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Portrait of Jay Buhner

Jay Buhner RFMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 5927 .254 .359 .494 .293 21.5
Birth Date8-13-1964
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1987 NYA 22 7 23 22 0 5 2 0 0 7 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .213 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
1988 NYA 23 25 76 69 8 13 0 0 3 22 3 25 3 1 0 13 0 0 .188 .250 .319 .221 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
1988 SEA 23 60 223 192 28 43 13 1 10 88 25 68 3 2 1 25 1 1 .224 .320 .458 .280 13.3 6.9 2.2
1989 SEA 24 58 226 204 27 56 15 1 9 100 19 55 2 1 0 33 1 4 .275 .341 .490 .313 16.7 -5.1 1.3
1990 SEA 25 51 185 163 16 45 12 0 7 78 17 50 4 1 0 33 2 2 .276 .357 .479 .283 7.1 -4.0 0.3
1991 SEA 26 137 471 406 64 99 14 4 27 202 53 117 6 4 2 77 0 1 .244 .337 .498 .300 24.8 3.1 3.0
1992 SEA 27 152 629 543 69 132 16 3 25 229 71 146 6 8 1 79 0 6 .243 .333 .422 .280 24.3 -4.5 2.2
1993 SEA 28 158 675 563 91 153 28 3 27 268 100 144 2 8 2 98 2 5 .272 .379 .476 .299 37.0 -9.4 2.8
1994 SEA 29 101 436 358 74 100 23 4 21 194 66 63 5 5 2 68 0 1 .279 .394 .542 .310 32.8 -5.9 2.6
1995 SEA 30 126 539 470 86 123 23 0 40 266 60 120 1 6 2 121 0 1 .262 .343 .566 .292 29.7 -19.4 1.0
1996 SEA 31 150 667 564 107 153 29 0 44 314 84 159 9 10 0 138 0 1 .271 .369 .557 .301 38.6 -18.2 1.9
1997 SEA 32 157 665 540 104 131 18 2 40 273 119 175 5 1 0 109 0 0 .243 .383 .506 .292 30.2 -6.1 2.4
1998 SEA 33 72 286 244 33 59 7 1 15 113 38 71 1 2 1 45 0 0 .242 .344 .463 .282 11.0 -4.9 0.6
1999 SEA 34 87 343 266 37 59 11 0 14 112 69 100 5 3 0 38 0 0 .222 .388 .421 .285 12.3 -15.1 -0.3
2000 SEA 35 112 430 364 50 92 20 0 26 190 59 98 4 2 1 82 0 2 .253 .361 .522 .297 24.4 -5.6 1.8
2001 SEA 36 19 53 45 4 10 2 0 2 18 8 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 .222 .340 .400 .282 0.4 -0.4 -0.0
Career14725927501379812732331931024747921406565412965624.254.359.494.293301.3-89.021.5

