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Brian Buchanan

Brian James Buchanan

Positions: Rightfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: July 21, 1973 in Miami, FL
High School: Fairfax HS (Fairfax, VA)
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed July 11, 1994. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 19, 2000 (Age 26.303)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Twins/Mets 2000-2004

Final Game: August 29, 2004 (Age 31.039)
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2000 26 MIN AL 30 93 82 10 19 3 0 1 8 0 2 8 22 .232 .301 .305 .606 52 25 3 1 0 2 0 9/D7
2001 27 MIN AL 69 219 197 28 54 12 0 10 32 1 1 19 58 .274 .342 .487 .830 115 96 2 2 0 1 0 9D/7
2002 28 TOT MLB 92 245 227 31 61 10 1 11 28 2 2 15 59 .269 .322 .467 .789 110 106 6 3 0 0 0 9D3
2002 28 MIN AL 44 143 135 19 34 5 1 5 15 2 1 6 33 .252 .294 .415 .709 86 56 4 2 0 0 0 9D
2002 28 SDP NL 48 102 92 12 27 5 0 6 13 0 1 9 26 .293 .363 .543 .906 146 50 2 1 0 0 0 39
2003 29 SDP NL 115 229 198 29 52 10 2 8 29 6 2 24 51 .263 .346 .455 .801 116 90 8 3 0 3 1 937/D
2004 30 TOT NL 40 72 63 7 12 2 0 2 6 0 0 7 20 .190 .278 .317 .595 61 20 2 1 0 1 2 7/39
2004 30 SDP NL 38 68 60 7 12 2 0 2 6 0 0 6 19 .200 .279 .333 .613 65 20 2 1 0 1 2 7/39
2004 30 NYM NL 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -26 0 0 0 0 0 0 /3
5 Yrs 346 858 767 105 198 37 3 32 103 9 7 73 210 .258 .328 .439 .767 102 337 21 10 0 7 3
162 Game Avg. 162 402 359 49 93 17 1 15 48 4 3 34 98 .258 .328 .439 .767 102 158 10 5 0 3 1
MIN (3 yrs) 143 455 414 57 107 20 1 16 55 3 4 33 113 .258 .319 .428 .746 93 177 9 5 0 3 0
SDP (3 yrs) 201 399 350 48 91 17 2 16 48 6 3 39 96 .260 .339 .457 .796 115 160 12 5 0 4 3
NYM (1 yr) 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -26 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 203 403 353 48 91 17 2 16 48 6 3 40 97 .258 .338 .453 .792 113 160 12 5 0 4 3
AL (3 yrs) 143 455 414 57 107 20 1 16 55 3 4 33 113 .258 .319 .428 .746 93 177 9 5 0 3 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2000 26 MIN AL 30 93 -5 -0 -0 -4 -1 -11 -1.0 3 -8 -0.7 .466 .494 -0.3 -0.5 -4 9/D7
2001 27 MIN AL 69 219 3 0 1 -2 -4 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .498 .499 0.9 -0.5 9 $205,000 9D/7
2002 28 MIN AL 44 143 -1 -1 -0 3 -3 -2 -0.2 5 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.1 0.0 1 $225,000 9D
2002 28 SDP NL 48 102 6 -1 -0 -3 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .502 .501 0.7 -0.5 7 39
2003 29 SDP NL 115 229 3 -1 -1 1 -4 -1 -0.2 7 6 0.6 .499 .499 0.4 -0.3 5 $325,000 937/D
2004 30 SDP NL 38 68 -3 -0 -0 -4 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.6 .478 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -2 $650,000 7/39
2004 30 NYM NL 2 4 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .417 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3
5 Seasons 346 858 2 -3 -0 -10 -13 -24 -2.4 30 5 0.5 .493 .498 1.4 -2.3 15 $1,405,000
MIN (3 yrs) 143 455 -3 -1 1 -3 -8 -14 -1.3 17 3 0.3 .491 .498 0.6 -1.0 6 $430,000
SDP (3 yrs) 201 399 6 -2 -1 -6 -6 -8 -0.9 12 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.9 -1.3 10 $975,000
NYM (1 yr) 2 4 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .417 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2000 26 MIN AL 93 70 7 2.7 119 .295 .232 .281 .301 .355 .305 .452 .606 .807 52 .209 -6.0 -0.6 .471 .146 .073 .0
2001 27 MIN AL 219 147 34 6.2 108 .338 .274 .268 .342 .335 .487 .431 .830 .766 115 .591 4.2 0.4 .801 .310 .213 1.8
2002 28 TOT MLB 245 174 33 5.1 102 .318 .269 .260 .322 .329 .467 .416 .789 .746 110 .517 2.4 0.2 .713 .264 .198 3.4
2002 28 MIN AL 143 106 15 3.8 105 .299 .252 .264 .294 .332 .415 .425 .709 .757 86 .380 -3.4 -0.3 .613 .215 .163 2.9
2002 28 SDP NL 102 68 18 7.1 98 .350 .293 .254 .363 .326 .543 .404 .906 .730 146 .671 5.9 0.6 .868 .337 .250 .0
2003 29 SDP NL 229 159 31 5.2 101 .310 .263 .258 .346 .328 .455 .413 .801 .741 116 .526 5.2 0.5 .776 .333 .192 6.9
2004 30 TOT NL 72 54 5 2.5 102 .238 .190 .258 .278 .328 .317 .418 .595 .746 61 .215 -3.4 -0.3 .528 .238 .127 .0
2004 30 SDP NL 68 51 5 2.6 102 .250 .200 .257 .279 .327 .333 .417 .613 .744 65 .234 -2.8 -0.3 .540 .233 .133 .0
2004 30 NYM NL 4 3 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .267 .250 .338 .000 .433 .250 .772 -26 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .333 .333 .000
5 Yrs 858 604 110 4.9 105 .312 .258 .264 .328 .333 .439 .423 .767 .756 102 .486 2.4 0.2 .707 .279 .181 14.0
162 Game Avg. 402 283 52 4.9 105 .312 .258 .264 .328 .333 .439 .423 .767 .756 102 .486 1 0 .707 .279 .181 7
MIN (3 yrs) 455 323 56 4.6 109 .316 .258 .270 .319 .338 .428 .433 .746 .771 93 .455 -5.3 -0.5 .669 .246 .169 5.1
SDP (3 yrs) 399 278 54 5.2 101 .310 .260 .257 .339 .327 .457 .411 .796 .739 115 .526 8.3 0.8 .755 .317 .197 8.7
NYM (1 yr) 4 3 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .267 .250 .338 .000 .433 .250 .772 -26 -0.6 -0.1 .333 .333 .000
NL (3 yrs) 403 281 54 5.1 101 .307 .258 .257 .338 .327 .453 .412 .792 .739 113 .521 7.7 0.7 .751 .317 .195 8.7
AL (3 yrs) 455 323 56 4.6 109 .316 .258 .270 .319 .338 .428 .433 .746 .771 93 .455 -5.3 -0.5 .669 .246 .169 5.1

