5 San Francisco Giants who deserve a spot on the 2015 All-Star team
May 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) works the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports.
Posey is used to being the Giants’ best overall hitter, but this season Brandon Crawford trumps him in just about every offensive category. However, he’s been driving the ball deep in the last few weeks and narrowly leads both Crawford and Brandon Belt with eight home runs.
With regard to the Yadier Molina controversy, these two players have been battling it out for All-Star votes since Posey came to prominence a few years ago. Yet neither of them earned starting honors last year, as Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy got the nod.
Head to head, Posey has clearly been the better player thus far into 2015. Their biggest disparity can be found when comparing slugging percentages, with Posey posting a solid .468 to Molina’s .339.
It’s hard to believe, but Molina has zero home runs this year. So how is it possible that he has such a generous lead over the Giants’ catcher? Fans in San Francisco will have to step up the pace of their voting if Posey is to take his rightful place as the NL’s starting catcher.