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Mark Buehrle

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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3-0

ERA

0.86

WHIP

0.90

K

16

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Buehrle got off to a rocky start in his first season with the Jays, before eventually settling down to finish with his typical numbers. He started 30-plus games for the 13th year in a row, tallying a ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/23/1979   BORN: St. Charles, MO   COLLEGE: Jefferson (MO) JC   DRAFTED: 38th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mark Buehrle Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal with the Marlins in December 2011.

April 19, 2014  –  Mark Buehrle News

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Buehrle allowed four hits and three walks, while striking out three over seven shutout innings, in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

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Mark Buehrle 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 26 MAJ CHA 33 33 1 236.7 240 82 20 149 40 16 8 0 3.12 1.18
2006 27 MAJ CHA 32 32 0 204.0 247 113 36 98 48 12 13 0 4.99 1.45
2007 28 MAJ CHA 30 30 1 201.0 208 81 22 115 45 10 9 0 3.63 1.26
2008 29 MAJ CHA 34 34 0 218.7 240 92 22 140 52 15 12 0 3.79 1.34
2009 30 MAJ CHA 33 33 1 213.3 222 91 27 105 45 13 10 0 3.84 1.25
2010 31 MAJ CWS 33 33 0 210.3 246 100 17 99 49 13 13 0 0 0 4.28 1.40
2011 32 MAJ CWS 31 31 0 205.3 221 82 21 109 45 13 9 0 0 0 3.59 1.30
2012 33 MAJ MIA 31 31 0 202.3 197 84 26 125 40 13 13 0 0 0 3.74 1.17
2013 34 MAJ TOR 33 33 1 203.7 223 94 24 139 51 12 10 0 0 0 4.15 1.35
2014 35 MAJ TOR 3 3 0 21.0 17 2 0 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.86 0.90
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mark Buehrle
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 0 203.8 213 86 23 124 45 12 10 0 0 0 3.80 1.27
Career  (View All) MAJ   457 432 9 2,903.7 3047 1233 324 1676 657 189 142 0 3.82 1.28

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Mark Buehrle Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 13 @Bal 7.0 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.86 0.90
Apr. 8 Hou 5.3 8 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.64 1.00
Apr. 2 @TB 8.7 4 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.58
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
12.3 13 2 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.46 1.14
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 17 2 2 0 2 16 1 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 0.86 0.90
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 17 2 2 0 2 16 1 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 0.86 0.90

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Mark Buehrle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013219331152917.256
2012206341639417.217
201124734559919.251

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136571064017141017.283
2012622912415833119.271
2011611754016225512.288

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013101.78407328123.361.34
2012109.38507419103.131.08
2011101.7730572192.661.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013102.04606623124.941.35
201293.05805121164.451.28
2011103.76605224124.511.35
Mark Buehrle 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 26 MAJ CHA 33 33 236.7 5.67 1.52 3.73 0.76 76.2% 3.12 3.56 .298
2006 27 MAJ CHA 32 32 204.0 4.32 2.12 2.04 1.59 1.17 70.3% 4.99 5.26 .307
2007 28 MAJ CHA 30 30 201.0 5.15 2.01 2.56 0.99 1.12 74.5% 3.63 4.17 .292
2008 29 MAJ CHA 34 34 218.7 5.76 2.14 2.69 0.91 1.57 74.1% 86.5 MPH 3.79 3.96 .314
2009 30 MAJ CHA 33 33 213.3 4.43 1.90 2.33 1.14 1.31 73.3% 85.7 MPH 3.84 4.51 .282
2010 31 MAJ CWS 33 33 210.3 4.24 2.10 2.02 0.73 1.36 70.1% 86.0 MPH 4.28 4.02 .317
2011 32 MAJ CWS 31 31 205.3 4.78 1.97 2.42 0.92 1.29 75.1% 85.6 MPH 3.59 4.15 .298
2012 33 MAJ MIA 31 31 202.3 5.56 1.78 3.13 1.16 1.08 72.5% 85.0 MPH 3.74 4.29 .277
2013 34 MAJ TOR 33 33 203.7 6.14 2.25 2.73 1.06 1.42 72% 84.2 MPH 4.15 4.25 .314
2014 35 MAJ TOR 3 3 21.0 6.86 0.86 8.00 0.00 1.53 89.5% 83.0 MPH 0.86 2.10 .282
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mark Buehrle
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 203.8 5.48 1.99 2.76 1.02 73.2% 3.80 4.11 .297
Career MAJ   457 432 2,903.7 5.19 2.04 2.55 1.00 73.1% 3.82 4.20 .295

