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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 161.3 7 12 0 114 6.02 -0.8
Birth Date8-27-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight205 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
2007 KCA 23 7 5 34.0 26.3 7.7 1 2 0 0 1 0 143 37 20 20 5 65 16 16 0 17 5.29 5.63 7.05 -2.4 -0.2
2008 ARI 24 10 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 59 16 5 5 3 28 4 3 1 11 3.21 5.39 5.18 -0.0 -0.0
2009 ARI 25 16 13 77.3 73.3 4.0 4 6 0 0 5 2 342 94 57 55 12 149 29 29 3 64 6.40 4.66 5.08 4.1 0.3
2010 ARI 26 3 3 13.0 13.0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 72 26 17 16 4 42 5 5 2 11 11.08 7.03 7.07 -2.7 -0.3
2013 ANA 29 7 2 17.3 8.0 9.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 73 17 9 9 5 35 7 7 1 7 4.67 7.40 8.13 -4.6 -0.5
2014 SDN 30 1 1 5.7 5.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 6 3 3 1 10 4 3 0 4 4.76 6.10 4.16 -0.3 -0.0
Career4424161.3126.335.0712006271619611110830329656371146.025.465.92-5.9-0.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 IDA Rk 8 5 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BUR A 11 11 60.3 4.31 94 .287 .254 .333 .378 .258 .385 79 8.6 0.8 8.6 0.8
2005 HDS A+ 17 17 94.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.625 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HDS A+ 16 16 90.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIC AA 13 13 75.2 5.00 66 .253 .262 .339 .416 .266 .302 74 10.0 1.1 10.0 1.1
2007 KCA MLB 7 5 34.0 7.05 61 .277 .276 .343 .443 .271 .305 104 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2007 WIC AA 4 3 19.3 6.47 70 .263 .259 .342 .401 .262 .258 108 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2007 OMA AAA 27 15 104.7 4.94 105 .248 .283 .350 .447 .266 .309 106 18.3 1.8 18.3 1.8
2008 ARI MLB 10 0 14.0 5.18 85 .280 .259 .321 .380 .249 .325 97 0.1 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2008 TUC AAA 21 20 116.3 5.69 104 .260 .274 .349 .438 .254 .324 118 16.6 1.6 16.8 1.6
2009 ARI MLB 16 13 77.3 5.08 85 .289 .255 .323 .390 .258 .350 98 3.0 0.3 4.1 0.3
2009 RNO AAA 18 16 103.0 4.46 108 .242 .276 .340 .425 .277 .298 103 16.0 1.6 17.8 1.8
2010 ARI MLB 3 3 13.0 7.07 25 .415 .246 .308 .415 .261 .440 92 -3.5 -0.4 -2.7 -0.3
2010 RNO AAA 7 7 43.3 4.98 95 .232 .274 .352 .423 .270 .290 96 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2010 TOL AAA 8 8 37.3 7.34 43 .350 .266 .336 .412 .256 .366 99 -7.2 -0.7 -7.2 -0.7
2011 CSP AAA 23 21 109.0 6.05 105 .285 .286 .358 .445 .265 .347 121 20.6 2.0 21.7 2.0
2012 PME AA 10 10 56.3 4.82 96 .239 .264 .329 .409 .264 .287 104 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2012 PAW AAA 17 17 96.7 6.36 59 .256 .260 .329 .390 .254 .254 97 -10.1 -1.0 -10.1 -1.0
2013 ANA MLB 7 2 17.3 8.13 10 .314 .262 .325 .399 .263 .226 99 -4.6 -0.5 -4.6 -0.5
2013 SLC AAA 18 18 94.3 5.62 89 .264 .284 .350 .438 .276 .324 106 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2014 SDN MLB 1 1 5.7 4.16 77 .340 .243 .298 .396 .265 .278 84 -0.2 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2014 ELP AAA 15 14 63.7 6.93 67 .311 .279 .344 .440 .274 .352 102 -6.4 -0.6 -6.4 -0.6
2014 NAS AAA 4 2 12.0 4.84 94 .199 .273 .341 .426 .266 .286 92 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2

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
