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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date7-28-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
Age23 years, 2 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2017 LAN MLB 8 0 9.3 1 0 0 11 8 12 2 .264 96 10.6 7.7 1.9 11.6 67% .409 .316 2.04 5.96 7.71 106 6.36 135.3 -0.1
CareerMLB809.3100118122.2649610.67.71.911.667%.409.3162.045.967.711066.36135.3-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2016 GRL A 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 .260 101 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 80% .000 .183 1.00 5.47 0.00 105 4.76 108.3
2016 DOD Rk 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 67% .000 .011 0.00 1.11 0.00 83 2.79 93.5
2017 LAN MLB 8 0 9.3 1 0 0 11 8 12 2 .264 96 10.6 7.7 1.9 11.6 67% .409 .316 2.04 5.96 7.71 106 6.36 135.3
2017 RCU A+ 5 5 16.3 0 0 0 8 5 27 0 .263 102 4.4 2.8 0.0 14.9 57% .267 .192 0.80 1.70 1.10 68 1.65 33.2
2017 TUL AA 11 11 49.0 2 2 0 40 15 64 5 .253 108 7.3 2.8 0.9 11.8 52% .315 .225 1.12 2.94 3.49 61 1.54 34.6
2017 OKL AAA 12 3 23.3 1 1 1 19 11 34 1 .262 103 7.3 4.2 0.4 13.1 62% .333 .208 1.29 2.77 4.63 69 1.50 29.0

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
2017 174 0.4943 0.4138 0.7361 0.6047 0.2273 0.8269 0.5000 0.2639
Career1740.49430.41380.73610.60470.22730.82690.50.2639

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/6/17.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2015 (1-24) (Vanderbilt). $1.7775M signing bonus ($2.0944M slot).

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BP Articles

Walker Buehler is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessCal League Top Tools Part 2: The PitchersWilson Karaman2017-10-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 26Mike Gianella2017-09-26
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The EnemyBen Carsley2017-09-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The EnemyBret Sayre2017-09-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The EnemyCraig Goldstein2017-09-18
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The EnemyGeorge Bissell2017-09-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 149: Victor Robles vs. Ronald AcunaGeorge Bissell2017-09-08
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 149: Victor Robles vs. Ronald AcunaMark Barry2017-09-08
DFA Podcast: Ep. 28: The Eye TestR.J. Anderson2017-09-06
DFA Podcast: Ep. 28: The Eye TestBryan Grosnick2017-09-06
DFA Podcast: Ep. 28: The Eye TestShawn Brody2017-09-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 23Scooter Hotz2017-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Walker BuehlerMark Barry2017-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Walker BuehlerKate Morrison2017-09-06
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 148: September Call-UpsGeorge Bissell2017-09-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 148: September Call-UpsWilson Karaman2017-09-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 148: September Call-UpsMark Barry2017-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 11th-13thMark Anderson2017-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Four Prospects to Sell or HoldBen Carsley2017-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 31Mark Anderson2017-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 26thSteve Givarz2017-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe GM Trade Game: Sonny GrayBP Staff2017-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe GM Trade Game: Sonny GrayPatrick Dubuque2017-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 21, 2017Javier Barragan2017-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 20Wilson Karaman2017-07-21
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsGeorge Bissell2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsBen Carsley2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsBret Sayre2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsCraig Goldstein2017-07-14
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The 2017 Midseason Top 50Bret Sayre2017-07-12
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The 2017 Midseason Top 50Ben Carsley2017-07-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy StorylinesEric Roseberry2017-07-06
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy StorylinesGeorge Bissell2017-07-06
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy StorylinesJeffrey Paternostro2017-07-06
2017 Prospects: Midseason Top 50Jeffrey Paternostro2017-07-06
2017 Prospects: Midseason Top 50BP Prospect Staff2017-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 30-July 2Mark Anderson2017-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 3, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 26, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessCheese in the Kitchen: California Dreamin'Wilson Karaman2017-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: June 6, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 17Steve Givarz2017-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View From Behind The Backstop: Six Ways of Thinking About SixtoJeffrey Paternostro2017-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 8, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: May 5, 2017Javier Barragan2017-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 1Steve Givarz2017-05-02
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Ben Carsley2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Bret Sayre2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?George Bissell2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Craig Goldstein2017-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Next 112Ben Carsley2017-03-15
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 7-8BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Starting Pitchers on the Ocean FloorWilson Karaman2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and BeyondBen Carsley2017-02-28
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBret Sayre2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Candidates for Next Year's 101BP Prospect Staff2017-02-20
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-18
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-18
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsWilson Karaman2017-01-18
Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the DoyersMatthew Trueblood2017-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 15thMark Anderson2016-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016Christopher Crawford2016-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: September 2, 2016Will Haines2016-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I LikeWilson Karaman2016-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 30, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rdWilson Karaman2016-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: South Atlantic LeagueAdam McInturff2016-04-12
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-03
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Starting Pitchers on the Ocean's FloorWilson Karaman2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on if (or to what extent) Walker Buehler can help the Dodgers bullpen?
(Seth from LA)
He got plenty of practice earlier in the season airing it out for short bursts, and the raw stuff is absurd. He can help any bullpen.

