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Taylor Buchholz MLB Career Stats

20-22 4.28 311.0 229 1.20

Taylor Buchholz Bio

  • Full Name: Taylor Buchholz
  • Born: 10/13/1981 in Lower Merion Township, PA
  • Draft: 2000, Philadelphia Phillies, 6th rd. (175th overall)
  • High School: Springfield, PA
  • Debut: April 7, 2006
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/29/2011
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MLB Career Stats 20 22 4.28 158 27 1 311.0 229 1.20


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Taylor Buchholz Awards

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Round Rock PCL

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Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2006 1 21st in NL


Season SHO Rank
2006 1 7th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2008 21 8th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 21 25th in NL

Taylor Buchholz Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 15, 2011 RHP Taylor Buchholz elected free agency.
October 24, 2011 New York Mets activated RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list.
September 1, 2011 New York Mets transferred RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 2, 2011 New York Mets placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 30, 2011. Right shoulder fatigue.
January 3, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Taylor Buchholz.
December 3, 2010 RHP Taylor Buchholz elected free agency.
November 15, 2010 Boston Red Sox claimed RHP Taylor Buchholz off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.
September 9, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays claimed Taylor Buchholz off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
September 7, 2010 Colorado Rockies designated Taylor Buchholz for assignment.
September 1, 2010 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list.
August 22, 2010 sent RHP Taylor Buchholz on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 17, 2010 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 14, 2010. Lower back stiffness.
July 24, 2010 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list.
May 13, 2010 Modesto Nuts sent RHP Taylor Buchholz on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 4, 2010 Taylor Buchholz assigned to Modesto Nuts from Colorado Rockies.
April 16, 2010 Colorado Rockies transferred RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 3, 2010 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Recovering from June 2009 Tommy John surgery.
November 6, 2009 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list.
April 22, 2009 Colorado Rockies transferred RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 5, 2009 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2009.

