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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 311 20 22 1 229 4.28 1.1
Birth Date10-13-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 HOU 24 22 19 113.0 106.7 6.3 6 10 0 0 8 1 479 107 80 74 21 201 34 30 3 77 5.89 5.15 6.74 -9.7 -1.1
2007 COL 25 41 8 93.7 43.7 50.0 6 5 0 3 3 0 396 105 47 44 8 154 20 16 2 61 4.23 3.69 4.65 12.6 1.1
2008 COL 26 63 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 6 6 1 2 0 0 263 45 23 16 5 72 18 16 2 56 2.17 3.30 3.97 11.5 1.2
2010 COL 28 7 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 10 5 5 2 20 6 6 0 9 4.50 5.71 5.92 -0.2 -0.0
2010 TOR 28 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.05 3.76 0.3 0.0
2011 NYN 29 23 0 26.0 0.0 26.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 107 22 10 9 5 39 7 7 1 26 3.12 4.42 4.01 0.1 -0.0
Career15827311.0150.3160.7202215111129428916514841486857582294.284.265.2414.61.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 LWD A 28 26 176.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLR A+ 23 23 158.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 REA AA 4 4 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 25 24 144.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NWO AAA 20 17 98.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROU AAA 20 14 76.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.722 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SUR Wnt 7 6 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.783 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 22 19 113.0 6.74 58 .265 .264 .326 .424 .258 .250 97 -7.1 -0.7 -9.7 -1.1
2006 ROU AAA 7 7 44.0 3.61 119 .262 .262 .331 .407 .260 .333 97 11.6 1.1 10.3 0.9
2007 COL MLB 41 8 93.7 4.65 110 .242 .262 .324 .409 .252 .318 108 13.1 1.3 12.6 1.1
2008 COL MLB 63 0 66.3 3.97 118 .201 .262 .331 .419 .264 .220 104 10.8 1.1 11.5 1.2
2010 COL MLB 7 0 10.0 5.92 72 .315 .261 .325 .404 .272 .308 105 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2010 TOR MLB 2 0 2.0 3.76 126 .018 .263 .327 .429 .258 .000 114 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 MOD A+ 3 1 3.0 2.70 144 -.001 .281 .345 .416 .268 .000 99 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 CSP AAA 18 0 18.3 6.63 82 .292 .277 .349 .428 .270 .322 108 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 NYN MLB 23 0 26.0 4.01 100 .268 .251 .316 .387 .260 .250 96 0.6 0.1 0.1 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 LWD A 9 14 0 28 26 176.7 165 57 136 8 0% .000 8.4 2.9 0.4 6.9 1.26 3.36 0.0 0.0
2002 REA AA 0 2 0 4 4 23.0 29 6 17 5 0% .329 11.3 2.3 2.0 6.7 1.52 7.43 0.0 0.0
2002 CLR A+ 10 6 0 23 23 158.7 140 51 129 11 0% .276 7.9 2.9 0.6 7.3 1.20 3.29 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 9 11 0 25 24 144.7 136 33 114 14 0% .284 8.5 2.1 0.9 7.1 1.17 3.55 0.0 0.0
2004 NWO AAA 6 7 0 20 17 98.0 107 29 74 16 0% .294 9.8 2.7 1.5 6.8 1.39 5.23 0.0 0.0
2005 SUR Wnt 1 0 0 7 6 23.0 20 4 17 2 0% -.783 7.8 1.6 0.8 6.7 1.04 1.57 0.0 0.0
2005 ROU AAA 6 0 0 20 14 76.7 79 27 45 14 0% -.722 9.3 3.2 1.6 5.3 1.38 4.81 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 1 3 0 7 7 44.0 47 17 37 2 43% .333 9.6 3.5 0.4 7.6 1.45 4.91 10.3 0.9
2006 HOU MLB 6 10 0 22 19 113.0 107 34 77 21 45% .250 8.5 2.7 1.7 6.1 1.25 5.89 -9.7 -1.1
2007 COL MLB 6 5 0 41 8 93.7 105 20 61 8 46% .318 10.1 1.9 0.8 5.9 1.33 4.23 12.6 1.1
2008 COL MLB 6 6 1 63 0 66.3 45 18 56 5 40% .220 6.1 2.4 0.7 7.6 0.95 2.17 11.5 1.2
2010 COL MLB 1 0 0 7 0 10.0 10 6 9 2 36% .308 9.0 5.4 1.8 8.1 1.60 4.50 -0.2 -0.0
2010 CSP AAA 0 1 0 18 0 18.3 22 9 12 3 32% .322 10.8 4.4 1.5 5.9 1.69 5.90 -0.3 -0.0
2010 MOD A+ 1 0 0 3 1 3.0 0 0 4 0 20% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.00 0.00 1.1 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2011 NYN MLB 1 1 0 23 0 26.0 22 7 26 5 42% .250 7.6 2.4 1.7 9.0 1.12 3.12 0.1 -0.0

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
2008 845 0.4888 0.4798 0.7618 0.6174 0.3426 0.9059 0.5135 0.2357
2010 176 0.4545 0.3943 0.7391 0.5875 0.2292 0.8511 0.5000 0.2609
2011 409 0.5403 0.4743 0.7784 0.6471 0.2713 0.8531 0.5686 0.2165
Career14300.49930.46770.76380.62220.30830.88410.52760.2333

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-05-30 2011-09-29 60-DL 122 110 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2011-05-25 2011-05-25 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Mood Disorder Anxiety and Depression - -
2011-05-16 2011-05-21 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2011-03-01 2011-03-03 Camp 2 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-08-14 2010-09-01 15-DL 18 16 Low Back Strain -
2010-03-26 2010-07-24 60-DL 120 96 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-17
2009-03-27 2009-10-13 60-DL 200 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-17
2009-02-27 2009-03-27 Camp 28 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2008-09-10 2008-09-29 DTD 19 17 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 NYN $600,000
2010 COL $1,055,000
2009 COL $1,055,000
2008 COL $399,000
2007 COL $383,000
2006 HOU $327,000
2005 COL $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$4,135,000
7 yrTotal$4,135,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 140 d1 year/$0.6M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/3/11. Roster bonus: $0.4M if Buchholz makes Opening Day roster and is not on disabled list. Performance bonuses: $40,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games. Refused assignment by NY Mets 11/15/11.
  • 1 year/$1.055M (2010). Re-signed 1/14/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.055M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 each for 40, 50 games finished.
  • 1 year/$0.399M (2008). Split contract, $0.2296M in minors.
  • 1 year/$0.383M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 9/06. Acquired in trade from Houston 12/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed 3/05 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased 11/03. Acquired in trade from Philadelphia 11/03. Optioned to Triple-A 3/04.
  • Drafted 2000 (6-175) (Springfield HS, Pa.), $0.375M signing bonus.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Taylor Buchholz threw 1,756 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Curve (79mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph).