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Billy Buckner

William Jennings Buckner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 27, 1983 in Decatur, Georgia, US
High School: Salem HS (Conyers, GA)
Schools: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC), Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 9th round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA) and the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC).

Major League Stats

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Pitching: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2014 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2004 20 -0.8 Idaho Falls PION Rk KCR 2 1 .667 3.30 7 5 0 0 0 0 30.0 36 14 11 4 4 0 37 1 0 3 128 1.333 10.8 1.2 1.2 11.1 9.25
2005 21 -1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A KCR 8 13 .381 4.78 28 28 0 0 0 0 154.1 171 101 82 19 63 0 152 6 2 17 690 1.516 10.0 1.1 3.7 8.9 2.41
2005 21 -0.7 Burlington MIDW A KCR 3 7 .300 3.88 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 66 36 26 9 17 0 60 2 0 3 269 1.376 9.8 1.3 2.5 9.0 3.53
2005 21 -2.3 High Desert CALL A+ KCR 5 6 .455 5.36 17 17 0 0 0 0 94.0 105 65 56 10 46 0 92 4 2 14 421 1.606 10.1 1.0 4.4 8.8 2.00
2006 22 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA KCR 12 4 .750 4.24 29 29 0 0 0 0 165.2 170 84 78 13 86 0 148 9 0 16 741 1.545 9.2 0.7 4.7 8.0 1.72
2006 22 -0.8 High Desert CALL A+ KCR 7 1 .875 3.90 16 16 0 0 0 0 90.0 92 44 39 6 47 0 85 4 0 7 397 1.544 9.2 0.6 4.7 8.5 1.81
2006 22 -2.2 Wichita TL AA KCR 5 3 .625 4.64 13 13 0 0 0 0 75.2 78 40 39 7 39 0 63 5 0 9 344 1.546 9.3 0.8 4.6 7.5 1.62
2007 23 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA KCR 10 10 .500 3.92 31 18 4 0 0 0 124.0 128 59 54 15 32 1 96 5 1 4 524 1.290 9.3 1.1 2.3 7.0 3.00
2007 23 -1.3 Wichita TL AA KCR 1 3 .250 4.66 4 3 1 0 0 0 19.1 20 10 10 4 6 0 13 0 1 1 85 1.345 9.3 1.9 2.8 6.1 2.17
2007 23 -4.0 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 9 7 .563 3.78 27 15 3 0 0 0 104.2 108 49 44 11 26 1 83 5 0 3 439 1.280 9.3 0.9 2.2 7.1 3.19
2008 24 -2.9 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 5 10 .333 4.95 21 20 0 0 0 0 116.1 136 74 64 9 43 1 69 4 0 7 517 1.539 10.5 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.60
2009 25 -2.0 Reno PCL AAA ARI 9 3 .750 3.32 18 16 1 1 1 0 103.0 91 41 38 5 45 1 96 1 0 13 436 1.320 8.0 0.4 3.9 8.4 2.13
