August Recap: Buster Posey

By Melissa Felkins

August 20, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) stands on deck against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at AT

Buster Posey hasn’t had the best summer. His batting average in August was slightly better than July, but his hits were a bit more productive in July. Oh, and he hit a couple of home runs in July. That’s something Posey hasn’t done in all of August. Still, a slump for Posey is still better than most players slumps. He’s still sporting a .302 batting average on the season. There’s no doubt Posey will be with the Giants for a long time, so no mystery here except if he’ll ever move from behind the plate. Personally, I don’t see that happening anytime in the foreseeable sure.

I wouldn’t read too much into Posey’s “slump” however. He’s had a busy 4 years. 2 World Series Championships and year rehabbing that broken ankle. I look forward to Posey and the rest of the Giants being healthy and well-rested coming into Spring Training next year.

  • .274 Batting Average
  • .347 On-Base %
  • .310 Slugging
  • .656 OPS (on-base + slugging)
  • 6 Runs
  • 3 Doubles
  • 0 Triples or Home Runs
  • 7 RBIs
  • 10 Walks
  • 8 Strike-Outs