Buster Posey is on a power surge. Just one week after Doug embarrassed himself and this website by asking where Posey’s power went, the dingers came back. He has seven, which means he’s more than doubled his total from the entire second half last year. This is a welcome development.
Posey is also hitting .375, and while some of that is due to him finding holes and getting fortunate (it’s hard for a slow catcher to have a .376 batting average on balls in play, which explains why his career BABIP is .324), it’s also because he’s been the Giants’ best hitter. He’s walked more than he’s struck out. He’s hitting for average. He’s hitting for power. All systems go.
Except at the risk of being a drag, Baseball-Reference quantified something that a lot of us have noticed, and it’s not our minds playing tricks on us:
Buster Posey has hit 7 HRs and 11 RBIs, a ratio of 1.57 RBIs to HRs. The last time someone had a ratio that low over a full season was 1884 pic.twitter.com/ITnbLtKKis
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