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Brian Buchanan RFTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 857 .258 .328 .439 .265 1.4
Birth Date7-21-1973
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2000 MIN 26 30 93 82 10 19 3 0 1 25 8 22 1 2 0 8 0 2 .232 .301 .305 .229 -1.7 -3.0 -0.4
2001 MIN 27 69 219 197 28 54 12 0 10 96 19 58 2 1 0 32 1 1 .274 .342 .487 .271 8.5 -1.4 0.7
2002 MIN 28 44 143 135 19 34 5 1 5 56 6 33 2 0 0 15 2 1 .252 .294 .415 .258 3.1 1.5 0.5
2002 SDN 28 48 102 92 12 27 5 0 6 50 9 26 1 0 0 13 0 1 .293 .363 .543 .308 5.1 -0.9 0.4
2003 SDN 29 115 228 198 29 52 10 2 8 90 24 51 3 3 0 29 6 2 .263 .346 .455 .277 7.9 -0.9 0.7
2004 NYN 30 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .151 -0.4 0.1 -0.0
2004 SDN 30 38 68 60 7 12 2 0 2 20 6 19 1 1 0 6 0 0 .200 .279 .333 .210 -2.3 -1.4 -0.4
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1994 ONE A- 50 209 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 GRB A 23 106 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TAM A+ 131 575 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NRW AA 0 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 0 68 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLC AAA 0 545 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLC AAA 0 428 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 30 93 .229 .275 .347 .444 .264 .295 94 -3.5 2.6 -1 -3.0 0.6 -1.7 -0.4 -1.7 -0.4
2000 SLC AAA 0 408 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 69 219 .271 .269 .336 .429 .262 .338 101 2.6 6.0 -2.8 -1.4 0.3 8.5 0.7 8.5 0.7
2002 MIN MLB 44 143 .258 .265 .328 .418 .263 .299 97 -0.2 3.8 -2 1.5 0.6 3.1 0.5 3.1 0.5
2002 SDN MLB 48 102 .308 .250 .316 .396 .249 .350 99 5.2 2.6 -1 -0.9 -0.7 5.1 0.4 5.1 0.4
2002 EDM AAA 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 115 228 .277 .263 .330 .421 .259 .310 95 4.2 6.0 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3 7.9 0.7 7.9 0.7
2004 NYN MLB 2 4 .151 .276 .339 .453 .270 .000 91 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2004 SDN MLB 38 68 .210 .248 .319 .387 .248 .250 90 -3.8 2.0 -0.4 -1.4 0.6 -2.3 -0.4 -2.3 -0.4
2004 LEL A+ 4 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 12 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSP AAA 72 294 .268 .284 .357 .455 .275 .345 107 2.5 7.9 -3.7 1.3 -0.7 4.0 0.5 4.2 0.5
2005 ROC AAA 29 121 .271 .271 .336 .418 .247 .405 107 1.5 3.8 -2.2 -0.7 -1.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2006 LOU AAA 24 85 .206 .245 .321 .377 .244 .196 101 -4.8 2.4 -1.1 -0.4 0.0 -4.0 -0.4 -5.0 -0.5
2008 OMA AAA 64 254 .209 .274 .344 .439 .260 .265 108 -14.7 7.7 -4.7 -0.4 1.5 -10.3 -1.0 -9.0 -0.9
2009 OMA AAA 34 129 .268 .266 .336 .404 .279 .229 85 1.1 3.8 -2.2 -0.0 -2.9 -0.3 -0.0 -3.2 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1994 ONE A- 209 28 40 9 2 4 26 24 53 5 3 .226 .338 .367 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 GRB A 106 19 29 3 0 3 12 9 17 7 1 .302 .368 .427 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TAM A+ 575 65 137 22 4 10 58 37 108 23 8 .260 .321 .375 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 68 8 17 1 0 4 7 4 11 2 1 .279 .353 .492 .213 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NRW AA 513 75 145 25 2 10 69 32 85 11 9 .309 .366 .434 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLC AAA 545 74 139 29 3 17 82 36 90 14 2 .278 .338 .450 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLC AAA 428 67 116 24 1 10 60 28 85 11 2 .297 .357 .440 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 93 10 19 3 0 1 8 8 22 0 2 .232 .301 .305 .073 .229 -1.7 -3.0 -0.4
2000 SLC AAA 408 82 108 20 1 27 103 41 75 5 1 .297 .373 .580 .283 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 219 28 54 12 0 10 32 19 58 1 1 .274 .342 .487 .213 .271 8.5 -1.4 0.7
2002 SDN MLB 102 12 27 5 0 6 13 9 26 0 1 .293 .363 .543 .250 .308 5.1 -0.9 0.4
2002 MIN MLB 143 19 34 5 1 5 15 6 33 2 1 .252 .294 .415 .163 .258 3.1 1.5 0.5
2002 EDM AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 228 29 52 10 2 8 29 24 51 6 2 .263 .346 .455 .192 .277 7.9 -0.9 0.7
2004 LEL A+ 12 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .300 .417 .500 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYN MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .151 -0.4 0.1 -0.0
2004 SDN MLB 68 7 12 2 0 2 6 6 19 0 0 .200 .279 .333 .133 .210 -2.3 -1.4 -0.4
2004 POR AAA 52 9 15 8 0 2 12 9 7 0 0 .357 .481 .690 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROC AAA 121 17 36 7 0 4 16 7 31 0 1 .316 .355 .482 .167 .271 1.8 -0.7 0.1
2005 CSP AAA 294 50 77 17 2 10 41 27 55 4 1 .297 .379 .494 .197 .268 4.2 1.3 0.5
2006 LOU AAA 85 9 14 2 0 3 10 5 19 4 0 .179 .238 .321 .141 .206 -5.0 -0.4 -0.5
2008 OMA AAA 254 36 53 11 1 8 34 15 54 1 1 .228 .287 .388 .159 .209 -9.0 -0.4 -0.9
2009 OMA AAA 129 10 29 7 0 7 26 7 19 1 0 .238 .279 .467 .230 .268 -3.2 -0.0 -0.3

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-13 2009-08-17 Minors 35 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-09 2009-04-17 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-05-29 2004-06-23 15-DL 25 22 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2002-04-04 2002-04-19 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Strain -
2001-06-28 2001-07-15 15-DL 17 14 Right Ankle Sprain - -
1995-05-03 1995-09-01 Minors 121 0 Left Ankle Surgery Compound Fracture 1995-05-02 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 SDN $650,000
2003 SDN $325,000
2002 MIN, SDN $225,000
2001 MIN $205,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,405,000
4 yrTotal$1,405,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 26 d

Details
  • signed with Fukuoka of JPL 11/06
  • signed as a free agent from TB (minor-league contract) 05-06
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from NYM 12/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 8/04 signed as a free agent from SD 8/04 (refused assignment)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 8/04 contract purchased 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.65M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.325M (03) 3/03 acquired in trade from MIN 7/02

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 24-26Christina Kahrl2004-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-24
Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball TeamJonah Keri2004-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 3-8Christina Kahrl2004-08-10
The Claussen Pickle: An Analysis of Traded Yankee Prospects, 1994-2004Jay Jaffe2004-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 21-24Christina Kahrl2004-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 2-8, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-10
Spring Training Q&A: Ryan KleskoCraig Elsten2003-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Leaving Scouting to the ExpertsJoe Sheehan2003-03-10
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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