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2000 26 MIN AL 93 1.1% 23.7% 8.6% 4.3% 21% 2.75 3.7 82.0 10.3 0.94 1.44 66% 23% 3.8% 19%
2001 27 MIN AL 219 4.6% 26.5% 8.7% 10.1% 41% 3.05 3.4 19.7 6.2 0.67 0.87 59% 26% 14.1% 15%
2002 28 TOT MLB 245 4.5% 24.1% 6.1% 9.0% 36% 3.93 3.8 20.6 8.1 0.89 1.27 64% 23% 15.5% 20%
2002 28 MIN AL 143 3.5% 23.1% 4.2% 7.7% 32% 5.50 4.1 27.0 9.0 0.89 1.06 68% 22% 12.8% 28%
2002 28 SDP NL 102 5.9% 25.5% 8.8% 10.8% 41% 2.89 3.5 15.3 7.1 0.89 1.73 59% 24% 18.8% 9%
2003 29 SDP NL 229 3.5% 22.3% 10.5% 8.7% 39% 2.13 3.9 24.8 6.8 0.96 1.36 62% 13% 11.8% 12%
2004 30 TOT NL 72 2.8% 27.8% 9.7% 5.6% 33% 2.86 3.2 31.5 10.5 1.10 1.43 58% 14% 10.0% 5%
2004 30 SDP NL 68 2.9% 27.9% 8.8% 5.9% 33% 3.17 3.2 30.0 10.0 1.10 1.46 59% 14% 10.5% 5%
2004 30 NYM NL 4 0.0% 25.0% 25.0% 0.0% 1.00 3.0 1.00 1.00 50% 0% 0.0% 0%
5 Yrs 858 3.7% 24.5% 8.5% 8.4% 36% 2.88 3.7 24.0 7.4 0.86 1.21 62% 20% 12.5% 16%
MLB Averages 2.9% 16.8% 8.8% 8.1% 34% 1.91 5.3 31.0 7.5 0.74 1.07 70% 22% 7.9% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2000 26 MIN AL -6.0 -0.6 96 -0.8 1.3 -2.1 1.09 -0.6 -0.2 -7.5 -0.7 1.02 -6.5 1.37 2
2001 27 MIN AL 4.2 0.4 224 -0.2 3.5 -3.7 .92 0.6 -0.8 1.2 0.1 0.95 5.9 1.57 10
2002 28 TOT MLB 2.4 0.2 250 0.1 4.5 -4.4 .95 0.6 -0.5 -2.4 -0.2 0.96 7.1 0.80 30
2002 28 MIN AL -3.4 -0.3 147 -0.2 2.6 -2.8 1.03 -0.0 -0.1 -6.8 -0.7 0.99 -1.9 0.88 6
2002 28 SDP NL 5.9 0.6 103 0.3 1.9 -1.6 .85 0.7 -0.3 4.5 0.5 0.91 9.0 0.77 24
2003 29 SDP NL 5.2 0.5 241 -0.2 4.4 -4.6 1.12 0.3 -0.5 0.3 0.0 1.08 3.6 1.24 44
2004 30 TOT NL -3.4 -0.3 72 -0.6 0.8 -1.5 .95 -0.1 -0.6 -5.2 -0.5 0.96 -1.2 1.03 16
2004 30 SDP NL -2.8 -0.3 68 -0.6 0.8 -1.4 .99 -0.0 -0.6 -4.9 -0.5 0.97 -0.9 1.10 15
2004 30 NYM NL -0.6 -0.1 4 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .25 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.80 -0.4 0.01 1
5 Yrs 2.4 0.2 883 -1.7 14.5 -16.2 1.01 0.9 -2.6 -13.4 -1.2 1.00 8.9 1.11 102

