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Buster Posey
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 213LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #5, San Francisco Giants | Florida State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 454 395 68 120 18 56 0 .304 .390 .499 .889
12 Seasons 5607 4970 663 1500 158 729 23 .302 .372 .460 .831
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .304 18 56 0 .889
12 Seasons .302 158 729 23 .831

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2194 512 31 6.1 89 110.3 10.8 33.6 .298 .479 .363 .363 .369 39.2 8.3 9
2016 29 2297 479 33 6.9 90.5 110.2 9.9 32.6 .282 .470 .341 .354 .362 44.1 11.1 10.4
2017 30 2073 433 15 3.5 88.7 109.6 11.6 36.5 .276 .440 .366 .343 .350 34.8 11.6 10.7
2018 31 1679 347 18 5.2 89.1 108.1 10.3 35.2 .274 .416 .326 .336 .341 34.9 11.8 10
2019 32 1765 336 16 4.8 88.6 107.6 9.1 32.4 .248 .409 .298 .310 .334 36.3 16 7.6
2021 34 1757 310 25 8.1 88.5 109.2 8.7 38.4 .278 .460 .379 .358 .402 39.4 19.2 12.3
11765 2417 138 5.7 89.1 110.3 10.2 34.6 .278 .448 .347 .346 .360 38.4 12.6 10
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 976 55.5 265 231 79 51 16 0 12 38 193 .342 .307 .567 .530 .424 .399 91.2 9 16.3 15.8
2021 Breaking 556 31.6 121 108 26 18 4 0 4 29 80 .241 .235 .389 .357 .307 .297 82.9 12 31.6 16.8
2021 Offspeed 225 12.8 63 56 15 10 3 0 2 20 37 .268 .239 .429 .372 .329 .302 86.6 0 38.7 24.7
2019 Fastballs 1086 61.6 276 245 68 47 15 0 6 30 217 .278 .263 .412 .461 .330 .343 90.1 9 13.3 10.6
2019 Breaking 495 28.1 115 108 24 17 6 0 1 29 79 .222 .232 .306 .306 .251 .258 85.0 9 28.6 16.7
2019 Offspeed 182 10.3 53 52 12 9 3 0 0 12 40 .231 .213 .288 .377 .230 .255 86.0 10 28.0 19.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2016 49.3 19.6 27.8 3.3 32.4 37 30.7 2.7 34.4 20 27.1 6.3 6.9
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
2018 46.4 21 28.8 3.7 30.8 39.5 29.7 1.4 36.9 22.8 28 5.8 5.2
2019 50 24.4 22.9 2.7 29.8 39.3 31 2.7 39.9 21.4 24.4 6.8 4.8
2021 46.5 23.2 26.1 4.2 30.3 44.8 24.8 4.5 32.6 19 29.4 6.5 8.1
46.8 22.2 27.2 3.8 32.3 39.4 28.3 3 33.9 21.6 27.9 6.4 5.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 N/A 12.1 0 1 0.1 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .893 1.104 .876 100
2021 Splitter -5.4 -1 22 1.3 9 .111 .111 .1 57.1 44.4 33.3 .208 .395 .257 20
2021 Cutter 2.8 4 134 7.6 36 .313 .563 .408 28.1 25 23.7 .263 .505 .367 26.1
2021 Curveball 0.6 1 186 10.6 38 .286 .4 .33 28.4 18.4 13 .271 .359 .308 25
2021 Changeup 3.3 7 202 11.5 53 .283 .478 .361 36.5 30.2 23.2 .231 .352 .299 35.5
2021 Sinker 0.9 3 315 17.9 82 .329 .579 .421 13.5 13.4 14.7 .286 .465 .348 46.2
2021 Slider 0.2 1 370 21.1 83 .219 .384 .313 33.1 26.5 18.5 .217 .356 .293 25
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 9 527 30 147 .358 .561 .445 14.9 12.2 14.2 .332 .576 .437 50.5
2019 Splitter -3.2 -1 27 1.5 7 0 0 0 52.9 42.9 23.1 .082 .248 .132 25
2019 Curveball 0.8 2 240 13.6 38 .286 .371 .32 25.3 23.7 11.4 .232 .318 .27 30.8
2019 Cutter -3.3 -5 138 7.8 38 .212 .273 .258 22.2 13.2 12.5 .261 .381 .31 34.5
2019 Changeup -1 -2 155 8.8 46 .267 .333 .273 22.9 19.6 18.4 .233 .397 .274 36.1
2019 Slider -1.7 -4 255 14.4 77 .192 .274 .228 30.9 26 21.1 .232 .301 .253 18.9
2019 Sinker 0.2 1 305 17.3 81 .29 .449 .371 10.5 7.4 9 .299 .537 .397 43.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 1 643 36.4 157 .287 .427 .349 12.6 12.1 10.8 .246 .442 .324 41.9
2018 Splitter -4.5 -1 13 0.8 3 0 0 0 40 66.7 50 .013 .013 .019 0
2018 Cutter 2.1 3 122 7.3 34 .3 .4 .378 11.5 11.8 10.5 .271 .33 .311 23.1
2018 Curveball -0.1 0 163 9.7 38 .206 .324 .278 17.5 18.4 14.3 .194 .333 .275 29.6
2018 Changeup 0.6 1 148 8.8 44 .179 .308 .283 21.2 11.4 9.8 .173 .211 .228 14.7
2018 Slider -1.8 -5 269 16 68 .2 .2 .241 25.9 19.1 13.8 .219 .305 .281 21.3
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 382 22.8 109 .294 .363 .309 5.8 11 16.9 .336 .511 .381 46.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.3 7 582 34.7 149 .369 .523 .423 10.2 6.7 7.4 .31 .505 .39 41.3
