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Clay Buchholz
Birthdate: 8/14/1984 (32 y, 8 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: P
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 12, Overall: 42, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: $29.9M / 4 Years (2012 - 2015) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Buchholz (forearm) said Wednesday that he's hopeful to resume pitching for the Phillies in September, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. (4/26/2017)
Injury: Forearm, 60-Day DL
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)




SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012vs L98.1- - -429101221575112371668.262.337.424.332
2012vs R91.0- - -37386151474513271661.253.322.429.326
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Home94.24.66403103181544914301556.280.344.455.346
2012Away94.24.4739984191504711341773.235.316.397.312
2012Home vs L52.1- - -2275713029266201330.279.354.438.345
2012Home vs R42.1- - -176465125238100226.281.331.475.348
2012Away vs L46.0- - -202449128256170338.242.318.408.318
2012Away vs R48.2- - -1974010022225171435.227.314.385.305
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Mar/Apr29.08.69140406029287150216.325.410.554.414
2012May27.15.60123355018174130217.324.407.481.390
2012Jun30.02.40118245188460425.222.291.402.304
2012Jul29.12.45114187198170219.171.241.297.238
2012Aug36.13.7214535801715580124.257.303.433.317
2012Sept/Oct37.14.82162356023204152128.240.319.379.301
20121st Half86.15.5338199161555315340858.292.372.482.372
20122nd Half103.03.7642188211494310302471.227.293.376.290
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Low Leverage73.0- - -34396210272716270560.309.373.531.390
2012Medium Leverage100.2- - -4018014252469310563.219.292.352.284
2012High Leverage15.2- - -581120252306226.220.339.289.272
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Bases Empty106.2- - -476110252191919350684.253.318.452.334
2012Men on Base82.2- - -3267712085776292645.265.349.386.321
2012Men In Scoring48.0- - -187406077704192125.240.326.374.301
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Through 3 - 05.2- - -4261032020104.273.619.333.458
2012Through 3 - 19.0- - -7093087135106.257.629.441.489
2012Through 3 - 214.2- - -87153012123300019.263.517.474.444
2012Through 2 - 020.2- - -11723501411232227.277.487.420.406
2012Through 1 - 064.1- - -29970120444012442532.280.399.486.382
2012Through 2 - 130.1- - -1493210023205311218.276.436.509.406
2012Through 1 - 167.2- - -2916012128278280653.234.325.390.316
2012Through 0 - 197.2- - -3958518236329200697.230.282.369.285
2012Through 2 - 232.2- - -146295018144200044.230.338.371.317
2012Through 1 - 249.0- - -198327015134130570.178.254.285.245
2012Through 0 - 241.0- - -15427711614240269.182.214.290.219
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012As Starter189.14.56802187372104962564212129.258.330.426.329
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012No Shift117.2- - -5231523520000000.291.293.375.287