Taylor Buchholz Bio Info

Taylor Buchholz played both baseball and football at Springfield-Delco (PA) High School, the same high school that Angels' manager Mike Scioscia attended...Participated in American Legion baseball. 2011 Began the year with the Mets...Was placed on the Disabled List on June 2, retroactive to May 30, with right shoulder fatigue...It was later acknowledged on July 1 that he was suffering from depression and anxiety...Last appeared in a game on May 29 vs. Philadelphia...Held righthanded batters to a .175 (10-57) batting average...Limited opposing hitters to a .185 (5-27) mark with runners in scoring position...Finished the season with 26 strikeouts in 26.0 innings...Held opposing hitters to a .234 (22-94) batting average and a .182 (8-44) mark with runners on base...Posted a 0.96 ERA (two earned runs/18.2 innings) over a 17-game stretch from April 3-May 13...Picked up his lone victory of the year on May 1 at Philadelphia...Worked 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings, allowed no walks, and recorded two strikeouts...Pitched 2.0 innings on five different occasions during the year...Fanned a bullpen season-best five batters in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief at Philadelphia on April 6 2010 Saw action with both the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays...Spent Spring Training and April recovering from right elbow surgery which he underwent in June, 2009...Combined for a 1-0 record with a 3.75 ERA (five earned runs/12.0 innings) in nine games out of the bullpen...Started his year on May 5 with Modesto (A) of the California League on a rehabilitation assignment...After three appearances, he joined Colorado Springs (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 13...Recalled by the Rockies on July 24 and appeared in seven games before he was claimed off waivers by Toronto on September 9...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings for the Blue Jays on September 19 vs. Boston and September 30 vs. Minnesota. 2009 Did not pitch after undergoing right elbow 'Tommy John' surgery. 2008 Completed the 2008 season with a 6-6 record and a 2.17 ERA (66.1 ip, 16 er); ERA was the 6th-lowest in NL in '08 and 4th-lowest ever posted by a Rox reliever in a season...posted third-lowest first-half ERA (1.83) by a Rockie reliever all-time, trailing only Mike Myers' mark of 0.83 in 2000 and Gabe White's pre-All- Star mark of 1.40 also in '00 (min. 30 games)...ERA did not go above 2.00 during 49 consecutive appearances from 4/25-9/5 (ERA reached season-low 0.54 on 5/27; also 1.00 on 6/29)...his 6 relief wins ranked T-5th in the NL and matched his career high for wins in a season (also 2006-07)...finished the season as the club's primary 8th-inning setup man...allowed just 23 total runs, all of which scored in 15 games...surrendered more than 1 run in just 4 games (season-high 3 runs allowed 5/29 at CHC, 7/7 at MIL)...finished season with career-high mark in appearances (new mark set in his 42nd game of season on 7/21 vs. LAD)...overall, 48 of his 63 appearances were scoreless...went 1-for-3 in save situations and earned his first career save 5/4 vs. LAD...held opponents at a .188 (45-for-239) avg. against, the 3rd-lowest figure among all NL relievers; that mark also ranks as the 2nd-lowest ever posted by a Colorado reliever behind Mike Myers' mark of .160 (24-150) in 2000...held opposing left-handed hitters to a .198 (21-106) average, the 8th-lowest figure among NL right-handed relievers vs. lefty hitters (min. 50 opponent AB's)...retired 51 of 63 first batters faced (.810), the best mark by Rox relievers and T-5th in the Majors among relievers who appeared in at least 40 games (Elias)....allowed just one of 10 inherited runners to score...led all Rox relievers with 21 holds while ranking T-9th in NL in that category...averaged 13.4 pitches per inning (2nd-fewest among NL-relievers) and recorded 21 innings of 10 or fewer pitches...logged 28 1-2-3 innings...logged 19 games finished, the 3rd-highest mark on the club behind Fuentes (48) and Corpas (20)...recorded a 0.61 ERA (14.2, 1 er) on 0 days rest...took the loss on consecutive Sundays (8/31 at SD, 9/7 vs. HOU) and received the loss in 3 of his last 5 games (0-3, 6.76 ERA (6 er/8.0 ip) 8/23-9/9); took the loss in each of his final 2 appearances...also tagged with the loss in 2 of 3 appearances from 4/21- 25...did not pitch in the club's final 17 games (right shoulder soreness)...pitched 9.0 scoreless innings vs. LAD (7 games) with 9 strikeouts...logged a 1.35 (26.2 ip, 4 er) ERA vs. NL West opponents...did not allow any runs during 7 Interleague games (8.0 ip)...did not allow any home runs in first 29 appearances (27.2 ip) before surrendering a HR in 3 of 6 games from 7/3-11...earned Colorado's first victory of the season after tossing scoreless 7th inning in his season debut on Opening Day at STL...charged with first loss of '08 4/21 vs. PHI, allowing 2 runs in 1.2 innings...retired first 5 batters faced, then allowed back-to-back singles and a walk to load the bases before giving ball to Fuentes...charged with relief loss 4/25 at LAD, allowing an unearned run score in the 13th inning...only