If I had to describe Jorge Posada‘s 2011 season in a word, I don’t think a word would do. Instead, I’d settle for an onomatopoeia: Ugh. Just like there was little to say about Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano because their seasons were so good, there is little to say about Jorge Posada because his season was just so disappointing.
The whole picture is just ugly. A .235/.315/.398 slash line with a .309 wOBA and an 89 wRC+ leading to a -0.4 fWAR mark. His walk rate was good at 10.1% and his Iso wasn’t horrible at .163, but we’re really just grasping for straws there.
Breaking things down doesn’t help either. Posada’s season was made up of four sub-replacement level months (April: .264 wOBA/58 wRC+; May: .291/76; July: .239/41; and September: .284/72), one fantastic month (June: .426/168), and one slightly-better-than-average month (August: .346/114).
Let’s just acknowledge the platoon splits, because any discussion of Jorge Posada’s season needs to include them.… Click here to read the rest