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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 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

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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

David Buchanan allowed three earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Mets.

Buchanan no-hit the Mets through the first three innings, but Daniel Murphy opened the top of the fourth with a double and then David Wright drove Murphy in with an RBI single. New York added two more runs off Buchanan -- and four runs total -- in the top of the seventh. Buchanan is not a fantasy-relevant starting pitcher.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 04:00:00 PM

David Buchanan, starting in place of the injured Cliff Lee, performed well on Wednesday, limiting the Astros to three runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Phillies went on to a 10-3 win.

Buchanan had been in Triple-A since mid-July, but the Phillies needed to bring him back when Lee suffered a season-ending elbow injury. The young right-hander did a fine job, limiting the damage caused by the nine hits he allowed. He managed five strikeouts without issuing a walk. He'll bring a 4.39 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 44/17 K/BB ratio into Monday's home start against the Mets.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP David Buchanan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He'll join the rotation on Wednesday versus the Astros in place of the injured Cliff Lee (elbow). As long as he holds his own, Buchanan figures to remain in the rotation for the rest of the season. He held a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts earlier this year and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:31:00 AM

David Buchanan will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Wednesday against the Astros.

He'll take the place of the injured Cliff Lee (elbow) in Philadelphia's rotation. Buchanan has posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and isn't a fantasy option.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:42:00 AM

David Buchanan is expected to be recalled next week to take Cliff Lee's (elbow) spot in the Phillies' rotation.

Buchanan was the most logical candidate and just happened to pitch at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. He's posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Phillies optioned RHP David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Cliff Lee (elbow) will be ready to rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break, so Buchanan's time in the Phillies' rotation is over. He put up a 4.40 ERA but did go out with a bang, tossing seven innings of one-run ball Thursday.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:46:00 PM

David Buchanan limited the Brewers to one run over seven innings Thursday in the Phillies' 9-1 victory.

The Brewers were up 1-0 when Buchanan's afternoon came to an end, but they ended up scoring seven times in the top of the eighth and twice more in the ninth to make it look like a laugher. Buchanan moved to 5-5 with a 4.40 ERA. He's done a better job than expected of keeping the Phillies in games, but we'd still have a hard time trusting him in NL-only leagues.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 05:47:00 PM

David Buchanan fell to 4-4, allowing three runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Buchanan didn't pitch awfully, but the Phillies didn't give him any run support despite plenty of opportunities. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked five, and struck out four in the effort. Now with a 4.86 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 31/15 K/BB ratio, Buchanan will look to get back into the win column in his next start against the Pirates on the road.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 05:07:00 PM

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