Buster Posey

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San Francisco Giants Catcher Age: 34-0d Exp: 9.161 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2008 College: Florida State Agent(s): Jeff Berry (CAA Sports)
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  • Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2022

    Contract: 8 yr(s) / $159,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $19,875,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $615,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $615,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $575,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $575,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,200,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2008 Player Cash Earnings - $6,200,000 - $6,200,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $70,968 - - $70,967
    2010 Player Cash Earnings NL ROY $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $575,000 - - $575,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings NL MVP,
    NL HANK AARON,
    NL SILVER SLUGGER:C
    $615,000 - $175,000 $790,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $7,000,000 $25,000 $10,025,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:C $10,500,000 - $50,000 $10,550,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:C $16,500,000 - $75,000 $16,575,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:C $20,000,000 - $75,000 $20,075,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:C $21,400,000 - - $21,400,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $21,400,000 - $25,000 $21,425,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $21,400,000 - - $21,400,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:C,
    ALL MLB (2ND)
    $21,400,000 - $25,000 $21,425,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:C,
    ALL MLB (2ND)
    $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $140,260,968 $13,200,000 $450,000 $153,910,967
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    13 seasons Player Cash Earnings $140,260,968 $13,200,000 - $153,910,967
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 4 2021Retired from Professional Baseball
    Jul 10 2020Opted out of 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Mar 29 2013Signed an 8 year $159 million extension with San Francisco (SF)
    Jan 18 2013Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Mar 9 2012Signed a 1 year $615k contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Aug 15 2008Signed a contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Jun 5 2008Drafted by San Francisco (SF): Round 1 (#5 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Buster Posey, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 SF 113 103 395 68 120 23 0 18 56 56 0 87 .304 .390 .499 .889 3.49
    2019 SF 114 101 405 43 104 24 0 7 38 34 0 71 .257 .320 .368 .688 0.94
    2018 SF 106 101 398 47 113 22 1 5 41 45 3 53 .284 .359 .382 .741 2.92
    2017 SF 140 133 494 62 158 34 0 12 67 61 5 66 .320 .400 .462 .862 4.05
    2016 SF 146 138 539 82 155 33 2 14 80 64 6 68 .288 .362 .434 .796 4.94
    2015 SF 150 143 557 74 176 28 0 19 95 56 2 52 .316 .377 .469 .846 5.98
    2014 SF 147 141 547 72 170 28 2 22 89 47 0 69 .311 .364 .490 .854 5.37
    2013 SF 148 140 520 61 153 34 1 15 72 60 2 70 .294 .371 .450 .821 5.34
    2012 SF 148 143 530 78 178 39 1 24 103 69 1 96 .336 .408 .549 .957 7.56
    2011 SF 45 43 162 17 46 5 0 4 21 18 3 30 .284 .368 .389 .757 1.32
    2010 SF 108 105 406 58 124 23 2 18 67 30 0 55 .305 .357 .505 .862 3.86
    2009 SF 7 4 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .236 -0.1
    Totals 1,372 1,295 4,970 663 1,499 293 9 158 729 540 22 721 0.302 0.371 0.460 0.831 45.67
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • yrs, $0
    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • C Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • C Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Buster Posey to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Posey's current age (34), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Posey statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

    Player
    Average
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    % Change
    Median Prime % Change 0.00%
    Average Prime % Change 0.00%


    Buster Posey's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
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