2012Shift - All12.0- - -4810200000000.208.208.250.200
2012Shift - Traditional11.2- - -4610200000000.217.217.261.208
2012Shift - Non Traditional0.1- - -20000000000.000.000.000.000
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20121st Through Order as SP57.15.3426168122353413220542.291.365.532.385
20122nd Through Order as SP62.04.502566114032315200639.265.344.404.329
20123rd Through Order as SP57.12.98228469024196151139.217.274.351.273
20124th Through Order as SP12.28.53571220131217109.240.333.347.298

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012vs L6.223.391.841.1015.9 %8.6 %7.2 %- - -1.40.29168.4 %4.614.64
2012vs R6.032.672.261.2916.4 %7.2 %9.1 %- - -1.24.27471.4 %4.704.20
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Home5.322.851.871.3313.9 %7.4 %6.5 %.2801.40.29971.0 %4.944.43
2012Away6.943.232.151.0518.3 %8.5 %9.8 %.2351.25.26668.4 %4.364.42
2012Home vs L5.163.441.501.0313.2 %8.8 %4.4 %.2791.47.30471.2 %4.764.92
2012Home vs R5.532.132.601.7014.8 %5.7 %9.1 %.2811.32.29270.5 %5.173.83
2012Away vs L7.433.332.241.1718.8 %8.4 %10.4 %.2421.33.27564.8 %4.444.31
2012Away vs R6.473.142.060.9217.8 %8.6 %9.1 %.2271.17.25772.2 %4.294.52
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Mar/Apr4.974.661.072.1711.4 %10.7 %0.7 %.3251.90.33059.3 %6.895.32
2012May5.604.281.311.3213.8 %10.6 %3.2 %.3241.76.35672.1 %5.404.95
2012Jun7.501.804.171.2021.2 %5.1 %16.1 %.2221.00.25391.6 %4.163.95
2012Jul5.832.152.710.3116.7 %6.1 %10.5 %.1710.85.20070.3 %3.164.17
2012Aug5.941.983.001.2416.6 %5.5 %11.0 %.2571.18.28073.0 %4.313.93
2012Sept/Oct6.753.621.870.9617.3 %9.3 %8.0 %.2401.34.27261.7 %4.274.41
20121st Half6.053.541.711.5615.2 %8.9 %6.3 %.2921.54.31671.7 %5.474.72
20122nd Half6.202.622.370.8716.9 %7.1 %9.7 %.2271.15.25567.6 %3.974.17
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Low Leverage7.403.332.221.9717.5 %7.9 %9.6 %- - -1.68.34095.6 %5.624.29
2012Medium Leverage5.632.772.030.8015.7 %7.7 %8.0 %- - -1.10.24261.9 %4.084.46
2012High Leverage3.453.451.000.0010.3 %10.3 %0.0 %- - -1.09.250-31.6 %3.864.80
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Bases Empty7.092.952.401.6017.7 %7.4 %10.3 %- - -1.36.274100.0 %4.994.26
2012Men on Base4.903.161.550.6513.8 %8.9 %4.9 %- - -1.28.29626.1 %4.224.64
2012Men In Scoring4.693.561.320.7513.4 %10.2 %3.2 %- - -1.23.261-31.3 %4.394.71
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Through 3 - 06.3531.760.200.009.5 %47.6 %-38.1 %- - -4.59.33388.5 %12.2713.31
2012Through 3 - 16.0035.000.171.008.6 %50.0 %-41.4 %- - -4.89.28684.5 %14.8714.57
2012Through 3 - 211.6618.410.631.8421.8 %34.5 %-12.6 %- - -3.07.34380.9 %9.307.94
2012Through 2 - 03.0513.940.220.876.0 %27.4 %-21.4 %- - -2.66.28479.3 %8.619.06
2012Through 1 - 04.486.160.731.6810.7 %14.7 %-4.0 %- - -1.77.28273.4 %6.816.12
2012Through 2 - 15.349.200.581.4812.1 %20.8 %-8.7 %- - -2.08.29072.4 %7.317.01
2012Through 1 - 17.053.721.891.0618.2 %9.6 %8.6 %- - -1.30.26579.7 %4.574.47
2012Through 0 - 18.941.844.850.8324.6 %5.1 %19.5 %- - -1.08.28976.2 %3.103.06
