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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-13-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight258 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
0.02014
2015
1.02016
0.52017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 ATL MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .305 103 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 .088 1.00 4.10 0.00 60 1.66 40.7 0.0
2016 SDN MLB 67 0 63.0 3 0 1 34 31 78 4 .268 93 4.9 4.4 0.6 11.1 21% .227 .210 1.03 3.10 2.86 95 3.62 80.0 1.0
2017 KCA 0 29 0 27.0 1 0 0 16 8 18 3 .259 104 5.3 2.7 1.0 6.0 32% .173 .216 0.89 4.46 2.67 108 4.76 101.2 0.1
2017 SDN 0 42 0 38.3 3 3 1 28 18 47 7 .271 90 6.6 4.2 1.6 11.0 33% .239 .256 1.20 4.58 3.05 107 4.39 93.4 0.3
2017 TOT MLB 71 0 65.3 4 3 1 44 26 65 10 .266 96 6.1 3.6 1.4 9.0 32% .209 .240 1.07 4.53 2.89 107 4.54 96.6 0.5
CareerMLB1390129.3832785814414.267955.44.01.010.028%.216.2251.053.832.851014.0788.11.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 NAT Rk 11 1 13.1 1 1 0 18 13 12 1 .252 93 12.4 8.9 0.7 8.2 62% .386 .332 2.37 5.55 7.56 0 0.00 0.0
2007 VER A- 20 0 31.7 1 2 2 41 19 34 3 .261 99 11.6 5.4 0.9 9.7 48% .396 .298 1.89 4.89 6.81 108 6.42 113.8
2008 HAG A 13 0 19.3 2 2 0 18 13 17 0 .263 110 8.4 6.1 0.0 7.9 40% .340 .258 1.61 4.59 3.26 119 7.45 120.8
2008 NAT Rk 4 0 5.0 2 0 0 1 1 8 0 .217 104 1.8 1.8 0.0 14.4 43% .143 .083 0.40 1.54 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 PEO A 38 0 61.0 3 0 5 36 34 79 1 .257 105 5.3 5.0 0.1 11.7 43% .259 .206 1.15 3.11 1.33 91 3.44 96.8
2010 TEN AA 47 1 60.0 7 2 0 61 47 71 6 .263 103 9.2 7.0 0.9 10.7 41% .348 .280 1.80 5.21 4.65 118 8.78 132.4
2011 DAY A+ 6 0 10.3 1 0 1 2 3 17 0 .246 93 1.7 2.6 0.0 14.8 31% .125 .084 0.48 0.95 0.00 75 2.22 84.8
2011 LYN A+ 34 0 42.7 2 5 15 36 22 49 3 .248 105 7.6 4.6 0.6 10.3 46% .303 .245 1.36 3.81 3.59 96 4.22 101.3
2011 TEN AA 10 0 11.0 3 0 0 13 11 13 1 .247 117 10.6 9.0 0.8 10.6 52% .375 .326 2.18 5.11 6.55 105 4.70 103.0
2012 MIS AA 35 0 41.3 3 1 4 24 19 50 1 .257 93 5.2 4.1 0.2 10.9 39% .247 .195 1.04 2.55 1.31 87 3.87 96.6
2012 GWN AAA 9 0 8.0 0 2 0 10 17 5 1 .249 100 11.2 19.1 1.1 5.6 52% .300 .377 3.38 9.90 10.12 148 18.13 163.6
2012 PDD Wnt 10 0 14.7 2 0 0 10 9 14 1 .000 6.1 5.5 0.6 8.6 0% .225 .000 1.30 5.15 1.84 0 0.00 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 51 0 62.0 4 0 5 36 51 103 5 .255 103 5.2 7.4 0.7 15.0 46% .287 .246 1.40 3.58 2.76 78 1.64 70.9
2014 ATL MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .305 103 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 .088 1.00 4.10 0.00 60 1.66 40.7
2014 GWN AAA 49 0 63.0 3 3 1 51 40 63 5 .242 108 7.3 5.7 0.7 9.0 35% .286 .237 1.44 4.38 3.29 116 5.18 110.0
2015 IOW AAA 16 0 18.0 2 0 0 9 9 23 0 .277 94 4.5 4.5 0.0 11.5 44% .231 .181 1.00 2.70 2.00 91 3.06 92.1
2015 OKL AAA 27 0 32.7 0 0 3 27 16 39 0 .273 93 7.4 4.4 0.0 10.7 39% .321 .237 1.32 2.77 1.65 90 2.85 90.0
2016 SDN MLB 67 0 63.0 3 0 1 34 31 78 4 .268 93 4.9 4.4 0.6 11.1 21% .227 .210 1.03 3.10 2.86 95 3.62 80.0
2016 ELP AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 .260 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 50% .500 .305 3.00 4.72 18.00 104 5.21 109.1
2017 KCA MLB 29 0 27.0 1 0 0 16 8 18 3 .259 104 5.3 2.7 1.0 6.0 32% .173 .216 0.89 4.46 2.67 108 4.76 101.2
2017 SDN MLB 42 0 38.3 3 3 1 28 18 47 7 .271 90 6.6 4.2 1.6 11.0 33% .239 .256 1.20 4.58 3.05 107 4.39 93.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 12 0.4167 0.3333 0.7500 0.4000 0.2857 1.0000 0.5000 0.2500
2016 1114 0.4973 0.4327 0.7510 0.6516 0.2161 0.7729 0.6860 0.2490
2017 1084 0.5157 0.4862 0.7590 0.6726 0.2876 0.7872 0.6887 0.2410
Career22100.50590.45840.75490.66050.25150.78110.68630.2451

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-27 2010-08-03 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-29 2010-06-05 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SDN $544,700
