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Buster Posey (C,1B)

San Francisco Giants - 66% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Buster Posey is not in the lineup Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. (Source: MLBLineups on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants have said they are going to give Posey some extra days off to keep him fresh. This shouldn't surprise anyone as Posey was a full time catcher at one point. Posey should always be in your lineup as he is one of the best hitters in baseball.

 

Buster Posey had two hits in four at-bats, scoring once and driving himself in on a home run. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey continues to raise his batting average. He is only batting .279 on the season, but his last three games he has four hits in 13 at-bats for a .307 batting average. The Giants needed him to get going and he has responded.

 

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Buster Posey off to a slow start

Mon, Apr 25th 10:45am EDT
By Dan Fisher

Buster Posey went 1-for-5 on Sunday against the Marlins, dropping his batting average to .266. He has two homers, seven runs, and six RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Certainly an underwhelming start for the consensus number one catcher in the game, but there's no reason to worry. Of note, Posey has only eight strikeouts to seven walks, which shows he's seeing the ball pretty well. Expect a typical Posey year when all is said and done.

 

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Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: It was a bit disappointing considering he was facing a LHP, but Robbie Ray and the rest of the D'Backs' pitchers shut out the Giants Tuesday. Posey has shown signs of picking things up at the plate with four hits and two walks over his last three games.

 

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Buster Posey did not get a hit in his four at-bats and struck out once. Not exactly a great way to return to the starting lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey now faces the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw, so things are not going to get easier for the strong hitting catcher. He is too good to bench, so just be prepared to go through a rough spot with that Dodgers rotation.

 

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Posey, who has missed the last two games, will return to the lineup today batting third for the Giants at Coors Field. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners and DFS players need to get Posey into their lineups today to take advantage of Coors Field.

 

This is more giving a nod to Trevor Brown for his two home run effort last night than the health of Buster Posey. It also doesn't hurt to give the best catcher in baseball extra days of rest.

Fantasy Impact: Extended day off hurts your lineup a bit, but don't be concerned over this situation. He should be ready for tomorrow unless he becomes the next Wally Pipp (sarcasm).

 

Buster Posey is just taking precautions after taking a foul ball to his toe. X-Rays are negative and Trevor Brown will take over catcher duties for tonight against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Nothing to worry about with Posey; just replace him with your backup if you have one for tonight. Other than missing tonight's game, he will be back tomorrow.

 

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Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup on Tuesday against the Rockies. Trevor Brown will start in his place.

Fantasy Impact: It is a little strange that Posey is getting the day off after an off-day on Monday, especially with a night game scheduled for Wednesday. Hopefully, the Giants are just being proactive in giving him some extra rest in Colorado's thin air.

 

Buster Posey went 3-for-5 against the Dodgers with two RBI. He got the first RBI in the fifth inning when he doubled home Joe Panik and then hit a single the next inning to score Panik from second base.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is hitting the ball well, as he is batting .357 and has three hits in his last 10 at-bats (.300). Continue to roll him out daily.

 

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Buster Posey hit a home run, had an RBI, and scored once while going 2-for-4 in the opening game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the next two games with no hits in five at-bats, even though he walked twice and got a RBI. He will now face the Dodgers in San Francisco, batting .222 with one home run and two RBI

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey did not look his best in games two and three against the Brewers, but do not expect that sluggish start to continue, even though they face the rival Dodgers starting tomorrow.

 

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Buster Posey drove in Angel Pagan on a ground ball, as Pagan scored on an infielder's choice combined with a Jonathan Lucroy error.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is an instant starter, but you knew that already.

 

Buster Posey goes yard

Mon, Apr 4th 6:31pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

Catcher Buster Posey wanted to be part of the home run party as he went yard in the eighth inning off of Ariel Pena. "Buster" was the third in line for the Giants back-to-back-to-back home runs which also featured Denard Span and Joe Panik. Posey finished with two hits in four at-bats, including one RBI and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is a mainstay in your lineup, as he is the best hitting catcher in baseball.

 

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Buster Posey returned to the Giants' lineup after being scratched with a hip injury over the weekend. Posey went 0-for-3 at the plate Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't appear that this will be a lingering issue for Posey as he was right back in the lineup Monday. This is great news for the Giants and fantasy owners as Posey once again profiles as the league's top catcher in 2016.