2017 Splitter 3.1 0 14 0.7 3 .5 .5 .533 22.2 33.3 12.5 .25 .279 .387 0
2017 Knuckleball 3.4 1 17 0.8 5 0 0 .42 25 20 50 .02 .042 .43 0
2017 Cutter -0.4 -1 124 6 31 .393 .429 .398 32.1 25.8 22.2 .222 .289 .265 35
2017 Curveball 2.4 4 165 8 32 .355 .452 .364 22.2 15.6 9.3 .229 .289 .237 15.4
2017 Changeup 0.3 0 183 8.8 61 .339 .446 .372 21.7 14.8 16.1 .312 .464 .361 23.4
2017 Slider 2.6 9 334 16.1 76 .357 .586 .428 26.8 14.5 10.7 .294 .49 .361 32.2
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 364 17.6 107 .298 .436 .357 11.2 9.3 13 .299 .472 .365 41.2
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 853 41.1 235 .304 .454 .368 9.7 8.5 10.5 .272 .459 .35 38.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 502 1984 5 -3 10 8 20
2011 181 717 -3 -3 2 3 -1
2012 669 2841 7 8 18 13 46
2013 587 2380 -9 3 16 12 23
2014 675 2564 -11 10 18 9 26
2015 588 2041 14 -4 11 8 29
2016 614 2298 -12 -9 22 9 10
2017 551 2056 -9 -8 21 10 13
2018 445 1679 -13 -4 15 8 6
2019 444 1763 -15 -9 8 8 -8
2021 469 1824 0 -1 18 7 24
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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 2194 47.1 69.9 91.5 26.7 75.4 42.2 31.9 47.2 13.3 7.2 82
2016 2297 50.3 66.7 90.3 26.8 74.2 43.3 31.1 46.7 14.1 7.8 69.7
2017 2073 49.1 66.1 87.9 23.4 73.5 43.6 27.5 44.2 15.9 7.3 80.1
2018 1679 48.5 64.8 90.2 24.9 77.2 43.5 27.9 44.3 13.5 6.8 69.6
2019 1765 48.6 67.5 87.5 27.9 66.4 42.8 30.3 47.1 18.5 7.3 77.5
2021 1757 49 67.9 79.7 22.1 65.7 42.2 30.4 44.6 23.9 7.3 82.2
11765 48.8 67.2 88 25.3 72.3 43 29.9 45.7 16.3 7.3 76.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 90 98 88 72 94 76 60 56 66 99 69 91 20
2016 85 91 79 65 89 69 52 76 85 93 79 93 19
2017 69 80 58 44 85 25 20 66 46 96 71 87 13
2018 65 84 51 33 80 29 32 54 37 94 67 96 15
2019 29 38 32 28 29 20 21 35 35 80 35 84 10
2021 81 88 75 58 91 40 46 35 39 64 87 56 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 %
2019 25.1 7 8.9 -2 6 11 2 28.6
2021 23.1 19 18.3 1 7 15 7 36.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 10 11 12 11 7 8 10 7 12 14 12 4 5 8 9 6 10 7 11 5 7 6 9 10 10 9 8 9 8 13
2021 19 17 22 19 24 19 18 20 20 15 23 22 10 18 17 21 16 19 18 20 12 15 17 17 18 21 19 17 18 16 22
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89 90.5 1.5 88.7 -1.8 89.1 0.4 -0.5 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.8 9.9 -0.9 11.6 1.7 10.3 -1.3 -1.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 6.1 6.9 0.8 3.5 -3.4 5.2 1.7 -0.4 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 39.2 44.1 4.9 34.8 -9.3 34.9 0.1 1.4 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.6 32.6 -1 36.5 3.9 35.2 -1.3 -2.8 undefined undefined
xBA .298 .282 -0.016 .276 -0.006 .274 -0.002 -0.026 undefined undefined
BA .318 .288 -0.03 .32 0.032 .284 -0.036 -0.027 undefined undefined
xwOBA .363 .354 -0.009 .343 -0.011 .336 -0.007 -0.026 undefined undefined
wOBA .363 .341 -0.022 .366 0.025 .326 -0.04 -0.028 undefined undefined
xSLG .479 .47 -0.009 .44 -0.03 .416 -0.024 -0.007 undefined undefined
SLG .47 .434 -0.036 .462 0.028 .382 -0.08 -0.014 undefined undefined
K% 8.3 11.1 2.8 11.6 0.5 11.8 0.2 4.2 undefined undefined
BB% 9 10.4 1.4 10.7 0.3 10 -0.7 -2.4 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.2 46.7 -0.5 44.2 -2.5 44.3 0.1 2.8 undefined undefined
Whiff% 13.3 14.1 0.8 15.9 1.8 13.5 -2.4 5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.1 50.3 3.2 49.1 -1.2 48.5 -0.6 0.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.9 49.7 -3.2 50.9 1.2 51.5 0.6 -0.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 26.8 0.1 23.4 -3.4 24.9 1.5 3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 31.9 31.1 -0.8 27.5 -3.6 27.9 0.4 2.4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 60.7 1.5 52.6 -8.1 56.5 3.9 3.3 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 584 10 1.7 .338 .314
2017 R 553 0 0.0 .367
2018 R 445 3 0.7 .326 .293
2019 R 444 11 2.5 .297 .316
2021 R 449 25 5.6 .379 .384

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