2016 SDN $520,000
2015 LAN $
2014 ATL $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,020,000
2017Current$544,700
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,564,700
3 yrTotal$1,564,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 10 dL. Warner Cos.1 year/$0.5447M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5447M (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 3/17. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/24/17, with Royals responsible for remaining $205,378 in 2017 salary.
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/8/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 1/8/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/22/14 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 7/21/15. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/26/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Contract selected by Atlanta 11/1/13. Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 9/26/14.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 5/26/11 (in exchange for rhp Rodrigo Lopez).
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Washington 11/3/08 (in exchange for rhp Matt Avery).
  • Drafted by Washington 2005 (33-984) (Gloucester County CC, N.J.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .147 .238 .253 .176
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .289 .305 .228
18 Split (Multi) -.021 -.052 -.052 -.052
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .147 .235 .253 .175
31 vs R (2016) .168 .290 .307 .229
38 Split (2016) -.021 -.055 -.053 -.055
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Articles

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vogelsong Awards: AugustRob Mains2017-09-05
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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal BuyersShawn Brody2017-07-27
DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal BuyersR.J. Anderson2017-07-27
DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal BuyersBryan Grosnick2017-07-27
Transaction Analysis: Kansas City BuyersZach Crizer2017-07-27
Transaction Analysis: Kansas City BuyersGeorge Bissell2017-07-27
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Transaction Analysis: Kansas City BuyersCraig Goldstein2017-07-27
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Prospectus Feature: Measuring Pitcher SimilarityShiyuan Zhao2017-07-10
Prospectus Feature: Measuring Pitcher SimilarityGlenn Healey2017-07-10
Prospectus Feature: Measuring Pitcher SimilarityDan Brooks2017-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 14Scooter Hotz2017-07-05
Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot CreatedMatt Sussman2017-05-19
Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot CreatedMary Craig2017-05-19
Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot CreatedJames Fegan2017-05-19
Expert FAAB Review: Week 7Mike Gianella2017-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week TwoScooter Hotz2017-04-13
Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars National LeagueMike Gianella2017-03-28
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Liner Notes: The Padres and an Opening GambitBryan Grosnick2017-02-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Using Statcast Analytics for Fantasy DecisionsTim Finnegan2017-01-04
What You Need to Know: Ambition Can Lead Only To FailureNicolas Stellini2016-07-22
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13Mike Gianella2016-06-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week SixScooter Hotz2016-05-12
Expert FAAB Review: Week ThreeMike Gianella2016-04-19
What You Need to Know: The Fella's Last Name Is StoryAshley Varela2016-04-11
Transaction Analysis: Dan the ManBryan Grosnick2016-03-07
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Ryan Buchter has thrown 2,417 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph), Curve (79mph) and Slider (86mph).