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Buster Posey
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 213LBS | Age: 33

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
2019 445 405 43 104 7 38 0 .257 .320 .368 .688
11 Seasons 5153 4575 595 1380 140 673 23 .302 .370 .456 .826
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .257 7 38 0 .688
11 Seasons .302 140 673 23 .826

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 2194 512 31 6.1 89 10.6 33.6 .310 .504 .363 .381 .391 37.5 8.3 9.0
2016 2297 479 33 6.9 90.5 10 32.6 .291 .485 .341 .368 .380 43.2 11.1 10.4
2017 2073 433 15 3.5 88.7 11.5 36.5 .279 .450 .366 .351 .359 34.7 11.6 10.7
2018 1679 347 18 5.2 89.1 10.3 35.2 .280 .431 .326 .347 .355 34.9 11.8 10.0
2019 1765 336 16 4.8 88.6 9.1 32.4 .254 .423 .298 .320 .347 36.3 16.0 7.6
ALL 10008 2107 113 5.4 89.2 10.4 34.0 .285 .462 .342 .356 .369 37.6 11.5 9.6
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2019 Fastballs 1086 61.6 276 245 68 47 15 0 6 30 217 .278 .270 .412 .475 .330 .352 90.4 9 13.4 10.6
2019 Breaking 476 27.0 112 105 24 17 6 0 1 28 77 .229 .238 .314 .320 .258 .269 85.1 8 28.6 16.9
2019 Offspeed 201 11.4 56 55 12 9 3 0 0 13 42 .218 .214 .273 .389 .217 .264 85.9 10 28.0 18.6
2018 Fastballs 1086 64.7 292 262 87 65 18 0 4 26 238 .332 .321 .447 .502 .367 .387 90.7 12 8.8 10.6
2018 Breaking 432 25.7 106 94 19 17 1 0 1 20 74 .202 .214 .245 .332 .250 .288 85.5 9 23.1 14.0
2018 Offspeed 161 9.6 47 42 7 3 3 1 0 7 35 .167 .173 .286 .210 .243 .226 85.6 0 22.5 12.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2019 Splitter -3.1 -1 28 1.6 7 .000 .000 .000 52.9 42.9 23.1 .087 .254 .136 25.0
2019 Curveball 1.0 2 221 12.5 35 .313 .406 .347 25.0 22.9 11.3 .254 .350 .294 33.3
2019 Cutter -3.6 -5 138 7.8 38 .212 .273 .258 22.2 13.2 12.5 .263 .391 .317 34.5
2019 Changeup -1.0 -2 173 9.8 49 .250 .313 .256 23.3 20.4 17.5 .232 .409 .282 34.2
2019 Slider -1.6 -4 255 14.4 77 .192 .274 .228 30.9 26.0 21.1 .230 .307 .258 18.9
2019 Sinker 0.4 1 306 17.3 82 .300 .457 .378 10.5 7.3 9.0 .308 .544 .404 43.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.1 1 642 36.4 156 .282 .423 .345 12.7 12.2 10.8 .253 .460 .335 42.3
2018 Splitter -2.5 0 11 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 33.3 .016 .016 .015 0.0
2018 Cutter 2.2 3 122 7.3 34 .300 .400 .378 11.5 11.8 10.5 .274 .349 .325 23.1
2018 Curveball -0.1 0 163 9.7 38 .206 .324 .278 17.5 18.4 14.3 .205 .362 .293 29.6
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 150 8.9 45 .175 .300 .277 22.4 13.3 11.5 .181 .220 .236 14.7
2018 Slider -1.7 -5 269 16.0 68 .200 .200 .241 25.9 19.1 13.8 .219 .315 .288 21.3
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 369 22.0 107 .300 .370 .314 5.5 11.2 17.9 .345 .528 .395 44.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 7 595 35.4 151 .364 .515 .417 10.3 6.6 7.1 .313 .518 .397 42.3
2017 Splitter 3.4 0 14 0.7 3 .500 .500 .533 22.2 33.3 12.5 .250 .275 .385 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 1.5 0 17 0.8 5 .000 .000 .420 25.0 20.0 50.0 .023 .043 .430 0.0
2017 Cutter -0.7 -1 120 5.8 30 .370 .407 .382 32.7 26.7 22.9 .214 .291 .266 31.6
2017 Curveball 2.5 4 165 8.0 32 .355 .452 .364 22.2 15.6 9.3 .225 .298 .242 15.4
2017 Changeup 0.3 1 184 8.9 61 .339 .446 .372 21.7 14.8 16.1 .308 .478 .364 23.4