reliever used 5/4 vs. LAD pitched 1.1 scoreless innings for 1st career save (2nd mult-inn. save for a Rockie since the start of '07); stranded 2 inherited runners in the 8th by striking out only batter faced (Kemp) and tossed a perfect 9th...pitched scoreless 11th-13th innings 5/23 vs. NYM and earned 2nd win; 4th career relief outing of 3.0+ inn...retired first 2 batters 7/3 vs. FLA before surrendering a single and HR to allow Marlins to take brief 4-3 lead; marked first blown save and first home run allowed all season, and first HR allowed in his last 47.0 innings pitched dating back to '07, 8/28/07 at SF (Bengie Molina)...earned win 7/4 vs. FLA by tossing scoreless 9th; was Rox only pitcher who did not allow a hit or a run/inherited runner to score in club's 18-17 win...pitched perfect 8th inn. for the win 8/3 at FLA, giving him 2 of his first 4 wins vs. FLA this season....tossed scoreless 8th during 4-4 tie and earned his 5th win 8/13 vs. ARI...earned 6th win 8/20 at LAD, tying his career high for the 3rd straight season (6, 2006-08). 2007 After bouncing between the rotation and bullpen in April and May, Buchholz found success in relief over the final four months, finishing with a 6-5 record and 4.23 ERA (93.2 ip, 44 er) in 41 games/eight starts for Colorado...was on active roster the entire season, one of just four pitchers on staff to make that claim (also Affeldt, Corpas, Francis)...in his second Major League season, established career bests in appearances, ERA, and wins (tied)...went 1-3, 5.98 (43.2 ip, 29 er) in eight starts, 5-2, 2.70 (50.0 ip, 15 er) in 33 relief appearances...opponents batted .288, .306 (60-196) by right-handers and .268 (45-168) by lefties... first batters hit .387 (12-for-31) with two walks...allowed 9 of 22 (40.9%) inherited runners to score and recorded one hold...did not have any save chances, and still has none for his career...team was 4-4 in his eight starts...posted three quality starts...tossed season-high 7.0 innings twice, in consecutive starts on May 19 vs. Kansas City and May 27 at San Francisco...was 6-2, 4.03 (44.2 ip, 20 er) in 19 games/three starts at Coors Field, 0-3, 4.41 (49.0 ip, 24 er) in 22 games/five starts on the road...began season with 4 straight relief outings... made his Rockies debut in club's third game of the season, April 4 vs. Arizona, allowing two runs in 0.2 inning while finishing off Rockies' 11-4 win to secure series win over D-backs...appeared in just four of the club's first 19 games, allowing runs in three of four relief outings... earned win on April 18 vs. Los Angeles, tossing 2.0 innings in relief of starter Rodrigo Lopez, who was forced from the game due to injury...would take Lopez's spot in the rotation for his first start with Rox on April 23 at New York-NL, taking loss in matchup with John Maine, a 6-1 Rockies defeat (5.0 ip, 5 h, 4 r-er)...tossed 1.0 perfect inning in relief on April 27 vs. Atlanta...made 6 straight starts from May 1-June 1, as seven of his eight starts this season came in a span of eight outings from April 23-June 1...on May 8 at St. Louis (6.0 ip, 4 h, 0 r), left with a 1-0 lead after 6.0 shutout innings, and still wound up with a no decision when bullpen was charged with four runs in a 4-1 Rox defeat...lone winning start came May 19 vs. Kansas City (7.0 ip, 5 h, 1 r-0 er) in a 6-4 victory, Rockies' lone win against the Royals in that series...his only run allowed came when CF Willy Taveras misplayed a single in the first inning for an error, making the run unearned...received just one or zero runs of support in four of his eight starts this season...beginning with relief appearance against his former team on June 6 vs. Houston, 29 of his final 30 outings would be in relief...lone start in that span came July 16 at Pittsburgh (ND, 4.0 ip, 9 h, 6 r-4 er) in Rockies' 10-8 win, when he was filling in for Jason Hirsh, on the DL with a sprained right ankle...beginning June 6, had a 2.32 ERA (42.2 ip, 11 er) over his final 28 relief appearances... allowed one run in 5.0 relief innings on Aug. 9 vs. Chicago-NL, saving bullpen in Rockies' 10-2 loss...the 5.0 innings matched longest relief outing by a Rockie in '07...had a scoreless streak of 12.0 innings from Aug. 9-24, longest by a Rox reliever this season...tossed 3.1 shutout innings in relief win on Aug. 21 vs. Pittsburgh...did not pitch for 12 days from Aug. 29-Sept. 9 due to right elbow inflammation...returned to mound on Sept. 10 at Philadelphia, taking loss in his first big league appearance in his hometown, as he is from nearby Lower Merion, Pa. 2006 Made his Major League debut, going 6-10 with a 5.89 ERA in 22 games/19 starts for Houston...opponents hit .248, including just .189 in day games...started three of the Astros' 12 shutouts in '06...averaged 3.82 runs of support per nine innings, lowest mark in the N.L. among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings...made the Opening Day roster as a reliever after a productive spring training in which he had a 1.50 ERA (30.0 ip, 5 er) with 17 strikeouts and four walks...tossed 7.0 shutout innings in his spring finale vs. Kansas City at Minute Maid Park...was one of two rookies on the season-opening roster for