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Buster Posey

Buster Posey

C,1B - SF
Age: 32College: Florida StateBats: RThrows: R

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Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011 last season, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He has tallied just six long balls in 86 games, missing time with a right hamstring strain and the second concussion of his career. The former MVP's plate approach hasn't decayed enough for his .261 average to stay so low, but an ageing Posey is coasting on name value.

Feel free to drop Buster at this point. He isn't likely to finish the season with double-digit homers and doesn't play in a good enough offense to tally up runs and RBIs like the top 15 fantasy catchers in baseball.

Posey's power has not rebounded at all from last season, and he's also missed time with a concussion. He's pretty clearly no longer the difference-making fantasy catcher he once was, but should still play more than the vast majority of catchers and is still fully capable of providing a plus batting average. It's unlikely those who drafted him have a better option floating around on the waiver wire.

Buster Posey

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