Jake Buchanan

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/225
  • Age: 26

Jake Buchanan 2015 Postseason Stats

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Jake Buchanan Stats

0-0 2.00 9.0 5 1.00

Jake Buchanan MLB Career Stats

1-3 4.06 44.1 25 1.40

Jake Buchanan Bio

  • Full Name: Jake T. Buchanan
  • Born: 9/24/1989 in Charlotte, NC
  • Draft: 2010, Houston Astros, 8th rd. (243rd overall)
  • College: North Carolina State
  • Debut: June 21, 2014
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2015 Stats 0 0 2.00 5 0 0 9.0 5 1.00
MLB Career Stats 1 3 4.06 22 2 0 44.1 25 1.40
  • Status: Designated for Assignment

Jake Buchanan Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Astros AL 66 Sinker 89.12 89.91 1958.00 6.55 88.23
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 90.86 2084.00 6.10 90.05


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June 7, 2015 at 9:54 PM ET

Astros call up top prospect Correa

Carlos Correa, the No. 2 ranked prospect by MLB.com, has been summoned to the Major Leagues by the Astros.

April 29, 2015 at 6:18 PM ET

Deduno, Buchanan candidates to fill fifth rotation spot

As the Astros await the completion of left-hander Brett Oberholtzer's Minor League rehab assignment, they will improvise for the fifth spot in their starting rotation, which comes up Friday against the Mariners in Houston.


Jake Buchanan Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Houston NL

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/06/2013 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Corpus Christi TEX

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Lancaster CAL

Jake Buchanan Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 6, 2015 Houston Astros sent Jake Buchanan outright to Fresno Grizzlies.
September 1, 2015 Houston Astros designated RHP Jake Buchanan for assignment.
June 8, 2015 Houston Astros optioned RHP Jake Buchanan to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 14, 2015 Houston Astros recalled Jake Buchanan from Fresno Grizzlies.
March 29, 2015 Houston Astros optioned RHP Jake Buchanan to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 18, 2014 Houston Astros recalled Jake Buchanan from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 28, 2014 Houston Astros optioned RHP Jake Buchanan to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 21, 2014 Houston Astros selected the contract of Jake Buchanan from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
January 14, 2014 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Jake Buchanan to spring training.
June 26, 2013 RHP Jake Buchanan assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
June 8, 2013 Jake Buchanan roster status changed by Corpus Christi Hooks.
June 5, 2013 Corpus Christi Hooks placed RHP Jake Buchanan on the temporarily inactive list.
August 5, 2012 RHP Jake Buchanan assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 25, 2012 Jake Buchanan assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
April 4, 2012 RHP Jake Buchanan assigned to Houston Astros.
August 31, 2011 Jake Buchanan assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
August 27, 2011 Jake Buchanan roster status changed by Lancaster JetHawks.
August 20, 2011 Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Jake Buchanan on the 7-day disabled list.
April 4, 2011 RHP Jake Buchanan assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Tri-City ValleyCats.
June 14, 2010 Jake Buchanan assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Houston Astros.
June 10, 2010 Houston Astros signed RHP Jake Buchanan.

Jake T. Buchanan Bio Info

Jake and his wife Chelsa reside in Fort Myers, FL during the offseason.


Made his MLB debut with the Astros and pitched in 17 total games, including two starts...went 1-2 with a 3.46 ERA (10ER/26IP) and 17 strikeouts in his 15 relief outings...posted a 61.5% groundball rate (4.24 GB/FB), which ranked second on the club (min. 10IP)...had two stints with the Astros...began the year at Triple A after spending Spring Training with the Astros as a non-roster invitee...was selected to the Major League roster on June 21 before making his first MLB start that day...optioned to Triple A on June 27...was recalled to Houston on July 18 where he remained through the end of the season...was one of eight players to make their MLB debuts with the Astros this season...made his debut in a start against the Rays on June 21 at TB (5ER/4.1IP)...was one of three Astros pitchers to make his MLB debut as a starter this season, joining LHP Rudy Owens (5/23/14 at SEA) and RHP Nick Tropeano (9/10/14 at SEA)...earned his first Major League win on June 27 vs. DET in his second career game...tossed a perfect inning of relief, retiring the heart of the Tigers lineup in order (IF Miguel Cabrera, IF Victor Martinez, OF J.D. Martinez)...made 16 appearances (15 starts) at Triple A, going 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA (38ER/88.1IP), 46 strikeouts and 16 walks...at the time of his first promotion to the Majors, led all Astros minor leaguers with 76.1IP...named the Oklahoma City May Pitcher of the Month after going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA over five starts, striking out 22 and walking just five...started the month with three consecutive scoreless starts spanning 23.2 innings...became the first player from the Astros 2010 draft class to make the Majors (RHP Mike Foltynewicz joined him later in the year).


