SF Giants: Buster Posey named a Starter for 2017 All-Star Game

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Buster Posey
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Buster Posey /

For the third year in a row, and fourth time in his career, SF Giants stud catcher Buster Posey was voted as the starting catcher for the National League All-Stars.

Buster Posey was announced as the starting catcher for the 2017 MLB All-Star game for the third year in a row. It’s the fourth time in his career, as he was voted in previously in 2012.He is the lone starting representative of the SF Giants in the 2017 All-Star Game.

Posey has easily been the best catcher in the NL this season, as Yadier Molina, his only previous competition has gotten older and less productive. Posey is still touting the .900+ OPS and the 152 wRC+. Based on offense it was a no-brainer. But Buster Posey has been as good, if not better than he was defensively in 2016, and he won a gold glove for that.

While many Giants fans surely voted for a lot of their favorite Giants to get into the game, Buster Posey is truly the only Giant deserving of starting the All-Star game.

It will be Buster’s fifth all-star game, as he’s made the All-Star game every single full-season he’s completed in the big leagues.

He was the only Giant who earned the all-star honors in 2017.

Frankly, I’m not sure if there is another Giant worthy of it. Even if someone else was worthy, there are still others who are having much better seasons. If Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik‘s offense had been where we hoped and expected, then maybe they’d have a really good shot at making the all-star roster. But trying to compete with Corey Seager, Zack Cozart, Daniel Murphy, and D.J. LaMahieu, was difficult in itself. Having bad years, just doesn’t help.

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The 2017 MLB All-Star Festivities kick-off in Miami on Sunday, July 9th, with the Futures All-Star game. Bryan Reynolds will represent the Giants for Team USA. The Home-run Derby will be on July 10th, and as always the All-Star game will follow up the next evening.