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Clay Buchholz

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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8-10

ERA

4.78

WHIP

1.33

K

93

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Buchholz entered 2015 as Boston's No. 1 starter, but that was a title by dint of his age and longevity with the organization. None of Boston's starting staff that began the season had a track record a...

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2016 ADP:  279.7

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 8/14/1984   BORN: Nederland, TX   COLLEGE: Angelina (TX) JC      Show ContractHide Contract

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The Red Sox exercised their $13 million option for 2016 in November of 2015.

September 28, 2016  –  Clay Buchholz News

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Buchholz continued his masterful work, throwing seven shutout frames in a no-decision against the Yankees on Wednesday. He allowed just one hit, struck out six and walked two.

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Clay Buchholz 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
2006 21 A A 3 3 0 16.0 10 2 0 23 4 2 0 0 1.13 0.88
2006 21 A A 0 21 0 103.0 78 30 10 117 29 9 4 0 2.62 1.04
2007 22 AA POR 16 15 0 86.7 55 17 4 116 22 7 2 0 1.77 0.89
2007 22 AAA PAW 8 8 0 38.7 32 17 5 55 13 1 3 0 3.96 1.16
2007 22 MAJ BOS 4 3 1 22.7 14 4 0 22 10 3 1 0 1.59 1.06
2008 23 AA POR 2 2 0 15.0 7 3 0 18 1 1 0 0 1.80 0.53
2008 23 AAA PAW 9 9 0 43.7 36 12 3 43 17 4 2 0 2.47 1.21
2008 23 MAJ BOS 16 15 0 76.0 93 57 11 72 41 2 9 0 6.75 1.76
2009 24 AAA PAW 17 16 0 99.0 67 26 7 89 30 7 2 0 2.36 0.98
2009 24 MAJ BOS 17 16 0 92.0 91 43 13 68 36 7 4 0 4.21 1.38
2010 25 AAA PAW 1 1 0 3.2 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1.56
2010 25 MAJ BOS 28 28 1 173.7 142 45 9 120 67 17 7 0 0 0 2.33 1.20
2011 26 MAJ BOS 14 14 0 82.7 76 32 10 60 31 6 3 0 0 0 3.48 1.29
2012 27 AAA PAW 1 1 0 2.1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.43
2012 27 MAJ BOS 29 29 1 189.3 187 96 25 129 64 11 8 0 0 0 4.56 1.33
2013 28 A LOW 1 1 0 0.2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 20.00
2013 28 AAA PAW 1 1 0 3.1 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 2.26
2013 28 MAJ BOS 16 16 1 108.3 75 21 4 96 36 12 1 0 0 0 1.74 1.02
2014 29 AAA PAW 2 2 0 10.2 6 3 2 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.53 0.78
2014 29 MAJ BOS 28 28 2 170.3 182 101 17 132 54 8 11 0 0 0 5.34 1.39
2015 30 MAJ BOS 18 18 0 113.3 114 41 6 107 23 7 7 0 0 0 3.26 1.21
2016 31 MAJ BOS 37 21 0 139.3 130 74 21 93 55 8 10 0 0 2 4.78 1.33
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3-Year Averages     20 20 1 130.7 123 54 9 111 37 9 6 0 0 0 3.72 1.22
Career  (View All)     207 188 6 1,167.7 1,104 514 116 899 417 81 61 0 3.96 1.30

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Clay Buchholz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 @NYY 6.0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.33
Sep. 21 @Bal 7.0 3 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.00 1.37
Sep. 16 NYY 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.20 1.40
Sep. 11 @Tor 3.0 4 6 6 2 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.40
Sep. 6 @SD 6.7 8 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.99 1.36
Aug. 30 TB 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.20 1.37
Aug. 29 TB 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.17 1.38
Aug. 27 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.13 1.36
Aug. 23 @TB 6.3 5 1 1 0 2 9 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.18 1.37
Aug. 18 @Det 6.0 6 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.42 1.38
Aug. 13 Ari 4.3 3 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.41
Aug. 10 NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.64 1.41
Aug. 7 @LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.68 1.42
Aug. 6 @LAD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.74 1.42
Jul. 31 @LAA 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.79 1.43
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 11 3 3 0 6 12 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.42 0.89
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.4 IP/G
30.7 26 12 12 4 11 22 1 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.52 1.21
Last 60 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.6 IP/G
53.7 41 17 17 4 18 37 3 1 0 5-1 0 0 1 2.85 1.10

Clay Buchholz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162783932701716.292
2015247618561104.239
201442072381062249.284

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162904821595015.225
20152224615581502.284
20143176016761408.259

