Where did Buster Posey, Stephen Vogt rank among MLB catchers in 2019?
Veterans Buster Posey and Stephen Vogt split time behind the plate for the San Francisco Giants in 2019. Where did they rank among baseball’s top catchers?
The San Francisco Giants used longtime catcher Buster Posey and veteran Stephen Vogt who was added on a minor league deal during the offseason in a platoon of sorts behind the dish.
A wide net was cast during the offseason and Erik Kratz actually opened the season as the team’s backup catcher, while Vogt was sent to Triple-A to shake off the rust from a season lost to shoulder surgery.
However, after a strong start at Triple-A Sacramento, Vogt was promoted to the backup role and he wound up being one of the better under-the-radar pickups of the offseason.
All told, San Francisco Giants catchers finished the season with a .260/.317/.406 line and a .724 OPS that ranked 15th in the majors.
While that one all-encompassing offensive statistic tells us that the Giants were middle-of-the-pack performers at the position, what we set out to answer was where Posey and Vogt ranked individually.
For the sake of this exercise, we limited the field of players under consideration to guys who spent at least 51 percent of their time at the catcher position and also tallied at least 150 plate appearances.
That narrowed the field to just 56 players and ahead is a rundown of where Buster Posey and Stephen Vogt ranked among that group in a number of statistical categories.