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Travis Buck PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 910 .243 .316 .399 89 0.2
Birth Date11-18-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age35 years, 8 months, 2 days
BatsL
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
2007 OAK 23 82 334 82 22 5 7 39 66 4 4 1 .288 .377 .474 103 2.7 -2.1 -5.1 0.2
2008 OAK 24 38 172 35 9 1 7 11 38 4 1 0 .226 .291 .432 91 -1.6 -1.6 1.6 0.2
2009 OAK 25 36 115 23 3 0 3 10 20 0 1 1 .219 .287 .333 80 -2.5 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2010 OAK 26 14 48 7 2 0 1 4 14 1 1 0 .167 .255 .286 82 -0.9 -0.6 -1.6 -0.2
2011 CLE 27 50 160 34 11 0 2 8 30 2 1 1 .228 .275 .342 74 -4.5 2.8 -1.2 0.0
2012 HOU 28 33 81 16 5 1 0 6 18 1 0 0 .216 .284 .311 67 -3.1 -0.1 2.6 0.1
Career25391019752720781861283.243.316.39989-9.7-1.6-4.60.2

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 KNC A MDW 32 144 .253 .330 .380 .394 104 -0.6 0.3 -0.1 142 0 -1.5 -0.4 7.9 0.6
2005 VAN A- NWN 9 41 .267 .334 .391 .423 89 1.1 0.9 -0.3 164 0 1.7 -0.2 2.6 0.5
2006 STO A+ CLF 34 145 .268 .351 .404 .390 100 14.7 3.9 -0.9 166 0 2.8 1.9 4.5 1.2
2006 MID AA TXS 50 238 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 OAK MLB AL 82 334 .268 .334 .421 .347 91 17.1 9.9 -3.2 103 9 -5.1 -2.1 2.7 0.2
2007 SAC AAA PCL 2 9 .291 .352 .470 .200 85 1 0.3 0 82 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 OAK MLB AL 38 172 .267 .335 .420 .250 99 -1.1 5.0 -1.8 91 12 1.6 -1.6 -1.6 0.2
2008 SAC AAA PCL 45 197 .281 .351 .452 .361 101 3.5 7.1 -1.2 109 0 -2.6 0.5 0.1 0.4
2008 ATH Rk AZL 4 16 .281 .376 .378 .818 101 5.5 0.5 -0.2 385 0 -0.3 -0.3 5.7 0.5
2009 OAK MLB AL 36 115 .269 .335 .423 .244 100 -3.9 3.3 -1.1 80 9 -0.9 0.1 -2.5 -0.1
2009 SAC AAA PCL 62 266 .279 .343 .435 .314 87 9.1 8.0 -3.3 99 0 -1.8 -1.8 0.6 0.2
2010 OAK MLB AL 14 48 .256 .324 .404 .222 93 -3.1 1.3 -0.4 82 17 -1.6 -0.6 -0.9 -0.2
2010 SAC AAA PCL 32 141 .276 .349 .429 .363 94 6.1 4.9 -2.1 98 0 3.1 1.4 0.3 0.7
2010 ATH Rk AZL 6 21 .251 .292 .378 .250 90 0.9 0.8 -0.3 170 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2011 CLE MLB AL 50 160 .253 .317 .408 .271 101 -4.5 4.3 -1.3 74 13 -1.2 2.8 -4.5 0.0
2011 COH AAA INT 36 146 .263 .332 .404 .290 107 0.2 4.5 -2.1 107 0 2.0 0.2 1.3 0.6
2012 HOU MLB NL 33 81 .245 .309 .385 .286 101 -3.5 2.2 -0.6 67 16 2.6 -0.1 -3.1 0.1
2012 CCH AA TEX 7 25 .256 .320 .392 .250 92 -2 0.7 -0.3 72 0 -0.6 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2
2012 OKL AAA PCL 22 71 .271 .329 .423 .400 91 3.8 2.1 -0.9 134 0 -1.6 0.9 3.2 0.4
2013 TUC AAA PCL 35 135 .280 .348 .437 .265 107 -2.6 3.9 -1.2 82 0 1.3 -1.5 -3.7 -0.1
2014 ELP AAA PCL 54 163 .267 .334 .411 .339 97 4.2 4.8 -0.3 107 0 -2.0 0.3 0.0 0.3

