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Ryan Buchter
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 33, #984, Washington Nationals | Highland Regional HS, NJ
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 4.76 12 0 0 11.1 11 1.15
7 Seasons 17 5 3.00 279 0 2 231.1 254 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-1 4.76 11.1 11 1.15
7 Seasons 279 17-5 3.00 231.1 254 1.18

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 29 1127 136 8 5.9 88.5 112.1 28.4 36.8 .177 .293 .248 .261 .315 32.8 31.6 12.6 2.86 2.92
2017 30 1098 173 6 3.5 84.7 111.3 22.7 27.2 .179 .307 .277 .259 .282 29.5 24.3 9.7 2.89 2.89
2018 31 679 107 5 4.7 88.5 110.9 26.5 29.9 .211 .358 .282 .286 .343 37.4 25.2 9.2 2.75 3.47
2019 32 800 123 9 7.3 88.6 110.7 22.4 41.5 .245 .437 .334 .329 .396 33.6 25.3 11.6 2.98 4.93
2020 33 114 15 2 13.3 92.3 107.7 27 40 .260 .578 .385 .420 .532 53.3 27.6 20.7 4.50 8.39
2021 34 167 27 4 14.8 91.7 111.4 22.4 22.2 .183 .449 .335 .339 .359 40.7 20.5 13.6 5.23 4.73
3985 581 34 5.9 87.6 112.1 24.8 33 .200 .353 .288 .287 .335 33.7 26.4 11.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Buchter relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.3%) ,
Curveball
(33.5%) ,
Cutter
(10.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 94 59 35 56.3 90.6 25 19 5 1 2 0 2 3 17 .263 .223 .684 .535 .437 .398 93.0 21 2263 6.8 13.3 17.6
2021 Curveball 56 24 32 33.5 76.5 12 11 1 0 0 0 1 4 7 .091 .138 .364 .430 .230 .272 88.1 22 2062 6.6 40.9 28.6
2021 Cutter 17 7 10 10.2 86.4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .133 .000 .163 .120 .229 92.7 31 2265 6.7 25.0 40.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 70 35 35 61.4 92.5 20 17 3 0 1 0 2 8 9 .176 .193 .588 .526 .365 .353 93.2 33 2220 6.6 28.6 33.3
2020 Curveball 35 13 22 30.7 78.3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .274 .000 .570 .233 .471 85.2 21 1835 6.5 21.4 0.0
2020 Cutter 9 3 6 7.9 87.2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .807 1.000 1.037 .821 .765 102.4 13 2133 6.6 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 21.3 29.4 27.9 21.3 30.9 38.2 30.9 0.7 15.4 47.1 24.3 5.1 5.9
2017 32.4 33.5 17.9 16.2 39.9 31.8 28.3 7.5 20.8 42.8 20.8 4.6 3.5
2018 28 28 23.4 20.6 38.3 34.6 27.1 1.9 18.7 39.3 23.4 10.3 4.7
2019 29.3 27.6 34.1 8.9 39 33.3 27.6 4.1 17.1 30.1 26 7.3 7.3
2020 13.3 33.3 40 13.3 46.7 40 13.3 0 6.7 33.3 40 6.7 13.3
2021 22.2 63 11.1 3.7 51.9 25.9 22.2 0 18.5 44.4 11.1 11.1 14.8
27.4 31.7 25 16 38 34.1 27.9 3.6 17.9 40.3 23.2 6.7 5.9
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball ARI L 56 76.5 47.5 -8 -14 16.8 4.3 34
2021 4-Seamer ARI L 94 90.6 15.5 1.1 6 9.3 2.3 32
2021 Cutter ARI L 17 86.4 27.3 2.3 8 2.2 -0.4 -14