 

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Buster Posey was scratched from Sunday's spring training game with a tight right hip. He is expected to play Monday. (Source: Chris Haft on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is just the Giants taking a precaution with their best player. Posey is the top catcher in any league so you should thank the San Francisco Giants for keeping him healthy. Draft him as the top catcher in the draft. Make sure not to over-draft Posey because of the scarcity at the catcher position.

 

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Buster Posey will be part of the first group of starters used by the San Francisco Giants in their exhibition opener on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The San Francisco Giants brought in new pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto this offseason and it will be important for Posey to get plenty of work in with them. Posey's fantasy value largely leans on his offensive abilities as he hit at an average of .318 in the 2015 season, but working with new pitchers is a big part of the preseason.

 

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey was 2-for-4 with a home run and double in the Giants' 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. The 28-year-old All-Star provided more than half of the Giants runs while scoring three runs and collecting one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is riding a modest eight-game hitting streak, but has been lacking the home run production for over a month. The last time Posey hit a home run was August 3rd against the Atlanta Braves. Despite the lack of power, Posey finally broke out of a short slump and is catching a little hot streak.

 

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Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a hit and a walk during Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: After a very solid summer, Posey dropped off a bit in August, turning in a sub-.750 OPS for the month. He'll look to build on those numbers over the final full month of the regular season.

 

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San Francisco Giants All-Star C Buster Posey was hitless in five at-bats Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Posey received a break from his catching duties as he played first base in the series finale

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey had a rough week and I'm sure fantasy owners noticed. In seven games since August 17th he was 3-26, scored no runs and produced only one RBI. Posey's slumps usually don't last long and with the Giants still out of the playoff race expect his bat to get back on track this week.

 

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San Francisco Giants All-Star C Buster Posey was hitless in five at-bats Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Posey received a break from his catching duties as he played first base in the series finale.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey had a rough week and I'm sure fantasy owners noticed. In seven games since August 17th he was 3-26, scored no runs and produced only one RBI. Posey's slumps usually don't last long and with the Giants still out of the playoff race expect his bat to get back on track this week.

 

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Buster Posey goes hitless in win

Mon, Aug 17th 11:31am EDT
By Daniel Rogers

Buster Posey was held to zero hits after four AB in Sunday's win against the Nationals. Posey's struggles were overshadowed by the incredible efforts of pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who single-handedly shut down the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Despite Sunday's batting struggles, Posey is still batting .345 in August and .327 on the season. Posey will always be a must-start on any fantasy team.

 

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San Francisco Giants All-Star Buster Posey went 1-for-3 on Tuesday against the Houston Astros. His lone hit was a single and he walked once in the Giants 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey has now hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He owns a top-three batting average in the National League at .332 and is batting .405 through 10 games in August. Posey is expensive in daily fantasy leagues, but he is very consistent on a day-to-day basis and rarely strikes out.

 

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Buster Posey hit his 16th home run of the season and drove in three runs on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. His RBI single in the 12th inning was not enough as the Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 9-8.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey has been very productive in his last 17 games played, helping the Giants win 12 of those contests. Since July 10th, the Giants' All-Star catcher has been hitting .436 and has hits in 15 of the 17 contest. Posey's consistent bat will be critical leading into fantasy baseball league playoffs.

 

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Buster Posey will miss his second game in a row with an injury that is now being diagnosed as hamstring tightness. This should come as a relief to Posey's owners, as he should return to action on Friday. (Source: Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Posey has had an incredible 2015 season. Posey will be the starting catcher for the NL in the All-Star game this year. Posey has accumulated 14 home runs and 57 RBI so far, and is set to cruise past his 2014 totals of 22 HR and 89 RBI. Posey remains one of the best catchers in the MLB and perhaps the three days rest will increase Posey's production before the All-Star break.

 

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Buster Posey took a baseball to his catcher's mask in yesterday's game against the Marlins. Posey left the game early to undergo concussion protocol, and Giants' manager Bruce Bochy said Posey felt "off". The concussion raised a lot of concern due to Posey's history with concussions. Fortunately, Posey is alright and should return to the lineup shortly. (Source: Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Posey was lucky to dodge a concussion last night. The All-Star catcher has been incredibly consistent, as always, for the Giants in 2015. No major time will be missed.

