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Ryan Buchter
Birthdate: 2/13/1987 (30 y, 1 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 33, Pick: 4, Overall: 984, Team: Washington Nationals
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RotoWire News: Butcher was one of four pitchers manager Andy Green said were locks for the back end of his Opening Day bullpen. (2/19/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Not much about Buchter is conventional. He speaks his mind and throws his fastball nine out of 10 times, and that fastball is only about average in terms of velocity. Somehow this leads to striking out nearly a third of the batters he faces. The secret? Spin. Well, spin and slot. Buchter's spin is 16th-best, but only if you raise the minimums super high. It's only a little bit above average, but his arm slot and mechanics mean that he uses a ton of that spin and has top-15 ride. It's a tough pitch to square but it looks fat, so hitters are antsy to hit it, so he throws it outside of the zone even when he's behind -- and they still swing at it. This leads to a lot of walks and strikeouts. If it continues, he could be a closer at some point in San Diego, especially since they're willing to cycle through guys in that role, and if someone wants incumbent Brandon Maurer, they'll trade him. But Buchter still has the traditional things against him -- he doesn't have other great pitches, he doesn't have great command, he's a lefty, and he doesn't have plus velocity. Just remember the name because the game is unique. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: Buchter is weird, and so far that's been enough to overcome his lack of out pitches and velocity. Let's watch to see if it continues!

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016vs L23.2- - -85116133070225.145.235.253.221
2016vs R39.1- - -162237017174243053.167.290.307.263
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Home34.03.44133217113131151245.181.286.287.257
2016Away29.02.171141360773162033.133.254.289.238
2016Home vs L12.0- - -4472133030217.180.273.289.252
2016Home vs R22.0- - -89145010101121028.182.292.286.260
2016Away vs L11.2- - -414400004008.108.195.216.189
2016Away vs R17.1- - -73920773122025.148.288.333.267
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Mar/Apr11.10.794561011160116.158.289.270.259
2016May12.00.754342011150017.105.209.243.205
2016Jun10.27.5952125199072117.273.385.432.344
2016Jul14.02.575374044161013.149.245.298.234
2016Aug6.04.50223103303005.158.273.211.230
2016Sept/Oct9.02.003220022140010.071.188.179.177
20161st Half38.02.61155239111112212255.174.297.308.268
20162nd Half25.03.24921140992101023.134.228.256.215
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Low Leverage27.1- - -1141761882162130.175.298.323.272
2016Medium Leverage29.0- - -1071350551100139.135.224.219.206
2016High Leverage6.2- - -264207715109.191.346.450.326
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Bases Empty36.2- - -1511961222210050.146.265.254.241
2016Men on Base26.1- - -96157018182103228.179.281.341.261
2016Men In Scoring10.2- - -487201616183116.180.333.324.271
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Through 3 - 00.2- - -1510011112301.333.8671.333.686
2016Through 3 - 16.0- - -3831022117007.143.526.350.418
2016Through 3 - 29.2- - -43311221100016.091.302.281.273
2016Through 2 - 010.2- - -54420331183010.111.407.250.309
2016Through 1 - 025.0- - -112155111112223126.169.339.318.292
2016Through 2 - 117.1- - -74721662140120.119.297.293.273
2016Through 1 - 124.1- - -99144110102110134.161.263.302.253
2016Through 0 - 135.1- - -121137055190152.117.190.209.182
2016Through 2 - 222.0- - -8151111080137.069.173.113.144
2016Through 1 - 224.2- - -8461022050042.076.131.090.108
2016Through 0 - 218.1- - -6052000020134.088.133.125.120
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016As Reliever63.02.862473413120204313278.159.271.288.248
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016No Shift25.2- - -106261000000000.245.245.346.250
2016Shift - All7.1- - -264310000000.154.154.346.204
2016Shift - Traditional6.0- - -191010000000.053.053.158.083
2016Shift - Non Traditional1.1- - -73300000000.429.429.857.532