2012Through 2 - 212.125.512.201.1030.1 %13.7 %16.4 %- - -1.50.32171.4 %3.833.41
2012Through 1 - 212.862.395.380.7335.4 %6.6 %28.8 %- - -0.92.26478.8 %2.402.12
2012Through 0 - 215.150.8817.250.4444.8 %2.6 %42.2 %- - -0.76.32556.3 %0.800.88
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012As Starter6.133.042.021.1916.1 %8.0 %8.1 %.2581.33.28369.7 %4.654.43
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.29.291100.0 %3.095.03
2012Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -0.83.208100.0 %3.094.56
2012Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -0.86.217100.0 %3.094.60
2012Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -0.00.000100.0 %3.093.09
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20121st Through Order as SP6.593.451.912.0416.1 %8.4 %7.7 %.2911.57.30778.1 %5.994.68
20122nd Through Order as SP5.662.901.950.7315.2 %7.8 %7.4 %.2651.31.30168.8 %4.144.44
20123rd Through Order as SP6.122.352.600.9417.1 %6.6 %10.5 %.2171.06.24070.9 %3.934.06
20124th Through Order as SP6.394.971.290.7115.8 %12.3 %3.5 %.2401.50.27534.1 %4.364.84

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012vs L1.3418.9 %46.5 %34.6 %3.7 %11.1 %4.8 %40.0 %41.3 %34.7 %24.0 %14.5 %57.1 %28.4 %15735731000
2012vs R1.5820.2 %48.9 %30.9 %4.8 %15.5 %7.5 %28.6 %44.8 %34.4 %20.8 %11.8 %58.1 %30.1 %1327463864
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Home1.6322.4 %48.1 %29.5 %2.2 %15.4 %4.7 %25.0 %42.3 %36.2 %21.5 %11.5 %58.7 %29.8 %1441516925
2012Away1.2916.3 %47.1 %36.6 %5.9 %10.9 %7.7 %37.5 %43.7 %32.8 %23.6 %15.1 %56.3 %28.5 %1459520939
2012Home vs L1.3419.8 %45.9 %34.3 %1.7 %10.2 %5.1 %0.0 %38.5 %36.2 %25.3 %12.1 %60.3 %27.6 %839317522
2012Home vs R2.1625.7 %50.7 %23.5 %3.1 %25.0 %4.3 %50.0 %47.1 %36.2 %16.7 %10.9 %56.5 %32.6 %602199403
2012Away vs L1.3517.9 %47.1 %35.0 %6.1 %12.2 %4.5 %66.7 %44.8 %32.9 %22.4 %17.5 %53.2 %29.4 %734256478
2012Away vs R1.2314.7 %47.1 %38.2 %5.8 %9.6 %10.9 %20.0 %42.6 %32.6 %24.8 %12.8 %59.6 %27.7 %725264461
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Mar/Apr1.7120.0 %50.5 %29.5 %6.5 %22.6 %9.4 %50.0 %48.6 %33.6 %17.8 %8.4 %57.0 %34.6 %491174317
2012May1.5622.5 %47.2 %30.3 %0.0 %14.8 %4.8 %100.0 %49.5 %33.0 %17.6 %12.1 %61.5 %26.4 %484185299
2012Jun1.2913.4 %48.8 %37.8 %3.2 %12.9 %7.5 %0.0 %37.8 %34.2 %28.1 %13.4 %57.3 %29.3 %423147276
2012Jul1.3419.0 %46.4 %34.5 %0.0 %3.4 %2.6 %0.0 %33.7 %39.5 %26.7 %15.1 %52.3 %32.6 %407149258
2012Aug1.5119.3 %48.6 %32.1 %5.7 %14.3 %3.8 %33.3 %42.9 %33.0 %24.1 %13.4 %58.9 %27.7 %505174331
2012Sept/Oct1.3121.7 %44.3 %33.9 %7.7 %10.3 %7.8 %0.0 %43.2 %34.8 %22.0 %17.0 %57.6 %25.4 %590207383
20121st Half1.5218.8 %48.9 %32.2 %3.4 %16.9 %7.4 %75.0 %45.7 %33.6 %20.7 %11.1 %58.6 %30.4 %1398506892
20122nd Half1.3920.1 %46.4 %33.4 %4.9 %9.7 %4.9 %12.5 %40.5 %35.4 %24.1 %15.2 %56.7 %28.2 %1502530972
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Low Leverage1.5123.3 %46.2 %30.5 %2.6 %21.1 %5.2 %100.0 %44.6 %34.7 %20.7 %10.0 %57.8 %32.3 %1275456819
