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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, 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 23.363)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Royals/Angels/Padres 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.081, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*],
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 1 2 .333 5.29 7 5 1 0 0 0 34.0 37 20 20 5 16 0 17 0 0 0 143 87 5.56 1.559 9.8 1.3 4.2 4.5 1.06
2008 24 ARI NL 1 0 1.000 3.21 10 0 5 0 0 0 14.0 16 5 5 3 4 1 11 1 0 2 59 146 5.42 1.429 10.3 1.9 2.6 7.1 2.75
2009 25 ARI NL 4 6 .400 6.40 16 13 0 0 0 0 77.1 94 57 55 12 29 0 64 3 0 6 342 70 4.70 1.591 10.9 1.4 3.4 7.4 2.21
2010 26 ARI NL 0 3 .000 11.08 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.0 26 17 16 4 5 0 11 2 0 1 72 39 7.00 2.385 18.0 2.8 3.5 7.6 2.20
2013 29 LAA AL 1 0 1.000 4.67 7 2 4 0 0 0 17.1 17 9 9 5 7 0 7 1 0 2 73 82 7.37 1.385 8.8 2.6 3.6 3.6 1.00
2014 30 SDP NL 0 1 .000 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 27 77 6.13 1.765 9.5 1.6 6.4 6.4 1.00
6 Yrs 7 12 .368 6.02 44 24 10 0 0 0 161.1 196 111 108 30 65 2 114 7 0 11 716 73 5.47 1.618 10.9 1.7 3.6 6.4 1.75
162 Game Avg. 7 12 .368 6.02 44 24 10 0 0 0 161 196 111 108 30 65 2 114 7 0 11 716 73 5.47 1.618 10.9 1.7 3.6 6.4 1.75
ARI (3 yrs) 5 9 .357 6.56 29 16 5 0 0 0 104.1 136 79 76 19 38 1 86 6 0 9 473 68 5.08 1.668 11.7 1.6 3.3 7.4 2.26
KCR (1 yr) 1 2 .333 5.29 7 5 1 0 0 0 34.0 37 20 20 5 16 0 17 0 0 0 143 87 5.56 1.559 9.8 1.3 4.2 4.5 1.06
SDP (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 27 77 6.13 1.765 9.5 1.6 6.4 6.4 1.00
LAA (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.67 7 2 4 0 0 0 17.1 17 9 9 5 7 0 7 1 0 2 73 82 7.37 1.385 8.8 2.6 3.6 3.6 1.00
NL (4 yrs) 5 10 .333 6.46 30 17 5 0 0 0 110.0 142 82 79 20 42 2 90 6 0 9 500 69 5.14 1.673 11.6 1.6 3.4 7.4 2.14
AL (2 yrs) 2 2 .500 5.08 14 7 5 0 0 0 51.1 54 29 29 10 23 0 24 1 0 2 216 86 6.18 1.500 9.5 1.8 4.0 4.2 1.04
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 34.0 7 5 20 5.29 4.90 0.25 0.06 102.8 4.85 -2 -0.2 .2 -0.0 0.1 2 .473 .499
2008 24 ARI NL 14.0 10 0 5 3.21 4.35 -0.20 -0.32 107.2 4.53 2 0.2 .4 -0.1 0.2 3 .522 .501
2009 25 ARI NL 77.1 16 13 57 6.63 4.53 0.03 0.15 103.4 4.82 -16 -1.5 .7 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .406 .491 $403,000
2010 26 ARI NL 13.0 3 3 17 11.77 4.34 0.20 0.16 106.7 4.59 -10 -0.8 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .233 .495
2013 29 LAA AL 17.1 7 2 9 4.67 4.37 -0.33 -0.10 99.6 4.58 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .493 .500
2014 30 SDP NL 5.2 1 1 3 4.76 3.29 0.34 0.12 86.0 2.65 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .372 .499
6 Seasons 161.1 44 24 111 6.19 4.52 0.04 0.07 102.9 4.68 -28 -2.4 .3 -0.2 -1.2 -12 .444 .496 $403,000
ARI (3 yrs) 104.1 29 16 79 6.81 4.49 0.02 0.09 104.3 4.75 -24 -2.1 .5 -0.1 -1.3 -15 .428 .495 $403,000
KCR (1 yr) 34.0 7 5 20 5.29 4.90 0.25 0.06 102.8 4.85 -2 -0.2 .2 -0.0 0.1 2 .473 .499
SDP (1 yr) 5.2 1 1 3 4.76 3.29 0.34 0.12 86.0 2.65 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .372 .499
LAA (1 yr) 17.1 7 2 9 4.67 4.37 -0.33 -0.10 99.6 4.58 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .493 .500

