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11 Clay Buchholz SP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
52%31%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
170.18-1105.3413254
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014BOS8115.3428282200170.1182108101171754132

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Clay Buchholz feeling good about new mechanics
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is feeling good about his new mechanics, according to MLB.com.

Buchholz tossed one inning during the team's exhibition game against Northeastern University, and came away encouraged with his offseason work. When asked about his mechanics, Buchholz said, "They feel natural. I've been working a lot on it. It's basically the only thing I worked on in the offseason and throughout camp. It's pretty much to the point of being second nature." 

Manager John Farrell was impressed as well. "This has been a continuation from the end of last year through his offseason bullpens," he said. "He's been able to execute so far." 

Buchholz, 30, posted a 5.34 ERA over 170 1/3 innings last year. 

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Red Sox's Buchholz starting to feel confident again with changeup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz threw just one changeup during his one-inning outing Tuesday against Northeastern, and he was really happy with how the pitch felt, regardless of the fact it resulted in an inning-ending strikeout.

“That’s my changeup from 2013,” Buchholz said, per The Providence Journal. “That’s what I depended on... I could probably count on one hand all the starts that I threw changeups that were consistent (in 2014). That's the one thing I worked on in the offseason. It's pretty much to the point of being second nature. I don't have to remind myself.

“I wanted to end the day on a changeup. That was a goal going into today. Being the first one that I’ve thrown in a live situation and it being a good one, it gives me a little more confidence going into my next outing.”

Manager John Farrell seems to be pleased with what he is seeing from Buchholz early on in camp.

“When he's staying behind his arm, that pitch stays on the plate -- which was the case and has been the case all throughout camp,” Farrell said.

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Clay Buchholz happy with results from working with former JC coach
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz said he benefited from working this offseason with University of Texas pitching coach Skip Johnson, who was Buchholz's coach in junior college.

“Out of the windup, the leg that I kicked with on its way down I would cast my foot out which would make me start to go to the plate a little bit earlier than I needed to,” Buchholz said, per WEEI.com. “When I spun off, with my back almost to the hitter, that’s what causes that. He’s worked with (Clayton) Kershaw a little bit, too. He said Kershaw was doing the same thing at some point. The two keys are being balanced over the rubber when your leg comes up and before you go forward let your leg go down first. Sort of make an L with your front leg so it’s more coming down and then out.

“The first time I did it to right now I feel more on line, my finish is a lot better and I’m not spinning off like I was. … When you’re doing good your not thinking about mechanics. When you’re not, all you’re thinking about are mechanics.

“It was night and day. When I’m not doing that, changeups were up and in to righties like they were all year last year for the majority of the year. What that does is make you stay back, and what I was doing on my changeup was going forward and trying to throw it too hard and trying to manipulate the arm angle to get hitters off balance. But from the first time I did that my misses were down instead of up, and pitching at this level you would rather you miss down.”

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Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz feeling good coming into camp
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz said Monday he's feeling good after being able to partake in normal offseason preparation following a disappointing 2014 season, WEEI.com reports.

"I was healthy last year, which was the best thing that came out of it. I didn't pitch to my standards," Buchholz said. "I was glad I was healthy and towards the end of the season I felt like I was getting into midseason form but the season was coming to an end. Now, I had a full offseason this offseason, and I feel good."

Buchholz dealt with a neck and shoulder issue during the 2013 season and had his following offseason altered, with the team holding him from throwing until the beginning of spring training.

"I didn't do much of anything," Buchholz said of his previous offseason. "I ran, but it was probably the least amount of throwing I've ever down in the offseason because I didn't know how my body was going to respond to playing catch. Fortunately last year I didn't have a problem with anything [physically], but I was playing catch up for the first half of the season, and it's hard to do that at this level regardless of who you are and how good your stuff is."

