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Ryan Buchter | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gloucester (NJ)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Padres recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A El Paso.
Buchter will return to the San Diego bullpen ahead of Thursday's matinee game against the Braves after mostly resting for 11 days in the minors. He owns a 3.00 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 68/27 K/BB ratio in 54 innings of relief this season at the major league level. Sep 1 - 10:51 AM

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Padres optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A El Paso.

Nick Noonan is also headed down to the minors. Buchter's demotion comes as a bit of a surprise. He's pitched well in a setup role this season, though he has allowed a run in each of his last two outings. Perhaps the Padres are looking to give Buchter some rest before bringing him back when the rosters expand next month.
Aug 20 - 6:12 PM

Sources tell ESPN's Adam Rubin that the Mets are more likely to acquire a reliever than a starting pitcher at the trade deadline.

The New York Post has already listed a few possible fits including Atlanta's Chris Withrow, Oakland's John Axford and Padres relievers Ryan Buchter and Brad Hand. The Padres have been shopping almost everyone lately so dealing away Buchter and Hand before the August 1 trade deadline isn't out of the question. New York's bullpen actually carries the league's seventh-lowest ERA at 3.24, though the Mets could probably stand to add another arm behind closer Jeurys Familia and setup man Addison Reed.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 5:32 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Ryan Buchter is "seemingly in line for the closer role" with the Padres following the trade of Fernando Rodney.

Buchter has been the club's best reliever this season aside from Rodney, posting a 2.91 ERA and 50/18 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. He was blasted for five runs over one-third of an inning on Wednesday, but evidently Lin doesn't think that would scare the Padres off from giving the southpaw a shot in the ninth. Buchter obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues, but Brandon Maurer should be picked up, too, as he's likely next in line.
Jun 30 - 3:01 PM

After taking over with the Padres down 7-3 in the ninth, Ryan Buchter was lit up for five runs in one-third of an inning by the Orioles on Wednesday.

That's a bad, bad day for the guy who is the current favorite to take over as the Padres' closer if Fernando Rodney is traded. His ERA jumped from 1.60 to 2.91. If there's any solace to be taken, it's that the Padres probably weren't winning this one anyway. They did end up scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but that was against the last man in the Orioles pen, Oliver Drake, and he wouldn't have been pitching in a 7-3 game.
Jun 29 - 7:37 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said Ryan Buchter will serve as the primary setup man for closer Fernando Rodney.

Brandon Maurer had been setting up for Rodney but the Padres no longer feel comfortable with him in that role. Maurer has seen his ERA balloon from 4.13 to 7.11 over his last three appearances. Buchter has pitched to a respectable 2.16 ERA over 27 outings this year. He's worth owning in leagues where holds are counted.
Jun 4 - 9:15 AM

With Fernando Rodney unavailable, Ryan Buchter worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Thursday for his first save.

Buchter is a lefty but this was just a case of Padres manager Andy Green feeling most confident in him, as Buchter retired Jonathan Lucroy, Chris Carter and Hernan Perez to end the game. Buchter earned the honor after posting a 0.54 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings this season. Rodney, who had worked both ends of Wednesday's doubleheader, will be the closer on most days, but if he ever misses extended time it's worth remembering that the 29-year-old Buchter has his manager's confidence.
May 13 - 12:17 AM

Padres purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A El Paso.

The 28-year-old southpaw inked a minor league deal with the Padres last month after an outstanding 2015 season in which he compiled a 1.78 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 62/25 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings between Triple-A Iowa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He's slated to make the club's Opening Day bullpen as a situational left-hander.
Jan 8 - 8:03 PM

Padres signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

Buchter is a hard-throwing lefty who posted a stellar 1.78 ERA with a 62/25 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings at Triple-A this past season. He could find himself in the majors with the Padres at some point this year.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Cubs signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old southpaw exercised an opt-out clause in his contract earlier in the week. He had posted a 1.65 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings for the Dodgers at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but wasn't able to get a call to the big leagues. He could quickly work his way into a role in the Cubs bullpen.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Dodgers released LHP Ryan Buchter.

Buchter exercised the opt-out clause in his deal, as a promotion didn't appear likely despite a 1.65 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 32 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old should latch on elsewhere quickly.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 27-year-old southpaw spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he posted a 3.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 63/40 K/BB ratio over 63 innings. He'll provide organizational bullpen depth for the Dodgers and could compete for a role as a situational left-hander.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Braves sent LHP Ryan Buchter outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 27-year-old southpaw now longer occupies a spot on the Braves 40-man roster. He registered a 3.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 63/40 K/BB ratio over 63 frames at Gwinnett this season. He'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Braves optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter threw a scoreless inning during his lone appearance with the big club. He's clearing room for the arrival of Wednesday's starter, Alex Wood.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Braves recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter earned the promoted by posting a 3.79 ERA and 35/21 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 relief innings at Triple-A. The 27-year-old has a big arm but also major control issues. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
SS1Luis Sardinas
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
3Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Christian Friedrich
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Paul Clemens
6Erik Johnson
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Ryan Buchter
3Brad Hand
4Kevin Quackenbush
5Keith Hessler
6Jon Edwards
7Buddy Baumann
8Jose Torres
9Carter Capps