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Walker Buehler

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

7.71

WHIP

2.04

K

12

SV

0

2018 RotoWire 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:  371

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

December 12, 2017  –  Walker Buehler News

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Manager Dave Roberts said Buehler will work as a starter in 2018, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com 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
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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)     8 0 0 9.3 11 8 2 12 8 1 0 0 7.71 2.04

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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
Oct. 1 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.71 2.04
Sep. 29 @Col 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.64 2.04
Sep. 23 SF 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.53 2.05
Sep. 21 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 10.13 1.88
Sep. 17 @Was 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 12.46 2.08
Sep. 13 @SF 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 13.50 2.10
Sep. 10 Col 0.3 2 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 15.43 2.14
Sep. 7 Col 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
6.0 6 3 3 1 6 8 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 4.50 2.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
9.3 11 8 8 2 8 12 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 7.71 2.04
Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
9.3 11 8 8 2 8 12 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 7.71 2.04

Walker Buehler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20173.300043110.802.40

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Walker Buehler
3-Year Averages     8 0 9.3 11.57 7.71 1.50 1.93 64.7% 7.71 5.99 .386
Career     8 0 9.3 11.57 7.71 1.50 1.93 64.7% 7.71 6.07 .386

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Walker Buehler Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 P 9.3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Walker Buehler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
11.57 K/9
GREAT
7.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
98.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
8.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.71 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.04 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.99 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.386 BABIP
HIGH
64.7% Strand Rate
LOW

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Walker Buehler

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

Buehler had his contract purchased from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

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Buehler will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Buehler has been pitching out of the bullpen in his previous two outings with Triple-A Oklahoma and could finish the year as a reliever, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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Buehler failed to record an out while giving up four runs on two hits and three walks on 29 pitches in Thursday's debut for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Buehler was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Alex Freedman of 570 AM LA Sports reports.

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Buehler (undisclosed) threw five innings in his return from the disabled list to Double-A Tulsa on Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six.

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Buehler is on the 7-day DL at Double-A Tulsa with an undisclosed injury.

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Buehler was promoted to Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Buehler, 22, has not allowed an earned run through six innings at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The 6-foot-2 righty has fanned 12 batters and has not issued a walk over that span.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.