2004 IDA Rk 2 2 0 8 5 34.3 44 8 37 4 0% .392 11.5 2.1 1.0 9.7 1.52 3.94 0.0 0.0
2005 BUR A 3 7 0 11 11 60.3 66 17 60 9 45% .385 9.9 2.5 1.3 9.0 1.38 3.88 8.6 0.8
2005 HDS A+ 5 6 0 17 17 94.0 105 46 92 10 0% -.625 10.1 4.4 1.0 8.8 1.61 5.36 0.0 0.0
2006 WIC AA 5 3 0 13 13 75.2 78 39 63 7 53% .302 9.3 4.7 0.8 7.5 1.56 4.67 10.0 1.1
2006 HDS A+ 7 1 0 16 16 90.1 92 47 85 6 0% .337 9.2 4.7 0.6 8.5 1.54 3.90 0.0 0.0
2007 WIC AA 1 3 0 4 3 19.3 20 6 13 4 53% .258 9.3 2.8 1.9 6.1 1.35 4.66 -0.6 -0.1
2007 OMA AAA 9 7 0 27 15 104.7 108 26 83 11 49% .309 9.3 2.2 0.9 7.1 1.28 3.78 18.3 1.8
2007 KCA MLB 1 2 0 7 5 34.0 37 16 17 5 42% .305 9.8 4.2 1.3 4.5 1.56 5.29 -2.4 -0.2
2008 ARI MLB 1 0 0 10 0 14.0 16 4 11 3 40% .325 10.3 2.6 1.9 7.1 1.43 3.21 -0.0 -0.0
2008 TUC AAA 5 10 0 21 20 116.3 136 43 69 9 47% .324 10.5 3.3 0.7 5.3 1.54 4.95 16.8 1.6
2009 ARI MLB 4 6 0 16 13 77.3 94 29 64 12 50% .350 10.9 3.4 1.4 7.4 1.59 6.40 4.1 0.3
2009 RNO AAA 9 3 0 18 16 103.0 91 45 96 5 51% .298 8.0 3.9 0.4 8.4 1.32 3.32 17.8 1.8
2010 RNO AAA 3 1 0 7 7 43.3 40 17 27 2 56% .290 8.3 3.5 0.4 5.6 1.32 3.53 4.3 0.4
2010 TOL AAA 3 5 0 8 8 37.3 60 16 21 8 47% .366 14.5 3.9 1.9 5.1 2.04 9.41 -7.2 -0.7
2010 ARI MLB 0 3 0 3 3 13.0 26 5 11 4 46% .440 18.0 3.5 2.8 7.6 2.38 11.08 -2.7 -0.3
2011 CSP AAA 4 8 0 23 21 109.0 136 52 80 12 44% .347 11.2 4.3 1.0 6.6 1.72 6.03 21.7 2.0
2012 PME AA 4 3 0 10 10 56.3 51 17 51 6 54% .287 8.1 2.7 1.0 8.1 1.21 3.20 4.4 0.5
2012 PAW AAA 8 6 0 17 17 96.7 87 36 59 12 40% .254 8.1 3.4 1.1 5.5 1.27 3.91 -10.1 -1.0
2013 SLC AAA 7 4 0 18 18 94.3 101 50 77 7 44% .324 9.6 4.8 0.7 7.3 1.60 4.87 9.6 1.0
2013 ANA MLB 1 0 0 7 2 17.3 17 7 7 5 36% .226 8.8 3.6 2.6 3.6 1.38 4.67 -4.6 -0.5
2014 ELP AAA 4 5 0 15 14 63.7 85 33 44 10 42% .352 12.0 4.7 1.4 6.2 1.85 5.80 -6.4 -0.6
2014 NAS AAA 1 1 0 4 2 12.0 9 3 15 1 34% .286 6.8 2.2 0.8 11.2 1.00 6.00 1.7 0.2
2014 SDN MLB 0 1 0 1 1 5.7 6 4 4 1 58% .278 9.5 6.4 1.6 6.4 1.76 4.76 -0.3 -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 231 0.4805 0.3723 0.7674 0.5405 0.2167 0.8500 0.5769 0.2326
2009 1299 0.4673 0.4688 0.7734 0.6409 0.3179 0.8843 0.5773 0.2250
2010 248 0.5081 0.4556 0.8319 0.6111 0.2951 0.9091 0.6667 0.1681
2013 288 0.4722 0.4495 0.8992 0.7132 0.2105 0.8866 0.9375 0.1008
2014 83 0.4940 0.3976 0.8182 0.5854 0.2143 0.9583 0.4444 0.1818
Career21490.47510.45160.79810.63420.2860.88660.63070.2009

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 2014-07-02 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2011-08-22 2011-09-06 Minors 15 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-05-02 2011-05-22 Minors 20 19 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2010-07-16 2010-09-07 Minors 53 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $
2013 ANA $
2012 BOS $
2011 COL $
2010 ARI $
2009 ARI $403,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$403,000
