Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III (born March 27, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg). He bats and throws right-handed.
Posey in April 2011
|San Francisco Giants – No. 28|
|Catcher / First baseman|
|Born: March 27, 1987|
|September 11, 2009, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Career statistics |
(through April 2, 2017)
|Runs batted in||527|
|Career highlights and awards|
Posey grew up in Leesburg, Georgia. He played four sports in high school; when playing baseball, he was very good at hitting and pitching. He attended Florida State University, where he began playing the catcher position.
He won the Golden Spikes Award in 2008 and was selected by the Giants with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Posey made his major league start on September 11, 2009. After beginning the 2010 season in the minor leagues, he was called back up to the major leagues in May. He played first base when he came up, but became the Giants' regular catcher at the end of June.
- "FSU catcher Posey takes home Golden Spikes Award". USA Today. July 17, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2012.