the defending N.L. champs...made his ML debut April 7 vs. Washington, tossing 2.1 shutout innings of relief...allowed two runs in relief in his second appearance, taking loss April 13 (1) at San Francisco...after those games, next 19 outings were starts...posted quality outing in first ML start April 17 vs. Milwaukee, taking no decision (6.0 ip, 3 r-2 er)...earned first win in next start, April 22 vs. Pittsburgh, tossing 8.2 shutout innings on just two hits...was one out away from a shutout when an error extended the game...became just seventh rookie in Astros franchise history with multiple wins in April...had a 2.16 ERA through first six games/four starts in the big leagues through May 5...from May 10-June 10, lost five of seven starts, allowing eight or more runs four times to raise season mark to 6.06...only win in that stretch was lone career complete game shutout on May 21 vs. Texas...allowed just five hits, all singles...was one of just nine rookies in the majors with a shutout in '06...collected lone major league hit on May 31 at St. Louis off Jeff Suppan...went 3-0 over next four starts June 17-July 6, compiling a 2.84 ERA (25.1 ip, 8 er) in that span...would lose each of next three starts and was optioned to Round Rock (AAA) July 29...returned to big leagues for two games/one start in September, but did not pitch after Sept. 16...posted career-high eight strikeouts twice, June 10 vs. Atlanta and June 24 at Chicago-AL...went 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA (44.0 ip, 24 er) in seven games/starts for Round Rock...allowed just two home runs at Triple-A, both Aug. 12 vs. Oklahoma...had seven+ strikeouts in two of the seven starts. 2005 Went 6-0 with a 4.81 ERA (41ER/ 76.2IP) in 20 games (14 starts) for Triple-A Round Rock...struck out 45 and walked 27, allowing 79 hits in 76.2 innings...was 6-0 with a 4.19 ERA (32ER/68.2IP) in his 14 starts...was 4-0 with a 3.30 ERA (11ER/30IP) in six June starts. 2004 Spent the season at Triple-A New Orleans and made 17 starts (20 appearances)...went 6-7 with a 5.23 ERA (57ER/98IP)...marked his first season in the Astros organization after being acquired from Philadelphia along with Brandon Duckworth and Ezequiel Astacio on Nov. 3, 2003...right shoulder tightness sidelined him for the second half of the season...placed on the Disabled List from July 19-Aug. 13 and from Aug. 29 through the remainder of the season...made just two relief appearances in August...tossed two shutout innings on Aug. 16...fanned a season-high 10 batters on July 4 vs. Oklahoma for the win (7IP, 2ER, 1BB)...allowed just one run on two hits over 8.1 innings on June 28 vs. Albuquerque...lost five of his first six starts, then won six of his next 10 starts...notched his first win on May 15 at Tucson...tossed a seven-inning complete game on May 10 vs. Memphis...rated as the No. 7 prospect in the Astros system by Baseball America heading into the 2005 season. 2003 Named to the Eastern League's All-Star team...Selected Reading's Pitcher of the Year...Led the staff with 114 strikeouts. 2002 Recipient of the Philadelphia organization's Bill Giles Award during Spring Training for his performance in Minor League camp...began the season with the Class A Clearwater Phillies...named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in complete games (four) and shutouts (two), and also finishing tied for second in strikeouts (129), fourth in innings pitched (158.2) and tied for ninth in ERA (3.29)...named a FSL in-season (1IP, H, SO) and post-season All-Star...twice named the FSL Pitcher of the Week, May 20-26 (1-0, SHO, 1.08 ERA, 16IP, 2ER 17, SO, BB) and July 22-28 (1-0, SHO, 9IP, 5H, 5K, 2BB)...won five consecutive decisions from June 23-July 27 (2.77 ERA)...in 23 starts for Clearwater, pitched anywhere from 6.0-9.0 innings 19 times (83%)...rated the fourth-best prospect in the FSL by Baseball America and listed as having the Best Breaking Pitch in the league...promoted to Double A Reading on Aug. 10...made four Double A starts and pitched 7.0 innings with two earned runs in his final start of the season... 2001 Spent the season with Class A Lakewood...tied for the minor league lead in complete games (five)...led the South Atlantic League in shutouts (three) and finished second in innings pitched (176.2)...named the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week three times, including back-to-back weeks: June 25-July 1, when he tossed back-to-back 9.0 inning complete games - June 25 at Hagerstown and June 30 vs. Hickory (2-0, 1.50 ERA, 18.0IP, 3ER); and July 2-8, when he pitched a 9.0 inning shutout at Savannah; third time was July 23-29 when he pitched a nine-inning shutout and struck out 12 batters on July 24 at Charleston, WV...won six consecutive starts, June 25-July 24 (1.07 ERA, 50.1IP, 6ER, 4CG)...named the SAL Pitcher of the Month for July (4-0, 0.84 ERA)...finished the season with eight wins in his final 12 decisions...rated the 15th-best prospect in the SAL and the Phillies fourth-best prospect by Baseball America. 2000 Made his professional debut with the rookie league Gulf Coast Phillies on June 22 at the GC Yankees...earned his first pro win on July 7 vs. the GC Expos.