John Buck #44 - C

LA Angels

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/07/07
  • POB: Kemmerer, WY
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 245lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by Houston in 1998 (7th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date31899202016826001.
On Pace3911211253018103300-.

Scouting Report

AssetsPossesses major home-run power with the bat (for a catcher). Produces a solid number of doubles and RBI per at-bat. Is a decent game-caller and leader behind the plate.
FlawsHas holes in his swing, leading to a lot of strikeouts and low batting averages. Has also declined somewhat defensively over time and struggles to throw runners out.
Career potentialVeteran backup catcher.

Honours and Awards

2010Named to the All-Star Game
2002Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
1999New York-Penn League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/02Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2014/07/21Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract.
2014/07/15Released by the Seattle Mariners.
2014/07/07Designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.
2014/01/14Designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/08/28Added to the Pittsburgh Pirates 25-man roster.
2013/08/27Acquired from the New York Mets.
2013/08/20Missed 4 games (paternity leave list).
2013/08/16Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2013/07/21Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).
2013/07/20Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/12/17Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2012/11/19Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2012/06/22Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).
2012/06/21Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2010/11/17Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins to a three-year contract.
2010/08/20Missed 12 games (thumb injury).
2010/08/04Thumb injury, early September.
2009/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2009/12/12Kansas City Royals declined to tender a contract.
2009/07/06Missed 32 games (back injury).
2009/05/31Back injury, early September.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2008/05/19Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2008/05/16Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2008/01/18Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2007/02/21Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2006/09/20Hamstring, day-to-day.
2006/09/08Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2004/06/24Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2004/03/20Assigned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.
2004/02/28Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2003/03/14Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2003/02/05Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2002/02/26Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.


2014/07/21Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract.
2014/01/14Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.
2013/08/27New York Mets traded Marlon Byrd , John Buck and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named (Vic Black - August 28 2013).
2012/12/17Toronto Blue Jays traded Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra to the New York Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.
2012/11/19Toronto Blue Jays traded Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani to the Miami Marlins for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and cash.
2010/11/17Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins.
2009/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2004/06/24In a three-way deal; the Houston Astros traded Octavio Dotel to the Oakland Athletics and John Buck to the Kansas City Royals. The Royals traded Carlos Beltran to the Astros and cash considerations to the Athletics. The Athletics traded Mike Wood and Mark Teahen to the Royals.
1998/06/02Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 7th round in 1998.

Career Stats

2014LA AngelsAL4501000002000.
2014Total Sea/AnaAL31899202016826001.
2014Salt LakeAAA33119133580215132200-.294.370.412.782
2013NY MetsNL101368387911015602999214.215.285.367.652
2013Total NYN/PitNL1103923986110156229104214.219.285.362.647
2010New HampshireAA3112300261300-.273.333.8181.151
2009Kansas CityAL5918616461248361355118.247.299.484.783
2008Kansas CityAL1093704883231948389603-.224.304.365.669
2007Kansas CityAL113347417718018483692018.222.308.429.737
2006Kansas CityAL114371379121111502684026.245.306.396.702
2005Kansas CityAL118401409721112472394223.242.287.389.676
2004Kansas CityAL7123836569012301579113.235.280.424.704
2004New OrleansAAA652273168110123521390111.300.368.507.875
2003New OrleansAAA7827432701822391453103.255.301.358.659
2002Round RockAA1204484811829312893193238.263.314.422.736
1998GCL AstosR36126243690315132222-.286.362.429.791


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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