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
2005 VAN A- NWN 41 36 7 13 1 0 2 20 9 5 8 1 1 .361 .439 .556 .194 0 0
2005 KNC A MDW 144 123 17 42 13 0 1 58 22 19 19 3 1 .341 .427 .472 .130 1 1
2006 STO A+ CLF 145 126 24 44 17 3 3 76 26 14 18 2 1 .349 .414 .603 .254 0 0
2006 MID AA TXS 238 212 32 64 22 1 4 100 22 22 39 9 1 .302 .374 .472 .170 1 1
2007 SAC AAA PCL 9 7 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 .143 .333 .429 .286 0 0
2007 OAK MLB AL 334 285 41 82 22 5 7 135 34 39 66 4 1 .288 .377 .474 .186 4 2
2008 OAK MLB AL 172 155 16 35 9 1 7 67 25 11 38 1 0 .226 .291 .432 .206 2 0
2008 ATH Rk AZL 16 15 4 10 2 0 1 15 6 1 3 0 0 .667 .688 1.000 .333 0 0
2008 SAC AAA PCL 197 169 28 50 8 2 2 68 17 25 34 4 1 .296 .396 .402 .107 0 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 115 105 11 23 3 0 3 35 10 10 20 1 1 .219 .287 .333 .114 0 0
2009 SAC AAA PCL 266 232 37 63 13 3 5 97 29 23 44 3 1 .272 .347 .418 .147 2 2
2010 OAK MLB AL 48 42 6 7 2 0 1 12 2 4 14 1 0 .167 .255 .286 .119 0 1
2010 ATH Rk AZL 21 16 3 3 1 0 0 4 4 5 4 0 0 .188 .381 .250 .063 0 0
2010 SAC AAA PCL 141 121 22 36 7 2 3 56 17 11 28 3 2 .298 .372 .463 .165 1 1
2011 CLE MLB AL 160 149 18 34 11 0 2 51 18 8 30 1 1 .228 .275 .342 .114 1 0
2011 COH AAA INT 146 121 21 31 6 1 4 51 25 19 26 1 1 .256 .366 .421 .165 2 1
2012 OKL AAA PCL 71 64 9 23 4 0 1 30 6 5 8 0 0 .359 .414 .469 .109 0 1
2012 HOU MLB NL 81 74 7 16 5 1 0 23 6 6 18 0 0 .216 .284 .311 .095 0 0
2012 CCH AA TEX 25 21 3 3 2 0 0 5 3 4 9 0 0 .143 .280 .238 .095 0 0
2013 TUC AAA PCL 135 125 19 32 11 0 5 58 26 7 20 0 0 .256 .296 .464 .208 2 0
2014 ELP AAA PCL 163 142 21 41 7 0 3 57 21 14 30 0 1 .289 .362 .401 .113 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 559 0.5385 0.4597 0.7782 0.5980 0.2984 0.8389 0.6364 0.2218 0.0068
2009 399 0.5238 0.4887 0.7795 0.6699 0.2895 0.8643 0.5636 0.2205 0.0011
2010 175 0.5257 0.4629 0.6914 0.6087 0.3012 0.8214 0.4000 0.3086 0.0013
2011 590 0.4814 0.4881 0.7708 0.6761 0.3137 0.8594 0.5938 0.2292 0.0001
2012 302 0.4503 0.4768 0.7361 0.6397 0.3434 0.8621 0.5439 0.2639 0.0035
Career20250.50470.47650.76250.64210.30810.85180.57540.23750.0028

