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36 Clay Buchholz SP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%3%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
50.01-506.482912
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018ARI722.011616100098.1802522932281
2019TOR156.48100000050.0623736901229

Player Updates

September 18, 2019 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Hit hard by Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out four across 3.2 innings Wednesday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.

Buchholz was tattooed for six extra-base hits in his short outing, including two home runs. Prior to this start, he had worked fairly effectively, allowing 11 earned runs across 21.2 innings spanning his last four starts. Still, his 6.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 50 innings this season indicate that he's had trouble putting together quality outings on a consistent basis. Buchholz is likely to draw a rematch against the Orioles in his next outing, currently projected to come on Monday.

September 13, 2019 11:36 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Struggles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (1-5) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Red Sox, surrendering four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four across four innings.

The 35-year-old veteran struggled against a volatile Red Sox lineup, registering a season-high-tying four strikeouts, which isn't exactly noteworthy. On the bright side, Buchholz didn't allow any home runs for the third time this season. The right-hander was making his ninth start as a Blue Jay, and his first career start against the Red Sox, who drafted him in the first round 14 years ago. He'll take a 5.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into a more favorable matchup at Baltimore on Wednesday.

September 7, 2019 12:12 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Pitches fairly well in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (1-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Rays on Friday.

He didn't pitch poorly, but Buchholz didn't receive any run support in the loss. The 35-year-old has been inconsistent with his control, but his ERA is trending in the right direction, as it sits at 3.57 in the last three outings. Overall, Buchholz is 1-4 with a 5.31 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 42.1 innings this year. He will start again Thursday at home against the Red Sox.

September 1, 2019 12:20 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Earns first win of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (1-3) allowed two runs on three hits with five walks and three strikeouts across 5.2 innings while earning a victory against the Astros on Saturday.

It's been a tough season for the 35-year-old, as he missed three months with a shoulder injury, but Buchholz finally has his first win of the year. He pitched well in his last start, which was his first one since May, but he took a loss despite yielding just three hits. Buchholz owns a 3.08 ERA in two outings since his return from the shoulder ailment and is 1-3 with a 5.45 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 36.1 innings this season. He is scheduled to pitch next on the road against the Rays on Friday.

August 26, 2019 06:12 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Whiffs three in quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (0-3) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings Sunday, striking out three batters and taking the loss to Seattle.

It was Buchholz's best start since allowing just one run on April 13, but his offense didn't give him much help. Dylan Moore tagged him with a solo shot in the third inning before Kyle Seager drove in a run in the fourth. His ERA still sits far too high at 5.87 over 30.2 innings this season. Still looking for his first win, he'll host the dangerous Astros next Sunday.

August 25, 2019 02:44 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Reinstated from IL ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays reinstated Buchholz (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Mariners.

As anticipated, Buchholz will make his first start for the Blue Jays in nearly four months after he wrapped up a rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin last weekend. Buchholz topped out at four innings and 67 pitches in his fourth and final rehab outing, so he'll likely face some light restrictions as he steps back into the Toronto rotation. Nick Kingham (oblique) was designated for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Buchholz.

August 24, 2019 02:04 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: On track to rejoin rotation Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Buchholz (shoulder) would likely be reinstated from the 60-day injured list to start Sunday's game against the Mariners, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

On the shelf since early May with a right shoulder strain, Buchholz is finally ready to return from nearly a four-month absence following a successful four-start rehab assignment in the lower minors. Buchholz was at his sharpest in his most recent rehab outing Aug. 18 with High-A Dunedin, when he struck out seven over four innings. The 35-year-old only built up to 67 pitches in that start, so he'll likely face some light workload restrictions when he slots back into the Toronto rotation this weekend.

August 19, 2019 05:08 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Strikes out seven in rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz shifted his rehab assignment to High-A Dunedin on Sunday, working four innings and giving up one run on four hits and no walks while striking out seven.

Making the third start of his rehab assignment, Buchholz acquitted himself well while pushing his pitch count up to 67 and testing himself against full-season competition for the first time. Buchholz will likely make at least one more minor-league start at an affiliate to be determined before potentially slotting back into the Toronto rotation in late August or early September.

August 14, 2019 05:44 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Makes second rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (shoulder) gave up a run and struck out four over three innings Tuesday in his second rehab start for the Blue Jays' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate.

Buchholz proved to be no match for the lower-level competition, surrendering just one hit -- a home run -- in the outing. Assuming he came out of the start with no setbacks to his right shoulder, Buchholz could move up to a full-season affiliate for his next outing. The 35-year-old looks on track to rejoin the Toronto rotation when rosters expand in September.

August 10, 2019 09:08 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (shoulder) thew two innings in the Gulf Coast League on Friday and will throw again Tuesday, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.

He allowed one run on four hits and zero walks while recording zero strikeouts. Now that he is pitching in games, it seems possible that Buchholz could return before the end of the season. He will likely need more than a few rehab starts to get up to speed, however.

July 24, 2019 05:44 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (shoulder) threw a bullpen session last week, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.

Buchholz has been dealing with a shoulder strain since early May. He's making progress and will throw two more bullpens this week but may need a handful of rehab outings before he's back on a big-league mound.

June 29, 2019 03:40 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Ready for long toss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (shoulder) will begin long tossing soon, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.

Buchholz was able to play catch from 90 feet without issue, so he will extend his distance next time he throws. He still has a few steps to go before he is ready for a rehab assignment.

