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Sport Is Buster Posey a Hall of Famer? Giants catcher still has time to bolster résumé

14:41  11 july  2020
14:41  11 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Catchers have a hard time getting into the Hall , but Posey ’s combination of good hitting and A few names come to mind when pondering the surefire Hall of Famers playing baseball today. In fact, despite being only 30 years old, Posey might already have a Hall of Fame résumé if he retired today.

Buster Posey remains uncertain about playing in the shortened 2020 MLB season. Posey reported to San Francisco Giants camp over the weekend but admitted at the time that he was unsure about playing. The veteran catcher has missed three workouts this week and is dealing with a personal issue.

Buster Posey's decision to skip the 2020 Major League Baseball season for the safety of his recently-adopted newborn twins served as a stark reminder of the human toll the coronavirus has taken on athletes.

Though the San Francisco Giants catcher said the choice was "relatively easy" from a family perspective, Posey admitted that it was tough from the standpoint of someone who has spent his whole life playing the game.

“I’m going to miss that the most not having that challenge of overcoming hurdles and obstacles, and being able to celebrate the good times and being able to share some of the down times," Posey said.

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey fields some questions from the media on Tuesday at Pebble Beach. (D.J. Piehowski/PGA TOUR). As part of his preparation, Posey partnered with pitcher Matt Cain to compete in Tuesday’s Chevron Shoot-out that pits a pair of two-man teams of Giants

San Francisco Giants ’ Buster Posey (28) sits in the dugout before their MLB game at AT Bumgarner evolved into the ace of the Giants ’ staff during Posey ’s prime, when the catcher had his hand fit for jewelry more often than new mitts. “ Buster is a future Hall of Famer , so what do you expect?”

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At 33 years old, the six-time All-Star may be in the later stage of his career, but is undoubtedly one of the best all-around catchers in the history of the game. Posey helped the Giants win World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and was the NL MVP in 2012.

Posey's contract with the Giants runs through 2021 (with an option or buyout for 2022) — and who knows what will happen beyond that — but his legacy is already secure. The only question is whether or not he will be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame once his playing days are over.

Buster Posey standing on a baseball field: Posey won the NL MVP award in 2012. © Doug Pensinger, Getty Images Posey won the NL MVP award in 2012.

Here's a closer look at his Hall of Fame candidacy:

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The last Giant prior to Posey to hit a go-ahead grand slam in the 10th inning or later was Hector and became the first NL catcher to make three straight All-Star starts since Hall of Famer Mike Piazza made time in SF-era history (since 1958) that a Giants catcher had driven in six-or-more runs in a

Giants catcher Buster Posey missed his third workout at Giants camp due to personal reasons. There is a chance Posey elects not to play this season. A veteran of 11 seasons, Posey has earned about 4 million to date, so it stands to reason he could comfortably sit out the season and not miss much.

The case for

Winning three World Series is no small feat, but it's even more impressive for an everyday catcher. Each of those teams was unique and Posey's role in handling the pitching staffs can't be overstated. Considering the storied Giants franchise hadn't won a title since 1954 – when they were still in New York – the dynasty resonated nationwide and had deep meaning for multiple generations of fans.

Posey's current .302 career average is sixth all-time among catchers (minimum 1,000 games with at least 75% of time spent at the position) and his 41.8 WAR ranks 16th.

The case against

Catchers are held to a different standard for longevity due to the physical toll of the position, but Posey's greatness may have been too short-lived for some voters. He certainly has a few more years left, but it will be tough for Posey to offer the kind of production he did earlier in his career.

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But there’s another all- time great who is toiling away on one of the worst teams in MLB: San Francisco Giants catcher Buster […] A few names come to mind when pondering the surefire Hall of Famers playing baseball today. Adrian Beltre, who recently broke the 3,000-hit barrier, is one, as is Mike Trout

For the first time in Posey ’s big-league career, he had a home run Bresnahan was a Hall of Famer and innovator, credited with bringing shin guards and the batting helmet to the game. San Francisco Giants ' Buster Posey , right, hits a grand slam as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Is Buster Posey a Hall of Famer? Giants catcher still has time to bolster résumé

Here's a complete list of MLB players opting out of 2020 season .
Which MLB players will still be at home when the 2020 season begins?Players are deciding on an individual basis whether to take the field this year while the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect large numbers of people in the U.S. MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to more than 100 pages of health and safety protocols that are intended to keep team personnel safe, but players continue to test positive for the virus.

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