With all the All Star festivities over, it’s now time to focus on the rest of the season. Catcher Buster Posey looks to continue his run for another MVP type season. Posey’s currently hitting .325 with 13 homers and 56 RBI’s in 90 games. Posey won the 2012 MVP Award with a .336 average, 24 homers and 103 RBI’s in 148 games.
Posey was drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2008 MLB Draft. I figured you would be curious to see which teams passed on Posey, and the players they drafted before the San Francisco Giants took Posey with the 5th pick in the draft.
Rays: Tim Beckham
Griffin High School
Pirates: Pedro Alvarez
Royals: Eric Hosmer
American Heritage High School
Orioles: Brian Matusz
University of San Diego
Break Down of Posey’s Career Numbers
For his career, Posey is a .316 hitter with 59 homers and 247 RBI. Let’s break the numbers down a little more. At AT&T Park Posey’s hit .300 with 20 homers and 101 RBI for his career, and has hit .330 with 39 homers and 146 RBI on the road. This proves that San Francisco is a pitcher friendly ballpark, and hitters’ numbers will take a dip.
Let’s break these numbers down just a little bit more… His first half career numbers are .311, with 34 homers and 145 RBI. The second half is .326 with 25 homers and 102 RBI.
His career against the Dodgers, he’s hitting .306 with 7 homers and 25 RBI. I had to add these stats for all the die hard “Beat LA” fans.
Posey is an awesome player and very fun to watch. Let’s be thankful that the Giants organization did their homework prior to drafting him and locked him up for years to come!
On a side note, Posey is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week!
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