June 12, 2019 04:32 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Shifts to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

Buchholz has been dealing with a Grade 2 shoulder strain since mid-May. He'll now be ineligible to return until mid-July. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jordan Romano, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

May 18, 2019 03:44 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: MRI reveals Grade 2 strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz received an MRI on his inflamed right shoulder Saturday which revealed a Grade 2 teres major strain, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

A Grade 2 strain means that there's been some tearing in Buchholz's shoulder, so his absence should be expected to be a fairly significant one. He'll receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews next week, at which point a clearer timeline could emerge.

May 10, 2019 06:56 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with shoulder inflammation, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Buchholz was scratched from Friday's start and said he hoped to miss only one start, but will instead take a trip to the IL. The veteran right-hander has a 6.57 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 24.2 innings this season, though it remains unclear how long the shoulder has been an issue. Daniel Hudson will start in his place Friday in what should be a bullpen game, but look for Thomas Pannone to rejoin the rotation in Buchholz's spot after that.

May 10, 2019 06:16 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Hoping to make next start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz is dealing with a lat strain but hopes to miss only one start, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Buchholz was scratched from Friday's start against the White Sox due to the issue, but early indications are that it isn't serious. The veteran right-hander's status for his next turn through the rotation should receive some additional clarity within a few days. Daniel Hudson will start for the Blue Jays on Friday in what appears to be a bullpen game.

May 10, 2019 11:48 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Scratched with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz won't make his scheduled start Friday against the White Sox due to shoulder tightness, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Buchholz also battled elbow issues earlier in the season, pushing his season debut into mid-April. It's not clear whether this injury will require another trip to the injured list. Daniel Hudson will serve as the opener Friday in what appears to now be a bullpen game.

May 6, 2019 01:24 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (0-2) gave up seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one through four innings, taking the loss against the Rangers on Sunday.

Buchholz was knocked around, allowing two more home runs in the defeat. The 34-year-old has given up a home run in four consecutive outings. He has an 0-2 record with a 6.57 ERA and a putrid 4.4 K/9 through five starts this season. Buchholz will get his next start at home Friday against the White Sox.

May 1, 2019 01:40 AM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: No-decision in Anaheim
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Angels, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three.

The veteran right-hander continues to give the Jays a handful of unremarkable innings each time he takes the mound. Buchholz will carry a 4.79 ERA and 11:5 K:BB through 20.2 frames into his next start Sunday, on the road against the Rangers.

April 25, 2019 04:00 PM
Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz: Stumbles late in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buchholz (0-1) allowed four earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Giants.

Buchholz didn't allow a baserunner through his first three innings of work , but allowed an earned run in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to sour his start. He lived in the strike zone a lot -- 52 of his 70 pitches were strikes -- which may have made him too predictable as the order turned over for a second time. Through three starts, Buchholz has maintained average results by posting a 4.60 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 15 innings, though he's racked up just eight strikeouts in that span.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 28.100 6.350620
vs RHB 21.200 6.65069
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/30@LAA0005.06323
5/5@TEX0104.08711
8/25@SEA0106.03203
8/31HOU1005.23253
9/6@TB0106.07303
9/12BOS0104.07414
9/18@BAL0003.210704
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
15
NYY
W6-4
16
17
@BAL
W8-5
18
@BAL
W11-10
19
@BAL
W8-4
20
@NYY
W4-3
21
@NYY
L2-7
22
@NYY
1:05 pm
23
BAL
7:07 pm
24
BAL
7:07 pm
25
BAL
7:07 pm
26
27
TB
7:07 pm
28
TB
3:07 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
0
15

4

1

-3

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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12

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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
2015BOS77 3.2618181000 113.111448416523107
2016BOS810 4.7837210000 139.113080742155593
2017PHI01 12.27220000 7.11610101035
2018ARI72 2.0116161000 98.1802522932281
2019TOR15 6.4810100000 50.0623736901229
Total 8969 3.96234216106001323.11262637582135484541014
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007BOS4000000000 --- --- ---
2008BOS16000000000 --- --- ---
2009BOS17000000000 --- --- ---
2010BOS281010000001.0001.0001.000
2011BOS14000000000 --- --- ---
2012BOS29200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013BOS16000000000 --- --- ---
2014BOS28201000000 .500 .500 .500
2015BOS18600000200 .000 .000 .000
2016BOS37200001200 .333 .000 .000
2017PHI2200000200 .000 .000 .000
2018ARI1731020111700 .094 .097 .065
2019TOR10000000000 --- --- ---
Total 23646040122400 .125 .109 .087
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007BOSP4351310 .800
2008BOSP1615936001.000
2009BOSP1616178810 .941
2010BOSP282847212421 .957
2011BOSP141430151410 .967
2012BOSP292946291432 .935
2013BOSP161632171321 .938
2014BOSP282837201611 .973
2015BOSP1818179620 .882
2016BOSP3721169610 .938
2017PHIP2200000 ---
2018ARIP1616132921 .846
2019TORP101021615021.000
Total  234216290140134168 .945
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
2015BOS012595 1.4524003 .260469 11.3 .3610
2016BOS1140165 0.9534001 .250588 12.3 .4170
2017PHI0610 0.7000000 .45740 23.3 .6860
2018ARI1101104 1.0600001 .220393 9.6 .3530
2019TOR15653 1.1932001 .312213 13.3 .5480
Total 1115111273 1.3052347430 .2535566 12.0 .3900
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009BOS00 3.60110000 5.06221113
2013BOS00 4.35440000 20.222111031817
2016BOS01 4.50110000 4.06220014
Total 01 4.25660000 29.2341514421024
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
2014AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox01 2.5322000 10.263321210
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/190
Birthdate:
8/14/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Nederland, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
13