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
2014-07-02 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-03 2014-05-15 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-05-29 2012-06-26 15-DL 28 24 Right Ankle Inflammation Achilles Tendinitis - -
2012-04-27 2012-04-28 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2012-04-19 2012-04-24 DTD 5 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-07-02 2011-07-07 DTD 5 5 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-06-10 2011-06-13 DTD 3 3 Neck Whiplash From Car Accident -
2011-05-19 2011-05-21 DTD 2 2 Sprain Turf Toe -
2010-06-17 2010-06-17 On-Alr 0 0 Fatigue -
2010-04-21 2010-07-30 60-DL 100 86 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-03-07 2010-03-10 Camp 3 0 Head Dizziness -
2009-10-02 2009-10-05 DTD 3 3 Head Post-concussive Syndrome From Last Year -
2009-05-30 2009-06-14 15-DL 15 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-05-19 2009-05-22 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-07-26 2008-08-29 Minors 34 0 Head Post-concussive Syndrome -
2008-06-19 2008-06-30 Minors 11 0 Head Concussion Sliding Into Wall -
2008-04-19 2008-05-10 15-DL 21 19 Bilateral Lower Leg Inflammation Shin Splints -
2008-04-11 2008-04-12 DTD 1 1 Bilateral Lower Leg Inflammation Shin Splints -
2007-09-10 2007-09-10 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Bone Spurs 2007-09-10
2007-08-18 2007-10-01 60-DL 44 39 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-07-28 2007-07-30 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Soreness -
2007-06-28 2007-07-14 15-DL 16 13 Left Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2007-06-24 2007-06-27 DTD 3 3 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2007-06-11 2007-06-15 DTD 4 3 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2007-06-03 2007-06-04 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-05-22 2007-05-26 DTD 4 3 Right Elbow Soreness -
2007-05-15 2007-05-16 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Soreness -
2007-05-06 2007-05-10 DTD 4 3 Bilateral Wrist Soreness -
2007-05-02 2007-05-04 DTD 2 1 Wrist Soreness -
2007-04-23 2007-04-24 DTD 1 1 Bilateral Wrist Soreness -
2007-03-06 2007-03-09 Camp 3 0 Neck Stiffness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 HOU $580,000
2011 CLE $625,000
2010 OAK $410,000
2009 OAK $410,000
2008 OAK $400,000
2007 OAK $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$2,805,000
6 yrTotal$2,805,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 133 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/17/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.58M (2012). Signed by Houston as a free agent 11/10/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 4/4/12. DFA by Houston 6/26/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2011). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/10. Contract purchased by Cleveland 3/30/11. DFA by Cleveland 7/28/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10. Non-tendered by Oakland 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased 4/07.
  • Drafted 2005 (1s-36) (Arizona State). Signed 7/05, $0.95M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the A's will call up Michael Taylor any time soon? He had a poor first half and was hampered by injury. Has been on a nice little tear recently, though. Previous two seasons in the minors were excellent. I'd rather see him out there than Travis Buck....
(Clark Griswold from Inside a Christmas tree)
Kevin Goldstein knows far more than I do about the situation. Earlier this week, he said he'd be surprised if Taylor were up before September. I have nothing informative to add to that, except that with the A's seemingly out of it but now down Ryan Sweeney as well, it wouldn't hurt to take a bit of a longer look at him than September, with its distortions in terms of talent level, traditionally allows. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Buck a. becomes a regular MLB'er b. a 4th/5th OF c. this is it-nada
(Hawkeye from Grafton, ND)
B. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Buck is playing for Sacramento because ____________.
(Billy Beane & Bob Geren from Oakland)
He has a .289 OBP since 2007 and makes Milton Bradley look like Cal Ripken Jr. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)In his rookie season, Travis Buck did pretty well in limited time. Then he struggled to open the 2008 season and got sent down to the minors. Toward the end of the year, he got called up and started to hit again. He kept on hitting in Spring Training, but now that we're in the regular season, he can't hit again. I know a lot of those are small sample sizes, but I thought Buck would have established himself as an average to slightly above average corner outfielder by this point. What's the problem?
(Dave from Chicago)
It's too early to react to him going 1-for-11 or whatever. The real problem is that the expectations for him are inflated by his 2007 half season, and that he's never been in the lineup long enough for anyone to get a real feel for his true level of ability. He jumped from Double-A to the majors, and in a half season of work hit far better than his translations would have suggested. He got off to a lousy start last year where injuries played a major part, and he spent a good amount of time in Triple-A before having a hot September cup of coffee. Overall he's at .262/.344/.450 for his career of just over 500 PA. If he can't sustain that, he's a fourth outfielder, and even if he can, that's only borderline useful. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the A's sign Jason Giambi, how would that impact Jack Cust, Daric Barton, and Travis Buck? Does Giambi play first with Barton going to the bench or minors? Does Giambi DH with Barton staying at first and then Cust moving to the outfield, thus displacing Buck, or does Cust go to the bench?
(Eric from Denver)
I think this potentially impacts Barton more than anybody, because while the A's don't see Cust as unplayable in the outfield, it seems more likely that he'll get more DH time than outfield play, and that means Giambi'd be playing a lot of first base. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you start in the A's outfield next year out of Travis Buck, Matt Murton, Ryan Sweeney, Carlos Gonzalez, and Aaron Cunningham?
(Dave from Chicago)
Good question. I'm not sure how crazy I am about any of 'em. Gonzalez has star potential but still needs lots of work, and he's the only one with real star potential. I'm not a big Murton or Sweeney fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)aaron cunningham, he produces, but doesnt wow anyone with the athleticism/tools. whats his upside? top 100 prospect?
(roy from seattle)
The best comp I've heard is a pre-struggles Travis Buck from the other side. That's a nice piece, but not an impact guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Will, thanks for your great work. To what extent do you think injuries will keep Andy LaRoche and Travis Buck from fulfilling their seemingly considerable potential? Buck especially can't seem to stay in one piece. Thanks again!
(Dennis from Monterey Park)
You have to take it into consideration with both. Health *is* a skill. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, What is your assessment of the A's going forward 2009 and beyond. I know a lot of people are bullish, but I have my worries. Unlike the Rays who were stacked with four and five star players, the A's seem to be almost overloaded with three star types - They must be pushing 20 of these guys. How good of a team can you have with a plethora of useful roleplayers and platoon partners? Is a team with no weaknesses, but no real strengths either a playoff contender? Matt
(lentzner from Fremont, CA)
I don't know why people would be all that bullish. It's an interesting and deep organization, but you're exactly right, and this is why I was so down on the Harden deal. Near-adequate corner outfield types or somebody who might be a third starter if things break right, but who's more certainly a four and five... you don't hoard those guys, you bundle them to *get* good things.

I see plenty of weaknesses. The infield lacks a single reliable regular under 30. The outfield has Carlos Gonzalez and... well, maybe Travis Buck pans out, but you can just as easily say the same of Daric Barton. The pitching staff has all sorts of depth, but nobody's an obvious ace in the making. I guess I see a lot of adequacy and a shot at 80 wins if a lot of things go right. (Christina Kahrl)


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