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Jay Buhner RFMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 5927 .254 .359 .494 124 23.6
Birth Date8-13-1964
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age55 years, 2 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1987 NYA 22 7 23 5 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 72 -0.8 -0.1 0.9 0.1
1988 NYA 23 25 76 13 0 0 3 3 25 3 0 0 .188 .250 .319 88 -1.0 -0.2 0.9 0.2
1988 SEA 23 60 223 43 13 1 10 25 68 3 1 1 .224 .320 .458 93 -1.6 -0.3 15.5 1.9
1989 SEA 24 58 226 56 15 1 9 19 55 2 1 4 .275 .341 .490 111 3.1 -1.5 1.3 0.7
1990 SEA 25 51 185 45 12 0 7 17 50 4 2 2 .276 .357 .479 96 -0.7 0.0 -4.6 -0.3
1991 SEA 26 137 471 99 14 4 27 53 117 6 0 1 .244 .337 .498 128 16.2 -3.2 10.0 3.3
1992 SEA 27 152 629 132 16 3 25 71 146 6 0 6 .243 .333 .422 112 10.5 -2.5 6.2 2.7
1993 SEA 28 158 675 153 28 3 27 100 144 2 2 5 .272 .379 .476 129 26.3 -2.0 -10.0 2.7
1994 SEA 29 101 436 100 23 4 21 66 63 5 0 1 .279 .394 .542 134 21.0 0.3 -1.1 2.7
1995 SEA 30 126 539 123 23 0 40 60 120 1 0 1 .262 .343 .566 133 24.4 -1.5 -19.3 1.3
1996 SEA 31 150 667 153 29 0 44 84 159 9 0 1 .271 .369 .557 134 33.5 -6.0 -15.6 2.3
1997 SEA 32 157 665 131 18 2 40 119 175 5 0 0 .243 .383 .506 136 33.4 -1.5 -9.2 3.3
1998 SEA 33 72 286 59 7 1 15 38 71 1 0 0 .242 .344 .463 114 5.9 -0.3 -1.3 0.9
1999 SEA 34 87 343 59 11 0 14 69 100 5 0 0 .222 .388 .421 116 9.1 -1.6 -14.2 -0.1
2000 SEA 35 112 430 92 20 0 26 59 98 4 0 2 .253 .361 .522 129 19.8 -1.2 -6.3 1.9
2001 SEA 36 19 53 10 2 0 2 8 9 0 0 0 .222 .340 .400 113 1.1 -1.4 -1.3 -0.1
Career14725927127323319310792140656624.254.359.494124200.2-23.3-48.023.6

