Buster Posey
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 213LBS | Age: 35

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 .832
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .304 18 56 0 .889
12 Seasons .302 158 729 23 .832

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 89.0 110.3 10.9 33.6 .310 .499 .363 .378 .387 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 .442 .366 .345 .351 34.8 11.6 10.7
2018 31 1679 347 18 5.2 4 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 .409 .298 .310 .334 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 .282 .455 .347 .350 .366 37.8 12.6 10.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 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, 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 978 55.7 266 232 80 51 17 0 12 38 194 0.345 0.311 0.573 0.538 0.427 0.402 91.2 9 16.4 15.9
2021 Breaking 558 31.8 121 108 26 18 4 0 4 29 80 0.241 0.236 0.389 0.366 0.307 0.299 82.9 12 31.3 16.7
2021 Offspeed 221 12.6 62 55 14 10 2 0 2 20 36 0.255 0.240 0.400 0.376 0.314 0.303 86.1 1 39.4 24.7
2019 Fastballs 1,082 61.4 275 244 67 46 15 0 6 30 216 0.275 0.262 0.410 0.461 0.328 0.342 90.1 9 13.3 10.7
2019 Breaking 499 28.3 116 109 25 18 6 0 1 29 80 0.229 0.234 0.312 0.308 0.256 0.259 85.2 9 28.3 16.5
2019 Offspeed 182 10.3 53 52 12 9 3 0 0 12 40 0.231 0.213 0.288 0.377 0.230 0.255 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 % Barrel/PA
2015 45.1 20.1 29.5 5.3 34.4 36.7 28.9 3.3 29.9 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 33.8 21.6 27.9 6.4 5.7 4.4
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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-Seamer 1.6 9 532 30.3 148 .358 .561 .447 14.8 12.2 13.8 .336 .584 .441 50.5
2021 Slider 0.1 1 373 21.2 83 .219 .384 .313 32.7 26.5 18.3 .221 .371 .298 25.0
2021 Sinker 1.0 3 312 17.8 82 .338 .597 .427 13.5 13.4 15.3 .290 .477 .349 47.0
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 0.4 1 185 10.5 38 .286 .400 .330 28.4 18.4 13.0 .269 .355 .304 25.0
2021 Cutter 2.7 4 134 7.6 36 .313 .563 .408 29.2 25.0 24.3 .265 .510 .369 26.1
2021 Splitter -5.4 -1 22 1.3 9 .111 .111 .100 57.1 44.4 33.3 .207 .381 .247 20.0
2021 N/A 12.1 0 1 0.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .900 1.116 .879 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 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 .286 .508 .379 42.6
2019 Slider -1.7 -4 259 14.7 78 .203 .284 .237 30.4 25.6 20.6 .235 .303 .254 20.4
2019 Curveball 0.8 2 240 13.6 38 .286 .371 .320 25.3 23.7 11.4 .232 .318 .270 30.8
2019 Changeup -1.0 -2 155 8.8 46 .267 .333 .273 22.9 19.6 18.4 .233 .397 .274 36.1
2019 Cutter -3.7 -5 134 7.6 37 .188 .250 .241 22.9 13.5 13.2 .255 .379 .308 32.1
2019 Splitter -3.2 -1 27 1.5 7 .000 .000 .000 52.9 42.9 23.1 .082 .248 .132 25.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.3 7 581 34.6 149 .369 .523 .423 10.3 6.7 7.4 .310 .505 .390 41.3
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 383 22.8 109 .294 .363 .309 5.7 11.0 16.9 .336 .511 .381 46.2