2017 Slider 2.8 9 334 16.1 77 .366 .592 .434 26.6 14.3 10.6 .301 .493 .368 33.3
2017 Sinker -0.8 -3 358 17.3 106 .280 .409 .341 11.5 9.4 13.3 .291 .473 .365 39.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 2 860 41.5 237 .311 .464 .378 9.6 8.4 10.4 .279 .470 .360 39.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 609 2286 -8 -11 24 8 13
2017 544 2049 -8 -9 21 8 13
2018 442 1675 -13 -4 15 8 6
2019 440 1756 -15 -8 9 7 -7
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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 47.2 69.7 91.4 26.9 75.6 42.5 31.9 47.1 13.3 7.3 82.0
2016 2297 50.2 66.5 90.6 26.6 74.1 43.2 30.9 46.6 14.1 7.6 69.7
2017 2073 49.1 66.2 87.9 23.4 73.5 43.6 27.5 44.2 15.9 7.3 80.1
2018 1679 48.5 64.7 90.3 24.9 77.2 43.5 27.7 44.2 13.5 6.8 69.6
2019 1765 48.6 67.2 88.0 27.9 66.4 42.8 29.7 46.9 18.6 7.3 76.7
ALL 10008 48.7 66.9 89.7 26.0 73.4 43.1 29.7 45.9 15.0 7.3 75.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 34.6 36.5 28.9 3.3 30.5 20.5 29.1 6.3 6.1
2016 49.3 19.6 27.8 3.3 32.4 37.0 30.7 2.7 34.4 20.3 27.1 6.3 6.9
2017 44.1 26.1 26.6 3.2 34.2 41.3 24.5 3.2 31.9 25.9 28.6 6.7 3.5
2018 46.4 21.0 28.8 3.7 30.8 39.5 29.7 1.4 36.9 22.5 28.2 5.8 5.2
2019 50.0 24.4 22.9 2.7 29.8 39.3 31.0 2.4 39.9 21.4 24.4 6.8 4.8
ALL 46.8 22.1 27.3 3.7 32.6 38.5 28.9 2.7 34.2 22.0 27.7 6.4 5.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 93 99 90 78 95 76 60 57 61 99 69 92 22
2016 85 92 79 67 90 70 52 76 83 93 79 93 20
2017 67 77 58 45 83 25 20 66 44 96 71 87 13
2018 68 83 52 38 80 29 33 56 36 94 67 96 16
2019 31 38 33 29 27 20 21 35 34 80 35 84 9
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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 9.0 -2.0 6 11 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 11 11 12 12 7 8 10 7 10 15 13 4 5 8 9 6 10 6 10 5 7 6 9 10 9 10 9 9 9 13
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89 90.5 1.5 88.7 -1.8 89.1 0.4 -0.5 undefined
Launch Angle 10.6 10 -0.6 11.5 1.5 10.3 -1.2 -1.2 undefined
Barrel % 6.1 6.9 0.8 3.5 -3.4 5.2 1.7 -0.4 undefined
Hard Hit % 37.5 43.2 5.7 34.7 -8.5 34.9 0.2 1.4 undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.6 32.6 -1 36.5 3.9 35.2 -1.3 -2.8 undefined
xBA .31 .291 -0.019 .279 -0.012 .28 0.001 -0.026 undefined
BA .318 .288 -0.03 .32 0.032 .284 -0.036 -0.027 undefined
xwOBA .381 .368 -0.013 .351 -0.017 .347 -0.004 -0.027 undefined
wOBA .363 .341 -0.022 .366 0.025 .326 -0.04 -0.028 undefined
xSLG .504 .485 -0.019 .45 -0.035 .431 -0.019 -0.008 undefined
SLG .47 .434 -0.036 .462 0.028 .382 -0.08 -0.014 undefined
K% 8.3 11.1 2.8 11.6 0.5 11.8 0.2 4.2 undefined
BB% 9 10.4 1.4 10.7 0.3 10 -0.7 -2.4 undefined
Swing % 47.1 46.6 -0.5 44.2 -2.4 44.2 0 2.7 undefined
Whiff% 13.3 14.1 0.8 15.9 1.8 13.5 -2.4 5.1 undefined
In Zone Swing % 47.2 50.2 3 49.1 -1.1 48.5 -0.6 0.1 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 52.8 49.8 -3 50.9 1.1 51.5 0.6 -0.1 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 31.9 30.9 -1 27.5 -3.4 27.7 0.2 2 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 60.7 1.5 52.6 -8.1 56.5 3.9 3.3 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 594 11 1.9 .336 .314
2017 R 554 0 0.0 .366
2018 R 445 3 0.7 .326 .293
2019 R 444 11 2.5 .297 .316

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