Walker Buehler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/28/1994 (29)
Walker Buehler Season Stats
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Walker Buehler News
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes said that the team is still discussing whether to put an innings limit on right-hander Walker Buehler (elbow) in 2024. "We're still talking about it. I think it's always striking the balance of how to do it. There's a lot of different ways to go about making sure he's in the best position possible for the stretch run. It's something we'll keep having conversations with him as we get closer to spring," Gomes said. Buehler missed all of the 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery he had last August, but he could have made a return to the Dodgers' starting rotation in the postseason had they advanced past the Divisional Round. The 29-year-old is a fantasy ace when healthy, but a potential innings cap early in the year will hang over his prospective fantasy managers in 2024.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that right-hander Walker Buehler (elbow) will make his next minor-league rehab start on Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Julio Urias situation will have no effect on a plan for Buehler moving forward, Roberts said. The Dodgers will likely be without Urias for the rest of the year after a domestic-violence incident on Sunday, but that won't cause the Dodgers to rush Buehler back to their starting rotation. The 29-year-old is returning from Tommy John surgery, and LA plans on having him return in a starting role, so he must get stretched out more. Buehler will likely need at least one more rehab start beyond Friday, so he's probably not going to be of much help to fantasy managers to close out the 2023 regular season. But his eventual return could be a huge boost for the Dodgers if Buehler can return to his All-Star form for the postseason.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that right-hander Walker Buehler (elbow) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and is scheduled to throw one or two innings. Buehler will need at least three rehab outings before the team evaluates him again. If all goes well in the minors, the 29-year-old could be back with the Dodgers starting rotation by mid-September. At that point, he won't be able to provide much for fantasy managers, but he could be a real shot in the arm for the first-place Dodgers as they look to make another deep run in the postseason. Buehler is a two-time All-Star that went 16-4 with a 2.47 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 212 strikeouts in 33 starts in his last full season in 2021.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler got off to an expectedly slow start in 2020. He was one of the players who suffered from the inability to get a full dose of spring training before the regular season finally began and was brought along slowly by the club. Buehler made his first appearance in the team's fifth game, lasting 3 2/3 innings. He would only go as long as six IP once all season. An IL stint due to a blister further conspired to limit Buehler's workload. All told, it was a letdown for fantasy managers despite a strong final stat line that included a 3.44 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 28.6% strikeout rate due to a light workload and lesser counting stats. Buehler is entering his age-26 season, has no health concerns, and has the support of baseball's best lineup. If he can enter the 2021 MLB season with some semblance of normalcy, he should finish as a top-five starter and is absolutely worth the top-20 pick it will take to secure his services.