Buster Posey is a former American professional baseball catcher. He played for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Buster also played a catcher at Florida State University and started his MLB career in 2009. He is a six-time MLB All-Star and has won World Series three times in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
After retiring, Posey didn't leave the field. On September 21, 2022, it was announced that Posey had joined the 30-member ownership group of the Giants. So, Posey will serve on its board of directors. Besides that, he is also doing well in his personal life as he relishes a blissful life with his beloved wife, Kristen.
Buster Posey has an estimated net worth of over $80 million. He was signed to the Giants with a $167 million, nine-year contract with an average salary of $19,875,000. The contract included a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $159,000,000 guaranteed.
Posey's salary for the 2018 season was reported to be $21,400,000, with an additional $25,000 as incentives and $777,777 as a signing bonus.
His current contract, salary, and earnings
Buster Posey's annual salary for 2019 was reported to be $21,400,000 but reached $22,177,777, including incentives and a signing bonus. The contract also includes a year option with an annual salary of $22,000,000. Posey has made earnings of $107,615,000 from salary and bonus in MLB. They also have a house in Georgia. Buster also owns a house in Lafayette, California, bought for $4.6 million in 2013.
According to Forbes, Posey has earned a total of $3.5 Million from sponsors alone. Buster has endorsement deals with various brands and is the brand ambassador of a car company, Toyota. He can be seen in the commercials promoting the brand.
Buster Posey married his high school sweetheart, Kristen Posey, in January 2009. The couple met each other in their senior high school year while taking the SATs. They went to the senior prom after Buster requested Kristen and have been dating since then.
Buster and Kristen dated for about four years before getting married. The couple is proud parents of twin children born in 2011. The girl is named Addison, and the boy is named Lee. Later in 2020, the married couple also adopted twin girls named Livvi and Ada.
Furthermore, Posey and his wife live happily. He has an Instagram account registered as @busterposey. From his IG handle, Posey shares update on his ongoing lifestyle.
After his senior season at Lee County, Posey was awarded the Player of the Year, the Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year, and many more by Georgia Gatorade.
Just after graduating from high school, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected him; however, he enrolled in college instead of signing a professional contract. Later, he enrolled at Florida State University and played for the Florida State Seminoles under coach Mike Martin. In 2008, as a junior, he won the Johnny Bench Award and bagged the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year Award.
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Buster Posey's professional achievements left behind his college scores. In 2009, he started his career with the San Francisco Giants. In 2011, he underwent a severe Injury and missed most of the game. He returned from the Injury in 2012 and won the World Series. He won the Hank Aron Award that season, while Miguel Cabrera won the NL Award.
Posey extended his contract with the team in 2013. He also caught the first no-hitter, by Tim Lincecum, against the San Diego Padres. In 2014, Buster won his third World Series title defeating Kansas City Royals. He is with the team to date. Recently, he suffered hip surgery that will keep him out of action for 6-8 months.
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Buster Posey's Awards & Achievements
Numerous awards and rewards have honored Posey for his professional accomplishments. In 2012, he won the NL Comeback Player of the Year and NL Hank Aaron Award. In 2016, he bagged his first Golden Glove award after a great defensive season.
Buster Posey was born Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey on March 27, 1987, in Leesburg, Georgia. He is an American and belongs to white. Ethnic background His star sign is Aries.
He is the son of Gerald Dempsey Posey II (father) and Traci Posey (mother). He was the eldest child of his parents and had a sister named Samantha Posey and two brothers named Jess and Jack Posey. Posey attended Lee County High School, where he played football, soccer, basketball, and baseball.