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20161st Through Order as RP63.02.862473413120204313278.159.271.288.248

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016vs L9.512.663.570.0029.4 %8.2 %21.2 %- - -0.76.21685.0 %2.174.00
2016vs R12.135.492.210.9232.7 %14.8 %17.9 %- - -1.19.23572.5 %3.604.53
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Home11.913.973.000.2633.8 %11.3 %22.5 %.1811.06.28668.3 %2.383.81
2016Away10.244.972.060.9329.0 %14.0 %14.9 %.1331.00.16188.7 %3.874.94
2016Home vs L12.752.255.670.0038.6 %6.8 %31.8 %.1800.83.31875.0 %1.562.53
2016Home vs R11.454.912.330.4131.5 %13.5 %18.0 %.1821.18.27165.0 %2.834.51
2016Away vs L6.173.092.000.0019.5 %9.8 %9.7 %.1080.69.138100.0 %2.805.52
2016Away vs R12.986.232.081.5634.3 %16.4 %17.8 %.1481.21.18283.3 %4.594.55
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Mar/Apr12.714.762.670.7935.6 %13.3 %22.2 %.1581.06.238100.0 %3.323.79
2016May12.753.753.400.7539.5 %11.6 %27.9 %.1050.75.150100.0 %2.653.37
2016Jun14.345.912.430.0032.7 %13.5 %19.2 %.2731.78.44455.0 %2.214.40
2016Jul8.363.862.170.6424.5 %11.3 %13.2 %.1490.93.18277.6 %3.505.19
2016Aug7.504.501.670.0022.7 %13.6 %9.1 %.1581.00.21450.0 %2.984.92
2016Sept/Oct10.004.002.501.0031.3 %12.5 %18.8 %.0710.67.05987.0 %3.704.48
20161st Half13.034.972.620.4735.5 %13.6 %21.9 %.1741.16.28081.0 %2.753.91
20162nd Half8.283.602.300.7225.0 %10.9 %14.1 %.1340.84.15865.9 %3.554.97
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Low Leverage9.885.271.880.6626.3 %14.0 %12.3 %- - -1.21.23183.3 %3.775.32
2016Medium Leverage12.103.103.900.3136.5 %9.4 %27.1 %- - -0.79.21484.1 %2.043.38
2016High Leverage12.156.751.801.3534.6 %19.2 %15.4 %- - -1.35.27326.3 %4.654.45
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Bases Empty12.275.152.380.4933.1 %13.9 %19.2 %- - -1.09.218100.0 %2.854.27
2016Men on Base9.573.422.800.6829.2 %10.4 %18.8 %- - -0.95.24137.2 %3.374.41
2016Men In Scoring13.506.752.000.8433.3 %16.7 %16.7 %- - -1.41.2730.0 %3.904.71
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Through 3 - 013.50162.000.0813.506.7 %80.0 %-73.3 %- - -19.50.000100.0 %73.6559.14
2016Through 3 - 110.5025.500.411.5018.4 %44.7 %-26.3 %- - -3.33.15496.8 %11.4812.09
2016Through 3 - 214.909.311.600.9337.2 %23.3 %13.9 %- - -1.34.12594.8 %4.284.84
2016Through 2 - 08.4415.190.560.8418.5 %33.3 %-14.8 %- - -2.06.12092.2 %7.559.30
2016Through 1 - 09.367.921.180.7223.2 %19.6 %3.6 %- - -1.48.21376.7 %4.876.76
2016Through 2 - 110.387.271.431.0427.0 %18.9 %8.1 %- - -1.21.13583.3 %4.945.74
2016Through 1 - 112.584.073.090.7434.3 %11.1 %23.2 %- - -1.03.23569.0 %2.903.88
2016Through 0 - 113.252.295.780.2543.0 %7.4 %35.5 %- - -0.62.20783.3 %1.422.37
2016Through 2 - 215.143.274.630.0045.7 %9.9 %35.8 %- - -0.59.14392.9 %1.012.75
2016Through 1 - 215.321.828.400.0050.0 %6.0 %44.0 %- - -0.45.16281.8 %0.351.77
2016Through 0 - 216.690.9817.000.0056.7 %3.3 %53.3 %- - -0.38.217100.0 %-0.071.02
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016As Reliever11.144.432.520.5731.6 %12.6 %19.0 %.1591.03.22776.6 %3.074.33
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.01.245100.0 %3.156.98
2016Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -0.55.154100.0 %3.156.78
2016Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -0.17.053100.0 %3.156.48
2016Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -2.25.429100.0 %3.158.14
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20161st Through Order as RP11.144.432.520.5731.6 %12.6 %19.0 %.1591.03.22776.6 %3.074.33

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016vs L0.4227.5 %21.6 %51.0 %15.4 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %25.5 %37.3 %37.3 %25.5 %49.0 %25.5 %359137222
2016vs R0.3217.6 %20.0 %62.4 %17.0 %7.5 %5.9 %0.0 %35.3 %35.3 %29.4 %18.8 %49.4 %31.8 %765313452
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Home0.4325.4 %22.5 %52.1 %24.3 %2.7 %12.5 %0.0 %42.3 %26.8 %31.0 %23.9 %46.5 %29.6 %595231364
2016Away0.2916.9 %18.5 %64.6 %9.5 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %46.2 %33.9 %18.5 %52.3 %29.2 %529219310
2016Home vs L1.0036.4 %31.8 %31.8 %28.6 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %36.4 %36.4 %27.3 %27.3 %40.9 %31.8 %18266116
2016Home vs R0.3020.4 %18.4 %61.2 %23.3 %3.3 %11.1 %0.0 %44.9 %22.5 %32.7 %22.5 %49.0 %28.6 %413165248