2010 26 -0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA ARI,DET 6 6 .500 6.25 15 15 0 1 0 0 80.2 100 63 56 10 33 0 48 8 0 10 372 1.649 11.2 1.1 3.7 5.4 1.45
2010 26 -0.6 Toledo IL AAA DET 3 5 .375 9.40 8 8 0 1 0 0 37.1 60 44 39 8 16 0 21 2 0 3 189 2.036 14.5 1.9 3.9 5.1 1.31
2010 26 -0.9 Reno PCL AAA ARI 3 1 .750 3.53 7 7 0 0 0 0 43.1 40 19 17 2 17 0 27 6 0 7 183 1.315 8.3 0.4 3.5 5.6 1.59
2011 27 -0.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 4 8 .333 6.03 23 21 1 0 0 0 109.0 136 91 73 12 52 0 80 7 0 12 508 1.725 11.2 1.0 4.3 6.6 1.54
2012 28 1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BOS 12 9 .571 3.65 27 27 0 2 1 0 153.0 138 68 62 18 53 1 110 12 1 7 645 1.248 8.1 1.1 3.1 6.5 2.08
2012 28 3.2 Portland EL AA BOS 4 3 .571 3.20 10 10 0 1 0 0 56.1 51 20 20 6 17 0 51 4 1 4 235 1.207 8.1 1.0 2.7 8.1 3.00
2012 28 0.8 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 8 6 .571 3.91 17 17 0 1 1 0 96.2 87 48 42 12 36 1 59 8 0 3 410 1.272 8.1 1.1 3.4 5.5 1.64
2013 29 2.3 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 7 4 .636 4.87 18 18 0 0 0 0 94.1 101 61 51 7 50 0 77 2 1 4 426 1.601 9.6 0.7 4.8 7.3 1.54
2014 30 3.2 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA SDP,MIL 5 6 .455 5.83 19 16 1 0 0 0 75.2 94 60 49 11 36 0 59 3 0 8 351 1.718 11.2 1.3 4.3 7.0 1.64
2014 30 3.2 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 1 1 .500 6.00 4 2 1 0 0 0 12.0 9 8 8 1 3 0 15 0 0 3 47 1.000 6.8 0.8 2.2 11.2 5.00
2014 30 3.2 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 4 5 .444 5.80 15 14 0 0 0 0 63.2 85 52 41 10 33 0 44 3 0 5 304 1.853 12.0 1.4 4.7 6.2 1.33
11 Seasons 80 74 .519 4.61 236 213 7 4 2 0 1206.0 1301 716 618 123 497 4 972 58 5 101 5338 1.491 9.7 0.9 3.7 7.3 1.96
Rk (1 season) Rk 2 1 .667 3.30 7 5 0 0 0 0 30.0 36 14 11 4 4 0 37 1 0 3 128 1.333 10.8 1.2 1.2 11.1 9.25
A (1 season) A 3 7 .300 3.88 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 66 36 26 9 17 0 60 2 0 3 269 1.376 9.8 1.3 2.5 9.0 3.53
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 12 7 .632 4.65 33 33 0 0 0 0 184.0 197 109 95 16 93 0 177 8 2 21 818 1.576 9.6 0.8 4.5 8.7 1.90
AA (3 seasons) AA 10 9 .526 4.10 27 26 1 1 0 0 151.1 149 70 69 17 62 0 127 9 2 14 664 1.394 8.9 1.0 3.7 7.6 2.05
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 53 50 .515 4.81 158 138 6 3 2 0 780.1 853 487 417 77 321 4 571 38 1 60 3459 1.504 9.8 0.9 3.7 6.6 1.78