1 yrTotal$403,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 81 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 4/21/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 5/24/14. DFA by San Diego 5/25/14. Released by San Diego 8/2/14. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 8/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/16/13. DFA by LA Angels 5/26/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/28/13. Contract selected by LA Angels 6/21/13. DFA by LA Angels 7/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/13. Contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/13. DFA by LA Angels 8/23/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/29/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/20/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 6/1/10 (Dontrelle Willis deal) (Tigers to pay all of Willis' 2010 salary except a pro-rated portion of the $400,000 Major League minimum). Released by Detroit 7/25/10.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Acquired by Arizona in trade from KC 12/14/07. Signed by Arizona 3/9/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/24/07.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2004 (2-55) (South Carolina). Signed 6/04, $0.635M signing bonus.

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Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot CornerGeoff Young2012-01-17
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steve, I am sure I'm late in asking this but what is this Baseball Prospectus project concerning the 1980s?
(Justin from Brno (Czech Republic))
American expat or native Czech who just happens to like baseball? I want to know... The BP 1980s book now has an official title: I Don't Believe What I Just Saw! Subtitle: Baseball Prospectus' Guide to the Bash Brothers, Donnie Baseball, Billyball, Billy Buckner, Doc, Rock, Whitey and Everything Else that Made the 1980s Unforgettable. As I've reported in previous chats, we'll have extensive player comments and special stats for all of the key players of the period (plus retro-PECOTAs), new interviews, and history and analysis of key events and personalities. We're working like mad on it just now with the aim of having copies in your hands next spring. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Subtitle: "Baseball Prospectus' Guide to the Bash Brothers, Donnie Baseball, Billyball, Billy Buckner, Doc, Rock, Whitey and Everything Else that Made the 1980s Unforgettable" Wow. Is the goal to save money by obliterating the cover art? Seriously, you might want to shorten that one.
(david from jp, ma)
How do you know that it won't be a really big cover? More seriously, we don't pick the titles, we only get to kibbitz. If the publisher had wanted to call it, "Baseball Prospectus's Guide to Nipples, Belly-Button Lint, Polydactyl Cats, and Notable Examples of Soiled Underwear in the History of the Cosmos," that's what we'd be signing in bookstores next year. It's a reality we have to deal with. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)You had Brooks Brown, Juan Gutierrez, and Billy Buckner ranked 4th,5th, 6th for the D backs as 3 Star prospects. How far away are any of these guys from cracking the top 100? Are there any "3 star" prospects in the top 100?
(shoewizard from Scottsdale AZ)
The list for consideration was about 130-140 long -- and none of those three were on it. There are a handful of 3 star guys at the end. Basically, I wanted five-star to represent Top 50 candidates, and four-star to represent Top 100 candidates, but it didn't really turn out that way because the talent is down. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Billy Buckner has thrown 2,677 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Sinker (89mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).