The best catching seasons – minimum 75 percent games played at C – for the Giants’ franchise.
It’s Buster Posey and bunch of really, really old dead guys. We are witnessing greatness. Also, man, do I love Dick Dietz – The Mule! – but while he’s probably the best modern hitting “catcher” for the Giants, his defense was something terrible. In 1970, while posting a mind-boggling 150 OPS+, he tallied 25 passed balls and 69 wild pitches. Also, baserunners were 92 for 113 in stolen bases against him. That kind of raises the question: Just who did Dick Deitz throw out in ’70?
In summation: Buster Posey is awesome and we’re witnessing the greatest season, ever, from a Giants catcher.