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David Buchanan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Buchanan allowed just three runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Braves on Saturday, but his team was unable to lend him enough run support for the victory.
Buchanan struck out three and walked three, while surrendering only two hits. He was cruising until a solo Andrelton Simmons homer in the seventh inning broke up the shutout. The other two runs on his line came after Buchanan had already exited the contest. After an awful open to the season (11 runs allowed in his first 8 2/3 innings), Buchanan's now pitched well in back-to-back starts. There's not much fantasy value here, but at least he's no longer bleeding runs left and right. Buchanan will take to the road to face the Cardinals in his next start. Apr 25 - 9:36 PM

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David Buchanan was much improved on Sunday but still fell to 0-3 after allowing three runs in five innings to the Nationals.

Buchanan entered the start having allowed 11 runs in 8 2/3 innings over his first two starts. He managed to blank the Nats over his first four innings before a three-run fifth inning helped to end his afternoon. Buchanan, in total, allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out four. He didn't have much fantasy value heading into the season and there's still no reason to consider him. Buchanan will try to earn his first win when he takes on the Braves at home next.
Apr 19 - 4:23 PM

David Buchanan's struggles continued in Tuesday's loss to the Mets, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

All things considered, Buchanan's night could have gone worse. The right-hander gave up nine hits and walked two, but the Mets only struck big once, when Lucas Duda hit a three-run double in the second inning. The Phillies don't exactly have any better options, so Buchanan will try to put Tuesday's outing behind him when he takes on the Nationals on the road next.
Apr 14 - 10:46 PM

David Buchanan was lit up for six runs in three innings by the Red Sox in a loss Thursday.

Buchanan was through 2 2/3 innings scoreless before things suddenly turned ugly in the third. David Ortiz singled into the shift, and then Hanley Ramirez hit a high chopper that deflected off Buchanan's glove. Buchanan picked it up, only to fire wildly to first. He just fell apart after that, walking two and giving up a single, a bases-loaded triple and then a single to the pitcher, Justin Masterson. Buchanan was strong all spring, and he might have done just fine tonight if only he had grabbed Ramirez's chopper to end the third. Still, he's not someone we recommend in NL-only leagues.
Apr 9 - 10:36 PM

David Buchanan pitched two-hit ball over five scoreless innings Saturday as the Phillies beat the Pirates 5-5.

Buchanan's strong showing is about the only encouraging development for the Phillies on the pitching side this spring. He'll take a 3-0 record and a 1.29 ERA with him into the regular season. Still, we don't expect him to have much value in NL-only leagues.
Apr 4 - 4:46 PM

David Buchanan blanked the Twins for five innings in the Phillies' 3-0 victory on Monday.

Buchanan has gone 16 innings without walking a single batter. He's allowed just one run his last three starts, lowering his ERA 1.69. It's the one encouraging development for the Phillies' starting pitching.
Mar 23 - 4:41 PM

David Buchanan pitched four innings of one-run ball and struck out six Tuesday against the Rays.

That as many strikeouts as Buchanan had in any of his 20 starts for the Phillies last season. He entered the day with two K's in seven innings this spring. It's in part due to the lack of strikeouts that we don't see him amassing any NL-only value this season.
Mar 17 - 4:18 PM

David Buchanan pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Thursday as the Phillies edged a Tigers split-squad 6-5.

Buchanan just needs to make it through the spring without faltering too badly, and he'll keep his spot in Philadelphia's rotation. He had a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts as a rookie last year, though without the kind of peripherals that suggest long-term success is on the way.
Mar 12 - 5:20 PM

David Buchanan gave up a run and five hits over two innings in his start versus the Yankees on Tuesday.

A better first baseman than Ryan Howard might have had a chance at two of the hits that led to a run in the first. Much like the departed Kyle Kendrick, Buchanan will give up plenty of balls in play in front of a mediocre Phillies defense. He might be good enough to last in the rotation all season long, but it's unlikely he'll offer fantasy value at any point.
Mar 3 - 5:33 PM

David Buchanan gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Buchanan finished the day with no walks and no strikeouts. He did allow nine hits and hit a batter. Buchanan ends his rookie season at 6-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts. The 71 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings doesn't bode particularly well for future success, but the Phillies should feel OK going into next season with him as their fifth starter, just as long as they have some other, better options behind Cole Hamels and, hopefully, Cliff Lee.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 07:37:00 PM

David Buchanan limited the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision Sunday.

A lone solo home run from Kike Hernandez was all the Marlins could muster against Buchanan, who surrendered just five hits and a walk in all. Despite the strong effort, the bullpen couldn't hold on for the win. Buchanan remains winless since August 6. He will carry a 3.75 ERA into Friday's start at the Athletics.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:02:00 PM

David Buchanan took a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings as the Phillies eked out a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Buchanan has quietly done a solid job filling in for Cliff Lee in the Phillies' rotation. Tuesday's effort marked his ninth start out of 17 in which he's gone at least 6 innings and allowed three or fewer runs. He limited the Pirates to four hits and three walks while striking out five. Buchanan will take his 3.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 63/29 K/BB ratio into a homestand finale against the Marlins on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:19:00 PM

David Buchanan lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs -- one earned -- in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Chase Utley made a big error that led to three runs, but Buchanan can't just blame Utley. The righty walked four on the day and allowed three hits, including a home run. He'll take a 3.95 ERA into next week's start against the Pirates.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 04:04:00 PM

David Buchanan tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Friday against the Mets.

Buchanan held the Mets in check for the most part, giving up just four hits and one walk while striking out three batters. The only run scored on an RBI single from Travis d'Arnaud in the fourth inning. He only threw 64 pitches, so he could have gone longer, but Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg pulled him for a pinch-hitter during a rally in the top of the seventh. Buchanan now has a 4.03 ERA through 15 starts this season and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 straight.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 09:52:00 PM

David Buchanan put together his fifth consecutive quality start, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings, but lost to the Giants on Sunday.

If nothing else, Buchanan has padded his case for a spot in the Phillies' 2015 rotation, as they could have a lot of roster turnover with an active off-season. The right-hander allowed nine hits and walked one while striking out four. He now carries a 4.25 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 53/19 K/BB ratio. Buchanan will match up against the Cardinals at home on Saturday next.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Chad Billingsley
6Sean O'Sullivan
7Dustin McGowan
8Cliff Lee
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Hector Neris
8Luis Garcia