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2007 23 KCR AL 7 143 126 20 37 11 1 5 1 0 16 17 .294 .371 .516 .887 .305 65 9 0 0 1 0 0
2008 24 ARI NL 10 59 54 5 16 3 0 3 0 0 4 11 .296 .356 .519 .874 .325 28 4 1 0 0 1 0
2009 25 ARI NL 16 342 307 57 94 15 2 12 4 2 29 64 .306 .371 .485 .856 .353 149 13 3 2 1 0 4
2010 26 ARI NL 3 72 64 17 26 4 0 4 1 1 5 11 .406 .458 .656 1.115 .440 42 0 2 0 1 0 1
2013 29 LAA AL 7 73 63 9 17 3 0 5 1 1 7 7 .270 .347 .556 .903 .231 35 3 1 1 1 0 0
2014 30 SDP NL 1 27 22 3 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 .273 .385 .455 .839 .294 10 0 0 1 0 1 0
6 Yrs 44 716 636 111 196 37 3 30 7 4 65 114 .308 .376 .517 .894 .335 329 29 7 4 4 2 5
162 Game Avg. 44 716 636 111 196 37 3 30 7 4 65 114 .308 .376 .517 .894 .335 329 29 7 4 4 2 5
MLB Averages .258 .325 .406 .732 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2007 23 KCR AL -1.8 -0.2 145 -0.3 1.6 -2.0 .64 -0.5 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.91 -3.8 0 0 2
2008 24 ARI NL 2.4 0.2 61 0.1 0.4 -0.3 .30 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.98 -1.4 1 1 8
2009 25 ARI NL -14.6 -1.4 355 -0.8 6.2 -7.0 1.02 -1.5 0.7 -13.9 -1.3 0.93 -15.5 0 1 2
2010 26 ARI NL -9.0 -0.8 75 -0.8 1.0 -1.8 1.05 -0.9 0.1 -10.5 -0.9 1.07 -9.2 0 0 0
2013 29 LAA AL -1.4 -0.1 76 0.1 0.8 -0.8 .62 -0.4 0.5 -1.6 -0.2 0.96 -5.0 0 0 4
2014 30 SDP NL -0.6 -0.1 28 -0.1 0.5 -0.6 1.14 -0.2 0.1 -0.9 -0.1 1.02 -1.4 0 0 0
6 Yrs -25.1 -2.3 740 -2.0 10.5 -12.5 .85 -3.7 1.4 -26.9 -2.4 0.95 -36.2 1 2 16

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2007 23 KCR AL 7 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 4 .200 1 0 0 0 1 20% 41.8 60 23 2 1 0 3 3.6 5.0 5.3 87 2 3 0 0 98
2009 25 ARI NL 16 13 4 6 3 1 0 5 8 .385 2 1 0 0 5 38% 44.6 67 8 17 10 0 8 4.3 4.7 5.6 93 1 7 5 0 108
2010 26 ARI NL 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 26.3 50 11 3 2 0 2 1.7 1.9 4.3 83 2 1 0 0 90
2013 29 LAA AL 7 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 47.0 62 32 3 1 1 1 7.0 3.0 4.0 70 2 0 0 0 74
2014 30 SDP NL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 45.0 45 45 2 0 0 1 2.0 0.0 5.7 87 0 1 0 0 87
5 Yrs 34 24 6 12 6 2 0 8 16 .333 3 2 0 0 6 25% 42 67 8 27 14 1 15 4.0 4.1 5.3 88 7 12 5 0 108
MLB Averages .500 51% 50 102 -16 4.5 4.4 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2007 23 KCR AL 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 3 .645 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 11.5 50
2008 24 ARI NL 10 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 9 .298 1 1 8 3 1 6 2 8 4 0 4 1 4.2 24
2009 25 ARI NL 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 6 1.022 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 4.0 30
2013 29 LAA AL 7 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 9 .624 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 3 2 2 2 0 5.6 30
4 Yrs 40 20 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 40% .818 1 2 16 5 2 13 6 14 10 3 10 1 5.3 29

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2007 23 KCR AL 143 43% 3.5% 11.9% 11.2% 11.9% 46% 0.73 1.21 73% 25% 8.9% 11% 30 9 30%
2008 24 ARI NL 59 54% 5.1% 18.6% 6.8% 10.2% 38% 0.65 0.94 68% 21% 13.0% 12% 15 4 27%
2009 25 ARI NL 342 51% 3.5% 18.7% 8.5% 8.5% 31% 0.96 1.50 68% 22% 10.8% 9% 71 13 18%
2010 26 ARI NL 72 65% 5.6% 15.3% 6.9% 11.1% 31% 0.86 1.08 69% 20% 15.4% 10% 16 0 0%
2013 29 LAA AL 73 45% 6.9% 9.6% 9.6% 11.0% 47% 0.54 0.76 71% 28% 14.3% 5% 18 3 17%
2014 30 SDP NL 27 56% 3.7% 14.8% 14.8% 7.4% 33% 1.25 3.33 63% 32% 12.5% 0% 5 0 0%
6 Yrs 716 51% 4.2% 15.9% 9.1% 9.8% 36% 0.82 1.26 69% 23% 11.6% 9% 155 29 19%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.7% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