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201672.32703927145.601.42
201560.3350591233.581.39
201480.0370612486.641.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201661.0630482674.281.30
201553.0420481132.891.00
201490.3540713094.181.26
Clay Buchholz 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
2006 21 A A 3 3 16.0 12.94 2.25 5.75 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.08 .311
2006 21 A A 0 21 103.0 10.22 2.53 4.03 0.87 79.4% 2.62 3.18 .282
2007 22 AA POR 16 15 86.7 12.05 2.28 5.27 0.42 82.2% 1.77 1.95 .284
2007 22 AAA PAW 8 8 38.7 12.80 3.03 4.23 1.16 70% 3.96 3.12 .333
2007 22 MAJ BOS 4 3 22.7 8.74 3.97 2.20 0.00 0.87 83.3% 1.59 2.63 .250
2008 23 AA POR 2 2 15.0 10.80 0.60 18.00 0.00 62.5% 1.80 1.00 .224
2008 23 AAA PAW 9 9 43.7 8.86 3.50 2.53 0.62 82% 2.47 3.43 .292
2008 23 MAJ BOS 16 15 76.0 8.53 4.86 1.76 1.30 1.29 62.6% 92.6 MPH 6.75 4.86 .366
2009 24 AAA PAW 17 16 99.0 8.09 2.73 2.97 0.64 78.9% 2.36 3.23 .240
2009 24 MAJ BOS 17 16 92.0 6.65 3.52 1.89 1.27 1.89 73.7% 93.6 MPH 4.21 4.77 .289
2010 25 AAA PAW 1 1 3.2 5.63 2.81 2.00 2.81 75% 4.91 7.89 .299
2010 25 MAJ BOS 28 28 173.7 6.22 3.47 1.79 0.47 1.79 82% 94.1 MPH 2.33 3.74 .265
2011 26 MAJ BOS 14 14 82.7 6.53 3.38 1.94 1.09 1.46 77.3% 92.6 MPH 3.48 4.52 .276
2012 27 AAA PAW 1 1 2.1 12.86 8.57 1.50 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .255
2012 27 MAJ BOS 29 29 189.3 6.13 3.04 2.02 1.19 1.50 68.6% 92.2 MPH 4.56 4.76 .286
2013 28 A LOW 1 1 .2 45.00 135.00 0.33 0.00 75% 13.50 38.20 1.773
2013 28 AAA PAW 1 1 3.1 5.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 85.7% 2.70 1.91 .509
2013 28 MAJ BOS 16 16 108.3 7.98 2.99 2.67 0.33 1.45 84.1% 91.9 MPH 1.74 2.93 .253
2014 29 AAA PAW 2 2 10.2 8.82 1.76 5.00 1.76 83.3% 2.53 4.67 .176
2014 29 MAJ BOS 28 28 170.3 6.97 2.85 2.44 0.90 1.55 61.6% 91.6 MPH 5.34 4.07 .321
2015 30 MAJ BOS 18 18 113.3 8.50 1.83 4.65 0.48 1.72 73.3% 92.0 MPH 3.26 2.74 .337
2016 31 MAJ BOS 37 21 139.3 6.01 3.55 1.69 1.36 1.02 67.7% 92.1 MPH 4.78 5.12 .267
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     20 20 130.7 7.65 2.55 3.00 0.62 70.2% 3.72 3.25 .307
Career     207 188 1,167.7 6.93 3.21 2.16 0.89 71.7% 3.96 4.06 .292

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2016 Stat Review for Clay Buchholz    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.69 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.01 K/9
POOR
3.55 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.1 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.02 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.78 ERA
POOR
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
5.12 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.267 BABIP
LOW
67.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Clay Buchholz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buchholz (8-10) pitched seven beautiful frames, holding the Orioles to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in the victory.

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Buchholz (7-10) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings in a 7-4 win over the Yankees on Friday

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Buchholz allowed six runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three over three innings in Boston's wild 11-8 win over Toronto on Sunday.

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Buchholz (6-10) allowed just one run on eight hits and struck out six over 6.2 innings in a win Tuesday over the Padres.

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Buchholz has been confirmed as the Red Sox's starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Buchholz will likely start Tuesday in San Diego, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports.

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Buchholz gave up a solo homer to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and was the losing pitcher in the Red Sox's 4-3 loss to the Rays.

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Buchholz allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one over one inning in Boston's 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Monday.

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Buchholz came into Saturday's game in the eighth inning, pitching a scoreless inning in Boston's 8-3 win over the Royals.

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Buchholz will move back into a bullpen role, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Buchholz (5-9) tossed 6.1 innings, allowing one run, five hits and two walks while striking out nine Rays in Tuesday's win.