2016Away vs L0.2120.7 %13.8 %65.5 %10.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %17.2 %37.9 %44.8 %24.1 %55.2 %20.7 %17771106
2016Away vs R0.3513.9 %22.2 %63.9 %8.7 %13.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.2 %52.8 %25.0 %13.9 %50.0 %36.1 %352148204
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Mar/Apr0.5522.7 %27.3 %50.0 %18.2 %9.1 %16.7 %0.0 %40.9 %18.2 %40.9 %13.6 %68.2 %18.2 %20986123
2016May0.2323.8 %14.3 %61.9 %7.7 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %42.9 %14.3 %19.1 %47.6 %33.3 %19579116
2016Jun0.3629.6 %18.5 %51.9 %28.6 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %29.6 %33.3 %37.0 %29.6 %37.0 %33.3 %24193148
2016Jul0.3214.7 %20.6 %64.7 %13.6 %4.5 %0.0 %0.0 %23.5 %38.2 %38.2 %17.7 %50.0 %32.4 %24391152
2016Aug0.2935.7 %14.3 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %21.4 %64.3 %14.3 %14.3 %50.0 %35.7 %954352
2016Sept/Oct0.425.6 %27.8 %66.7 %25.0 %8.3 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %27.8 %38.9 %33.3 %44.4 %22.2 %1415883
20161st Half0.3626.0 %19.5 %54.5 %16.7 %4.8 %13.3 %0.0 %36.4 %32.5 %31.2 %20.8 %49.4 %29.9 %715283432
20162nd Half0.3515.3 %22.0 %62.7 %16.2 %5.4 %0.0 %0.0 %25.4 %40.7 %33.9 %22.0 %49.2 %28.8 %409167242
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Low Leverage0.3914.9 %23.9 %61.2 %19.5 %4.9 %6.3 %0.0 %26.9 %37.3 %35.8 %23.9 %53.7 %22.4 %521216305
2016Medium Leverage0.3228.1 %17.5 %54.4 %9.7 %3.2 %10.0 %0.0 %40.4 %31.6 %28.1 %14.0 %50.9 %35.1 %492180312
2016High Leverage0.2925.0 %16.7 %58.3 %28.6 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %41.7 %16.7 %41.7 %1115457
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Bases Empty0.3620.0 %21.3 %58.8 %19.1 %4.3 %11.8 %0.0 %31.3 %32.5 %36.3 %22.5 %52.5 %25.0 %712288424
2016Men on Base0.3423.2 %19.6 %57.1 %12.5 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %32.1 %41.1 %26.8 %19.6 %44.6 %35.7 %412162250
2016Men In Scoring0.3821.7 %21.7 %56.5 %7.7 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %21.7 %52.2 %26.1 %26.1 %34.8 %39.1 %21495119
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Through 3 - 00.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %745717
2016Through 3 - 10.2014.3 %14.3 %71.4 %10.0 %10.0 %50.0 %0.0 %28.6 %42.9 %28.6 %28.6 %42.9 %28.6 %22113190
2016Through 3 - 20.2717.6 %17.6 %64.7 %18.2 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %23.5 %35.3 %41.2 %23.5 %41.2 %35.3 %296139157
2016Through 2 - 00.1615.4 %11.5 %73.1 %26.3 %5.3 %0.0 %0.0 %26.9 %30.8 %42.3 %34.6 %50.0 %15.4 %263155108
2016Through 1 - 00.1619.0 %11.1 %69.8 %15.9 %4.5 %0.0 %0.0 %30.2 %33.3 %36.5 %20.6 %42.9 %36.5 %520263257
2016Through 2 - 10.3317.9 %20.5 %61.5 %16.7 %8.3 %12.5 %0.0 %30.8 %38.5 %30.8 %20.5 %56.4 %23.1 %412203209
2016Through 1 - 10.4020.8 %22.6 %56.6 %6.7 %6.7 %8.3 %0.0 %34.0 %37.7 %28.3 %15.1 %45.3 %39.6 %519214305
2016Through 0 - 10.6820.3 %32.2 %47.5 %17.9 %3.6 %10.5 %0.0 %32.2 %39.0 %28.8 %20.3 %57.6 %22.0 %590187403
2016Through 2 - 20.2220.0 %14.3 %65.7 %26.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.9 %34.3 %42.9 %31.4 %51.4 %17.1 %492198294
2016Through 1 - 20.4318.9 %24.3 %56.8 %23.8 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %21.6 %37.8 %40.5 %27.0 %51.4 %21.6 %456150306
2016Through 0 - 20.5817.4 %30.4 %52.2 %33.3 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %21.7 %39.1 %39.1 %26.1 %65.2 %8.7 %29068222
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016As Reliever0.3521.3 %20.6 %58.1 %16.5 %5.1 %7.1 %0.0 %31.6 %36.0 %32.4 %21.3 %49.3 %29.4 %1124450674
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016No Shift0.4121.7 %22.6 %55.7 %16.9 %0.0 %8.3 %0.0 %27.4 %40.6 %32.1 %21.7 %50.9 %27.4 %422152270
2016Shift - All0.2523.1 %15.4 %61.5 %18.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.3 %19.2 %38.5 %23.1 %50.0 %26.9 %984058
2016Shift - Traditional0.1726.3 %10.5 %63.2 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %36.8 %15.8 %47.4 %26.3 %52.6 %21.1 %712744
2016Shift - Non Traditional0.5014.3 %28.6 %57.1 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.1 %28.6 %14.3 %14.3 %42.9 %42.9 %271314
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20161st Through Order as RP0.3521.3 %20.6 %58.1 %16.5 %5.1 %7.1 %0.0 %31.6 %36.0 %32.4 %21.3 %49.3 %29.4 %1124450674