It’s hard to find many positive takeaways in that collection of stats, especially for a player who was long considered the best catcher in baseball.
The 32-year-old never seemed to find his offensive stroke in his return from offseason hip surgery, and while he stayed healthy enough to play in 114 games, he did make a trip to the injured list and it’s fair to wonder if he was ever operating at 100 percent.
With a full offseason of rest and a normal preseason of preparation, a bounce-back season in 2020 is not out of the question, even if he never returns to elite form.
Posey has roughly $44.4 million left on his contract over the next two years and a $22 million options for 2022 that includes a $3 million buyout, the Giants will be banking on getting something out of that financial commitment.
However, looking at the 2019 season in a bubble, he falls somewhere in the middle of the pack among those 56 catchers referenced above, which is a tough pill to swallow when talking about a six-time All-Star and former NL MVP.