Walker Buehler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/28/1994 (27)
Walker Buehler Season Stats
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Walker Buehler News
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler will make the start on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Buehler is starting in place of left-hander Clayton Kershaw (back), who was placed on the injured list on Friday. The 27-year-old right-hander was previously scheduled to start on five days of rest on Saturday, but instead he'll be moved up a day. Although he currently has a career-low 21.8% strikeout rate, Buehler has been money otherwise for his fantasy managers, posting a 1.96 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in his first six starts over 36 2/3 innings. Buehler will remain a must-start in all fantasy leagues against the Phillies in LA on Friday evening.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler is off to a strong start to the month of May. Over his first two starts this month, he's gone 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA, allowing just one earned run over 12 innings. The 27-year-old is 4-1 with a 1.96 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season. While fantasy managers should be extremely encouraged by those numbers, there are a few concerning peripheral stats for the right-hander. He currently has a career-low strikeout rate of 21.8%, down from his career 27.3% strikeout rate. Additionally, he's giving up a hard-hit rate of 40.4% (43rd percentile), which is up from his career rate of 35.9%. These factors have contributed to his 48th percentile xERA of 3.69. It could just be a matter of a small sample size for Buehler, but it's something to keep an eye on going forward. He'll make his next start on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler turned in quite possibly the best pitching performance of the year thus far on Monday. Facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, he pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out 10. It was the first complete game in the majors this year and Buehler's first career shutout. The 27-year-old is now 2-1 on the year with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. He failed to go past six innings in any of his first three starts, so it was especially encouraging to see him go the distance on Monday. He'll look to build off of Monday's gem in his next start against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
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.