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Billy Buckner

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/27/1983   BORN: Decatur, GA   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Billy Buckner Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels in November of 2012.

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Billy Buckner Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 21 A Hig 17 17 0 94.0 105 56 10 92 46 5 6 0 5.36 1.61
2005 21 A Bur 11 11 0 60.1 66 26 9 60 17 3 7 0 3.88 1.38
2006 22 A A 16 16 0 90.0 92 39 6 85 47 7 1 0 3.90 1.54
2006 22 AA WIC 13 13 0 75.7 78 39 7 63 39 5 3 0 4.64 1.55
2007 23 AA WIC 4 3 0 19.3 20 10 4 13 6 1 3 0 4.66 1.34
2007 23 AAA OMA 27 15 0 104.7 108 44 11 83 26 9 7 0 3.78 1.28
2007 23 MAJ KAN 7 5 0 34.0 37 20 5 17 16 1 2 0 5.29 1.56
2008 24 AAA TUC 21 20 0 116.3 136 64 9 69 43 5 10 0 4.95 1.54
2008 24 MAJ ARI 10 0 0 14.0 16 5 3 11 4 1 0 0 3.21 1.43
2009 25 AAA REN 18 16 1 103.0 91 38 5 96 45 9 3 0 3.32 1.32
2009 25 MAJ ARI 16 13 0 77.3 94 55 12 64 29 4 6 0 6.40 1.59
2010 26 AAA Tol 8 8 0 37.1 60 39 8 21 16 3 5 0 0 0 9.40 2.05
2010 26 AAA Ren 8 7 0 43.1 40 17 2 27 17 3 1 0 0 0 3.53 1.32
2010 26 MAJ ARI 3 3 0 13.0 26 16 4 11 5 0 3 0 0 0 11.08 2.38
2011 27 AAA Col 23 21 0 109.0 136 73 12 80 52 4 8 0 0 0 6.03 1.72
2012 28 AA Por 17 10 0 56.1 51 20 6 51 17 4 3 0 0 0 3.20 1.21
2012 28 AAA Paw 17 17 1 96.2 87 42 12 59 36 8 6 0 0 0 3.91 1.28
2013 29 AAA Sal 18 18 0 94.1 101 51 7 77 50 7 4 0 0 0 4.87 1.60
2013 29 MAJ LAA 7 2 0 17.3 17 9 5 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 4.67 1.38
3-Year Averages MAJ   7 2 0 17.3 17 9 5 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 4.67 1.38
Career  (View All) MAJ   43 23 0 155.7 190 105 29 110 61 7 11 0 6.07 1.61

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Billy Buckner Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201340539202.265

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201333248103.276

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20137.70004225.871.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20139.71003533.721.55
Billy Buckner Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 21 A Hig 17 17 94.0 8.81 4.40 2.00 0.96 67.4% 5.36 4.09 .354
2005 21 A Bur 11 11 60.1 8.99 2.55 3.53 1.35 77% 3.88 4.00 .342
2006 22 A A 16 16 90.0 8.50 4.70 1.81 0.60 75.2% 3.90 3.88 .338
2006 22 AA WIC 13 13 75.7 7.49 4.64 1.62 0.83 70.9% 4.64 4.48 .321
2007 23 AA WIC 4 3 19.3 6.05 2.79 2.17 1.86 72.7% 4.66 5.48 .278
2007 23 AAA OMA 27 15 104.7 7.14 2.24 3.19 0.95 73.2% 3.78 3.87 .314
2007 23 MAJ KAN 7 5 34.0 4.50 4.24 1.06 1.32 1.28 68.8% 5.29 5.57 .289
2008 24 AAA TUC 21 20 116.3 5.34 3.33 1.60 0.70 67.6% 4.95 4.23 .329
2008 24 MAJ ARI 10 0 14.0 7.07 2.57 2.75 1.93 1.07 88.2% 90.5 MPH 3.21 5.30 .313
2009 25 AAA REN 18 16 103.0 8.39 3.93 2.13 0.44 74.8% 3.32 3.31 .307
2009 25 MAJ ARI 16 13 77.3 7.45 3.38 2.21 1.40 1.64 61.3% 88.8 MPH 6.40 4.72 .347
2010 26 AAA Tol 8 8 37.1 5.09 3.88 1.31 1.94 54.4% 9.40 6.33 .383
2010 26 AAA Ren 8 7 43.1 5.64 3.55 1.59 0.42 72.7% 3.53 4.15 .287
2010 26 MAJ ARI 3 3 13.0 7.62 3.46 2.20 2.77 1.53 55.6% 88.1 MPH 11.08 7.12 .462
2011 27 AAA Col 23 21 109.0 6.61 4.29 1.54 0.99 65.3% 6.03 4.79 .353
2012 28 AA Por 17 10 56.1 8.18 2.73 3.00 0.96 77.4% 3.20 3.90 .296
2012 28 AAA Paw 17 17 96.2 5.52 3.37 1.64 1.12 73% 3.91 4.97 .261
2013 29 AAA Sal 18 18 94.1 7.36 4.78 1.54 0.67 69.4% 4.87 4.19 .333
2013 29 MAJ LAA 7 2 17.3 3.63 3.63 1.00 2.60 0.77 78.9% 86.8 MPH 4.67 7.53 .223
3-Year Averages MAJ   7 2 17.3 3.63 3.63 1.00 2.60 78.9% 4.67 7.35 .223
Career MAJ   43 23 155.7 6.36 3.53 1.80 1.68 65.8% 6.07 5.42 .329