2020 Curveball LAA L 35 78.3 45.7 -7 -13 15.7 4.6 42
2020 4-Seamer LAA L 70 92.5 14.4 1.5 10 9.4 2 27
2020 Cutter LAA L 9 87.2 26.8 2 7 1.8 -0.9 -34
2019 Curveball OAK L 175 77.6 49.6 -6.5 -12 16.1 5.2 48
2019 4-Seamer OAK L 483 92.4 14 2.1 13 8.3 1 14
2019 Cutter OAK L 113 89.7 20.6 4.3 17 0.4 -2.2 -124
2018 Curveball OAK L 117 79.5 43.9 -9.4 -18 13.7 4.5 48
2018 4-Seamer OAK L 448 92.4 13.4 2.8 17 7.4 0.3 4
2018 Cutter OAK L 113 89.6 21.3 3.6 14 0.6 -2.7 -126
2017 Curveball KC L 87 78.9 46.6 -5.4 -10 14.3 5.2 57
2017 4-Seamer KC L 894 92.6 12.9 1.7 12 4.3 -3.2 -42
2017 Cutter KC L 116 87.8 27.4 -1.7 -7 5.5 3.7 207
2016 Curveball SD L 16 80.4 45.3 -4.6 -9 1.6 -5.9 -79
2016 4-Seamer SD L 924 92.9 10.9 3.2 23 7.6 -0.7 -9
2016 Slider SD L 95 86.4 28.9 -2.3 -7 1.7 -0.4 -17
2016 Cutter SD L 72 90.4 17.7 4.6 21 3.1 -3.7 -602
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Cutter -3.5 -1 17 10.2 6 0 0 .117 25 33.3 40 .133 .163 .225 33.3
2021 Curveball 1.1 1 56 33.5 12 .091 .364 .225 40.9 33.3 28.6 .138 .43 .27 28.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.1 0 94 56.3 25 .263 .684 .436 13.3 12 17.6 .223 .535 .4 47.1
2020 Cutter 23.7 2 9 7.9 3 1 1 .833 0 0 0 .806 1.037 .766 100
2020 Curveball -2.8 -1 35 30.7 6 0 0 .233 21.4 0 0 .274 .57 .471 25
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 1 70 61.4 20 .176 .588 .368 28.6 40 33.3 .193 .526 .353 55.6
2019 Cutter 1.9 2 113 14.1 25 .409 .727 .473 25.9 12 18.8 .28 .502 .333 23.8
2019 Curveball -1.7 -3 175 21.9 38 .086 .086 .132 34.8 44.7 21.3 .164 .219 .189 15.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 483 60.4 124 .272 .524 .387 24.7 24.2 21.1 .282 .527 .385 40.8
2018 Cutter 0.5 1 113 16.6 24 .217 .261 .269 19.3 8.3 14.3 .238 .408 .299 38.1
2018 Curveball -1.5 -2 117 17.2 32 .107 .143 .183 40 43.8 20.9 .159 .217 .23 28.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -6 448 66 106 .253 .442 .328 23.7 23.6 18.5 .22 .387 .301 38.9
2017 Curveball 1.7 1 87 7.9 23 .182 .182 .226 25.7 47.8 23.4 .17 .188 .181 18.2
2017 Cutter 3.6 4 116 10.6 33 .25 .438 .332 24.1 27.3 25 .221 .326 .248 13
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 -13 894 81.4 211 .177 .376 .292 23.6 21.3 16.5 .172 .319 .269 33.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 25 78.1 46 16.6 4:00 3:30 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 62 92.5 99 19.6 11:00 11:00 0
2021 Curveball 56 76.5 56 18 3:45 3:15 30
2021 Cutter 17 86.4 48 8.7 11:30 12:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 94 90.6 97 19.9 10:45 11:00 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 242 1110 -6 -18 11 3 -10
2017 267 1098 -16 -4 8 4 -7
2018 162 678 1 -12 3 2 -7
2019 187 771 -5 -7 9 5 2
2020 29 114 2 -2 1 0 2
