But not because they are comparable talents: obviously, they aren’t.
Very few catchers in the history of the game are comparable to Posey.
But Casali just achieved something that Posey and just a handful of other catchers on the club have accomplished: hitting two home runs or more in a single game.
“Multi-HR games by Giants catchers, since 2010: Curt Casali, Tonight; Buster Posey, 4/20/21; Buster Posey, 5/28/16; Trevor Brown, 4/12/16; Buster Posey, 8/26/14; Héctor Sánchez, 4/23/14,” MLB statistician Sarah Langs reported.
Multi-HR games by Giants catchers, since 2010:
Curt Casali, Tonight
Buster Posey, 4/20/21
Buster Posey, 5/28/16
Trevor Brown, 4/12/16
Buster Posey, 8/26/14
Héctor Sánchez, 4/23/14
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 17, 2022
Including Casali, four Giants catchers have had multi-homer games since 2010: Posey (three times), Trevor Brown, and Hector Sanchez.
Casali, with his two blasts against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, is now a member of the exclusive list.
An Incredible Night
Casali had a night to remember, going 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs, and four RBI in the 7-6 victory against Colorado.
He is sharing catcher duties with the next great Giants catcher: young stud Joey Bart.
However, Casali is more than holding his own in 2022.
Before Tuesday’s games, he is slashing .298/.377/.532 with three homers, seven runs, and nine RBI.
His OPS stands at an incredible .909, which would be a career-high over a full season.
At 33 years old, he is not exactly one for tomorrow, but Casali has offered an average bat with above-average defense for years, making him a very solid ballplayer considering his playing position.
The 2022 season is his second with the Giants, and he has been solid in both of them (so far).
He is the perfect veteran complement to the young Bart: the catching position is in good hands in San Francisco.