Buster Posey Newsbeat
Friday, October 30, 2015
How on earth did Rafael Palmeiro win this?
Unsurprisingly, Simmons also won a Fielding Bible Award this season. Both were unanimous winners, as was Jason Heyward in right field.
Simmons and Heyward were two of the four total repeat winners this season. Simmons has unanimously won the Award in each of his three full seasons in the majors and is the best defensive player in baseball today. Former teammate Heyward won his third Award in right field, though this year it was as a member of the Cardinals. Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel each won their second Awards.
The first-time winners include Ian Kinsler at second base, Nolan Arenado at third base, Starling Marte in left field, Kiermaier in center field, Buster Posey at catcher, and Ender Inciarte at multi-position.
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 05:21 PM | 6 comment(s)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Some good Giants stuff including this nugget:
There wasn’t an opportunity for Tim Lincecum to acknowledge the fans, as he had hoped. But there’s still a chance he’ll be back this weekend.
In any event, a goodbye might not be necessary. The interest is mutual and strong to re-sign Lincecum, from what I’m told. It’s more a matter of when, how much and in what form, rather than if.
Posted: September 30, 2015 at 06:49 AM | 21 comment(s)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Buster Posey must have grown up watching Blues Clues.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Posey is so good he’s mentioned twice.
Posted: August 17, 2015 at 07:24 AM | 6 comment(s)
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sounds like WAR needs to be tweaked.
No current version of WAR accounts for framing, a catcher’s art of carefully receiving the pitch in such a way as to cause the umpire to call it a strike. That happens to be Posey’s most important defensive talent. Good framers turn pitches outside of the zone into strikes and keep pitches within the zone from being called incorrectly as balls. This ability, in turn, scares opposing batters into swinging at less-optimal pitches, making the impact of good framing significant. Our best estimates put a good framer as worth up to three or four wins per year.
So far this season, Posey has racked up 11.8 runs in value from his framing, more than an entire win’s worth to add to his total and putting him within a win of Trout. Catchers who consistently earn strikes where umps usually call balls are clearly good at manipulating the umpires, but there’s some mystery as to how good framers like Posey get those calls. I wanted to understand not just what Posey does when a pitch comes in, but also what he does that other catchers don’t do.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
There’s no doubt that Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants is a top hitter and a skilled catcher, ready and eager to handle the delivery of most any teammate except possibly for Tim Lincecum.
But is he ready to handle the delivery of a baby?
That’s the question this TV commercial for Esurance asks. He’s “sorta” the woman’s doctor. They both wear gloves. And they always deliver in the clutch. Right?
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