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2016

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2015

Buchholz had another troubling season in 2014. It started with concerns about reduced velocity, he had bouts where he didn't have a feel for his changeup, and he never managed to pitch well for long stretches -- his 4.36 ERA in August was his best month. He underwent successful meniscus surgery following the season and he'll be ready to go for spring training, but the role he'll be ready for remains a mystery. After Boston shed its top starters in 2014, Buchholz emerged as an unlikely No. 1 starter. The Red Sox will not go into the season counting on Buchholz to take the ball every five days for a consistently competitive outing. September's starting rotation will bear little resemblance to the one that begins the 2015 season. Buchholz will be part of it, but he's best suited for the back end at this point.

2014

Buchholz had three distinct phases to his 2013 season. Between April and June, he won nine games and led the league in ERA; in mid-June, he sustained a neck/shoulder injury that lingered well beyond his expected recovery period; and finally, a four-game September ramp-up for the playoffs. His postseason work was pretty sketchy, as Buchholz was unable to get out of the sixth inning in two starts against the Tigers in the ALCS. When he's healthy and feeling right, he has the stuff to be Boston's best pitcher, and he'll open the season as one of the team's top three starters.

2013

Buchholz threw a career-high 189.1 innings in 2012 after a season that was cut short by a back injury. His rebound season started and ended poorly, but in the middle, Buchholz was Boston's most reliable starter. With John Farrell returning to Boston as the manager, there is a sense that Buchholz, whose career took off with Farrell as the pitching coach, will continue to develop as a starter. While there is some success we can point to, Buchholz has pretty average K/9 and BB/9 rates and his home-run rate (1.2 HR/9) jumped sharply up from his breakout 2010 season (0.5 HR/9). He will enter 2013 as the No. 2 starter behind Jon Lester.

2012

Buchholz suffered a back injury in June and was never able to return to pitch in 2011, finishing with just 82.2 innings over 14 starts. He was pitching well when the back injury cropped up, signaling his stellar 2010 season wasn't a fluke, though there are some warning signs within his numbers. His strikeout and walk rates were pretty average for the second straight season, while maintaining a low BABIP. He's not dominant and we may see some regression as the luck swings the other way, but he's still young and learning how to work through major-league lineups. The 27-year-old righty will remain one of Boston's top three starters and benefits from a strong lineup behind him.

2011

Buchholz emerged as a top starter in 2010 after a couple of stumbles to begin his career. He didn't have problems with runners on base like he had in 2009, holding opponents to a .202 average with runners on (.161 with RISP) last season. He also increased his velocity (to an outstanding 94.1 mph) while maintaining a solid ground-ball rate (50.3 percent of balls in play). But there are some worries as he didn't have a great strikeout rate (6.22 K/9IP) or walk rate (3.47 BB/9IP) and a low .265 BABIP. He may see some regression in his ERA as a result. However, at age 26 and with strong run support behind him, he should be one of the top starters in the AL.

2010

Buchholz was a different pitcher at the major league level in 2009, when compared to his disastrous 2008 experience in Boston. He dominated the International League for Triple-A Pawtucket from April to July -- so much so that he went public with his frustration over not getting a callup to Boston, which was rolling with veterans Brad Penny and John Smoltz at the time of his comments. Buchholz finally got his chance in July when Boston called him up after Smoltz imploded. At Pawtucket, Buchholz established the confidence needed to throw all of his pitches and that carried over to the major leagues. There were a couple of rough outings here and there, but he had very impressive stretches, including a six-game span in which he went 5-0 with six runs allowed in 40 innings. At this stage, he'll be in the mix to be the team's No. 4 starter, but he could be moved as Boston is looking to acquire another bat (Adrian Gonzalez).

2009

Buchholz regressed badly in 2008, beginning the season in Boston's starting rotation before hitting the disabled list and going down to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox have been tinkering with his mechanics, in specific his arm angle, and getting him to have more confidence in his fastball. His return to Boston after the All-Star break ended the same way as his stint at the start of season, only he was demoted to Double-A. He performed better in the Arizona Fall League, but is still struggling with command. If Boston doesn't end up trading him, he'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring.

2008

Buchholz was overpowering at every level right up to his no-hitter against Baltimore in early September. He's got a mid-90's fastball with good command and has the secondary pitches to be a dominant starter in the majors. The Red Sox have been unwilling to give him up in deals, and he'll be in their rotation at some point during the season, if not in April.

2007

Buchholz was named the Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2006 for his work in Single-A at Greenville and Wilmington. In 119 innings (24 starts), he allowed 36 runs while striking out 140 and walking 33. He's a cool customer on the mound, pitching well in pressure situations. He throws a four-seam and a two-seam fastball, a slider, curve and a circle change. He's probably ready to make the jump to Double-A Portland, but the club may wait until the warmer weather hits Maine before assigning him there. Buchholz is expected to hit the majors in late 2008.