Began his year at Double A Corpus Christi and went 7-2 with one save and a 2.09 ERA (19ER/82IP), while allowing just nine walks in 18 games, including 13 starts...named a Texas League Midseason All-Star and earned the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on May 6...went 36.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run from April 26-June 4...his totals in May: 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 27.2 innings pitched in six games (four starts)...allowed just 16 hits and two walks in the month en route to earning Corpus Christi's Pitcher of the Month Award...started his season 7-0 with a save before going 0-2 over his last two appearances...promoted to Triple A on June 26 and finished his season in the RedHawks rotation...made 12 starts at Triple A, going 5-5 with a 3.89 ERA (33ER/76.1IP)...eight of his 12 starts were quality starts...combined to go 12-7 with one save and a 2.96 ERA (52ER/158.1IP) in 30 games (25 starts) between the two levels...posted the third-lowest walks per 9.0 innings ratio (1.25) among pitchers who threw 100+ innings at the Double A and Triple A levels.


Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 13 prospect with the 'Best Control' in the Astros system...began the season with Double A Corpus Christi and would go on to lead the Texas League with a 2.05 groundballs per flyball ratio (203GB/99FB) on the season...went 5-9 with a 4.96 ERA (74ER/134.1IP) in 27 games (19 starts) with the Hooks...pitched out of the Hooks rotation thru his first 19 games before being promoted to Triple A OKC on July 25 and made his first two relief appearances of the season (4ER/4IP) before making his only Triple A start of the season on Aug. 1 at Tacoma (5ER/4IP)...sent back to Double A after the start and finished his season with eight relief appearances...was 5-6 with a 5.00 ERA (62ER/111.2IP) in his 19 starts and 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA (12ER/22.2IP) in his eight relief appearances at the Double A level...combined to go 5-10 with a 5.25 ERA (83ER/142.1IP) at the two levels.


Named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year and a California League Midseason All-Star...also named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star...led the California League with a 2.31 ground ball per fly ball ratio (256GB/111FB)...ranked second in the league in WHIP (1.21), fifth in ERA (3.91) and innings pitched (158.2) and tossed one of only three complete game shutouts in the California League in 2011...allowed only one home run every 16.5 innings pitched, compared to Lancaster's team average of one home run allowed every 6.9 innings pitched...became the first Lancaster pitcher to start at least 20 games with the club and end the season with an ERA in the 3.00s since Brandon Webb did so in 2001 (28gs, 3.99 ERA)...finished his campaign 5-10 with a 3.91 ERA (69ER/158.2IP) while pitching in the extremely hitter friendly California League...made 25 starts with Lancaster, tossing one complete game shutout...allowed just four hits and three walks in the shutout on May 1 at Inland Empire...Promoted to Double A Corpus Christi for his final start of the season and tossed a gem, going 7.0 innings while allowing just one run on six hits, but did not factor into the decision..combined to post a 3.80 ERA (70ER/165.2IP) and a 5-10 record in 26 starts between the Class A and Double A levels.


Drafted by Houston in the eighth round of the June 2010 draft on June 8 and signed his professional contract on June 9...reported to Class A Short Season Tri-City and made 14 starts at the level, going 4-5 with a 4.28 ERA (29ER/61IP)...allowed only three homers and walked just 11 hitters in his 61.0 innings pitched...among pitchers in the New York-Penn League with at least 60.0 innings pitched, his 11 walks allowed were only bested by teammates RHP Bobby Doran (9BB/71.1IP) and RHP Carlos Quevedo (8BB/85.1IP)...made his professional debut on June 22 at Lowell (2ER/2.1IP).