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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, United States
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: 2016 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2016 / 2014 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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 4.20 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 5.89 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 5.37 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 6.22 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 4.56 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 4.40 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 4.76 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 4.28 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 4.66 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 4.21 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
2007 23 -5.4 KCR AL MLB KCR 1 2 .333 5.29 5.29 7 5 1 0 0 0 34.0 37 20 20 5 16 0 17 0 0 0 143 1.559 9.8 1.3 4.2 4.5 1.06
2008 24 -2.9 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 5 10 .333 4.95 5.72 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
2008 24 -4.9 ARI NL MLB ARI 1 0 1.000 3.21 3.21 10 0 5 0 0 0 14.0 16 5 5 3 4 1 11 1 0 2 59 1.429 10.3 1.9 2.6 7.1 2.75
2009 25 -2.0 Reno PCL AAA ARI 9 3 .750 3.32 3.58 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
2009 25 -3.6 ARI NL MLB ARI 4 6 .400 6.40 6.63 16 13 0 0 0 0 77.1 94 57 55 12 29 0 64 3 0 6 342 1.591 10.9 1.4 3.4 7.4 2.21
2010 26 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA ARI-DET 6 6 .500 6.25 7.03 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 10.61 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 3.95 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
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2010 26 -2.7 ARI NL MLB ARI 0 3 .000 11.08 11.77 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.0 26 17 16 4 5 0 11 2 0 1 72 2.385 18.0 2.8 3.5 7.6 2.20
2011 27 -0.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 4 8 .333 6.03 7.51 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 4.00 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 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 4.47 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 5.82 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
2013 29 0.3 LAA AL MLB LAA 1 0 1.000 4.67 4.67 7 2 4 0 0 0 17.1 17 9 9 5 7 0 7 1 0 2 73 1.385 8.8 2.6 3.6 3.6 1.00
2014 30 3.0 2 Teams PCL AAA SDP-MIL 5 6 .455 5.83 7.14 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 7.35 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 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
2014 30 1.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 0 1 .000 4.76 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 27 1.765 9.5 1.6 6.4 6.4 1.00
2015 31 2.0 Long Island ATLL Ind 8 3 .727 4.00 4.13 18 11 4 0 0 1 69.2 73 32 31 9 36 1 73 5 0 9 317 1.565 9.4 1.2 4.7 9.4 2.03
2016 32 7.7 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 3 5 .375 3.21 4.02 13 8 2 1 0 1 56.0 52 25 20 1 18 0 48 2 0 12 235 1.250 8.4 0.2 2.9 7.7 2.67
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 7 12 .368 6.02 6.19 44 24 10 0 0 0 161.1 196 111 108 30 65 2 114 7 0 11 716 1.618 10.9 1.7 3.6 6.4 1.75
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 83 79 .512 4.55 5.28 249 221 9 5 2 1 1262.0 1353 741 638 124 515 4 1020 60 5 113 5573 1.480 9.6 0.9 3.7 7.3 1.98
All Levels (13 Seasons) 98 94 .510 4.68 5.33 311 256 23 5 2 2 1493.0 1622 884 777 163 616 7 1207 72 5 133 6606 1.499 9.8 1.0 3.7 7.3 1.96
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 12 7 .632 4.65 5.33 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 (4 seasons) Minors 13 14 .481 3.86 4.12 40 34 3 2 0 1 207.1 201 95 89 18 80 0 175 11 2 26 899 1.355 8.7 0.8 3.5 7.6 2.19
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 53 50 .515 4.81 5.62 158 138 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

Register 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 A+-AA 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
2007 23 -6.2 KCR AL MLB KCR 7 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
2008 24 -4.7 ARI NL MLB ARI 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
2009 25 -3.7 ARI NL MLB ARI 16 23 21 0 5 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 .238 .238 .333 .571 7 1 0 2 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
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
2010 26 -2.8 ARI NL MLB ARI 3 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 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 AAA-AA 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
2013 29 0.3 LAA AL MLB LAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 3.4 2 Teams 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
2014 30 1.8 SDP NL MLB SDP 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 31 1.6 Long Island ATLL Ind 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 32 8.0 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 8 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 1 0 0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 44 30 27 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .222 .250 .296 .546 8 1 0 2 0 0