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2014 Stat Review for Mark Buehrle    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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8.00 K/BB
ELITE
6.86 K/9
WEAK
0.86 BB/9
ELITE
83.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.53 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.86 ERA
ELITE
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
2.10 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.282 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
89.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Mark Buehrle (by OPS against, min 27 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Melky Cabrera TOR 30 17 2 7 0 2 0 .567 .900 1.467
Willie Bloomquist SEA 44 20 0 4 2 2 1 .455 .682 1.160
Nick Markakis BAL 42 18 2 6 4 3 0 .429 .667 1.145
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 33 14 1 2 2 5 2 .424 .606 1.078
Delmon Young BAL 45 17 3 6 2 4 0 .378 .622 1.026
Nick Swisher CLE 27 11 0 2 8 3 0 .407 .481 1.024
Denard Span WAS 33 12 2 5 3 1 0 .364 .576 .992
Kurt Suzuki MIN 28 11 1 6 1 0 0 .393 .571 .971
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 51 23 0 5 1 2 0 .451 .510 .963
Brendan Harris LA 34 11 1 5 2 2 1 .324 .559 .937

Best Matchups for Mark Buehrle (by OPS against, min 27 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
John Buck SEA 51 8 3 6 3 16 1 .157 .353 .557
Justin Morneau COL 58 11 2 12 3 6 0 .190 .310 .545
Joe Mauer MIN 59 12 1 7 1 7 0 .203 .322 .539
Aaron Hill AZ 27 4 1 1 2 4 0 .148 .296 .503
Chone Figgins LA 33 6 1 5 2 6 0 .182 .273 .501
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 41 8 0 4 3 3 0 .195 .220 .464
David DeJesus TB 78 14 1 3 3 10 0 .179 .244 .463
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 43 7 2 3 0 10 0 .163 .302 .461
Jimmy Rollins PHI 27 6 0 1 0 6 0 .222 .222 .444
Mark Ellis STL 51 9 0 0 3 6 0 .176 .196 .418

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Mark Buehrle: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buehrle turned in seven strong frames, giving up just one run on five hits while striking out two en route to picking up the win versus the Orioles Sunday afternoon.

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Buehrle allowed eight hits Tuesday, but just one earned run, while striking out three against the Astros en route to his second win of the season.

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Buehrle fanned 11 while tossing 8.2 shutout innings against the Rays on Wednesday night.

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Buehrle was diagnosed with a right calf contusion shortly after leaving Thursday's game, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

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Buehrle left Thursday's game in the fourth inning after a line drive comebacker hit him in the leg, Sportsnet's Mike Wilner reports.

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Buehrle allowed one run over six innings and was the winning pitcher Saturday against the Red Sox.

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Buehrle allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks, while striking out four in five innings, as he picked up his ninth loss of the season Sunday versus the Orioles.

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Buehrle really got hit around Tuesday, giving up eight earned runs on 12 hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings against the Angels.

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Buehrle turned in yet another solid performance Wednesday as he gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits over 6.1 innings. He walked two and struck out four, but did not factor into the decision.

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Buehrle hurled another gem Friday night, allowing just four hits over seven shutout innings while walking one and striking out five as the Blue Jays defeated Kansas City, 3-2, at Rogers Centre.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

In the first year of a four-year, $58-million pact signed with the Marlins, Buehrle turned in a typical campaign with his 12th consecutive season reaching the 200-innings mark. A consistency king, Buehrle doesn't offer much with in terms of strikeout ability (career 5.1 K/9) but he has developed into one of the most reliable pitchers in the game. An offseason move into the AL East may sour some on Buehrle's potential, but keep in mind that this is a guy who has had plenty of success pitching half of his games at hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago over the first 11 seasons of his career.

