Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:51:33 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (shoulder) was pulled after five innings Wednesday, March 25, with minor scapula discomfort. Posey had trouble loosening his shoulder, but the Giants don't consider it a big deal. He'll play first base Thursday, March 26, instead of catching.
Fantasy Tip: Posey ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) is the top catcher in fantasy baseball and remains an early-round pick despite the minor scare. Monitor his status going forward. If he's healthy, a showdown with one of the weaker projected opening day starters, Josh Collmenter of the Diamondbacks, would make him a strong option in FantasyScore games.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:27:05 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is being discussed as an option to play the outfield in the absence of OF Hunter Pence (arm) and OF Angel Pagan (back), according to manager Bruce Bochy. If Belt plays in the outfield, it opens the possibility for C Buster Posey to play more first base. Backup Cs Hector Sanchez and Andrew Susac would get more time with Posey at first. Other outfield options include 1B Travis Ishikawa, OF Juan Perez, OF Justin Maxwell, INF Matt Duffy and 3B Adam Duvall.
Fantasy Tip: Belt is already a middle-round breakout candidate, and adding outfield eligibility would only further enhance his fantasy value.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:56:41 -0800
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey has a career slash line of .328/.396/.523 with 50 home runs and 193 RBI on the road compared to .287/.350/.448 with 33 home runs and 159 RBI at home. Posey also had the highest road average (.348) of any hitter in the major leagues last season.
Fantasy Tip: Posey should continue to be the first catcher off the board in fantasy baseball drafts, and the fact that he'll continue to play more games at first base should only help his value. He gives you a proven producer across the board (minus steals) at baseball's most volatile position.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has revealed his team's projected batting order for 2015. OF Angel Pagan is expected to bat first, followed by 2B Joe Panik, 1B Brandon Belt, C Buster Posey, OF Hunter Pence, 3B Casey McGehee, OF Norichika Aoki and SS Brandon Crawford.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:55:04 -0800
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey will remain at catcher for the 2015 season. The team hasn't considered moving him to first base, beat writer Henry Schulman said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" Thursday, Jan. 8.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:20:49 -0800
San Francisco Giants 3B Casey McGehee could serve as an occasional cleanup hitter next season, batting behind C Buster Posey. Manager Bruce Bochy is intrigued by the idea due to McGehee's experience with the Miami Marlins protecting Giancarlo Stanton in the batting order.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:40:55 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey had two hits and drove in three runs in his team's 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:25:53 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (back) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, Sept. 28. He is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 27.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:24:43 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (back) has undergone an MRI exam on his back. Manager Bruce Bochy said Posey could play, but the team is keeping him out as a precaution.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:37:36 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26.