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David Buchanan | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (0) / PHI
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Phillies optioned RHP David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
This eliminates Buchanan from the fifth starter competition. The 26-year-old had a troubling 6.99 ERA over 15 starts last season and will provide rotation depth at the Triple-A level. Mar 15 - 8:39 AM

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David Buchanan got the start for the Phillies on Wednesday and threw a pair of scoreless innings against the Blue Jays.

Buchanan was a lock for the Phillies rotation at this time last year. Now he's an afterthought after going 2-9 with a 6.99 ERA in 74 2/3 innings. At best, he's probably fourth in line for the fifth spot behind Vincent Velazquez, Brett Oberholtzer and Adam Morgan.
Mar 2 - 4:11 PM

David Buchanan pitched well but took a no-decision, allowing two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings as the Phillies beat the Marlins 7-2 in Sunday's season finale.

Buchanan gave up six hits and a walk while striking out seven. He has had an awful year overall, but finished on a strong note, posting a 2.02 in his final five starts. On the year, he's 2-9 with a 6.99 ERA, a 1.85 WHIP, and a 44/29 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings. Buchanan will serve as rotation depth for the Phillies next season, likely starting the year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:48:00 PM

David Buchanan lasted 4 2/3 innings, but gave up only one run in a no-decision as the Phillies beat the Mets on Tuesday.

Buchanan finished an out shy of qualifying for what would've been his first win since July 31. He was removed with two outs in the fifth as a left-handed hitter (Lucas Duda) was due up with two runners on base. Overall, the right-hander gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. Buchanan has pitched much better in four starts since his return, but still has an ugly 7.54 ERA with a 1.93 WHIP and a 37/28 K/BB ratio over 68 innings. He'll close out the season at home against the Marlins.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:02:00 PM

David Buchanan gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings, getting a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

Buchanan allowed a run on a ground ball double play in the second inning, then watched Justin Bour swat a solo homer in the fourth. On the evening, the right-hander gave up seven hits, walked none, and struck out three. He's been much improved in his last two starts, but still has frightful numbers: a 7.96 ERA, a 1.94 WHIP, and a 34/26 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings. Buchanan will look to keep it going next week at home against the Mets.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:40:00 PM

David Buchanan pitched much better on Tuesday, allowing two runs over six innings, but still took the loss against the Nationals.

Buchanan gave up a solo home run to Bryce Harper in the first inning and an RBI single to Harper in the third, accounting for the damage. They were two of five hits he gave up along with two walks and five strikeouts. It's the right-hander's best effort since the end of July. Buchanan will head into a start against the Marlins in Miami with an 8.49 ERA, a 1.99 WHIP, and a 31/26 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:47:00 PM

David Buchanan returned to the rotation and was hammered for four runs in 3 1/3 innings as the Phillies fell to the Braves on Wednesday.

Buchanan lost his rotation spot on August 11 when he allowed 11 runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks. Wednesday's outing was comparatively much better, but still quite poor. He gave up 10 hits and walked three without recording a strikeout. Buchanan now stands with a 9.11 ERA, a 2.08 WHIP, and a 26/24 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings. At this point, his value to the Phillies is to fill out a six-man rotation in order to limit the innings for the other young starters.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:07:00 PM

David Buchanan will start Wednesday against the Braves, as the Phillies move to a six-man rotation.

Buchanan, who was called up from Triple-A on Tuesday, owns an ugly 9.00 ERA, 1.95 WHIP and 26/21 K/BB ratio across 49 innings with the Phillies this season. He's obviously not a fantasy option.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 02:57:00 PM

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

Buchanan has been completely ineffective at the major league level, but apparently the Phillies will give him another chance. In 10 starts with the big league club this season, he's pitched to a 9.00 ERA, 1.95 WHIP and 26/21 K/BB ratio across 49 innings. There's no fantasy relevance here, obviously.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:31:00 PM

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

Buchanan gets the boot after being obliterated for 11 runs over 1 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. It's unclear at this point who will replace him in the rotation, but they can't be any worse.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:35:00 PM

David Buchanan was thoroughly knocked around by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing 11 runs over 1 2/3 innings in a loss.

Buchanan actually worked a fairly mild first inning, allowing a hit but no runs, before completely falling apart in the second. He finished with 11 hits allowed, including two homers, while walking two in the start. It seemed impossible for his 7.23 ERA heading into the game to get any worse, but he left with a 9.00 ERA and 1.96 WHIP. It's hard to see how the Phillies can continue sacrificing Buchanan to the baseball gods for much longer.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 01:47:00 AM

David Buchanan struggled in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers, yielding seven runs on 10 hits over four innings.

Buchanan had the misfortune of facing off with Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, but in a simple twist of fate, his offensive buddies managed to score five runs off the ace in the first inning. Unfortunately, Buchanan allowed three of his own in the first on RBI hits by Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford and an additional three in the second on a three-run bomb by Adrian Gonzalez, squandering the precious advantage. Buchanan's numbers are unsightly at the moment, as he currently holds a 7.23 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 25/19 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings. He'll try to lower those marks in a road start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:05:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 10:32:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:15:00 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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 10:20:00 PM

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