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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.277
 
Career Avg.
.302
Name  Buster Posey
Born  3/27/1987
Height  6-1
Weight  220
Number  28
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/24/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career 7-for-11 (.636) with five extra-base hits and a 1.909 OPS versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: The 27-year-old Posey's numbers are down a bit this season, but he's still an top-tier fantasy catcher batting .284 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI.
 
7/13/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-5 with a grand slam Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Madison Bumgarner and Posey became the first pitcher-catcher combo to hit grand slams in the same game. The 27-year-old Posey has .275 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI this season, but he needs to do more to justify his high draft position in fantasy leagues.
 
7/12/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey was not in the lineup Friday against Arizona, but will be back behind the plate for Saturday and has a favorable matchup.
Insight: Hector Sanchez has become Tim Lincecum's personal catcher, so Posey got Friday night off. Posey is a career .529 hitter (9-for-17) against Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.
 
Cold7/11/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup Friday against Arizona.
Insight: Hector Sanchez has become Tim Lincecum's personal catcher, so Posey will a get a night off Friday. Posey has gone 8-for-43 (.186) in his last 12 games.
 
7/4/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) with a pair of homers against Padres left-hander Eric Stults.
Insight: Posey's hot streak of last week is gone as he batted just .222 over the past five games, but this favorable matchup may help.
 
6/29/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career .091 hitter (1-for-11) against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Might be a good time for a day off. Posey has raised his average to .293 with nine homers and 40 RBI after an excellent June (.367, 2 HR, 15 RBI).
 
Hot6/25/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 4-for-4 Wednesday to raise his average to .291.
Insight: He was also on first base to catch the last out of Tim Lincecum's no-hitter. Posey is now hitting .366 in the month of June.
 
Hot6/25/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is 11-for-30 (.367) against San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy with three doubles.
Insight: Posey's lifetime numbers against Kennedy are great, but keep in mind he's struggled mightily at AT&T Park this season, hitting just .226 at home compared to .342 on the road. Still, seven of his nine home runs this year have come against righties.
 
6/20/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is 6-for-9 (.667) with two home runs against Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Posey's statistics are down this season, but still respectable (.276, 9 HR, 35 RBI, .756 OPS).
 
6/17/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is in the lineup Tuesday, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Posey left Sunday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he avoided a concussion. He'll serve as the DH Tuesday against the White Sox.
 
6/17/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey left Sunday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: He went 1-for-2 before exiting in the fourth inning, saying his head "feels a little weird." Hector Sanchez (.226, 3 HR, 24 RBI) is his replacement option. It's only a matter of time before the Giants move their best hitter/player out of the catching position ... probably for the start of the 2015 season.
 
6/15/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey left Sunday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask. SOURCE: Carl Steward, Bay Area News Group
Insight: He went 1-for-2 before exiting in the fourth inning. Hector Sanchez (.230, 3 HR, 24 RBI) is now catching for Madison Bumgarner.
 
6/14/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey had a double, a homer and three RBI Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: Posey is nowhere close to the MVP numbers he put up two years ago. He's hitting .269 with just 15 extra-base hits (9 HR), 32 RBI and a .749 OPS in 219 at-bats.
 
6/8/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is getting Sunday off, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Posey has hit .370 (10-for-27) with a home run in his last six games after dealing with a nerve irritation in his back at the end of May and going 5-for-45 (.111) from May 13-28.
 
Cold6/3/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey has never gotten a hit off Reds starter Homer Bailey (0-for-8).
Insight: Posey has been struggling over the past month, batting just .219 over the last 18 games. Still, he's a top-tier fantasy catcher, who will eventually break out of the slump. Just not on Tuesday.
 
6/1/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey (3-for-5) broke out of a slump Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: He had been two for his last 22 prior to Sunday. Though Posey's average is down (.264) his power numbers are about the same as last year. He's still a top-tier fantasy catcher.
 
Cold6/1/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey (back) is starting Sunday, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Posey has been dealing with a nerve irritation in his back since he took a hard swing on May 18 and he sat out the last three games. He's also hit just .094 (3-for-32) in his last 10 games.
 
Cold5/31/2014 12:18:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey (back) is not in the lineup for the third straight game Saturday.
Insight: Posey has been dealing with a nerve irritation in his back since he took a hard swing on May 18. He's also hit just .094 (3-for-32) in his last 10 games. Hector Sanchez gets another start, but he's just a .237 hitter with a .637 OPS. That's not fantasy worthy.
 
Cold5/30/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey (back) is not in the lineup for the second straight game Friday, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Posey has been dealing with a nerve irritation in his back since he took a hard swing on May 18. He's also hit just .094 (3-for-32) in his last 10 games.
 
5/29/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey won't suit up Thursday against the Cardinals. SOURCE: Alex Pavlovic, Bay Area News Group
Insight: Posey is having a rough month (.244 AVG in 78 at bats) and a lower back injury could be to blame. Hector Sanchez (.247, 2 HR, 19 RBI) will catch for Ryan Vogelsong in Thursday night's series opener.
 

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