Buster Posey is a former American baseball catcher. He was a passionate baseball catcher who played his twelve-year MLB career with the San Francisco Giants. In 2008, he was first drafted in the MLB for the San Francisco Giants. Buster Posey is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million.
Buster Posey was born on 27th March 1987 in the county seat of Lee County, Leesburg, United States. The name “Buster” was given from his father’s childhood name. His full name is Gerald Dempsey Posey III.
Posey’s parents are Dem Posey and Tracy Posey. In his childhood, Buster Posey was interested in baseball. He spent his childhood watching the Atlanta Braves.
Buster Posey plays not only baseball but also football, soccer, and basketball. But, he loves baseball more than other sports. Talking about education, Buster Posey attended Lee County High School. He passed his high school session from this school and played shortstop as a junior.
Achieving 3.94-grade points, Buster Posey graduated from the following high school. As a junior shortstop player, Buster Posey had the highest batting average of 0.544.
Though the Los Angeles of Anaheim chose Posey in the 2005 MLB Draft, he continued his college study. In his college career, Posey played for the Florida State Seminoles.
Under Coach Mike Martin, Buster Posey ended his 65 games for the Florida State Seminoles. In his college baseball career, Buster Posey became a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. With a 0.346 batting average, Posey finished his college career.
In his college baseball career, Buster Posey shifted to the catcher position. The assistant coach of the Florida State Seminoles suggests Posey play in the catcher position.
In the 2005 Major League Basketball Draft, Buster Posey began his professional baseball career. He was chosen by the Los Angeles of Anaheim. Later, in the 2008 MLB draft, Buster Posey became the fifth overall pick by the San Francisco Giants.
From 2009 to 2021, Buster Posey played for the San Francisco Giants. On 11 September 2009, Buster Posey made his MLB debut.
One year later, Buster Posey received the top prospect in the Giant’s organization award by Baseball America. Besides, he got his maiden major league hit against Jeff Weaver of the Dodgers.
Buster Posey also represents the United States Men’s baseball team. In the World Baseball Classic, he played for Los Angeles in 2017.
Throughout his baseball career, Buster Posey earned numerous awards like:
- Gold Glove Award in 2016
- NL Rookie of the year award in 2010
- Silver Slugger Award (five times)
- Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (two times)
- NL Batting Champion
- NL Comeback Player of the year award (two times)
- Golden Spikes Award
On 4 November 2021, Buster Posey announced his retirement from Baseball.
Buster Posey Net Worth:
As of this writing, Buster Posey is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million. He grossed a hefty sum of his net worth from the San Francisco Giants. Until his retirement in 2021, Buster Posey played for the San Francisco Giants. In 2013, Posey’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.
How did Buster Posey make money?
Buster Posey grossed most of his net worth playing professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants. He signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants that was worth $167 million. Posey’s signing contract with the San Francisco Giants extended for nine years.
Talking about Buster Posey’s annual salary, he took an average annual salary of $615k in 2012. Being a prominent baseball catcher, Buster Posey also made some handsome amount signing endorsement deals.
On 10 January 2009, Buster Posey tied the knot with a high school sweetheart — Kristen. This couple is blessed with twins. The twins were named Lee and Addison.
In 2020, one year before retirement, Buster Posey and his wife adopted twin girls.
What is Buster Posey doing now?
As mentioned, Buster Posey called his retirement on 4 November 2021. After his retirement, Posey is giving more time to his family members.
Buster Posey: At a Glance
|Full Name||Gerald Dempsey Posey III|
|Date of Birth||27 March 1987|
|Birth Place||Leesburg, Georgia, United States|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
- http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9112620/san-francisco-giants-lock-buster-posey-nine-year-167m-deal — Buster Posey signs nine years deal!
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQa0YFG36yo — Buster Posey interview.
- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-of-mlb-giants-buster-posey-on-hometown-baseball-and-commercial-spots/ — Face of MLB, Buster Posey.