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Billy Buckner #31 - P

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1983/08/27
  • POB: Decatur, GA
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 2004 (2nd round).

Scouting Report

AssetsThrows a very good curveball, and most of his pitches have movement. Can both start and relieve, and is resilient enough to be used early and often.
FlawsGives up too many hits, specifically too many home runs. Sometimes relies too much on his curve, which can compound his command issues.
Career potentialVersatile journeyman right-hander.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/04Filed for free agency.
2013/08/25Outrighted to Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/08/23Designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/08/21Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/07/28Outrighted to Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/07/25Designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/06/21Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/05/28Outrighted to Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/05/26Designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/05/16Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/03/16Assigned by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their minor league camp.
2012/11/14Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract.
2012/03/02Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2011/03/13Assigned by the Colorado Rockies to their minor league camp.
2010/12/20Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2010/07/25Released by the Detroit Tigers.
2010/06/01Optioned to Toledo (AAA).
2010/06/01Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2010/05/18Recalled from Reno (AAA).
2010/03/30Optioned to Reno (AAA).
2009/08/31Recalled from Reno (AAA).
2009/07/03Assigned to Reno (AAA).
2009/06/27Optioned to Reno (AAA).
2009/05/22Recalled from Reno (AAA).
2009/04/14Optioned to Reno (AAA).
2008/09/02Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2008/08/31Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2008/08/24Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2008/08/13Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2008/07/19Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2008/06/15Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2008/06/13Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2008/03/24Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2008/03/09Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2007/12/14Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2007/08/24Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2007/03/14Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2005/03/08Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.

Trades

2012/11/14Signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a minor league contract.
2012/03/02Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2010/12/20Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2010/06/01Detroit Tigers traded Dontrelle Willis to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Billy Buckner.
2007/12/14Kansas City Royals traded Billy Buckner to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Alberto Callaspo.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round in 2004.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013LA AngelsAL721000017.117995771.384.67
2013Salt LakeAAA18187400094.11016151750771.604.87
2012PawtucketAAA17178601196.28748421236591.273.91
2012PortlandAA10104301056.1512020617511.213.20
2011Colorado SpringsAAA232148000109.013691731252801.726.03
2010ArizonaNL330300013.026171645112.3811.08
2010ToledoAAA883501037.1604439816212.049.40
2010RenoAAA773100043.1401917217271.323.53
2009ArizonaNL16134600077.19457551229641.596.40
2009RenoAAA181693011103.0914138545961.323.32
2008ArizonaNL1001000014.0165534111.433.21
2008TucsonAAA2120510000116.11367464943691.544.95
2007Kansas CityAL751200034.0372020516171.565.29
2007OmahaAAA271597000104.210849441126831.283.78
2007WichitaAA431300019.120101046131.354.66
2006WichitaAA13135300075.2784039739631.554.64
2006High DesertA16167100090.0924439647851.543.90
2005High DesertA17175600094.010565561046921.615.36
2005BurlingtonA11113700060.1663626917601.383.88
2004Idaho FallsR752100030.036141144371.333.30
2004South CarolinaNCAA15147200084.07738319231051.193.32
TotalMLB4323711000155.219010810529611101.616.07
TotalAL1472200051.15429291023241.505.08
TotalNL291659000104.113679761938861.676.56
TotalAAA1391224844032704.2759427368662855121.484.70
TotalAA2726109010151.1149706917621271.394.10
TotalA44441514000244.1263145121251102371.534.46
TotalR752100030.036141144371.333.30
TotalNCAA15147200084.07738319231051.193.32

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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