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Buster Posey

Published : Mar 12 2017 | Modified : Mar 12 2017

Buster Posey is American professional baseball catcher for San Francisco Giants for Major League Baseball. He is tall with 6feet with 1 inches and he weighs 215 pounds or 98kg. He throws and bats in the right while he had filled also the first base while playing for Giants.

Buster Posey grew up in the city of Leesburg, in Georgia and he played in four sports when he was in high school. When it comes to baseball, he excelled into pitching and hitting. He attended the Florida State University and he started to play in the catcher position. He was awarded Gold Spikes Award of 2008 and he was the fifth pick of giants for Major League Baseball draft of 2008.

He made the major debut in the year 2009 when he started in 2010 season of minor league and he got called to join major league in the same year. He became the regular catcher of Giants, when he the regular catcher, Bingie Molina got traded to join Texas Rangers. These teams faced one another in the World Series.

When he was still a rookie, Buster Posey’s stats were 18 home runs, 305 batting average with 67 runs batted in and he got named to be National League or NL Rookie of The Year. He caught each inning of playoffs when Giants won 2010 World Series. In the year 2011, Posey missed a year when he suffered injury during collision with the Scott Cousin in the home game.

After the injury, he posted 336 batting average and got the NL batting title of 2012. He was named second San Francisco Giant who was able to win a batting title and became the NL most valuable player. He got a second World Series in that year when Giants swept Detroit Tigers. In the year 167 dollars, he recorded the highest sum and length for the players with his level experience. He won the third world series when the Giants were able to win over Kansas City Royals. In the year 2016, he won the first Gold Glove award because of best defensive season.

According to his biography, Buster Posey is married and his wife is Kristen Posey who they started to date since 2009. They have given birth to twins and they live together in East Bay when it is during the season but they live in Georgia during off-season. His sister Samantha was playing softball with Valdosta State University in 2011 and she hit the home run cycle in doubleheader.

When he joined San Francisco Giants, his contract was for 8 years and it was worth 159 million dollars and he was given 7,000,000 signing bonus. The average yearly salary is 19.8 million. He has a net worth of 10.5 million dollars. He has a website on baseball fangraphs. His twitter is @BusterPosey. He has acting ability and appears in commercials from time to time.

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