"He's really come a long ways from last year," Bochy said. "The thing about Hector is he's taking more pride in what he's doing behind the plate. He's studying hitters more and he's doing a better job of framing. This makes it easier to give Buster a break."
Posey played in 21 games (16 starts) at first base in 2013, and the trend will continue again this year, especially with Sanchez's development. The 24-year-old Venezuelan has never been known for his bat as a big leaguer, but with the way Bochy talks about him, it's clear he's a valuable part of this team's plans for 2014.