2012Medium Leverage1.3116.9 %47.1 %35.9 %4.7 %8.5 %6.5 %16.7 %41.5 %35.2 %23.3 %16.0 %57.5 %26.6 %1432504928
2012High Leverage2.4015.0 %60.0 %25.0 %10.0 %0.0 %8.3 %25.0 %43.2 %29.6 %27.3 %13.6 %56.8 %29.6 %19376117
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Bases Empty1.4219.9 %47.0 %33.1 %4.3 %16.5 %4.3 %100.0 %41.7 %37.1 %21.1 %14.3 %56.6 %29.1 %17746241150
2012Men on Base1.4919.0 %48.5 %32.5 %3.9 %7.8 %8.7 %11.1 %44.7 %30.9 %24.4 %11.8 %58.9 %29.3 %1126412714
2012Men In Scoring1.4616.9 %49.3 %33.8 %4.3 %8.7 %10.4 %16.7 %40.1 %31.7 %28.2 %15.5 %56.3 %28.2 %639241398
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Through 3 - 01.5041.2 %35.3 %23.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %50.0 %11.1 %38.9 %16.7 %61.1 %22.2 %22414480
2012Through 3 - 12.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %100.0 %65.5 %6.9 %27.6 %13.8 %55.2 %31.0 %384245139
2012Through 3 - 21.0031.6 %34.2 %34.2 %0.0 %23.1 %7.7 %0.0 %39.5 %29.0 %31.6 %7.9 %47.4 %44.7 %576291285
2012Through 2 - 01.2926.7 %41.3 %32.0 %0.0 %8.3 %3.2 %100.0 %52.6 %26.3 %21.1 %14.5 %54.0 %31.6 %552328224
2012Through 1 - 01.3018.6 %46.0 %35.3 %2.6 %15.8 %5.1 %66.7 %48.6 %29.8 %21.6 %13.3 %54.1 %32.6 %1246620626
2012Through 2 - 11.1118.4 %42.9 %38.8 %0.0 %13.2 %9.5 %0.0 %50.0 %27.6 %22.5 %11.2 %57.1 %31.6 %754394360
2012Through 1 - 11.5317.3 %50.0 %32.7 %4.5 %12.1 %8.9 %0.0 %46.3 %31.5 %22.2 %11.8 %58.1 %30.1 %1330538792
2012Through 0 - 11.7322.2 %49.3 %28.5 %3.9 %11.7 %6.0 %0.0 %37.3 %39.9 %22.9 %14.0 %58.3 %27.7 %15484151133
2012Through 2 - 21.1929.6 %38.3 %32.1 %3.8 %15.4 %12.9 %0.0 %37.0 %35.8 %27.2 %14.8 %51.9 %33.3 %883372511
2012Through 1 - 22.3121.1 %55.0 %23.9 %3.8 %15.4 %6.7 %0.0 %45.9 %33.9 %20.2 %12.8 %57.8 %29.4 %1024339685
2012Through 0 - 21.9026.6 %48.1 %25.3 %5.0 %10.0 %5.3 %0.0 %34.2 %39.2 %26.6 %13.9 %59.5 %26.6 %653123530
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012As Starter1.4519.5 %47.6 %32.9 %4.2 %13.0 %6.1 %33.3 %43.0 %34.6 %22.5 %13.3 %57.6 %29.2 %290010361864
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012No Shift1.6320.4 %49.3 %30.3 %5.2 %0.0 %6.3 %33.3 %43.0 %34.0 %22.9 %13.6 %60.0 %26.4 %16495181131
2012Shift - All2.1720.8 %54.2 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %3.8 %0.0 %39.6 %37.5 %22.9 %16.7 %58.3 %25.0 %15149102
2012Shift - Traditional2.0021.7 %52.2 %26.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %37.0 %39.1 %23.9 %15.2 %58.7 %26.1 %1444797
2012Shift - Non Traditional2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %725
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20121st Through Order as SP1.3121.3 %44.7 %34.0 %6.3 %20.3 %1.2 %66.7 %38.7 %35.1 %26.2 %13.1 %56.5 %30.4 %940343597
20122nd Through Order as SP1.7017.6 %51.9 %30.5 %1.8 %8.8 %11.3 %0.0 %42.9 %39.8 %17.3 %13.1 %57.6 %29.3 %941326615
20123rd Through Order as SP1.3618.9 %46.7 %34.3 %1.7 %10.3 %5.1 %50.0 %47.4 %31.2 %21.4 %12.1 %57.8 %30.1 %800284516
20124th Through Order as SP1.3822.5 %45.0 %32.5 %15.4 %7.7 %5.6 %0.0 %43.9 %22.0 %34.2 %19.5 %61.0 %19.5 %21983136