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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 (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

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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

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

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