Clay Buchholz Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 37 (August 14, 1984) | 6' 3" | 190lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 2016 8 10 0 0 37 21 139.0 130 21 55 93 4.79 1.33 1.36 3.6 6.0 .267 41/16/43 1 4
PHI NL 2017 0 1 0 0 2 2 7.0 16 1 3 5 12.86 2.71 2.71 3.9 6.4 .504 28/25/47 -5 -3
ARI A+ 2018 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 4 1 1 6 3.00 0.83 1.00 1.5 9.0 .216 n/a
KC AA 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 1 0 2 5 0.00 0.64 0.43 3.9 9.6 .109 n/a
ARI AAA 2018 1 1 0 0 4 4 23.0 21 2 10 14 3.52 1.35 1.26 3.9 5.5 .272 n/a
ARI NL 2018 7 2 0 0 16 16 98.0 80 9 22 81 2.02 1.04 1.07 2.0 7.4 .267 43/21/37 18 15
TOR R 2019 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 5 1 0 4 3.60 1.00 1.30 0.0 0.0 .284 n/a
TOR A+ 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 4 0 0 7 2.25 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 .483 n/a
TOR AAA 2019 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 4 0 5 5.40 0.80 2.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
TOR AL 2019 2 5 0 0 12 12 59.0 72 13 16 39 6.56 1.49 1.69 2.4 5.9 .317 45/18/37 -6 -3
TOR AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 -0
Career 14yrs 90 69 0 0 236 218 1329.2 1272 139 458 1024 3.99 1.30 1.29 3.1 6.9 .294 n/a
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PK 5x5: $12 MF 5x5: $12 AP 4x4: $16
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '14

Thanks. I'm testing out the new editor. Immediately seems solider.

I'm trying something with Strategies of Champions that I hope helps. Shorter. I think there is value to format, but agree that the story of the season is repetitive and unilluminating. I'm hoping to get more focus. We'll see.

Thanks for the reminder on multi position. I will try to get that in.

I like the idea of an Ask Rotoman column. If you guys send me a few good questions I'll include them in this year's Guide. Send fun or challenging or funny questions to [email protected] Please write Ask Rotoman in the subject.

Thanks!

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 13 '14

Hoo-boy...here goes.

My opinion, of course, and I would love to hear from others as well.

Rethink Strategyland, especially "Strategies of Champions".  While I think a page or two on Strategy is a good thing, I'm not interested in reading the same basic story every year. (I had a plan going in, I adjusted on the fly, I hit on more guys than I missed, I made a great trade, got a little lucky and held on to the end!).  How about a question and answer set-up like the old Ask Rotoman on MLB?  Take questions on Strategy as opposed to the ho-hum "should I draft this guy or that" type.  Maybe you can ask the questions and have the panel of experts answer them (or vice-versa).  This way you can massage the whole thing to get what you want - great questions and expert answers.  Show the readers that you know more than your competition.

Anyway, you could save a few pages...certainly enough to add multi-position eligibility! (tho I don't think you need to add a profit/loss page like you used to)

Gary Cruciani Megary
Nov 13 '14
Do tell!
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 13 '14

That's great stuff as usual, Peter.

No doubt about it... it's the player snapshots that sets the Guide apart from the rest.  Very informative and quite often fun to read.  I say don't shorten them up in any effort designed to save space (if you want, I can tell you where you could trim, if need be!).

Gary Cruciani Megary
Nov 12 '14
Where is this magazine? I want to buy it!

No, that's good Peter, it really is.

And you can have Buchholz.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 11 '14
A first draft of his player comment for The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2015. Comments are welcome...

How do you solve a problem like Clay Buchholz? A lot of his career inconsistency has been due to injury, but he was healthy and a brilliant mess early last year, before he hurt his knee and hit the DL. He pitched much better in the second half, with an opponent WHIP of 1.279 versus 1.506 in the first half, but his ERA barely budged. Was this bad luck and a harbinger of rebound in 2015? Or one more indication that Buchholz is mentally wired to fail, at least sometimes, no matter how big his talent? The only things we know for sure is that he had knee surgery to clean up some issues immediately after the season ended, is expected to be healthy come training camp, and brings a mix of pitches and skills that can be very effective (but sometimes aren't, sometimes spectacularly). A good buy-low candidate, if he actually goes low.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 11 '14
First half snapshot: 79.2 IP, 5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 7.0 K/9, 2.5 K/W, .338 BAPIP

Also of note: 42/20/38 G/L/F, though HR allowed (12) seems roughly in-line with '11 and '12, in contrast to '10 and '13. Oh, consistency, where art thou?
Shawn Douglas ShawnD
Jul 18 '14
I totally understand the skepticism Doc, but he also put up a great 2010 season, so 2013 was not a one-year fluke year. Since coming off the DL he has a 2.73 ERA and 0.708 WHIP over 4 starts, including a 23/1 K/BB ratio.

I am sticking with him, and hoping for the best.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jul 14 '14
Trade him now. No way this guy continues that. Look at his career numbers. He's a clown coming off a fluke year like Chris Davis.
Matt Roberson Doc
Jul 14 '14