 

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With the All-Star game approaching, Posey is trying to solidify his place in the game. Posey has gone 7-for-21 in his last AB (.333 AVG). Impressive right? Definitely, especially because two of those hits were home runs and he has driven in 12 RBI throughout that span.

Fantasy Impact: Posey should certainly earn his place in the All-Star game. Posey is one of the elite catchers in baseball today and his impact on the Giants is undeniable.

 

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Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and two runs scored against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Posey has tailed off a bit so far in June, batting .288 with one home run compared to his stellar May (.323/5 HRs/17 RBI/17 R). However, he's still a top option at catcher (third on the player rater at C), and should be active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Buster Posey had a solid night against the Mets. In five AB, Posey tallied three hits, including one double. Posey's solid game was outshone by something more historic, rookie pitcher Chris Heston throwing a no-hitter.

Fantasy Impact: Posey is batting .293 on the season so far, and is in the running to be in this year's All-Star game. With nine home runs and 31 RBI, Posey solidifies his must-start status on a nightly basis.

 

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Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Phillies on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Posey's ninth homer puts him in second in the category for catchers, and the multi-hit game raised his average to .289, also second at the C position (behind Vogt of the A's in both). Posey is having another great year, as we've come to expect from him, and fantasy owners know what to do with someone of his caliber.

 

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Buster Posey has had a rough stretch of games in the past week. Out of his past 10 AB, Posey has only amassed one hit, a low statline for an All-Star catcher like himself. However, Posey remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues.

Fantasy Impact: Do not let Posey's form sway your stance on keeping him on your fantasy team. Besides, Posey is still batting .290 on the season, and he is on track to match his stats from 2014 (22 HR, 89 RBI)- as he now has 8 HR and 29 RBI. Keep your faith in Posey, his best baseball has yet to come.

 

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Buster Posey singled to center for an RBI scoring Joe Panik during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It has accounted for the only run of the ballgame.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey continues to roll, and for owners that means good things. He his now hitting .295 with six home runs and 19 RBI.

 

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Buster Posey is continuing to bring Giants home. He drilled an 84 mph changeup by Johnny Cueto into center field and drove in Joe Panik for the 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is just swinging a flaming bat, and the Giants love to see it continue. Keep rolling with him, as you would normally do.

 

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Buster Posey goes deep

Wed, May 13th 8:30pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

Buster Posey drove in two more with his home run to left field. He accounted for all three RBI against the Astros. He also went 3-5 and increased his average up to .291 and has five home runs on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is really heating up as late and is now batting .291, look for him to continue to swing a hot bat, and obviously he should be in your starting lineup.

 

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Buster Posey drives in the second run for the Giants on a base hit on Tuesday night and plates Joe Panik.

Fantasy Impact: Posey getting the RBI and hit is a positive trend for owners.

 

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Buster Posey will be excluded from tonight's game against the Colorado Rockies. There is no injury that is keeping Posey from playing tonight, so do not worry. Posey is excluded from tonight's game to rest. (Source: KNBR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Posey is taking tonight off, it would be ridiculous to drop Posey from your team. There are always decent options on the waiver wire, and chances are you will only need their services for tonight while Posey rests. Posey remains one of the top catchers in the majors and is a must-start in every league when he is in the lineup.

 

Buster Posey went 3-for-3 batting in game two of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an impressive rebound game for Posey, considering he went 0-for-4 in game one.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey is still one of the elite catchers in the MLB, and a well-rounded hitter. In game two, Posey sent his first homer over the wall. Posey remains a must-start, so expect a solid display to close the series out tonight.

 

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Buster Posey went 0-for-4 on Opening Day with a sac-fly RBI being the only positive on his statline. Yesterday was not Posey's best day batting, but it is common for top players to need "warm-up" games before they start getting the hot bat.

Fantasy Impact: Don't let this game cause doubt on whether or not Posey should be your starting catcher. Posey is proven to be a solid hitter throughout the season and still one of the top catchers in the league. Another matchup against the Diamondbacks tonight could see Posey with a much better statline, expect more RBIs and home runs to come as he starts to get his groove back.

 

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