2018 Slider -1.8 -5 269 16.0 68 .200 .200 .241 25.9 19.1 13.8 .219 .305 .281 21.3
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 2.1 3 122 7.3 34 .300 .400 .378 11.5 11.8 10.5 .271 .330 .311 23.1
2018 Splitter -4.9 -1 13 0.8 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 66.7 50.0 .013 .013 .019 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.0 0 848 40.9 234 .306 .456 .373 9.8 8.5 10.6 .273 .460 .351 38.9
2017 Sinker -0.1 -1 369 17.8 108 .295 .432 .354 11.0 9.3 12.7 .298 .469 .363 40.7
2017 Slider 2.6 9 333 16.1 76 .357 .586 .428 26.8 14.5 10.7 .294 .490 .361 32.2
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 2.3 4 165 8.0 32 .355 .452 .364 22.2 15.6 9.3 .229 .289 .237 15.4
2017 Cutter -0.5 -1 124 6.0 31 .393 .429 .398 32.1 25.8 22.2 .222 .289 .265 35.0
2017 Knuckleball 3.4 1 17 0.8 5 .000 .000 .420 25.0 20.0 50.0 .020 .042 .430 0.0
2017 Splitter 3.1 0 14 0.7 3 .500 .500 .533 22.2 33.3 12.5 .250 .279 .387 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 23
2011 181 717 -4 -3 2 3 -2
2012 669 2,841 8 7 19 13 47
2013 587 2,380 -9 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 -2 22 9 16
2017 551 2,056 -8 -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 18 7 23
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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 91.4 27.0 75.4 42.3 31.9 47.2 13.3 7.3 81.8
2016 2,297 50.2 66.6 90.4 26.5 74.3 43.1 31.1 46.7 14.1 7.7 69.3
2017 2,073 49.1 66.1 87.9 23.4 73.5 43.6 27.7 44.2 15.9 7.3 80.1
2018 1,679 48.5 64.8 90.2 24.9 77.2 43.5 28.0 44.3 13.5 6.8 69.6
2019 1,765 48.6 67.5 87.5 27.9 66.4 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 42.2 30.7 44.6 23.9 7.3 82.2
Player 11,765 48.8 67.2 88.0 25.4 72.4 42.9 30.1 45.7 16.3 7.3 76.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 93 100 90 76 96 76 60 57 61 99 69 91 20
2016 86 93 80 67 90 69 52 76 83 93 79 93 19
2017 69 80 59 44 86 25 20 66 46 96 71 87 13
2018 63 82 50 33 79 29 33 55 36 94 67 96 15
2019 26 34 30 28 27 20 21 35 35 80 35 84 10
2021 81 87 75 59 90 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 9.2 -2.0 5 12 2 28.6
2021 23.1 19 18.5 1.0 5 17 7 36.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 10 12 10 10 7 8 10 6 13 14 11 4 7 8 11 6 12 7 12 4 7 5 10 11 10 11 8 9 8 15
2021 19 15 22 17 24 19 20 21 18 15 23 22 11 19 17 22 16 21 18 22 10 16 18 17 18 22 20 15 18 16 23
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89 90.5 1.5 88.7 -1.8 89.1 0.4 -0.5
Launch Angle 10.9 9.9 -1 11.6 1.7 10.3 -1.3 -1.2
Barrel % 6.1 6.9 0.8 3.5 -3.4 5.2 1.7 -0.4
Hard Hit % 37.5 43.2 5.7 34.8 -8.4 34.9 0.1 1.4
Sweet Spot % 33.6 32.6 -1 36.5 3.9 35.2 -1.3 -2.8
xBA 0.31 0.288 -0.022 0.277 -0.011 0.274 -0.003 -0.026
BA 0.318 0.288 -0.03 0.32 0.032 0.284 -0.036 -0.027
xwOBA 0.378 0.361 -0.017 0.345 -0.016 0.336 -0.009 -0.026
wOBA 0.363 0.341 -0.022 0.366 0.025 0.326 -0.04 -0.028
xSLG 0.499 0.48 -0.019 0.442 -0.038 0.416 -0.026 -0.007
SLG 0.47 0.434 -0.036 0.462 0.028 0.382 -0.08 -0.014
K% 8.3 11.1 2.8