Arguably the best catcher of his generation, Posey’s also an integral member of one of its most successful teams. Three World Series titles and an MVP before his 30th birthday isn’t too shabby.
Catchers can go downhill in a hurry after turning 30. As it stands, two months before his 30th birthday, Posey has 1,005 hits and is no sure bet to double that. No player who’s retired since 1959 with fewer than 2,000 hits is in the Hall of Fame. This trend will hopefully change in the years to come as the Hall of Fame electorate continues to undergo a metamorphosis. For now, to wager that Posey will come remotely close to being a unanimous selection is laughable.
The MLB season hasn’t started, but Steven Matz has already made an impressive catch.
After spending some time at sea with teammate Sean Gilmartin and online fishing show BlacktipH in Florida, the Mets left-handed pitcher on Tuesday shared a photo of Cheap Jerseys And Hats From China himself reeling in a large white shark.
Matz was shut down with a sore shoulder in August last season and eventually underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow.
Thankfully, he made it through his fishing expedition without losing his arm and is still on track to make his anticipated return after finishing with a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129:31 K:BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings in 2016.