 7
2019 7 11 8 12 9 9 10 9 5 2 5 10 13 8 10 8 6 5 8 10 10 8 18 11 10 7 4 12 15 10 3
2021 19 21 13 20 21 17 19 21 17 12 15 21 14 14 20 24 19 18 17 20 16 16 24 23 17 14 21 22 18 14 18
Player 57 75 47 74 66 58 70 72 50 38 54 80 72 53 66 68 50 52 64 67 66 57 99 82 62 51 58 88 81 61 50
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.0 90.5 1.5 88.7 -1.8 89.1 0.4 88.6 -0.5
Launch Angle 10.8 9.9 -0.9 11.6 1.7 10.3 -1.3 9.1 -1.2
Barrel % 6.1 6.9 0.8 3.5 -3.4 5.2 1.7 4.8 -0.4
Hard Hit % 37.5 43.2 5.7 34.8 -8.4 34.9 0.1 36.3 1.4
Sweet Spot % 33.6 32.6 -1.0 36.5 3.9 35.2 -1.3 32.4 -2.8
xBA .309 .288 -0.021 .277 -0.011 .274 -0.003 .248 -0.026
BA .318 .288 -0.030 .320 0.032 .284 -0.036 .257 -0.027
xwOBA .377 .361 -0.016 .345 -0.016 .336 -0.009 .310 -0.026
wOBA .363 .341 -0.022 .366 0.025 .326 -0.040 .298 -0.028
xSLG .498 .480 -0.018 .443 -0.037 .416 -0.027 .408 -0.008
SLG .470 .434 -0.036 .462 0.028 .382 -0.080 .368 -0.014
K% 8.3 11.1 2.8 11.6 0.5 11.8 0.2 16.0 4.2
BB% 9.0 10.4 1.4 10.7 0.3 10.0 -0.7 7.6 -2.4
Swing % 47.2 46.7 -0.5 44.2 -2.5 44.3 0.1 47.1 2.8
Whiff% 13.3 14.1 0.8 15.9 1.8 13.5 -2.4 18.5 5.0
In Zone % 47.2 50.2 3.0 49.0 -1.2 48.5 -0.5 48.2 -0.3
Out of Zone % 52.8 49.8 -3.0 51.0 1.2 51.5 0.5 51.8 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 27.0 26.7 -0.3 23.4 -3.3 25.0 1.6 28.0 3.0
First Pitch Swing % 31.9 31.1 -0.8 27.7 -3.4 28.0 0.3 30.4 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 60.7 1.5 53.0 -7.7 56.7 3.7 59.9 3.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 583 19 3.3 .338 .294
2017 Shifts R 553 5 0.9 .362 .885
2018 Shifts R 445 3 0.7 .326 .293
2019 Shifts R 444 17 3.8 .295 .361
2021 Shifts R 449 34 7.6 .379 .378
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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