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 246 107 96 5 18 4 0 0 6 0 0 4 40 .188 .220 .229 .449 22 0 0 7 0 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 308 137 123 5 24 6 0 0 12 0 0 5 48 .195 .227 .244 .470 30 1 0 9 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) Minors 35 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 1 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 160 98 89 5 18 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 36 .202 .228 .247 .475 22 0 0 6 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
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 28 154.1 34 18 14 2 2 .941 1.87 1.14 23 3 12%
2005 21 Burlington MIDW A KCR P 11 11 60.1 9 4 4 1 1 .889 1.19 0.73 15 2 12%
2005 21 High Desert CALL A+ KCR P 17 17 94.0 25 14 10 1 1 .960 2.30 1.41 8 1 11%
2006 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA KCR P 29 29 165.2 48 18 28 2 4 .958 2.50 1.59 18 9 33%
2006 22 High Desert CALL A+ KCR P 16 16 90.0 32 13 17 2 3 .938 3.00 1.88 9 8 47%
2006 22 Wichita TL AA KCR P 13 13 75.2 16 5 11 0 1 1.000 1.90 1.23 9 1 10%
2007 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA KCR P 31 18 124.0 34 13 21 0 3 1.000 2.47 1.10 9 5 36%
2007 23 Wichita TL AA KCR P 4 3 19.1 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 3.72 2.00 2 0 0%
2007 23 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 27 15 104.2 26 8 18 0 3 1.000 2.24 0.96 7 5 42%
2007 23 KCR AL MLB KCR P 7 34.0 4 1 3 0 2 1.000 1.06 0.57
2008 24 Tucson PCL AAA ARI P 21 20 116.1 26 9 16 1 1 .962 1.93 1.19 6 4 40%
2008 24 ARI NL MLB ARI P 10 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 25 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 18 16 103.0 27 10 16 1 0 .963 2.27 1.44 5 4 44%
2009 25 ARI NL MLB ARI P 16 77.0 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.40 0.75
2010 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA DET-ARI P 15 15 80.2 18 8 9 1 1 .944 1.90 1.13 7 1 13%
2010 26 Toledo IL AAA DET P 8 8 37.1 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.00 2 0 0%
2010 26 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 7 7 43.1 10 4 5 1 1 .900 1.87 1.29 5 1 17%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2010 26 ARI NL MLB ARI P 3 13.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.77 1.33
2011 27 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL P 23 21 109.0 27 13 11 3 1 .889 1.98 1.04 16 5 24%
2012 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BOS P 27 27 153.0 35 16 18 1 5 .971 2.00 1.26 22 5 19%
2012 28 Portland EL AA BOS P 10 10 56.1 16 6 10 0 3 1.000 2.56 1.60 12 1 8%
2012 28 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 17 17 96.2 19 10 8 1 2 .947 1.68 1.06 10 4 29%
2013 29 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA P 18 18 94.1 13 7 6 0 0 1.000 1.24 0.72 12 4 25%
2013 29 LAA AL MLB LAA P 7 17.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.53 0.14
2014 30 2 Teams PCL AAA SDP-MIL P 19 16 75.2 12 7 4 1 1 .917 1.31 0.58 4 3 43%
2014 30 El Paso PCL AAA SDP P 15 14 63.2 11 7 3 1 1 .909 1.41 0.67 4 3 43%
2014 30 Nashville PCL AAA MIL P 4 2 12.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.75 0.25 0 0
2014 30 SDP NL MLB SDP P 1 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2015 31 Long Island ATLL Ind P 18 11 6 5 0 1 1.000 0.61
2016 32 Mobile SOUL AA ARI P 13 8 56.0 9 3 5 1 0 .889 1.29 0.62
MLB (6 seasons) MLB P 44 160.2 22 9 12 1 3 .955 1.18 0.48
Minors (12 seasons) Minors P 249 216 1232.0 289 125 150 14 18 .952 1.97 1.10 122 43 26%
All Levels (13 Seasons) P 311 216 1392.2 322 140 167 15 22 .953 1.88 0.99 122 43 26%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2004 20 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Rk 2004-07-26 2004-09-05
2005 21 Burlington Bees Midwest League A 2005-04-08 2005-06-02
2005 21 High Desert Mavericks California League A+ 2005-06-07 2005-09-01
2006 22 High Desert Mavericks California League A+ 2006-04-06 2006-06-22
2006 22 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA 2006-07-01 2006-09-02
2007 23 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA 2007-04-08 2007-04-25
2007 23 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA 2007-04-29 2007-08-21
2007 23 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 2007-08-25 2007-09-27
2008 24 Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League AAA 2008-04-04 2008-08-20
2008 24 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2008-06-13 2008-09-21
2009 25 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-02
2009 25 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA 2009-04-18 2009-08-26
2010 26 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-04-11 2010-05-12
2010 26 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2010-05-18 2010-05-29
2010 26 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA 2010-06-05 2010-07-15
2011 27 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2011-04-10 2011-08-17
2012 28 Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League AA 2012-04-09 2012-05-30
2012 28 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA 2012-06-06 2012-08-30
2013 29 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League AAA 2013-04-05 2013-09-01
2013 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB 1 2013-05-25 2013-07-23
2014 30 El Paso Chihuahuas Pacific Coast League AAA 1 2014-04-27 2014-07-28
2014 30 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 2014-05-24 2014-05-24
2014 30 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA 2 2014-08-17 2014-08-30
2015 31 Long Island Ducks Atlantic League Ind 2015-05-21 2015-08-26
2016 32 Mobile BayBears Southern League AA 2016-05-17 2016-07-24

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