Buster Posey
C/1B SF
6 days ago

Posey will return to Giants' camp after playing for Team United States in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

EDGE Analysis

The All-Star catcher was an integral part of the United State's success in the tournament, batting .267 with a pair of home runs as co-starter with Jonathan Lucroy. Posey has nothing to prove back in Arizona, so the Giants will likely take it easy on their starting catcher after he participated in a high-stakes tournament.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
2 weeks ago

Posey went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's WBC win over Team Canada.

EDGE Analysis

Posey's homer was a no-doubter to center field at Marlins Park. Fantasy owners will be delighted to see their star catcher already swinging the bat in mid-season form in a competitive environment such as the World Baseball Classic. Posey looks poised to finish in the upper echelon of fantasy catchers this season, as per usual.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
3 weeks ago

Posey started behind the dish and went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's spring training loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Posey said that his minor neck ailment was feeling better on Friday, and his performance has shown confirmed that statement. The All-Star catcher played in all three games this past weekend, playing the field in two of the games and collecting three total hits. Posey will now leave camp and join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
4 weeks ago

Posey (neck) said he feels better, and he plans to serve as designated hitter Saturday and catch Sunday before he joins Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Posey doesn't see any issues barring him from being ready for the tournament.

EDGE Analysis

He's back to working behind the plate Friday and, barring a setback, should see normal workload befitting a major leaguer in the WBC.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
4 weeks ago

Posey (neck) is back in the Giants' Cactus League lineup as catcher Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's good news for the veteran, who missed the last two spring contests. He'll remain squarely in Tier 1 among fantasy backstops as long as his spring work isn't interrupted for another significant reason.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
4 weeks ago

Posey (neck) will not play Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

While fantasy owners can't be blamed if they're starting to worry a little, it's still too early to panic. San Francisco by no means will rush its franchise bat and will aim to keep him fresh to head into manning the backstop at 100 percent health. Posey's down season in power during 2016 should not keep fantasy players from ranking him as a top-tier catcher, though the price he should command may not sit as high as in previous years.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
4 weeks ago

Manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Wednesday's spring training contest that Posey (neck) is doing fine and could return to the lineup for Thursday's game, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Posey's issue was believed to be minor despite him being a late scratch Wednesday and that appears to be the case. Unless something dramatically changes, he should be good to go in the near future, well ahead of Opening Day. He'll look to improve on a down 2016 campaign, but is expected to have his workload reduced slightly after he displayed signs of fatigue late last year.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
1 month ago

Posey was scratched from Wednesday's exhibition due to a stiff neck, but it is believed to be minor, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's still very early in the spring, so this should have no effect on Posey's availability for Opening Day. He could miss a few more spring games, however. Posey is on track to catch slightly fewer games this upcoming season after fatigue came into play for him down the stretch last year. While his at-bats may dip slightly, he could still improve on his 2016 numbers, which were his worst since his injury-shortened 2011 campaign.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
2 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he hopes to rest Posey more this season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fatigue seemed to come into play for Posey late last year (.651 OPS in September), and Bochy seems intent on having Posey catch fewer games this season with the hope that he will be more fresh for the stretch run. Even with a possible dip in playing time, Posey still projects as one of the top fantasy catchers in 2017. Posey's home run total declined again last season, but his hard-hit rate was the best of his career and the plate skills remain firmly intact as he enters his age-30 season.

Buster Posey
C/1B SF
2 months ago

Posey will play for the United States in this year's World Baseball Classic, CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With nothing to prove in spring training, Posey will represent his country and headline a stacked Untied States squad. The former MVP is still 29-years-old, so he should have the endurance to not be affected negatively by participating in the tournament. Posey remains a top fantasy catcher heading into the regular season.