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Brian Buscher

33-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/18/1981   BORN: Jacksonville, FL   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Buscher signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December of 2009, with an invitation to spring training.

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Buscher inked a minor league deal with Cleveland with an invite to spring training.

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Brian Buscher Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 A SAN 88 387 343 50 100 25 14 7 4 56 5 4 33 61 0 5 6 .292 .359 .408 .767
2005 24 A SAN 55 233 206 37 58 18 12 1 5 29 0 2 27 47 0 0 0 .282 .367 .422 .789
2005 24 AA NOR 64 247 215 19 49 10 8 1 1 23 5 3 20 36 0 6 6 .228 .304 .288 .592
2006 25 AA CON 130 524 467 43 121 33 23 3 7 49 5 4 39 75 7 5 6 .259 .321 .366 .687
2007 26 AA NEW 63 284 247 37 76 27 19 1 7 37 2 2 31 30 0 2 4 .308 .391 .478 .869
2007 26 AAA ROC 40 147 132 21 41 14 7 0 7 22 1 0 13 11 0 1 1 .311 .374 .523 .897
2007 26 MAJ MIN 33 94 82 8 20 3 1 0 2 10 1 0 10 16 1 1 0 .244 .323 .329 .652
2008 27 AAA ROC 53 214 185 27 59 20 12 0 8 30 1 2 20 21 0 2 7 .319 .402 .514 .916
2008 27 MAJ MIN 70 244 218 29 64 13 9 0 4 47 0 2 19 42 0 7 0 .294 .340 .390 .730
2009 28 AAA ROC 23 89 78 6 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 11 20 0 0 0 .179 .281 .218 .499
2009 28 AAA ROC 14 51 46 5 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 13 0 0 0 .261 .333 .326 .659
2009 28 MAJ MIN 61 164 136 14 32 6 3 1 2 12 0 0 24 35 0 1 3 .235 .360 .316 .676
2010 29 AAA COL 48 187 162 19 43 15 9 2 4 26 0 0 17 10 2 5 1 .265 .330 .420 .750
Career  (View All)     164 502 436 51 116 22 13 1 8 69 1 2 53 93 1 9 3 .266 .343 .356 .699

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Brian Buscher: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 13 25 5

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Brian Buscher Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 A SAN 387 343 8.5% 15.8% 0.54 82% .345 .116
2005 24 A SAN 233 206 11.6% 20.2% 0.57 77% .344 .140
2005 24 AA NOR 247 215 8.1% 14.6% 0.56 83% .270 .060
2006 25 AA CON 524 467 7.4% 14.3% 0.52 84% .296 .107
2007 26 AA NEW 284 247 10.9% 10.6% 1.03 88% .329 .170
2007 26 AAA ROC 147 132 8.8% 7.5% 1.18 92% .298 .212
2007 26 MAJ MIN 94 82 10.6% 17% 0.63 80% .281 .085
2008 27 AAA ROC 214 185 9.3% 9.8% 0.95 89% .327 .195
2008 27 MAJ MIN 244 218 7.8% 17.2% 0.45 81% .349 .096
2009 28 AAA ROC 89 78 12.4% 22.5% 0.55 74% .228 .039
2009 28 AAA ROC 51 46 9.8% 25.5% 0.38 72% .344 .065
2009 28 MAJ MIN 164 136 14.6% 21.3% 0.69 74% .303 .081
2010 29 AAA COL 187 162 9.1% 5.3% 1.70 94% .264 .155
Career     502 436 10.6% 18.5% 0.57 79% .322 .090

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Brian Buscher: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buscher was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester in order to remove him from the 40-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Twins will activate Buscher to their 25-man ALDS roster on Saturday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buscher is not on Minnesota's roster for the ALDS matchup against the Yankees, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buscher started at DH and went 1-for-2 in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.

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Buscher has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buscher will not be immediately called up from Triple-A Rochester on Sept. 1 due to a thumb injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buscher will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Buscher was optioned to Triple-A on Saturday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Buscher (illness) started at third base and went 1-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Angels.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brian Buscher.

2009

Buscher helped plug a hole at third base for the Twins last season as he platooned with Brendan Harris after June. Buscher has a strong eye at the plate, but offers little power or speed. He had just a .938 Fielding Percentage, but average range factor, so the Twins don't view his fielding as an asset. That may hurt his chances to win a utility role this spring with Joe Crede taking over at third base. If Crede is hurt, Buscher likely would resume the same platoon role at third base with Harris.

2008

The former minor league Rule 5 pick from the Giants had a career year in the minors and parlayed it into playing time while the Twins were desperate for hitting at third base. While he has a strong eye at the plate, he likely doesn't hit for enough power to hold a regular job in the majors. He'll be given a shot to win playing time at third base this spring, but is more likely to be used in a utility role or sent back to Triple-A to provide depth. At age 27 next season, there's not much upside and without much power or speed he's not a great fantasy option.

2007

A Rule 5 pick from the Giants last season.