Billy Buckner Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 27, 1983
Decatur, GA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2004 by KC;
9th round, 2003 by TB
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (March 2012)
College: South Carolina
High School: Salem (GA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Signed with LA Angels (Nov. 2012)

Scouting Report
: Right-handed swing man. Best pitch is a curveball, also mixes in a decent cutter. Hittable.  At times he relies too much on his curveball.  Also has experienced control issues.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2004 South Carolina NCAA Coll - 20 7 2 0.778 3.32 15 14 0 84.0 77 38 31 9 23 105 1.19 4.57 11.25
  2004 Idaho Falls Pio Rk KC 20 2 1 0.667 3.30 7 5 0 30.0 36 14 11 4 4 37 1.33 9.25 11.10
  2005 Burlington Midw A KC 21 3 7 0.300 3.88 11 11 0 60.3 66 36 26 9 17 60 1.38 3.53 8.95
  2005 High Desert Calif A+ KC 21 5 6 0.455 5.36 17 17 0 94.0 105 65 56 10 46 92 1.61 2.00 8.81
  2006 High Desert Calif A+ KC 22 7 1 0.875 3.90 16 16 0 90.0 92 44 39 6 47 85 1.54 1.81 8.50
  2006 Wichita Tex AA KC 22 5 3 0.625 4.64 13 13 0 75.7 78 40 39 7 39 63 1.55 1.62 7.49
  2007 Wichita Tex AA KC 23 1 3 0.250 4.66 4 3 0 19.3 20 10 10 4 6 13 1.35 2.17 6.05
  2007 Omaha PCL AAA KC 23 9 7 0.563 3.78 27 15 0 104.7 108 49 44 11 26 83 1.28 3.19 7.14
  2007 KC Royals AL MLB KC 23 1 2 0.333 5.29 7 5 0 34.0 37 20 20 5 16 17 1.56 1.06 4.50
  2008 Tucson PCL AAA Ari 24 5 10 0.333 4.95 21 20 0 116.3 136 74 64 9 43 69 1.54 1.60 5.34
  2008 Arizona NL MLB Ari 24 1 0 1.000 3.21 10 0 0 14.0 16 5 5 3 4 11 1.43 2.75 7.07
  2009 Reno PCL AAA Ari 25 9 3 0.750 3.32 18 16 0 103.0 91 41 38 5 45 96 1.32 2.13 8.39
  2009 Arizona NL MLB Ari 25 4 6 0.400 6.40 16 13 0 77.3 94 57 55 12 29 64 1.59 2.21 7.45
  2010 Reno PCL AAA Ari 26 3 1 0.750 3.53 7 7 0 43.3 40 19 17 2 17 27 1.32 1.59 5.61
  2010 Arizona NL MLB Ari 26 0 3 0.00 11.08 3 3 0 13.0 26 17 16 4 5 11 2.38 2.20 7.62
  2010 Toledo IL AAA Det 26 3 5 0.375 9.40 8 8 0 37.3 60 44 39 8 16 21 2.04 1.31 5.06
  2011 Colorado Springs PCL AAA Col 27 4 8 0.333 6.03 23 21 0 109.0 136 91 73 12 52 80 1.72 1.54 6.61
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 28 4 3 0.571 3.20 10 10 0 56.3 51 20 20 6 17 51 1.21 3.00 8.15
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 8 6 0.571 3.91 17 17 0 96.7 87 48 42 12 36 59 1.27 1.64 5.49
  2013 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 29 7 4 0.636 4.87 18 18 0 94.3 101 61 51 7 50 77 1.60 1.54 7.35
  2014 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 30 1 1 0.500 6.00 4 2 0 12.0 9 8 8 1 3 15 1.00 5.00 11.25
  2014 El Paso PCL AAA SD 30 4 5 0.444 5.80 15 14 0 63.7 85 52 41 10 33 44 1.85 1.33 6.22
  2014 San Diego NL MLB SD 30 0 1 0.000 4.76 1 1 0 5.7 6 3 3 1 4 4 1.76 1.00 6.35
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 20, 2004 (KC)
Signing Bonus: $635,000
MiLB Debut: July 26, 2004 (Idaho Falls)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
April 25, 2007 (KC)
     
  Awards
2006 Carolina League All-Star
PCL Pitcher of the Week (July 7, 2008)
SoxProspects.com Awards
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