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23. Jorge Posada

23. Jorge Posada
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 17, 1970 in Santurce, P.R.
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 04, 1995
  • Final Game: September 28, 2011
  • Silver Slugger - 2000
  • TSN All-Star - 2000
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • Silver Slugger - 2003
  • TSN All-Star - 2003
  • Silver Slugger - 2007
  • TSN All-Star - 2007
  • MVP - 2003
  • MVP - 2007
 
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A New York Yankee for all seventeen of his MLB seasons, Jorge Posada was a very good Catcher who was a member of New York’s “Core Four” along with Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera.  Posada and the other three assisted the Yankees to win four World Series Championships in that time frame.

Posada was one of the best-hitting Catcher of his day.  The five-time All-Star would also be named a five-time Silver Slugger and is one of the few Catchers to accumulate over 1,500 Hits, 250 Home Runs, and 1,000 RBIs.  Posada would finish in the top ten in MVP voting twice, his best finish being a third-place tally in 2003.

The Yankees retired his number 20 in 2015.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 24th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/4/90.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2011 Season.
  • Games Played: 1829
  • Notable Statistics: 900 Runs Scored
    1,664 Hits
    379 Doubles
    10 Triples
    275 Home Runs
    1,065 RBI
    20 Stolen Bases
    .273/.374/.474 Slash Line
    44.4 bWAR

    125 Playoff Games
    53 Runs Scored
    103 Hits
    23 Doubles
    1 Triple
    11 Home Runs
    42 RBI
    3 Stolen Bases
    .248/.358/.387 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1998, 1999, 2000 & 2009)
    All-Star (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2007)
    Silver Slugger (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2007)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (2003 & 2005)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (2004)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (2005)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (2001 & 2003)
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