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Worst Matchups for Billy Buckner (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hunter Pence SF 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Ian Kinsler DET 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Matt Carpenter STL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Miguel Cabrera DET 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Jose Bautista TOR 3 2 1 4 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Torii Hunter DET 6 3 2 3 1 1 1 .500 1.667 2.238
Maicer Izturis TOR 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Jason Kubel MIN 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.333 2.000

Best Matchups for Billy Buckner (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lorenzo Cain KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Dexter Fowler HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Pete Kozma STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Lough BAL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Austin Jackson DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jon Jay STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Johnson SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Edward Mujica BOS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Clint Barmes PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Billy Buckner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buckner cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Buckner was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.

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Buckner was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

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Buckner cleared waivers and has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Buckner was designated for assignment Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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In an emergency spot start, Buckner lasted just three innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. He walked one, and struck out none.

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Buckner is making a spot start Wednesday against the Tigers.

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Buckner cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake, MLB.com reports.

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Buckner was designated for assignment Sunday, the Orange County Register reports.

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Buckner tossed five shutout innings in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Royals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Buckner opened the 2009 season in the rotation at Triple-A Reno and the results were encouraging enough for him to get a look from the D-Backs when injuries depleted their starting depth. He fell prey to a slightly bloated .347 BABIP and very unfortunate 61.3 percent strand rate, ultimately turning his 16 appearances into something that looks much worse on paper than in actuality. If he's going to stick in the back of the D-Backs' rotation, Buckner needs to cut back on the home runs (1.40 HR/9IP) and continue to improve his command (3.38 BB/9IP). Eventually, a permanent conversion to the bullpen will be in order if he's unable to secure a rotation spot, but Buckner has the tools to be a useful No. 4 or No. 5 starter if the D-Backs elect to fill out the back of their rotation with internal candidates.

2009

Like many pitchers in the Pacific Coast League, Buckner was knocked around during his first season after joining Triple-A Tucson following an offseason trade to Arizona from Kansas City. Still, hitter-friendly parks don't completely explain the regression of his strikeout rate, which slid from 7.14 K/9IP with Omaha in 2007 to 5.34 K/9IP with the Sidewinders last season. The D-Backs will probably use him as a bullpen option in the near future if he's able to break camp with the big league club. He could pencil into the long relief role if Yusmeiro Petit locks down a regular place in the Arizona rotation during spring training.

2008

His low-90's sinker and nice curveball earned him a late-August callup in 2007, where he pitched 34 innings for the Royals. He struggled a bit as a starter, allowing six earned runs in two of his five starts, but allowed just one earned run in 3.2 innings of relief. His control issues did not show up once he was called up, with no hit-by-pitches or wild pitches to his credit at the major league level. After being traded to Arizona, he'll be in competition for the back end of the rotation, but may end up either in long relief or the Triple-A rotation.

2007

Buckner has yet to allow fewer hits than innings pitched in four stops and three seasons in the minors since the Royals selected him in the second round of the 2004 draft. The 24-year-old also has control issues, walking 86 batters and throwing 16 wild pitches in 165 innings in 2006. Buckner will have to control his average fastball to continue his climb up the minor league ladder.

2006

Buckner made a comfortable move to Single-A Burlington in 2005, then was advanced to the tougher California League and had some troubles. He maintained his K/IP but his control faltered. With an average fastball, he needs good control with his curve and change-up to keep the upper-level hitters on their heels.