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 20 -0.9 Idaho Falls PION Rk KCR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A KCR 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 -0.9 Burlington MIDW A KCR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 -1.8 High Desert CALL A+ KCR 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ KCR 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -1.0 High Desert CALL A+ KCR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 22 -2.2 Wichita TL AA KCR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 -1.5 Wichita TL AA KCR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 -4.0 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 -3.0 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 21 30 27 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 .111 .172 .148 .321 4 0 0 1 0 0
2009 25 -1.6 Reno PCL AAA ARI 18 22 18 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 .278 .278 .333 .611 6 0 0 4 0 0
2010 26 -1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA ARI,DET 15 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 -1.0 Reno PCL AAA ARI 7 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 -1.0 Toledo IL AAA DET 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 0.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 25 25 25 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .120 .120 .160 .280 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BOS 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 3.6 Portland EL AA BOS 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 0.5 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 2.1 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 3.4 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA SDP,MIL 9 12 10 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .545 .600 1.145 6 0 0 1 0 0
2014 30 3.4 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 7 12 10 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .545 .600 1.145 6 0 0 1 0 0
2014 30 3.4 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 228 98 89 5 18 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 36 .202 .228 .247 .475 22 0 0 6 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 150 98 89 5 18 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 36 .202 .228 .247 .475 22 0 0 6 0 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2004 20 Idaho Falls PION Rk KCR P 7 6 3 2 1 0 .833 0.71
2005 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A KCR P 28 34 18 14 2 2 .941 1.14 23 3 12%
2005 21 Burlington MIDW A KCR P 11 9 4 4 1 1 .889 0.73 15 2 12%
2005 21 High Desert CALL A+ KCR P 17 25 14 10 1 1 .960 1.41 8 1 11%
2006 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA KCR P 29 48 18 28 2 4 .958 1.59 18 9 33%
2006 22 High Desert CALL A+ KCR P 16 32 13 17 2 3 .938 1.88 9 8 47%
2006 22 Wichita TL AA KCR P 13 16 5 11 0 1 1.000 1.23 9 1 10%
2007 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA KCR P 31 34 13 21 0 3 1.000 1.10 9 5 36%
2007 23 Wichita TL AA KCR P 4 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 2 0 0%
2007 23 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 27 26 8 18 0 3 1.000 0.96 7 5 42%
2008 24 Tucson PCL AAA ARI P 21 26 9 16 1 1 .962 1.19 6 4 40%
2009 25 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 18 27 10 16 1 0 .963 1.44 5 4 44%
2010 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA DET,ARI P 15 18 8 9 1 1 .944 1.13 7 1 13%
2010 26 Toledo IL AAA DET P 8 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.00 2 0 0%
2010 26 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 7 10 4 5 1 1 .900 1.29 5 1 17%
2011 27 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL P 23 27 13 11 3 1 .889 1.04 16 5 24%
2012 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BOS P 27 35 16 18 1 5 .971 1.26 22 5 19%
2012 28 Portland EL AA BOS P 10 16 6 10 0 3 1.000 1.60 12 1 8%
2012 28 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 17 19 10 8 1 2 .947 1.06 10 4 29%
2013 29 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA P 18 13 7 6 0 0 1.000 0.72
2014 30 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA SDP,MIL P 19 12 7 4 1 1 .917 0.58
2014 30 Nashville PCL AAA MIL P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
2014 30 El Paso PCL AAA SDP P 15 11 7 3 1 1 .909 0.67
11 Seasons 236 280 122 145 13 18 .954 1.13 106 36 25%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2004 20 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Rk KCR 2004-07-26 2004-09-05
2005 21 Burlington Bees Midwest League A KCR 2005-04-08 2005-06-02
2005 21 High Desert Mavericks California League A+ KCR 2005-06-07 2005-09-01
2006 22 High Desert Mavericks California League A+ KCR 2006-04-06 2006-06-22
2006 22 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA KCR 2006-07-01 2006-09-02
2007 23 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA KCR 2007-04-08 2007-04-25
2007 23 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA KCR 2007-04-29 2007-08-21
2007 23 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 2007-08-25 2007-09-27
2008 24 Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2008-04-04 2008-08-20
2008 24 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2008-06-13 2008-09-21
2009 25 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2009-04-18 2009-08-26
2009 25 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-02
2010 26 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2010-04-11 2010-05-12
2010 26 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA DET 2010-06-05 2010-07-15
2010 26 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2010-05-18 2010-05-29
2011 27 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA COL 2011-04-10 2011-08-17
2012 28 Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League AA BOS 2012-04-09 2012-05-30
2012 28 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA BOS 2012-06-06 2012-08-30
2013 29 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League AAA LAA 2013-04-05 2013-09-01
2013 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2013-05-25 2013-07-23
2014 30 El Paso Chihuahuas Pacific Coast League AAA SDP 2014-04-27 2014-07-28
2014 30 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA MIL 2014-08-17 2014-08-30
2014 30 San Diego Padres National League MLB SDP 1 2014-05-24 2014-05-24

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