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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, 15,263rd in MLB history)   vs. OAK 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Twins/Mets 2000-2004

Final Game: August 29, 2004 (Age 31.039)   vs. LAD 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Brian Buchanan: 32 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 3 tying, 8 go ahead
2 Tms
MIN16
SDP16
 
vs LHP19
vs RHP13
 
Home20
Away12
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev11
Low Lev18
19 Opps
CLE5
KCR4
ANA3
ARI2
NYM2
PHI2
TOR2
MIN1
TBD1
COL1
SFG1
TEX1
SEA1
NYY1
DET1
BOS1
LAD1
FLA1
MIL1
30 Pitchers
Al Leiter2
CC Sabathia2
Jeremy Affeldt1
Micheal Nakamura1
Brandon Lyon1
Pete Schourek1
Esteban Loaiza1
Shawn Camp1
Randy Johnson1
Brian Anderson1
Bartolo Colon1
Glendon Rusch1
Scott Schoeneweis1
Aaron Sele1
Heath Murray1
Chuck Finley1
Matt White1
Brian Cooper1
Denny Neagle1
Doug Henry1
11 Parks
Metrodome11
Qualcomm St7
Jacobs Fld3
KauffmanStad3
PetCo Pk2
Dodger Stad1
Shea Stad1
Chase Field1
Rangers Bpk1
VeteransStad1
Coors Fld1
Where Hit
713
87
96
784
892
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
19
28
56
43
33
7+3
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms32
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th9
6th7
5th6
4th4
9th4
8th1
3rd1
Outs
214
111
07
 
DefPos
RF14
Unk6
1B5
PH5
LF2
Bases
---23
1--4
12-3
--32
 
44 RBI
RISP5
0 on23
1 on6
2 on3
Any on9
Inning
11
25
32
44
55
64
74
86
Extra1
 
1-38
4-613
7-end11
RelScore
+4..2
+32
+25
+12
Tied8
-13
-22
-33
-4..5
 
Ahead11
Tied8
Behind13
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-09
2-26
1-05
0-13
3-22
2-02
1-21
1-11
2-11
3-11
3-01

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2000 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2000-05-23 MIN ANA Brian Cooper behind 2-7 b 6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 6 9 0.087 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Cummings Scores
2001 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 2001-04-10 MIN DET Heath Murray ahead 5-2 b 5 2 12- 5,(3-1)  3 5 9 0.098 97% Home Run (Fly Ball); Rivas Scores; Ortiz Scores
3 3 2 1 2001-05-04 MIN @ KCR Doug Henry ahead 5-1 t 7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 5 DH 0.036 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
4 4 3 1 2001-05-16 MIN BOS Pete Schourek tied 3-3 b 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 PH 0.248 86% Home Run (Fly Ball)
5 5 4 1 2001-06-02 MIN @ TEX Kenny Rogers tied 1-1 t 2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 DH 0.101 56% Home Run (Fly Ball); Buchanan Scores/unER
6 6 5 1 2001-06-19 MIN @ CLE Bartolo Colon ahead 2-0 t 4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  1 7 DH 0.089 79% Home Run (Fly Ball)
7 7 6 1 2001-08-07 MIN CLE CC Sabathia behind 1-6 b 8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 DH 0.025 5% Home Run (Fly Ball)
8 8 7 1 2001-08-18 MIN TBD Nick Bierbrodt tied 1-1 b 4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  1 6 9 0.125 66% Home Run (Fly Ball)
9 9 8 1 2001-08-21 MIN TOR Brandon Lyon tied 2-2 b 4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 7 9 0.129 64% Home Run (Fly Ball)
10 10 9 1 2001-08-22 MIN TOR Esteban Loaiza ahead 3-1 b 1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 7 9 0.131 84% Home Run (Fly Ball); Ortiz Scores
11 11 10 1 2001-09-01 MIN ANA Scott Schoeneweis behind 3-8 b 5 1 --3 3,(2-0)  2 4 9 0.075 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Guzman Scores
2002 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 2002-04-01 MIN @ KCR Jeff Suppan ahead 2-0 t 2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 9 0.080 74% Home Run (Fly Ball)
13 13 2 1 2002-04-21 MIN CLE Chuck Finley ahead 3-2 b 5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 DH 0.114 78% Home Run (Fly Ball)
14 14 3 1 2002-05-10 MIN NYY David Wells tied 1-1 b 3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 4 9 0.185 74% Home Run (Fly Ball); Mientkiewicz Scores
15 15 4 1 2002-05-13 MIN @ KCR Jeremy Affeldt behind 1-2 t 6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 6 9 0.148 44% Home Run (Fly Ball)
16 16 5 1 2002-06-02 MIN ANA Aaron Sele tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 9 0.101 65% Home Run (Fly Ball)
17 17 6 1 2002-07-28 SDP @ ARI Brian Anderson behind 1-4 t 7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 9 PH 0.062 13% Home Run (Fly Ball)
18 18 7 1 2002-08-08 SDP PHI Mike Timlin behind 2-4 b 7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 PH 0.134 29% Home Run (Fly Ball)
19 19 8 1 2002-08-23 SDP FLA Armando Almanza ahead 17-2 b 8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 3 3 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
20 20 9 1 2002-09-13 SDP SFG Russ Ortiz behind 2-8 b 7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 9 0.015 3% Home Run (Fly Ball)
21 21 10 1 2002-09-19 SDP ARI Randy Johnson behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.122 53% Home Run (Fly Ball)
22 22 11 1 2002-09-28 SDP @ LAD Kevin Beirne behind 0-2 t 2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  1 6 9 0.098 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
2003 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 2003-05-10 SDP @ NYM Al Leiter tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 4 3 0.125 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
24 24 2 1 2003-05-28 SDP MIL Glendon Rusch behind 1-5 b 3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  3 4 3 0.216 40% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vazquez Scores; White Scores
25 25 3 1 2003-06-08 SDP MIN Micheal Nakamura ahead 7-4 b 8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 6 9 0.020 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Burroughs Scores
26 26 4 1 2003-06-10 SDP @ CLE Billy Traber behind 4-7 t 5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 3 0.075 20% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
27 27 5 1 2003-06-11 SDP @ CLE CC Sabathia behind 0-3 t 8 2 --3 1,(0-0)  2 5 DH 0.110 16% Home Run (Fly Ball); White Scores
28 28 6 1 2003-06-17 SDP @ COL Denny Neagle ahead 3-1 t 6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 7 0.085 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
29 29 7 1 2003-06-22 SDP SEA Matt White ahead 2-1 b 8 1 --- 7,(2-2)  1 9 PH 0.078 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
30 30 8 1 2003-08-03 SDP @ PHI Jose Mesa tied 2-2 t 10 0 12- 4,(1-2)  3 7 9 0.270 97% Home Run (Fly Ball); Burroughs Scores; Matthews Scores
2004 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
31 31 1 1 2004-05-01 SDP NYM Al Leiter behind 0-1 b 5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 7 0.169 51% Home Run (Fly Ball)
32 32 2 1 2004-07-02 SDP KCR Shawn Camp ahead 3-1 b 6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 9 PH 0.073 91% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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