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2000 26 MIN AL 2 0 30% 29 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 62% 7 4 3 2 1 1 4 0 4
2001 27 MIN AL 0 0 27% 76 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 4 57% 13 8 4 4 0 4 4 0 4
2002 28 TOT MLB 5 0 29% 87 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 27% 13 10 2 4 3 1 5 2 3
2002 28 MIN AL 4 0 37% 55 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 25% 9 6 2 3 3 0 4 2 2
2002 28 SDP NL 1 0 19% 32 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 4 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
2003 29 SDP NL 0 1 29% 83 6 2 75% 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 24% 10 9 1 5 4 1 6 2 3
2004 30 TOT NL 1 0 26% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 SDP NL 1 0 28% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 NYM NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 8 1 28% 299 9 7 56% 8 6 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 1 1 4 16 38% 48 36 10 15 8 7 19 4 14

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2000 26 MIN AL 93 42% 19 1 0 2 0 0 1 1.37 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 23 3 13% 7 2 29% 76 7 9% 2 2 100% 5 1 20% 0
2001 27 MIN AL 219 41% 54 1 0 10 4 2 3 1.57 10 0 11 4 6 7 3 0 0 0 37 2 5% 20 6 30% 144 22 15% 15 7 47% 5 3 60% 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 245 45% 61 0 0 30 8 2 2 0.80 11 0 5 5 6 7 4 0 0 0 49 6 12% 21 4 19% 151 18 12% 8 3 38% 14 8 57% 0
2002 28 MIN AL 143 45% 34 0 0 6 2 0 0 0.88 5 0 5 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 28 4 14% 11 3 27% 96 11 11% 5 3 60% 6 3 50% 0
2002 28 SDP NL 102 44% 27 0 0 24 6 2 2 0.77 6 0 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 0 21 2 10% 10 1 10% 55 7 13% 3 0 0% 8 5 63% 0
2003 29 SDP NL 229 57% 52 6 0 44 10 1 3 1.24 8 0 7 2 6 3 5 0 0 0 60 8 13% 26 6 23% 188 25 13% 11 8 73% 10 6 60% 0
2004 30 TOT NL 72 71% 12 2 0 16 2 1 1 1.03 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 15 2 13% 7 2 29% 56 4 7% 6 2 33% 1 1 100% 0
2004 30 SDP NL 68 72% 12 2 0 15 2 1 1 1.10 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 14 2 14% 7 2 29% 55 4 7% 6 2 33% 1 1 100% 0
2004 30 NYM NL 4 50% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 858 49% 198 10 0 102 24 6 10 1.11 32 0 29 13 19 20 12 0 0 0 184 21 11% 81 20 25% 615 76 12% 42 22 52% 35 19 54% 0
MLB Averages 54% 72% 11% 34% 15% 52% 57%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2000 26 MIN AL 93 330 3.55 202 61.2% 21.3% 20.8% 27.2% 30.7% 78.7% 0.0% 48.2% 73.6% 39.8% 4.3% 4 0 11.8% 11 4 11.8% 11 7 6 16 27.3% 0 0 0
