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- 25 January, 2012
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Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6’1″, Weight: 218 lbs.
Born: March 27, 1987
Place: Leesburg, Georgia
High School: Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia
College: Florida State University
Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (1st round, 5th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft
Signed: August 15, 2008
Major League Debut: September 11, 2009
Teams: Giants 2009-Present
Arbitration Eligible: 2013
Contract: 2011 $575K
Free Agent: 2017
Agent: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry)
2010 Rookie Of The Year
2010 World Series Champion
Had 21-game hitting streak in 2010, marking 2nd-longest by rookie in SF-era history.
1st rookie catcher in Major League history to bat cleanup in a postseason game.
Youngest Giants player to hit a home run in a World Series Contest at 23 years and 219 days.
While at Florida State, Posey once played all nine positions in a game against Savannah State. He also hit a grandslam in the 2nd inning of that game. He used 4 different gloves. His former head coach of FSU, Mike Martin, calls Posey the most popular player in Florida State baseball history. That’s high praise for a program that has also developed Paul Wilson, Doug Mientkiewicz, as well as J.D. and Stephen Drew.
Posey briefly considered becoming a pediatrician if baseball didn’t work out. Loves working with kids.
Posey’s Career Stats