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Walker Buehler

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 Stats

W-L

4-2

ERA

3.45

WHIP

1.08

K

59

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 2016 season ended with whispers and a five-inning sample that suggested Buehler could be in for a breakout 2017. He delivered on that promise, and then some. Buehler, who underwent Tommy John surg...

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2018 ADP:  348.99

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 175   DOB: 7/28/1994   BORN: Lexington, KY   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

July 14, 2018  –  Walker Buehler News

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Buehler was optioned to the minors Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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Walker Buehler 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
2016 21 R GLE 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 21 A GRE 2 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 22 A+ RAN 12 5 0 16.1 8 2 0 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.10 0.81
2017 22 AA TUL 12 11 0 49.0 40 19 5 64 15 2 2 0 0 0 3.49 1.12
2017 22 AAA OKL 12 3 0 23.1 19 12 1 34 11 1 1 1 0 0 4.63 1.30
2017 22 MAJ LAD 8 0 0 9.3 11 8 2 12 8 1 0 0 0 1 7.71 2.04
2018 23 A+ RAN 1 1 0 3.0 2 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2018 23 AAA OKL 1 3 0 13.0 10 3 0 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 2.08 1.08
2018 23 MAJ LAD 11 10 0 57.3 49 22 5 59 13 4 2 0 1 0 3.45 1.08
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3-Year Averages     8 0 0 9.3 11 8 2 12 8 1 0 0 0 1 7.71 2.04
Career  (View All)     19 10 0 66.7 60 30 7 71 21 5 2 0 4.05 1.22

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Walker Buehler 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
Jul. 13 LAA 5.0 6 2 2 2 1 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.45 1.08
Jun. 28 ChC 1.0 5 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.44 1.05
Jun. 8 Atl 5.3 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.63 0.95
Jun. 2 @Col 5.0 8 4 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.74 1.02
May. 27 SD 7.0 4 1 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.20 0.90
May. 21 Col 7.0 2 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.38 0.97
May. 16 @Mia 5.0 7 5 4 1 2 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.15
May. 10 Cin 6.0 5 2 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.64 1.00
May. 4 @SD 6.0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.13 1.06
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
6.0 11 7 7 3 2 5 0 1 0 0-1 0 1 0 10.50 2.17
Last 30 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.8 IP/G
11.3 13 8 8 3 2 9 0 1 0 1-1 0 1 0 6.35 1.32
Last 60 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
47.3 39 21 20 5 9 48 2 2 0 3-2 0 1 0 3.80 1.01
Walker Buehler Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
Jul. 3 Inland Empr 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 3.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 2 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 2 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 2 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 3.00 1.00

Walker Buehler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201810628722604.224
201719733000.188

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201812731627401.231
201725558102.400

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201836.322036542.970.91
20173.300043110.802.40

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201821.020023814.291.38
20176.01008516.001.83
Walker Buehler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Walker Buehler 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
2016 21 R GLE 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.20 .000
2016 21 A GRE 2 1 3.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 5.20 .000
2017 22 A+ RAN 12 5 16.1 15.09 2.80 5.40 0.00 84.6% 1.10 0.96 .303
2017 22 AA TUL 12 11 49.0 11.76 2.76 4.27 0.92 72% 3.49 2.83 .321
2017 22 AAA OKL 12 3 23.1 13.25 4.29 3.09 0.39 62.1% 4.63 2.25 .366
2017 22 MAJ LAD 8 0 9.3 11.57 7.71 1.50 1.93 8.00 64.7% 98.1 MPH 7.71 5.99 .386
2018 23 A+ RAN 1 1 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 0.87 .366
2018 23 AAA OKL 1 3 13.0 11.08 2.77 4.00 0.00 78.6% 2.08 1.89 .326
2018 23 MAJ LAD 11 10 57.3 9.26 2.04 4.54 0.78 1.95 70.2% 95.9 MPH 3.45 3.06 .300
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 9 54.8 8.69 3.22 2.70 0.74 72.8% 3.33 3.41 .274
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3-Year Averages     8 0 9.3 11.57 7.71 1.50 1.93 64.7% 7.71 5.99 .386
Career     19 10 66.7 9.59 2.84 3.38 0.95 68.9% 4.05 3.41 .312

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Walker Buehler Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 9.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 57.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Walker Buehler    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.54 K/BB
ELITE
9.26 K/9
GREAT
2.04 BB/9
GREAT
95.9 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.8 HR/9
GREAT
1.95 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.45 ERA
GOOD
1.08 WHIP
GREAT
3.06 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.300 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
70.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Walker Buehler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buehler threw five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday, yielding two earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and a walk in the Dodgers' eventual 3-2 victory.

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Buehler was reinstated from the 10-day DL ahead of Friday's start versus the Angels, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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Buehler (ribs) is expected to start Friday's game against the Angels, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

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Buehler (ribs) is expected to return from the 10-day disabled list and make a start during the Dodgers' three-game series with Angels next weekend, Pedro Moura of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.

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Buehler (ribs) will throw a simulated game Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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Buehler (ribs) could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation Monday in San Diego, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Buehler (ribs) will throw a simulated game Sunday and then return to the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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Buehler (ribs) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, Pedro Moura of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The Dodgers took a calculated gamble when they selected Buehler with the 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft. Once considered a likely top-10 pick, a pre-draft elbow issue caused him to fall, and he ended up needing Tommy John surgery that August. Buehler returned to the mound late last season, and while he only logged five innings of game action, the early returns suggest the Dodgers may have hit big on their roll of the dice. He touched 99 mph with his fastball in instructs after sitting in the mid-90s during brief appearances in the Arizona and Midwest leagues. It is hard to expect him to maintain that velocity over lengthier outings in the coming years, but even if he settles in at 93-95 mph with his fastball, that makes for a plus offering. He also features a potentially plus curveball and a hard slider/cutter that could be a third plus pitch. An average changeup could round out the repertoire, and at that point Buehler would look the part of a No. 2 starter.

2016

The team's top draft pick in the 2015 amateur draft (24th overall), Buehler dropped a bit down teams' boards due to an elbow injury last spring, and the injury ultimately led to Tommy John surgery this past August. When healthy, the 6-foot-2 Buehler features a mid-90s fastball, slider, curve, and changeup with solid command and the ability to miss bats. Buehler's last 14 starts for Vanderbilt resulted in an 81:25 K:BB over 78.2 innings. He seems likely to miss most, if not all of the 2016 season recuperating, but it is possible he could join a full-season affiliate late in the year, or he could pitch in the Arizona Fall League. Once healthy, he has the ability to move quickly as a college draftee and settle in as a No. 3 big league starter. He's won a College World Series and a Cape Cod Championship, a pedigree that the Dodgers certainly hope carries over.