2001 27 MIN AL 219 802 3.66 501 62.5% 18.8% 25.0% 28.3% 27.9% 81.2% 0.0% 50.7% 69.3% 40.6% 5.9% 13 3 15.1% 33 14 7.3% 16 9 15 43 25.9% 0 0 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 245 873 3.56 586 67.1% 19.1% 28.2% 24.1% 28.7% 80.9% 0.0% 54.3% 65.2% 44.1% 2.9% 7 1 10.6% 26 14 4.9% 12 5 12 47 20.3% 0 0 0
2002 28 MIN AL 143 509 3.56 344 67.6% 18.9% 25.9% 25.6% 29.7% 81.1% 0.0% 54.8% 68.1% 42.0% 3.5% 5 0 9.1% 13 6 4.9% 7 3 6 27 18.2% 0 0 0
2002 28 SDP NL 102 364 3.57 242 66.5% 19.4% 31.4% 21.9% 27.3% 80.6% 0.0% 53.6% 61.0% 47.1% 2.0% 2 1 12.7% 13 8 4.9% 5 2 6 20 23.1% 0 0 0
2003 29 SDP NL 231 842 3.65 510 60.7% 20.2% 25.3% 24.9% 29.6% 79.8% 0.6% 48.5% 68.3% 40.3% 4.3% 10 1 15.6% 36 19 7.8% 18 6 11 40 21.6% -2 0 0
2004 30 TOT NL 72 246 3.42 151 63.4% 15.2% 29.1% 26.5% 29.1% 84.8% 8.4% 53.8% 65.6% 41.7% 6.9% 5 1 18.1% 13 4 15.3% 11 5 2 18 10.0% 0 0 0
2004 30 SDP NL 68 235 3.46 145 63.9% 14.5% 29.7% 26.9% 29.0% 85.5% 8.9% 54.6% 65.3% 41.2% 7.4% 5 1 17.6% 12 4 14.7% 10 5 2 17 10.5% 0 0 0
2004 30 NYM NL 4 11 2.75 6 54.5% 33.3% 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 66.7% 0.0% 36.4% 75.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0 0 25.0% 1 0 25.0% 1 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 860 3093 3.60 1950 63.3% 19.2% 25.9% 25.9% 29.0% 80.8% 0.9% 51.1% 67.9% 41.5% 4.5% 39 6 13.8% 119 55 7.9% 68 32 46 164 21.9% -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.74 62.6% 26.8% 14.5% 27.2% 31.5% 73.2% 1.8% 45.8% 80.2% 29.0% 5.2% 15.0% 8.9% 26.9%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2000 26 30 93 82 10 19 3 0 1 8 0 2 8 22 .232 .301 .305 .606 52 25 3 1 0 2 0
2001 27 99 312 279 38 73 15 0 11 40 1 3 27 80 .262 .330 .434 .764 96 121 5 3 0 3 0
2002 28 191 557 506 69 134 25 1 22 68 3 5 42 139 .265 .327 .449 .775 102 227 11 6 0 3 0
2003 29 306 786 704 98 186 35 3 30 97 9 7 66 190 .264 .332 .450 .783 106 317 19 9 0 6 1
2004 30 346 858 767 105 198 37 3 32 103 9 7 73 210 .258 .328 .439 .767 102 337 21 10 0 7 3

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2000 26 30 90 80 8 17 3 0 1 6 0 7 22 .213 .278 .288 .565 6 30
2001 27 69 218 196 27 53 12 0 10 31 1 19 58 .270 .339 .485 .824 31 69
2002 28 92 247 229 32 63 10 1 11 29 2 15 59 .275 .328 .472 .800 35 92
2003 29 115 229 199 30 53 10 2 8 30 6 24 51 .266 .349 .457 .807 32 115
2004 30 40 74 64 8 13 2 0 2 7 0 8 20 .203 .297 .328 .625 6 40
5 Yrs 346 858 768 105 199 37 3 32 103 9 73 210 .259 .329 .440 .769 110 346
162 Game Avg. 162 402 360 49 93 17 1 15 48 4 34 98 .259 .329 .440 .769 52 346



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