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
1984 WTT A- 65 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .401 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 FTL A+ 117 481 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FTL A+ 36 155 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 7 23 .213 .265 .330 .424 .263 .312 98 -1.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1987 COH AAA 134 563 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 25 76 .221 .259 .321 .384 .266 .238 99 -2.8 2.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
1988 SEA MLB 60 223 .280 .261 .324 .390 .268 .284 107 4.2 5.8 -2 6.9 -0.3 13.3 2.2 13.3 2.2
1988 COH AAA 38 152 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SEA MLB 58 226 .313 .261 .323 .381 .263 .333 105 11.5 5.9 -2.1 -5.1 -1.5 16.7 1.3 16.7 1.3
1989 CLG AAA 56 243 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SEA MLB 51 185 .283 .257 .329 .379 .260 .355 101 4.2 5.0 -2.1 -4.0 -0.0 7.1 0.3 7.1 0.3
1990 CLG AAA 13 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SEA MLB 137 471 .300 .258 .324 .394 .264 .271 98 18.7 12.7 -4.6 3.1 -3.2 24.8 3.0 24.8 3.0
1992 SEA MLB 152 629 .280 .259 .324 .386 .265 .282 101 12.2 16.3 -6 -4.5 -2.5 24.3 2.2 24.3 2.2
1993 SEA MLB 158 675 .299 .269 .338 .411 .265 .315 100 28.1 19.4 -7.5 -9.4 -2.0 37.0 2.8 37.0 2.8
1994 SEA MLB 101 436 .310 .274 .344 .440 .268 .283 101 24.3 13.2 -5 -5.9 0.3 32.8 2.6 32.8 2.6
1995 SEA MLB 126 539 .292 .270 .339 .428 .265 .263 102 19.4 16.1 -6.1 -19.4 -1.5 29.7 1.0 29.7 1.0
1996 SEA MLB 150 667 .301 .280 .350 .450 .271 .294 102 31.6 20.6 -7.9 -18.2 -6.0 38.6 1.9 38.6 1.9
1997 SEA MLB 157 665 .292 .275 .341 .433 .267 .279 102 23.4 18.3 -7.3 -6.1 -1.5 30.2 2.4 30.2 2.4
1998 SEA MLB 72 286 .282 .269 .333 .430 .263 .275 99 6.9 7.8 -3.2 -4.9 -0.3 11.0 0.6 11.0 0.6
1998 TAC AAA 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB 87 343 .285 .272 .338 .434 .260 .290 98 10.2 9.6 -4 -15.1 -1.6 12.3 -0.3 12.3 -0.3
2000 SEA MLB 112 430 .297 .277 .347 .446 .265 .273 89 18.8 12.2 -4.9 -5.6 -1.2 24.4 1.8 24.4 1.8
2001 SEA MLB 19 53 .282 .264 .326 .420 .260 .235 91 1.3 1.5 -0.5 -0.4 -1.4 0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0
2001 EVE A- 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAC AAA 11 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1984 WTT A- 274 43 74 16 3 9 58 42 58 3 1 .323 .430 .537 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 FTL A+ 481 65 121 18 10 11 76 65 76 6 4 .296 .394 .469 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FTL A+ 155 24 42 9 1 7 31 15 30 1 0 .302 .370 .532 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 23 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .091 .213 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
1987 COH AAA 563 83 140 23 1 31 85 55 124 4 2 .279 .351 .514 .235 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 76 8 13 0 0 3 13 3 25 0 0 .188 .250 .319 .130 .221 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
1988 SEA MLB 223 28 43 13 1 10 25 25 68 1 1 .224 .320 .458 .234 .280 13.3 6.9 2.2
1988 COH AAA 152 26 33 5 0 8 5 19 33 1 1 .256 .364 .481 .225 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SEA MLB 226 27 56 15 1 9 33 19 55 1 4 .275 .341 .490 .216 .313 16.7 -5.1 1.3
1989 CLG AAA 243 43 61 12 1 11 45 44 56 4 4 .311 .438 .551 .240 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SEA MLB 185 16 45 12 0 7 33 17 50 2 2 .276 .357 .479 .202 .283 7.1 -4.0 0.3
1990 CLG AAA 42 6 7 1 0 2 5 7 11 0 0 .206 .341 .412 .206 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SEA MLB 471 64 99 14 4 27 77 53 117 0 1 .244 .337 .498 .254 .300 24.8 3.1 3.0
1992 SEA MLB 629 69 132 16 3 25 79 71 146 0 6 .243 .333 .422 .179 .280 24.3 -4.5 2.2
1993 SEA MLB 675 91 153 28 3 27 98 100 144 2 5 .272 .379 .476 .204 .299 37.0 -9.4 2.8
1994 SEA MLB 436 74 100 23 4 21 68 66 63 0 1 .279 .394 .542 .263 .310 32.8 -5.9 2.6
1995 SEA MLB 539 86 123 23 0 40 121 60 120 0 1 .262 .343 .566 .304 .292 29.7 -19.4 1.0
1996 SEA MLB 667 107 153 29 0 44 138 84 159 0 1 .271 .369 .557 .285 .301 38.6 -18.2 1.9
1997 SEA MLB 665 104 131 18 2 40 109 119 175 0 0 .243 .383 .506 .263 .292 30.2 -6.1 2.4
1998 SEA MLB 286 33 59 7 1 15 45 38 71 0 0 .242 .344 .463 .221 .282 11.0 -4.9 0.6
1998 TAC AAA 6 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB 343 37 59 11 0 14 38 69 100 0 0 .222 .388 .421 .199 .285 12.3 -15.1 -0.3
2000 SEA MLB 430 50 92 20 0 26 82 59 98 0 2 .253 .361 .522 .269 .297 24.4 -5.6 1.8
2001 SEA MLB 53 4 10 2 0 2 5 8 9 0 0 .222 .340 .400 .178 .282 0.4 -0.4 -0.0
2001 EVE A- 11 3 6 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 .600 .636 1.300 .700 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAC AAA 40 5 8 0 0 3 9 5 13 0 0 .235 .350 .500 .265 .000 0.0 0.0 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

Injury History

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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BP Articles

Jay Buhner is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: A Fan's Quandary/A New LowDerek Zumsteg2014-09-09
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our First Front Office HiresBaseball Prospectus2013-12-11
The Lineup Card: 8 Spring Training Stats We Don't Put Much Stock InBaseball Prospectus2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Rime of the '83 MarinersGeoff Young2013-03-12
BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: A Brief History of the Vedder CupGeoff Young2012-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: My Kingdome for a MorseGeoff Young2012-05-22
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Batting StancesBaseball Prospectus2012-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Land of 1,000 RunsJay Jaffe2012-04-16
The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason TradesBaseball Prospectus2011-07-27
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Return of the Up-the-MiddlemenJay Jaffe2011-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Platoon AnimalsJason Collette2011-02-15
The Unappreciated Slugger: Why Jim Thome Gets OverlookedBrandon Warne2010-09-08
Ahead in the Count: The Clutch and The ShiftedMatt Swartz2010-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball OperatorSteven Goldman2010-07-14
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of May 23John Perrotto2010-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Tom GoodwinDavid Laurila2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Best and Worst Teams of the DecadeJay Jaffe2009-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Raul IbanezBaseball Prospectus2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Strange RelationsSteven Goldman2008-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
The Week in Quotes: June 18-25Alex Carnevale2007-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My Hall of Fame BallotJoe Sheehan2007-01-05
Player Profile: Josh PhelpsMarc Normandin2006-12-13
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28Jay Jaffe2005-08-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Keeping Your Cool with Cold Players, Part TwoErik Siegrist2005-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--NL CentralErik Siegrist2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - First Basemen and Second BasemenBaseball Prospectus2005-02-09
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2005-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Top 50 Prospects ReportNate Silver2004-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Mariners vs. Indians, 9/8/2004Derek Zumsteg2004-09-09
The Claussen Pickle: An Analysis of Traded Yankee Prospects, 1994-2004Jay Jaffe2004-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Rundown and OutSteven Goldman2004-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Redbirds in '04?Joe Sheehan2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part IV: Stop Making SenseSteven Goldman2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27
Aim For The Head: Long Plate Appearances MailbagKeith Woolner2002-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: The Week In Quotes, February 18-March 3, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: A Great Race?Joe Sheehan2002-02-26
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
Doctoring the Numbers: The Doctor is...Gone.Rany Jazayerli2000-08-15
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)