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San Francisco Giants: Selecting the 2010s All-Decade Team

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 14: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a Brandon Crawford two-run rbi double against the Cincinnati Reds in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Catcher: Buster Posey (2010-19)

Stats: 5,135 PA, .302 BA, 128 OPS+, 419 XBH (140 HR), 673 RBI, 594 R, 42.2 WAR

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The No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft, Buster Posey burst onto the scene in 2010 when he hit .305/.357/.505 with 23 doubles and 18 home runs to win NL Rookie of the Year honors and finish 11th in MVP voting.

Two years later, he won NL MVP after leading the NL in batting average (.336) and OPS+ (171), to go along with still-standing career highs in doubles (39), home runs (24), RBI (103) and WAR (7.6).

As a six-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger and one-time Gold Glove winner, he is one of the most decorated catchers of the decade, and he has carved his place among the all-time greats in San Francisco Giants franchise history.

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