2012

Another year and another 200-plus inning, 30-plus start, 10-plus win season for Buehrle, who has eclipsed those totals in 11 consecutive seasons. He continued to pitch in a fashion similar to previous years, pitching to contact with a mid-80s fastball. Buehrle signed a four-year deal with the Marlins in December where he will be reunited with former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. The move to the National League could provide a slight uptick in his strikeout rate, but his success may ultimately hinge on the quality of the defense behind him in Miami.

2011

You can call Buehrle a lot of things - a soft tosser, a quick worker - but "consistent" must be on the top of that list of adjectives. Last year marked his 10th consecutive season with at least 200 innings and 10-plus wins. Unfortunately, his K/9IP bottomed out at 4.2 and he struck out less than 100 on the year. He continually pitches to contact, so his ratios will vary depending on the defense behind him. Look for more out of the same out of Buehrle in 2011.

2010

No write-up of Buehrle’s 2009 season would be complete without mention of his July 23 perfect game against the Rays. Of course, no write-up of Buehrle’s 2009 season would be complete without mention of his struggles after the perfecto. He went 2-7 over his final 13 starts with a .321/.361/.487 line against and 10 home runs allowed. He started 30 games and reached the 200 innings threshold for the ninth consecutive season, and his 1.252 WHIP was his lowest since 2005. Buehrle is the kind of pitcher who depends on his defense, and four of the guys behind him to start the 2010 season were not there in 2009. The White Sox seem to be focused on keeping him in shape and healthy as he makes his way into his 30s, and his stats should not change too much. Don’t expect another perfect game (or no-hitter) on draft day.

2009

Throw out 2006, when his home run rate spiked and took his ERA with it, and you have one of the most consistent starters in the AL. Buehrle's flyball tendencies in a tough park mean there's more downside than upside, however; that 2006 ERA of 4.99 is within his range, especially when you consider that he allows a lot of unearned runs each year. The better the Sox defense, the better Buehrle will be.

2008

Buehrle signed a four-year, $56 million extension with the White Sox in July. That's like taking a nice chunk of change to board the Titantic. He'll flip back and forth between seasons like his last two campaigns depending on if the balls off the bat find leather or grass. Watch what happens on the left side of the Chicago infield very closely. The recently acquired Orlando Cabrera's defense has been slipping the last few seasons at shortstop and that can't be good for Buehrle either. He'll be back as Chicago's No. 2 starter but he really could go either way through no fault of his own. When you rely on your defense as much as Buehrle does the results from year-to-year can be erratic.

2007

Buehrle was an All-Star in 2006, which shows how beneficial it is to have your own manager in charge of the roster. But Buehrle put together the poorest season of his career, inexplicably winning 12 games despite a 4.99 ERA and allowing 247 hits in 204 innings. He was second only to Zach Duke in hits allowed, tied with teammate Jon Garland. As much as he and the team tried to find a flaw in his mechanics or pitch selection, Buehrle's struggles continued. That's a bad sign for a guy who has never impressed with anything except for his location and guile.

2006

Buehrle may not have killer pure stuff, or eye-popping peripheral numbers, but over his career he's emerged as arguably the most valuable fantasy pitcher in the AL, given his consistently excellent performance and reliability. Rather than splurge on aces, the White Sox's full boat of kings and jacks proved to be the winning hand in 2005, and Buehrle is the home-grown paradigm of that philosophy.

2005

Buehrle suddenly found an out pitch in 2004, adding more than 30 K's to his previous career high while at the same time posting a career best walk rate. A bump in home runs spoiled what otherwise would have been a career year, but Buehrle's numbers were still very respectable. Given his consistency, lack of health problems and signs of an upswing, Buehrle should be near the top of any list of AL fantasy pitchers.

2004

Buehrle's numbers, while still respectable, slipped almost across the board -- wins and K's were down, hits allowed and ERA were up. Given his less-than-dominating stuff the trend is not encouraging, but unless the numbers are hiding an injury there's little reason to expect a total collapse.

2003

Apparently 2001 wasn't a fluke after all. He gave up more hits last year, but otherwise his numbers were just about the same, and while a higher strikeout rate would be more reassuring, he seems to do just fine only fooling some of the hitters some of the time. He's one more good year away from officially being the next Tom Glavine.