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

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

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 5.0 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 .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 .282 .455 .347 .350 .366 37.8 12.6 10.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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 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 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 1.4 8 540 30.7 149 .355 .556 .444 14.2 11.4 13.1 .335 .581 .440 49.5
2021 Slider 0.1 0 376 21.4 84 .216 .378 .309 32.9 27.4 19.0 .218 .366 .295 25.0
2021 Sinker 1.3 4 304 17.3 81 .342 .605 .433 14.4 14.8 16.7 .291 .480 .351 48.4
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 0.5 1 183 10.4 38 .286 .400 .330 28.8 18.4 13.0 .269 .355 .304 25.0
2021 Cutter 2.8 4 133 7.6 35 .323 .581 .420 28.1 22.9 22.2 .274 .527 .380 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 .285 .503 .377 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 1.2 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 -5 269 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 0 854 41.2 235 .304 .454 .372 9.9 8.5 10.5 .273 .461 .351 38.7
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 363 17.5 107 .298 .436 .357 10.7 9.3 13.0 .299 .471 .365 41.2
2017 Slider 2.7 9 330 15.9 75 .362 .594 .433 27.0 14.7 10.9 .298 .496 .365 32.8
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 4 168 8.1 33 .344 .438 .353 21.8 15.2 8.9 .223 .282 .232 14.8
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 22
2011 181 717 -4 -3 2 3 -2
2012 669 2,841 8 7 19 13 47
2013 587 2,380 -9 2 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 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 91.4 27.0 75.4 42.3 31.9 47.2 13.3 7.1 82.1
2016 2,297 50.2 66.6 90.4 26.5 74.3 43.1 31.1 46.7 14.1 7.6 69.7
2017 2,073 49.0 66.1 87.8 23.5 73.6 43.5 27.7 44.2 15.9 7.3 80.1
2018 1,679 48.5 64.9 90.2 24.9 77.2 43.5 28.0 44.3 13.5 6.8 69.6
2019 1,765 48.3 67.6 87.5 28.1 66.8 42.8 30.4 47.1 18.5 7.3 77.5
2021 1,757 48.9 67.9 79.6 22.2 65.8 42.2 30.7 44.6 23.9 7.3 82.2
Player 11,765 48.7 67.2 88.0 25.4 72.5 42.9 30.1 45.7 16.3 7.3 76.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 77 61 99 69 91 63 20
2016 85 93 79 65 90 69 52 76 75 83 93 79 93 64 19
2017 69 80 58 44 86 25 20 66 72 46 96 71 87 76 13
2018 62 82 50 33 79 29 33 55 59 36 94 67 96 67 15
2019 26 33 29 28 27 20 21 35 54 34 80 35 84 52 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 16.6 -3 14 14 6 42.9
2017 23.8 12 12.7 -1 17 11 3 25.0
2018 22.6 5 6.5 -2 9 5 3 60.0
2019 25.1 7 9.5 -3 7 13 1 14.3
2021 23.1 19 18.5 1 3 17 8 42.1
Player 23.3 57 63.8 -7 50 60 21 36.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 16 22 13 16 17 14 19 14 13 18 19 9 12 16 20 15 22 10 16 26 8 14 16 18 16 25 17 14 15 27
2017 12 12 21 11 12 13 12 14 14 11 14 13 9 9 12 14 11 13 11 13 17 12 10 15 13 13 13 10 13 11 14
2018 5 10 9 4 6 6 5 11 7 7 7 6 3 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 8 4 4 5 7 10 6 3 6 4 12
2019 7 14 11 9 9 8 9 13 9 12 13 11 3 5 6 11 5 13 3 10 13 7 6 9 10 10 12 7 9 11 17
2021 19 16 22 13 20 23 17 20 20 14 22 22 11 17 16 22 22 19 17 16 21 18 17 16 17 21 24 15 18 17 23
Player 57 68 85 50 63 67 57 77 64 57 74 71 35 50 56 74 60 74 47 61 85 49 51 61 65 70 80 52 60 58 93
! 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 +/-   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 .31 .288 -0.022 .277 -0.011 .274 -0.003 -0.026
BA .318 .288 -0.03 .32 0.032 .284 -0.036 -0.027
xwOBA .378 .361 -0.017 .345 -0.016 .336 -0.009 -0.026
wOBA .363 .341 -0.022 .366 0.025 .326 -0.04 -0.028
xSLG .499 .48 -0.019 .443 -0.037 .416 -0.027 -0.008
SLG .47 .434 -0.036 .462 0.028 .382 -0.08 -0.014
K% 8.3 11.1 2.8 11.6 0.5 11.8 0.2 4.2
BB% 9 10.4 1.4 10.7 0.3 10 -0.7 -2.4
Swing % 47.2 46.7 -0.5 44.2 -2.5 44.3 0.1 2.8
Whiff% 13.3 14.1 0.8 15.9 1.8 13.5 -2.4 5
In Zone % 47.2 50.2 3 49 -1.2 48.5 -0.5 -0.2
Out of Zone % 52.8 49.8 -3 51 1.2 51.5 0.5 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27 26.5 -0.5 23.5 -3 24.9 1.4 3.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.9 31.1 -0.8 27.7 -3.4 28 0.3 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 60.7 1.5 53 -7.7 56.7 3.7 3.2
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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

Pitch Tempo