Buchholz is entering the last guaranteed year of the four-year extension he signed in April 2011. He has a $13-million club option for 2016 that carries a buyout of $245,000, as well as a $13.5-million option for 2017 that carries a $500,000 buyout. Buchholz went 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA and 132:54 K:BB ratio in 170 1/3 innings last season.

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Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz undergoes knee surgery Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox announced Tuesday starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The team added he is expected to make a full recovery.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 169 135 1.29
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs N.Y. Yankees 11.001 7.360511
vs LHB 90.200 5.0603870
vs RHB 73.200 5.6201558
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/25@TOR0008.14324
8/31@TB1009.03006
9/6TOR1006.14225
9/11@KC1006.16237
9/17@PIT0104.06413
9/23TB0107.28516
9/28NYY0106.05414
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
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3:05 pm
Tickets
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7:05 pm
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@Phi
7:05 pm
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@NYY
7:05 pm
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11
@NYY
12
@NYY
13
Wash
3:05 pm
Tickets
14
Wash
6:10 pm
Tickets
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Wash
1:35 pm
Tickets
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Balt
7:10 pm
Tickets
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Balt
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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10

13

9

24

-8

8

-5

-7

0
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19

15

49

12

-2

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007BOS31 1.59431100 22.21464011022
2008BOS29 6.7516151000 76.09363571124172
2009BOS74 4.2116160000 92.09144431323668
2010BOS177 2.3328281100 173.214255459567120
2011BOS63 3.4814140000 82.27634321023160
2012BOS118 4.5629292100 189.118710496251264129
2013BOS121 1.7416161100 108.1752321413696
2014BOS811 5.3428282200 170.1182108101171054132
Total 6644 3.921511498600 915.08604373998935339699
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007BOS4000000000 --- --- ---
2008BOS16000000000 --- --- ---
2009BOS17000000000 --- --- ---
2010BOS281010000001.0001.0001.000
2011BOS14000000000 --- --- ---
2012BOS29200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013BOS16000000000 --- --- ---
2014BOS28201000000 .500 .500 .500
Total 152502000100 .400 .400 .400
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007BOSP4351310 .800
2008BOSP1615936001.000
2009BOSP1616178810 .941
2010BOSP282847212421 .957
2011BOSP141430151410 .967
2012BOSP292946291432 .935
2013BOSP161632171321 .938
2014BOSP282837201611 .973
Total  15114922311498115 .951
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007BOS01724 0.8300100 .18488 9.9 .2240
2008BOS18465 1.3532112 .299357 16.1 .4630
2009BOS112577 1.7160001 .256399 12.6 .4040
2010BOS1221156 1.5786317 .226711 11.1 .3120
2011BOS110480 1.3563103 .241353 11.9 .3970
2012BOS2228181 1.4192122 .263802 12.5 .4260
2013BOS011692 1.4166001 .199416 9.3 .2770
2014BOS2188171 1.1965008 .273737 13.0 .4160
Total 81083846 1.4044247424 .2503863 12.1 .3810
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009BOS00 3.60110000 5.06221113
2013BOS00 4.35440000 20.222111031817
Total 00 4.21550000 25.228131242920
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005 A-Lowell01 2.611515000 41.134151221945
2006 A-Greenville94 2.622121000103.078343010529117
2006 A-Wilmington20 1.1333000 16.0104200423
2007 AA-Portland72 1.771615100 86.25518174222116
2007AAA-Pawtucket13 3.9688000 38.2322117511355
2008 AA-Portland10 1.8022000 15.074300118
2008AAA-Pawtucket42 2.4799000 43.2361312321743
2009AAA-Pawtucket72 2.361716110 99.0673026703089
2010AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 5.4011000 3.14221112
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 0.0011000 2.11000023
2013ASX-Lowell Spinners00 13.5011000 0.21310031
2013AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 2.7011000 3.17110002
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/190
Birthdate:
8/14/1984
Age:
30
Hometown:
Nederland, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Angelina Coll. TX (J.C.)
MLB Experience:
8
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