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David Buchanan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Buchanan picked up his second victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Braves to three runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings.
He punched out four and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. Buchanan held the Braves scoreless through the first six innings in his return to the big leagues but seemed to tire late. He has a golden opportunity to lock down a spot in the Phillies rotation for the remainder of the season and will look to further improve upon his 6.44 ERA when he takes on the Dodgers on Thursday. Jul 31 - 10:32 PM

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

He'll start on Friday against the Braves. Buchanan holds a 7.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 19/18 K/BB ratio over 36 innings in seven starts for the Phillies this season.
Jul 31 - 4:15 PM

David Buchanan will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start for the Phillies on Friday.

He'll take the rotation spot of Cole Hamels who was dealt to the Rangers on Wednesday. The 26-year-old owns a 7.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 19/18 K/BB ratio over 36 innings in seven starts for the Phillies this season. He remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Jul 30 - 10:20 PM

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

Buchanan was solid Monday in picking up his first win of the season, but the Phillies will go with four starters for a while. He should be back when the club needs a fifth starter again or perhaps sooner if/when Cole Hamels is traded.
Jul 20 - 10:14 PM

David Buchanan won for the first time since August 6, 2014, as he limited the Rays to three runs in 6 1/3 innings on Monday.

Buchanan made his return to the Phillies on July 11 and lost despite tossing five solid innings. This time, the bullpen backed Buchanan to preserve his win. He gave up six hits and three walks while striking out four. His overall season stats are ugly, as he carries a 7.00 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP, and a 19/18 K/BB ratio over 36 innings.
Jul 20 - 10:02 PM

David Buchanan held the Giants to one run in five innings Saturday in his return to Philadelphia's rotation.

Buchanan, who was 0-5 with an 8.76 ERA before being sent down by the Phillies at the beginning of May, gave up eight hits tonight, but he managed to minimize the damage. He'll probably occupy a rotation spot the rest of the way, but he doesn't figure to be very good in the process.
Jul 12 - 2:14 AM

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

The right-hander will start for the Phillies on Saturday against the Giants. He had an opportunity in the rotation earlier in the season, but floundered with an 8.76 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 12/15 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings in five starts. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 11 - 10:52 AM

David Buchanan is expected to be recalled to start on Saturday in San Francisco.

Buchanan pitched for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday but was pulled after 40 pitches so that he'd be available for Saturday. The righty just returned to action two weeks ago after missing over a month with an ankle injury. He posted an 8.76 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in five starts earlier this season with the Phillies.
Jul 7 - 8:52 PM

David Buchanan (ankle) pitched four innings Monday in a Gulf Coast League game.

Buchanan had been shut down for a little over a month with a right ankle injury. The 26-year-old right-hander posted a brutal 8.76 ERA and 1.905 WHIP in five starts earlier this season with the Phillies, but he could get another shot once he's back to full strength.
Jun 22 - 2:42 PM

David Buchanan will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after suffering a severe right ankle injury at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

It's a hit to the Phillies' already-thin rotation depth. Buchanan was demoted earlier this month after posting an 8.76 ERA over 24 2/3 innings.
May 18 - 6:02 PM

David Buchanan had to be carted off the field after suffering a severe right leg injury on Sunday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Buchanan was trying to field a ground ball when his leg gave out. An exact diagnosis has not been announced by the Phillies, but it's probably going to be a while before the right-hander steps back on a mound. He was demoted to Triple-A on May 2 after posting an 8.76 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over his first five starts with the Phillies.
May 18 - 9:26 AM

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

The 25-year-old right-hander lost each of his first five starts with the Phillies this season, registering a horrendous 8.76 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 12/15 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He'll continue to function as organizational rotation depth for the Phillies.
May 2 - 3:55 PM

David Buchanan got shelled for seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

St. Louis pounced on Buchanan right away, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning on two singles and two doubles. Jason Heyward also drove in a run on a doubleplay groundout during that big opening frame. Matt Adams then hit a two-run blast in the bottom of the third and Matt Holliday smacked his second RBI double in the fifth. Buchanan has a brutal 8.76 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in five starts this season.
Apr 30 - 4:49 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Chase Utley
3Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Harang
2Jerome Williams
3Aaron Nola
4Matt Harrison
5Adam Morgan
6David Buchanan
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Justin De Fratus
3Luis Garcia
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Elvis Araujo
7Hector Neris
8Dalier Hinojosa