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 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2007 23 KCR AL 144 532 3.69 318 59.8% 26.7% 13.2% 25.5% 34.6% 73.3% 0.0% 43.8% 82.0% 53.5% 3.5% 5 4 17.4% 25 10 0 4 13 23.5% 3 1 -1 0 0
2008 24 ARI NL 59 235 3.98 136 58.9% 37.5% 14.0% 16.9% 31.6% 62.5% 4.0% 36.8% 77.6% 52.5% 8.5% 5 4 15.3% 9 4 1 6 5 54.5% 2 0 0 0 0
2009 25 ARI NL 343 1304 3.80 806 61.8% 24.2% 18.2% 27.0% 30.5% 75.8% 0.0% 46.9% 75.9% 58.0% 4.4% 15 10 21.0% 72 40 4 11 53 17.2% 15 5 -1 0 0
2010 26 ARI NL 72 248 3.44 159 64.1% 28.9% 13.2% 23.9% 34.0% 71.1% 0.0% 45.6% 81.4% 55.6% 2.8% 2 0 25.0% 18 12 3 2 9 18.2% 2 2 0 0 0
2013 29 LAA AL 73 289 3.96 175 60.6% 25.7% 8.6% 32.6% 33.1% 74.3% 0.0% 45.0% 88.5% 52.1% 4.1% 3 1 15.1% 11 3 0 2 5 28.6% 1 2 0 0 0
2014 30 SDP NL 27 87 3.22 49 59.0% 32.7% 14.3% 14.3% 38.8% 67.3% 10.5% 39.8% 78.8% 44.4% 11.1% 3 2 14.8% 4 4 0 1 3 25.0% 2 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 718 2695 3.75 1643 61.1% 26.7% 15.3% 25.8% 32.3% 73.3% 0.8% 44.8% 79.2% 55.3% 4.6% 33 21 19.4% 139 73 8 26 88 22.8% 25 10 -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.4% 27.7% 15.2% 27.1% 30.0% 72.3% 1.5% 45.8% 78.9% 59.2% 4.9% 23.1% 24.6%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2007 23 KCR AL 143 37 1 0 5 0 0 1 4 0 5 5 4 0 80% 0 0 0 57 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 24 ARI NL 59 16 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 0 67% 0 2 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009 25 ARI NL 342 94 13 1 12 0 4 7 5 9 3 19 12 2 63% 4 6 0 123 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2010 26 ARI NL 72 26 4 0 4 0 3 4 0 2 2 2 2 0 100% 1 1 0 32 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 29 LAA AL 73 17 2 0 5 0 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 0 75% 0 2 0 28 1 1 50% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 30 SDP NL 27 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0% 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Yrs 716 196 23 1 30 0 11 17 13 16 14 34 23 3 68% 5 11 1 273 7 4 64% 6 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 0
MLB Averages 53% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2007 23 1 2 .333 5.29 7 5 1 0 0 0 34.0 37 20 20 5 16 0 17 0 0 0 143 87 1.559 9.8 1.3 4.2 4.5 1.06 87
2008 24 2 2 .500 4.69 17 5 6 0 0 0 48.0 53 25 25 8 20 1 28 1 0 2 202 99 1.521 9.9 1.5 3.8 5.3 1.40 99
2009 25 6 8 .429 5.74 33 18 6 0 0 0 125.1 147 82 80 20 49 1 92 4 0 8 544 79 1.564 10.6 1.4 3.5 6.6 1.88 79
2010 26 6 11 .353 6.25 36 21 6 0 0 0 138.1 173 99 96 24 54 1 103 6 0 9 616 72 1.641 11.3 1.6 3.5 6.7 1.91 72
2011 27 6 11 .353 6.25 36 21 6 0 0 0 138.1 173 99 96 24 54 1 103 6 0 9 616 72 1.641 11.3 1.6 3.5 6.7 1.91 72
2012 28 6 11 .353 6.25 36 21 6 0 0 0 138.1 173 99 96 24 54 1 103 6 0 9 616 72 1.641 11.3 1.6 3.5 6.7 1.91 72
2013 29 7 11 .389 6.07 43 23 10 0 0 0 155.2 190 108 105 29 61 1 110 7 0 11 689 73 1.612 11.0 1.7 3.5 6.4 1.80 73
2014 30 7 12 .368 6.02 44 24 10 0 0 0 161.1 196 111 108 30 65 2 114 7 0 11 716 73 1.618 10.9 1.7 3.6 6.4 1.75 73

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2007 23 2 2 .500 4.24 34.0 36 18 16 5 16 17 0 1.529 9.5 4.2 4.5 1.06 1.3 7
2008 24 1 1 .500 2.57 14.0 15 4 4 3 4 11 1 1.357 9.6 2.6 7.1 2.75 1.9 10
2009 25 4 5 .444 5.73 77.0 93 54 49 12 29 64 3 1.584 10.9 3.4 7.5 2.21 1.4 16
2010 26 0 1 .000 10.38 13.0 26 17 15 4 5 11 2 2.385 18.0 3.5 7.6 2.20 2.8 3
2013 29 1 1 .500 4.76 17.0 18 10 9 5 7 7 1 1.471 9.5 3.7 3.7 1.00 2.6 7
2014 30 0 1 .000 6.00 6.0 7 4 4 1 5 4 0 2.000 10.5 7.5 6.0 0.80 1.5 1
6 Yrs 8 11 .421 5.42 161.0 195 107 97 30 66 114 7 1.621 10.9 6.4 1.73 1.7 44



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