2021 43 167 -1 -1 0 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1127 48.2 66.2 76.6 22.8 67.2 43.2 55.1 43.3 25 6.6 76.7
2017 1098 48.1 72.5 79.6 28.8 67.1 41.9 59 49.8 23.8 7.7 70.6
2018 679 48.1 69.9 78.5 27.8 62.2 44.4 55.8 48 25.5 6.6 84.4
2019 800 48.5 70.1 79 25.2 55 42.8 54.5 46.9 26.1 7.1 80
2020 114 55.3 73 76.1 9.8 60 36.8 62.1 44.7 25.5 10.5 75
2021 167 46.7 76.9 83.3 16.9 53.3 44.9 47.7 44.9 22.7 7.2 58.3
3985 48.3 70 78.5 25.2 63.4 42.9 56.1 46.7 24.9 7.2 75.9
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 90 97 96 81 76 82 51 51 68 95 3 65 90 49 63 12
2017 92 97 92 77 91 88 91 96 78 67 28 48 92 41 60 16
2018 38 64 11
2019 35 53 7
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.4 8 7.1 1 2 7 2 25
2020 22.8 2 1.5 1 0 1 1 50
2021 24 3 3.4 0 0 1 3 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 6 7 8 9 6 6 10 6 10 6 7 3 6 6 10 5 5 8 9 5 5 6 8 8 10 9 6 11 4 8
2020 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
2021 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 92.1 -0.6 91.9 -0.2 91.9 0 91.9 0 90 -1.9
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 85.5 78.9 -6.6 79.5 0.6 77.6 -1.9 78.3 0.7 76.5 -1.8
Exit Velocity 88.5 84.7 -3.8 88.5 3.8 88.6 0.1 92.3 3.7 91.7 -0.6
Launch Angle 28.4 22.7 -5.7 26.5 3.8 22.4 -4.1 27 4.6 22.4 -4.6
Barrel % 5.9 3.5 -2.4 4.7 1.2 7.3 2.6 13.3 6 14.8 1.5
Hard Hit % 32.8 29.5 -3.3 37.4 7.9 33.6 -3.8 53.3 19.7 40.7 -12.6
Sweet Spot % 36.8 27.2 -9.6 29.9 2.7 41.5 11.6 40 -1.5 22.2 -17.8
xBA .177 .179 0.002 .211 0.032 .245 0.034 .26 0.015 .183 -0.077
BA .16 .187 0.027 .219 0.032 .251 0.032 .217 -0.034 .171 -0.046
xwOBA .261 .259 -0.002 .286 0.027 .329 0.043 .42 0.091 .339 -0.081
wOBA .248 .277 0.029 .282 0.005 .334 0.052 .385 0.051 .335 -0.05
xSLG .293 .307 0.014 .358 0.051 .437 0.079 .578 0.141 .449 -0.129
SLG .288 .366 0.078 .356 -0.01 .455 0.099 .522 0.067 .486 -0.036
K% 31.6 24.3 -7.3 25.2 0.9 25.3 0.1 27.6 2.3 20.5 -7.1
BB% 12.6 9.7 -2.9 9.2 -0.5 11.6 2.4 20.7 9.1 13.6 -7.1
Swing % 43.3 49.8 6.5 48 -1.8 46.9 -1.1 44.7 -2.2 44.9 0.2
Whiff% 25 23.8 -1.2 25.5 1.7 26.1 0.6 25.5 -0.6 22.7 -2.8
In Zone % 48.2 48.1 -0.1 48.1 0 48.5 0.4 55.3 6.8 46.7 -8.6
Out of Zone % 51.8 51.9 0.1 51.9 0 51.5 -0.4 44.7 -6.8 53.3 8.6
Out of Zone Swing % 22.8 28.8 6 27.8 -1 25.2 -2.6 9.8 -15.4 16.9 7.1
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 32.1 6.6 33.7 1.6 32.8 -0.9 37.9 5.1 25 -12.9
First Pitch Strike % 55.1 59 3.9 55.8 -3.2 54.5 -1.3 62.1 7.6 47.7 -14.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 242 .250 158 9 5.7 84 32 38.1
2017 267 .277 169 4 2.4 98 27 27.6
2018 162 .282 70 3 4.3 92 21 22.8
2019 187 .331 79 2 2.5 108 14 13.0
2020 29 .385 13 4 30.8 16 5 31.3
2021 43 .335 24 4 16.7 19 8 42.1

Pitch Distribution