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Full Name: Jorge Rafael (Villeta) Posada Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 6'2"/205 First Game: September 4, 1995
Birthdate: August 17, 1971 MLB Experience: 13 years
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Jorge Posada (Jorge Rafael (Villeta) Posada) was born on August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He made his Major League debut on September 4, 1995 for the New York Yankees. In 1997, his rookie year, he hit .250 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI. Posada played for the New York Yankees for his entire 12 year career.

Most people believe that Jorge Posada's best season was 2000, when he slugged 28 home runs, hit for a .287 average and knocked in 86 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 NY A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 NY A 8 14 1 1 0 0 .071 .133 .071 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1
1997 NY A 60 188 29 47 6 25 .250 .359 .410 12 0 30 33 3 1 1 2 2
1998 NY A 111 358 56 96 17 63 .268 .350 .475 23 0 47 92 0 0 0 7 14
1999 NY A 112 379 50 93 12 57 .245 .341 .401 19 2 53 91 3 0 1 2 9
2000 NY A 151 505 92 145 28 86 .287 .417 .527 35 1 107 151 8 0 2 10 11
2001 NY A 138 484 59 134 22 95 .277 .363 .475 28 1 62 132 6 0 2 10 10
2002 NY A 143 511 79 137 20 99 .268 .370 .468 40 1 81 143 3 0 1 9 23
2003 NY A 142 481 83 135 30 101 .281 .405 .518 24 0 93 110 10 0 2 6 13
2004 NY A 137 449 72 122 21 81 .272 .400 .481 31 0 88 92 9 0 1 5 24
2005 NY A 142 474 67 124 19 71 .262 .352 .430 23 0 66 94 2 0 1 5 8
2006 NY A 143 465 65 129 23 93 .277 .374 .492 27 2 64 97 11 0 3 1 10
2007 NYY A 144 506 91 171 20 90 .338 .426 .543 42 1 74 98 6 0 2 7 18
Total 1432 4814 744 1334 218 861 .277 .381 .479 304 8 766 1139 61 1 16 64 143

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1995 NY A C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 NY A C 4 2 24.1 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 NY A DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 NY A C 60 52 479.1 367 23 3 3 0 8 40 10 0 .992
1998 NY A 1B 1 1 5.2 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 NY A C 99 85 792 587 46 4 3 0 7 48 32 1 .994
1998 NY A DH 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 NY A 1B 1 1 8 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 NY A C 109 98 885.2 705 46 5 7 0 17 75 29 1 .993
1999 NY A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 NY A DH 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 NY A C 142 136 1182 892 56 7 7 0 11 70 34 1 .993
2000 NY A 1B 12 8 68 63 8 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2001 NY A DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 NY A 1B 2 1 9 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 NY A C 131 126 1111.2 996 52 11 11 0 18 94 37 1 .990
2002 NY A DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 NY A C 138 131 1191.2 965 66 12 5 0 7 76 31 1 .988
2003 NY A C 137 131 1165 933 75 6 4 0 13 72 28 4 .994
2003 NY A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 NY A C 134 126 1102.1 835 53 9 13 0 8 67 25 1 .990
2005 NY A C 133 123 1076.2 716 76 3 6 0 9 90 39 1 .996
2005 NY A DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 NY A C 134 121 1050.1 786 68 9 7 0 13 64 38 2 .990
2006 NY A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 NY A 1B 1 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 NY A C 138 125 1111.1 798 54 5 6 0 13 102 32 0 .994
2007 NY A DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 NY A 1B 1 1 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 18 12 99.2 89 10 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total C 1360 1256 11173.1 8598 617 74 72 0 124 798 335 13 .992
Total DH 37 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 24th round of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1990 - signed May 24, 1991).
  • Signed a 4 year, $52 million contract to remain with the Yankees (November 12, 2007).

Trivia

  • Jorge is the nephew of Leo Posada.
  • Posada's favorite player to watch while growing up was George Brett, whom he credits for why he doesn't use batting gloves, since he didn't wear batting gloves.
  • When the announcer called Posada's name over the speaker at the 2002 All-Star Game, Jorge let his son, Jorge Jr., run out on the field.
  • His best friend in the game is his teammate, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. In fact, Jeter served as Jorge's best man at his wedding.
  • Posada, along with his wife Laura and their two children Jorge Jr. and Paulina, appeared on an episode of the ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on May 14, 2006. He donated a Yankees jersey signed by the entire roster to the Arena family of the Westchester County community of Somers, who had lost their only son Jimmy to a brain tumor in 2005.
  • Posada appeared on two episodes of the Discovery Channel series American Chopper that aired in September 2005 when the crew at Orange County Choppers built a Yankee themed bike to benefit the Jorge Posada Foundation for Craniosynostosis, a condition which his son Jorge Jr. suffers from. Posada entertainingly met Paul Teutul Sr.'s 87-year old mother who repeatedly referred to him as George.
  • Posada has a rally cry "Hip Hip Jorge!" ESPN had a commercial using it multiple times thus annoying him.
  • Posada made the last out of the 2003 World Series, grounding out to Josh Beckett.
  • Posada is sponsored by Nike.
  • Posada was in the same class in elementary school with Prison Break actor Amaury Nolasco.


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