Pure silk on these harmonies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KQ4_-kVyg (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Was it hard to rank Buehler when the Dodgers aren't letting him go more than 75 pitches in a start? I'd think it'd present challenges when a 22 year old prospect is being handled that carefully.
(Charlie from LA)
Jarrett talks about this in his supplemental piece today, but this isn't just a Walker Buehler problem, all these guys get handled pretty carefully now. Other than Mike Soroka apparently. It makes things trickier for sure. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Walker Buehler a future #2 type?
(Chris from Texas)
Yes, although he could settle in as a mid-tier guy as well. (Mike Gianella)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)What's the expectation for Walker Buehler now after all these reports about his velo? Will he have the helium to rise into the top 20 prospects by season's end?
(grimoren189 from Houston)
I think that's aggressive because there's still a lot we don't know and velocity does not a top prospect make. Buehler is on the shorter side for a starter and there are questions about how much he holds up in games and over the course of a season, so we'll need to see him maintain that velocity (or close enough) over the course of the season, and as he goes deeper into games. I think he gets a big dose of helium but not top 20. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-05 23:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty rebuild (25 man x 20 team) where prospects must be carried on roster. Which of the following acquired assets have highest upside/best chance to be "pillars" for the next championship?? ' Bats: Gallo, Josh Bell, Vlad Jr., Nick Williams, Brad Zimmer, Willy Adames, Mateo, Robles, Ames Rosario, Corey Ray Arms: Bundy, Reyes (post injury), Matt Manning, Sandy Alcantara, Walker Buehler
(Loria's Cousin Fazzie from Milwaukee,, Wi)
In terms of cornerstone ceiling, I'd put Gallo, Vlad Jr., Robles, and Reyes in that category of guys I could see topping out as top-50 players. Maybe Ray too? There's varying degrees of risk baked in there - for instance, Gallo's more likely Russell Branyan than he is Babe Ruth. Vlad Jr.'s like 11 and carries the associated developmental risk, etc. It's a solid collection of talent for a rebuild with a window 3-4 years out. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some lower end top 100 prospects that could really shoot towards the top of the 2018 top 100?
(Cubs Fan 69 from Illinois)
Kevin Maitan feels like an obvious answer. I could see Walker Buehler, Jahmai Jones, and Delvin Perez making some big leaps as well. (Mark Barry)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you been aware of any new changes in minor leaguers (velocity, batting stances, anything) this spring training that has you interested about how they perform this season? I know Mitch White and Walker Buehler were pumping serious gas the other day. Something in that vein.
(Eddy from NY)
These stories pop up every Spring, because there isn't much to write about. I'd pay closer attention to Buehler and White, especially Buehler since this is a continuation of how he looked late last season. But some guys also just get hot early and can air it out in two-inning stints. Jarrett does have a piece in the works on this topic though (Spring prospect helium generally) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, I could use some help on deep dynasty assets for a prospect draft. 20 team dynasty league, 150+ prospects owned. I have two upcoming picks and I've put together a list of 10 guys that I'm having a terrible time differentiating. My list is: Jake Bauers, Jahmai Jones, Lucas Erceg, Christin Stewart, Taylor Trammell, Alec Hansen, Walker Buehler, Sixto Sanchez, Justin Dunn, Sandy Alcantara I was thinking about one hitter and one pitcher but really I just want the two best values from that list. How would you rank the top 3-5 in case a few get taken between my picks? Obviously some of them are closer to the majors and some are much farther away which is why I'm struggling. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
(treynay3 from Grand Rapids)
I'd go Jones, Alcantara, Erceg, Dunn. (Bret Sayre)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Walker Buehler has thrown 192 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (92mph).