The San Francisco Giants seem to be at a crossroads of sorts in the season, and the one player on this team who can turn things around is Buster Posey.
Obviously, other players on this team could help create a turning point in this season, but I think it needs to be Buster Posey.
It’s also hard to come down on a guy hitting .286 with a .359 on-base-percentage, but hear me out.
Posey is still the one guy in the Giants lineup that everyone fears. And all Giants players look for him to get things started — they feed off of him. Whether he likes it or not, he’s still the captain of this team.
Seventy-two games into the season and Posey hasn’t even been one of the best two hitters on this team. He doesn’t lead this team in a single, big offensive category. And he’s generally third or fourth in most of those categories.
Now as a catcher, Posey typically isn’t going to lead a team in the counting stats, but he has the fourth most at-bats on the team. And don’t forget, he’s Buster Posey!
This is a guy that has won an MVP and is a five-time All-Star. Not to mention, he’s currently the leading vote-getter for National League catchers for the upcoming All-Star game.
I want people to understand, I’m not saying Posey is having a terrible year and is done. Giants fans get sentimental about Posey, and for good reason.
He is still putting up solid numbers, but they aren’t anywhere near what he’s capable of.
If the Giants’ offense is going to get going, Buster Posey is the one guy that can lead a resurgence.
We need to see him start coming up with some big hits to drive in runs. Right now he only has 24 RBI on the season. I know you can’t always control that stat, but he has to have more than that at this point of the season.
I have all the confidence in the world that Posey can still carry this team offensively. And honestly, the San Francisco Giants need him to if they are going to get back in this NL West race.