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Billy Buckner

William Jennings Buckner (twitter: @NotthatBB)

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 3.0 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 3.0 Nashville, El Paso PCL 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 3.0 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
2014 30 3.0 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
2015 31 Long Island ATLL Ind 5 1 .833 5.70 8 8 0 0 0 0 36.1 49 23 23 6 18 0 33 3 0 5 174 1.844 12.1 1.5 4.5 8.2 1.83
12 Seasons 85 75 .531 4.64 244 221 7 4 2 0 1242.1 1350 739 641 129 515 4 1005 61 5 106 5512 1.501 9.8 0.9 3.7 7.3 1.95
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
Ind (1 season) Ind 5 1 .833 5.70 8 8 0 0 0 0 36.1 49 23 23 6 18 0 33 3 0 5 174 1.844 12.1 1.5 4.5 8.2 1.83
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 19 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,El Paso PCL AAA SDP,MIL 19 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 15 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 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 31 Long Island ATLL Ind 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 246 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
Ind (1 season) Ind 8 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 160 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 12 4 25%
2014 30 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA SDP,MIL P 19 12 7 4 1 1 .917 0.58 4 3 43%
2014 30 Nashville, El Paso PCL AAA SDP,MIL P 19 12 7 4 1 1 .917 0.58 4 3 43%
2014 30 El Paso PCL AAA SDP P 15 11 7 3 1 1 .909 0.67 4 3 43%
2014 30 Nashville PCL AAA MIL P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 0 0
2015 31 Long Island ATLL Ind P 8 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 0.75
12 Seasons 244 286 126 147 13 19 .955 1.12 122 43 26%
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 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-02
2009 25 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2009-04-18 2009-08-26
2010 26 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2010-04-11 2010-05-12
2010 26 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2010-05-18 2010-05-29
2010 26 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA DET 2010-06-05 2010-07-15
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 1 2014-04-27 2014-07-28
2014 30 San Diego Padres National League MLB SDP 1 2014-05-24 2014-05-24
2014 30 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA MIL 2 2014-08-17 2014-08-30
2015 31 Long Island Ducks Atlantic League Ind 2015-05-21 2015-07-01

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