Billy Buckner

William Jennings Buckner

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

Born: August 27, 1983 in Decatur, GA
High School: Salem HS (Conyers, GA)
Schools: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC), Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 20, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 2007 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 2009 [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Royals/Angels 2007-2013

Final Game: July 23, 2013 (Age 29)
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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
2007 23 KCR AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2008 24 ARI NL 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 25 ARI NL 16 23 21 0 5 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 .238 .238 .333 .571 46 7 1 0 2 0 0 1
2010 26 ARI NL 3 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2013 29 LAA AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 43 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 109 98 0 23 8 0 0 23 0 0 4 30 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 30 4 0 8 0 0
ARI (3 yrs) 29 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAA (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 29 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2007 23 KCR AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2008 24 ARI NL 10 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2009 25 ARI NL 16 23 -2 -0 -0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $403,000 1
2010 26 ARI NL 3 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .521 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
2013 29 LAA AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 43 29 -2 -0 -0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $403,000
ARI (3 yrs) 29 29 -2 -0 -0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $403,000
KCR (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
LAA (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
2008 24 ARI NL 1 1 0 0.0 114 .000 .000 .275 .000 .348 .000 .439 .000 .787 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
2009 25 ARI NL 23 19 1 1.4 111 .385 .238 .272 .238 .346 .333 .431 .571 .777 46 .096 -1.7 -0.2 .412 .095 .095
2010 26 ARI NL 5 3 1 8.9 107 .250 .250 .268 .400 .339 .250 .422 .650 .760 77 .772 -0.1 -0.0 .667 .250 .000
5 Yrs 29 23 2 2.3 110 .333 .231 .271 .259 .344 .308 .430 .567 .774 47 .212 -2.1 -0.2 .429 .115 .077
162 Game Avg. 109 87 8 2.3 110 .333 .231 .271 .259 .344 .308 .430 .567 .774 47 .212 -2.1 -0.2 .429 .115 .077

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
2008 24 ARI NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100% 0%
2009 25 ARI NL 23 0.0% 34.8% 0.0% 8.7% 40% 2.6 3.5 1.60 5.00 57% 27% 0.0% 0%
2010 26 ARI NL 5 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0% 0.00 1.00 0.50 80% 0% 0.0% 0%
5 Yrs 29 0.0% 27.6% 3.5% 6.9% 33% 8.00 3.3 4.3 1.57 3.00 62% 20% 0.0% 0%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.5% 8.4% 7.7% 33% 2.20 4.8 34.6 8.0 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2007 23 KCR AL 0.0 0.0
2008 24 ARI NL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .90 -0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.3 0
2009 25 ARI NL -1.7 -0.2 23 0.1 0.4 -0.3 .93 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.94 -2.1 0
2010 26 ARI NL -0.1 -0.0 5 0.0 0.1 -0.1 .88 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.74 0.0 0
2013 29 LAA AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
5 Yrs -2.1 -0.2 29 0.1 0.5 -0.4 .92 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.90 -2.4 0

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
2008 24 ARI NL 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 0 0 0
2009 25 ARI NL 0 0 0% 5 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
2010 26 ARI 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 0 0 0% 9 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

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
2008 24 ARI NL 1 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 0 0 0 0
2009 25 ARI NL 23 9% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 1 33% 4 2 50% 15 6 40% 2 2 100% 1 1 100% 0
2010 26 ARI NL 5 40% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 29 14% 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 1 33% 4 2 50% 16 6 38% 2 2 100% 1 1 100% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

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
2008 24 ARI NL 1 5 5.00 3 60.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 0.0% 20.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 ARI NL 23 67 2.91 54 80.6% 29.6% 29.6% 13.0% 27.8% 70.4% 0.0% 56.7% 57.9% 30.4% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 8 0.0% 0 0 0
2010 26 ARI NL 5 27 5.40 15 55.6% 26.7% 6.7% 40.0% 26.7% 73.3% 0.0% 40.7% 90.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 29 99 3.41 72 72.7% 30.6% 23.6% 18.1% 27.8% 69.4% 0.0% 50.5% 66.0% 24.1% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 8 0.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.3% 27.7% 15.1% 27.1% 30.1% 72.3% 1.6% 45.8% 79.1% 26.9% 4.9% 14.4% 8.7% 24.6%

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
2008 24 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 33 24 22 0 5 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 .227 .227 .318 .545 39 7 1 0 2 0 0
2010 26 36 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
2011 27 36 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
2012 28 36 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0
2013 29 43 29 26 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .231 .259 .308 .567 47 8 1 0 2 0 0

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
2008 24 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 10
2009 25 16 24 22 0 6 2 0 0 7 0 0 8 .273 .273 .364 .636 2 16
2010 26 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 3
3 Yrs 29 30 27 0 6 2 0 0 7 0 1 8 .222 .250 .296 .546 2 29
162 Game Avg. 162 168 151 0 34 11 0 0 39 0 6 45 .222 .250 .296 .546 11 29



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