About Passed Balls

During Buster Posey's 12-year Major League Baseball career, he had 27 passed balls, an average of 2.25 passed balls per season. 2009 was his best season with 0 passed balls and his worst season was 2014 when he had 5 passed balls. Buster Posey is middlin' tier compared to similar player cohorts career totals, not clearly beating or being beat by USA (5.62778), Millenial (2.6125), Y (14.9636), mlb (5.37004), and C (31.4503) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Passed balls are a catcher specific statistic. A passed ball is charged to a catcher or team when a player is unable to handle a pitch that is thought to be reasonably handled and a baserunner is able to take an additional base they would have otherwise not been able to take. Generally, for Passed Balls, lower is better. (Source)

Buster Posey's Passed Balls Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Buster Posey's yearly Passed Balls for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, C, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Buster Posey's Cumulative Passed Balls by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Buster Posey's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Buster Posey's career total Passed Balls at the end of that season.
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Buster Posey's Passed Balls Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Buster Posey and related player groups by summarizing Passed Balls for each season played by Buster Posey. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Buster Posey's Season Passed Balls Stats Table

This table shows Buster Posey's Passed Balls stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, C, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Buster Posey's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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