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1984 WTT A- NYP 65 274 .000 .000 .000 .401 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 FTL A+ FSL 117 481 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FTL A+ FSL 36 155 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB AL 7 23 .265 .330 .424 .313 98 -1.2 0.7 -0.1 72 13 0.9 -0.1 -0.8 0.1
1987 COH AAA INT 134 563 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB AL 25 76 .259 .321 .384 .238 99 -2.8 2.0 0.1 88 12 0.9 -0.2 -1.0 0.2
1988 SEA MLB AL 60 223 .261 .324 .390 .284 107 4.2 5.8 -2 93 12 15.5 -0.3 -1.6 1.9
1988 COH AAA INT 38 152 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SEA MLB AL 58 226 .261 .323 .381 .333 105 11.5 5.9 -2.1 111 16 1.3 -1.5 3.1 0.7
1989 CLG AAA PCL 56 243 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SEA MLB AL 51 185 .257 .329 .379 .355 101 4.2 5.0 -2.1 96 15 -4.6 0.0 -0.7 -0.3
1990 CLG AAA PCL 13 42 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SEA MLB AL 137 471 .258 .324 .394 .271 98 18.7 12.7 -4.6 128 8 10.0 -3.2 16.2 3.3
1992 SEA MLB AL 152 629 .259 .324 .386 .282 101 12.2 16.3 -6 112 7 6.2 -2.5 10.5 2.7
1993 SEA MLB AL 158 675 .269 .338 .411 .315 100 28.1 19.4 -7.5 129 9 -10.0 -2.0 26.3 2.7
1994 SEA MLB AL 101 436 .274 .344 .440 .283 101 24.3 13.2 -5 134 10 -1.1 0.3 21.0 2.7
1995 SEA MLB AL 126 539 .270 .339 .428 .263 102 19.4 16.1 -6.1 133 9 -19.3 -1.5 24.4 1.3
1996 SEA MLB AL 150 667 .280 .350 .450 .294 102 31.6 20.6 -7.9 134 8 -15.6 -6.0 33.5 2.3
1997 SEA MLB AL 157 665 .275 .341 .433 .279 102 23.4 18.3 -7.3 136 8 -9.2 -1.5 33.4 3.3
1998 SEA MLB AL 72 286 .269 .333 .430 .275 99 6.9 7.8 -3.2 114 10 -1.3 -0.3 5.9 0.9
1998 TAC AAA PCL 0 6 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB AL 87 343 .272 .338 .434 .290 98 10.2 9.6 -4 116 11 -14.2 -1.6 9.1 -0.1
2000 SEA MLB AL 112 430 .277 .347 .446 .273 84 28.7 13.5 -4.9 129 6 -6.3 -1.2 19.8 1.9
2001 SEA MLB AL 19 53 .264 .326 .420 .235 91 1.5 1.6 -0.5 113 14 -1.3 -1.4 1.1 -0.1
2001 EVE A- NWN 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAC AAA PCL 11 40 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1984 WTT A- NYP 274 229 43 74 16 3 9 123 58 42 58 3 1 .323 .430 .537 .214 0 0
1985 FTL A+ FSL 481 409 65 121 18 10 11 192 76 65 76 6 4 .296 .394 .469 .174 1 1
1986 FTL A+ FSL 155 139 24 42 9 1 7 74 31 15 30 1 0 .302 .370 .532 .230 0 0
1987 COH AAA INT 563 502 83 140 23 1 31 258 85 55 124 4 2 .279 .351 .514 .235 2 2
1987 NYA MLB AL 23 22 0 5 2 0 0 7 1 1 6 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .091 0 0
1988 COH AAA INT 152 129 26 33 5 0 8 62 5 19 33 1 1 .256 .364 .481 .225 0 0
1988 NYA MLB AL 76 69 8 13 0 0 3 22 13 3 25 0 0 .188 .250 .319 .130 1 0
1988 SEA MLB AL 223 192 28 43 13 1 10 88 25 25 68 1 1 .224 .320 .458 .234 2 1
1989 SEA MLB AL 226 204 27 56 15 1 9 100 33 19 55 1 4 .275 .341 .490 .216 1 0
1989 CLG AAA PCL 243 196 43 61 12 1 11 108 45 44 56 4 4 .311 .438 .551 .240 0 0
1990 CLG AAA PCL 42 34 6 7 1 0 2 14 5 7 11 0 0 .206 .341 .412 .206 0 0
1990 SEA MLB AL 185 163 16 45 12 0 7 78 33 17 50 2 2 .276 .357 .479 .202 1 0
1991 SEA MLB AL 471 406 64 99 14 4 27 202 77 53 117 0 1 .244 .337 .498 .254 4 2
1992 SEA MLB AL 629 543 69 132 16 3 25 229 79 71 146 0 6 .243 .333 .422 .179 8 1
1993 SEA MLB AL 675 563 91 153 28 3 27 268 98 100 144 2 5 .272 .379 .476 .204 8 2
1994 SEA MLB AL 436 358 74 100 23 4 21 194 68 66 63 0 1 .279 .394 .542 .263 5 2
1995 SEA MLB AL 539 470 86 123 23 0 40 266 121 60 120 0 1 .262 .343 .566 .304 6 2
1996 SEA MLB AL 667 564 107 153 29 0 44 314 138 84 159 0 1 .271 .369 .557 .285 10 0
1997 SEA MLB AL 665 540 104 131 18 2 40 273 109 119 175 0 0 .243 .383 .506 .263 1 0
1998 TAC AAA PCL 6 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 .500 0 0
1998 SEA MLB AL 286 244 33 59 7 1 15 113 45 38 71 0 0 .242 .344 .463 .221 2 1
1999 SEA MLB AL 343 266 37 59 11 0 14 112 38 69 100 0 0 .222 .388 .421 .199 3 0
2000 SEA MLB AL 430 364 50 92 20 0 26 190 82 59 98 0 2 .253 .361 .522 .269 2 1
2001 EVE A- NWN 11 10 3 6 1 0 2 13 3 1 2 0 0 .600 .636 1.300 .700 0 0
2001 TAC AAA PCL 40 34 5 8 0 0 3 17 9 5 13 0 0 .235 .350 .500 .265 0 0
2001 SEA MLB AL 53 45 4 10 2 0 2 18 5 8 9 0 0 .222 .340 .400 .178 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2001-04-02 2001-09-01 60-DL 152 135 Left Foot Surgery Plantar Fascia 2001-06-15 -
2000-08-17 2000-09-02 15-DL 16 13 Right Wrist Sprain - -
1999-05-19 1999-07-15 15-DL 57 48 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-09-07 1998-09-27 60-DL 20 19 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1998-09-20 -
1998-08-15 1998-08-15 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain UCL Diving for Catch - -
1998-04-07 1998-06-11 15-DL 65 59 Left Knee Surgery 1998-04-28 -
1995-06-06 1995-06-23 15-DL 17 16 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1990-06-17 1990-08-23 67 59 Right Forearm Fracture HBP - -
1990-03-31 1990-06-01 62 49 Right Ankle Sprain - -
1989-06-29 1989-08-19 51 44 Right Wrist Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 SEA $1,850,000
2000 SEA $1,450,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$3,300,000
2 yrTotal$3,300,000

 

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Where's Jay Buhner?
(Wright from HuskerLand)
In his truch, on his way to buy another truck. (Megan Rowley)
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay Buhner or Ken Phelps?
(George from Queens)
Buhner. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good chat. Over the last 15 - 20 years, who are some of your favorite players to go to the ballpark and see play and why?
(Jerome from T Hills)
Some of them are obvious - warts and all, I'm thrilled that I've gotten to see Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez as often as I have over the years - both have provided some incredible moments. Mariano Rivera, of course. I'm lucky to have seen Tim Raines and Rickey Henderson relatively late in their careers. Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and Randy Johnson were pretty special because the Mariners were a favorite before I came to New York, and a common point of reference for me and my brother. Manny Ramirez, when he was still an Indian, was a lot of fun. Jim Thome was a beast who seemed to homer every time he came to town.

Going further back, I'm thrilled I got to see Fernando Valenzuela pitch in person, even if it was only spring training. Likewise for seeing Reggie Jackson in spring training - both were huge parts of my childhood and adolesence. My first regular season major league game was Roger Clemens vs. Nolan Ryan in 1989 (read about it in today's column). That was incredibly special in retrospect because Ryan always meant a great deal to me.

I'm sure I've forgotten somebody, but that's a good start. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageOpening day starter 2010? The more I think about it and talk to others, I don't think he's pitching in the big leagues this year, other than maybe some BS relief innings in the last two weeks of the year.

Off topic: They just showed the Mariners table and I thought Jay Buhner was Bavasi and I got very confused. (Kevin Goldstein)