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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||535.00||20.00||.303||82.00||70.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||30||8||1|| .267|| .433|| .267|
|vs Erlin (Career)||9||4||1|| .778||.444||.444|
|vs LHP||168||51||8|| .357|| .518|| .304|
|12/27/2014||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Michael Cuddyer, RF NYM
Ian Kennedy, SP SD
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Ryan Rua, SS TEX
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
|Buster Posey, C SF|
|12/26/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
Fernando Rodney, RP SEA
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
Rick Porcello, SP BOS
Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Jake Peavy, SP SF|
James Paxton, SP SEA
Collin McHugh, SP HOU
Buster Posey, C SF
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS
Joe Nathan, RP DET
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Shelby Miller, SP ATL
Hanley Ramirez, SS BOS
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Last 10 Games|
No discomfort for Giants' Matt Cain in bullpen session
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, recovering from surgeries on his elbow and ankle, passed his first bullpen test on Friday.
Cain had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow in August. While recovering from that procedure, he had surgery on his ankle the following month.
Buster Posey caught Cain's bullpen session on Friday and told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he could see a difference from last season. Cain grimaced after throwing pitches last season, but he looked "effortless" on Friday.
"He's obviously not fighting around the bone spurs," Posey told Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. Posey added that Cain threw a variety of pitches, including fastballs, changeups and curves.
Cain told Pavlovic that the session felt great. "I felt pretty much full speed," he said.
Giants C Buster Posey to hit the weights harder this spring
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/14/15) Giants catcher Buster Posey took a little extra time off this winter, and plans to hit the weights harder this spring to get ready for the 2015 season, Comcast SportsNet reports.
"I really tried to take an extra two weeks more than I had after the '10 and '12 World Series, just to mentally and physically try to recoup as much as possible," Posey said. "And I'm gonna take two weeks into spring training to hit the weights a little bit harder than I have in the past, and hopefully that pays off for me throughout the season."
Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said in January that the team expects Posey to catch 120 games but added he thinks "there's room for some above that."
"I wouldn't expect anything below that," Evans said. "Part of the challenge for us is we do want to keep Buster healthy, but we also know he's a difference-maker behind the plate in the way he calls a game, in the way he handles our pitching staff."
Posey played 111 games at catcher in 2014, starting 109 times. He saw slightly more games and games started at the positions both in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 NL MVP finished sixth in the MVP voting last season after hitting .311/.364/.490 with 22 home runs and 89 RBI in 547 at-bats.
Giants not entertaining moving 'franchise catcher' Posey to 3B
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) While the Giants ponder replacements at third base for Pablo Sandoval, who signed a free-agent deal with the Red Sox, one option that won't be on the table is moving two-time All-Star catcher Buster Posey to the hot corner.
Posey played shortstop in college at Florida State before primarily playing catcher and first base as a pro.
"Buster's a catcher," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Monday at the winter meetings, per MLB.com. "He's a franchise player, a franchise catcher."
Giants C Buster Posey drives in three runs in Game 4 NLCS win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2 for 3 with a walk and three RBI in his team's 6-4 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday.
Posey put the Giants on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning to tie the score 1-1. The Cardinals were able to put three more runs on the board in the next two innings, but Posey responded with an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning. After the Giants took a lead in the sixth, the catcher added an insurance run with another RBI single. Posey has posted a .333 batting average in 39 postseason at-bats but has yet to mange an extra-base hit. Even so, his excellent Game 4 performance has the Giants one win away from heading to the World Series. Game 5 is set for Thursday.
|2014 Summary: Buster Posey led all catchers in Rotisserie value and Fantasy points per game, as he notched his second season with a .300-plus batting average, 20-plus homers and 80-plus RBI. A more aggressive approach led to positive results for the Giants' backstop, as his 13 percent strikeout per at-bat ratio was the lowest of his career.|
Playing time status: Posey was an elite Fantasy catcher, even though he ranked just 10th in games started at catcher. He started at first base with some regularity down the stretch and totaled 30 starts there over the course of the season. He could have a similar split of playing time in the field this season.
2015 Outlook: Even if Posey spends less time at first base in 2015, he should play enough to maintain his status as an elite catcher. With the defection of Carlos Santana and Joe Mauer from the corps of catcher-eligible hitters, only Jonathan Lucroy remains as a rival to be the top-ranked catcher heading into drafts and auctions.
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