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The San Francisco Giants May be Terrible, But Buster Posey is Still Awesome

Jake Mastroianni
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) throws out New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) to end the game during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) throws out New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) to end the game during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Even though the San Francisco Giants are technically the worst team in baseball right now, Buster Posey remains one of the best players in the league.

It’s easy to miss these things when your team is terrible, but the lack of wins from the San Francisco Giants shouldn’t make you miss the awesomeness of Buster Posey.

Even after getting hit in the head earlier in the year and missing six games, Posey remains one of the best catchers in baseball.

He is fifth in all of baseball with a .364 batting average, and he’s sixth with a .442 on-base-percentage.

That’s not just in the National League, that’s in all of baseball!

He may not be racking up the counting numbers (runs and RBI), which depend on the rest of the team, but he’s still getting it done with the bat.

Not to mention, he’s still one of the best defensive catchers in the game, even though some San Francisco Giants fans and others want him to move to first base.

I know those numbers will most likely come down to Earth for Posey, but it’s still a great personal start to the season for what has been a disastrous start for the team.

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My greatest fear now is that when the rest of the team gets going, Posey will cool off.

One area where Buster Posey could improve this year is when hitting with runners in scoring position (RISP).

I know that’s been a problem for him throughout his career. Whether you believe in clutch stats or not, Posey has historically not been great with RISP.

This year he’s hitting just .238 in those situations with a .407 OBP. That tells me that teams are pitching around him with RISP. They’re forcing Buster to swing at bad pitches and make weak contact.

That is why I am pleading for Buster Posey to be moved to third in the lineup. He has little-to-no protection hitting fourth and teams are just pitching around him.

I don’t understand why you put your best hitter fourth, and never will.

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Regardless, Buster Posey is still fun to watch. I hope that even if you’re struggling to get through this tough time like I am, that you’re at least enjoying the greatness of Buster Posey.

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