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Clay Buchholz (SP)

Boston Red Sox - 46% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Clay Buchholz allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four in 7.1 innings in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: After a rocky start to the year, Clay Buchholz has become a must start pitcher. In the last four games, Buchholz has a 2.17 ERA. The only thing missing is run support as the Red Sox have only scored three runs in his last three starts.

 

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Clay Buchholz pitched a gem Friday, striking out 11 in eight innings, allowing only two hits and one run in a no decision against the Mariners in a 2-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz has to be one of the more frustrating pitchers for fantasy owners right now. It is hard to trust Buchholz as he mixes in blowups with his strong pitching performances. Owners do not know which Buchholz they are getting. Maybe this performance is the start of something good but I would be weary of starting him in his next turn against the Rangers on Wednesday.

 

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Clay Buchholz earned his first win since Opening Day, giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings Sunday facing the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz did not pitch his best game but pitched well enough to get the win on Sunday. He gave up seven hits and three walks with only three strikeouts. Buchholz on the season now has a disappointing 5.73 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP.

 

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Clay Buchholz was charged with five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6.1 innings in Monday night's loss to the Rays. It was his the fourth consecutive decision he's lost.

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz's struggles continue as he got himself in a hole early and the Red Sox could not over come it. Buchholz is off to a rough start this year with four losses and a 6.03 ERA. He can be dropped in standard leagues.

 

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Clay Buchholz struggled Tuesday against the Jays, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk over 2.2 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz continues his Jekyll and Hyde start to the season following up last week's strong pitching performance with a short outing last night as he struggled against Toronto. He now has had three dominant starts and two forgetful outings so far this season.

 

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Clay Buchholz struck out 10 and walked three, allowing one run and two hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: If you take out Clay Buchholz's brutal start against the Yankees in which he gave up 10 runs, his other three starts have been good. Hold onto Buchholz and hope that the Yankee game was just a bad day and see if he can continue to pitch like he has in his other three starts.

 

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Saturday against the Orioles, Clay Buchholz tossed six innings surrendering two earned runs on 11 hits and a walk. He also struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: The part of Buchholz's line against the O's that stands out the most is the 11 hits allowed. With that kind of traffic on the bases its a minor miracle that only two runs crossed the plate. If you're a Buchholz owner and have a better option for next week you should consider leaving him on the bench. If you are looking at him on the waiver wire, you should look for a more consistent option.

 

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Clay Buchholz allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out two in Boston's loss to the Yankees on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: As dominant as Clay Buchholz was on Opening Day against the Phillies, he was awful Sunday against the Yankees giving up ten runs. Fantasy owners were hoping the Buchholz of 2013 was back and he was picked up in many leagues after his opening day performance. But Buchholz showed why it can be painful to own him with the performance on Sunday night. He is not a must own and can be dropped. Until he can prove consistency he is a streaming option at this point.

 

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Clay Buchholz carried his strong spring into the first start of the regular season fanning nine Phillies over seven innings. Buchholz did allow three hits and a walk without surrendering a single run.

Fantasy Impact: Buchholz looked like the 2013 version when he posted a 1.74 ERA in 16 games. If he slipped through the cracks in your draft hurry to the waiver wire before someone else snatches him up. Otherwise, watch his next start against the Yankees this weekend if you still remain unconvinced.

 

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The Red Sox Opening Day starter finished out his strong spring Wednesday in a slit-squad game against the Twins. Buchholz went 4 shutout innings allowing 6 hits and a walk while striking out 4. He lowered his spring ERA to 2.84 and regularly got his fastball into the mid 90's. (Source: John Tomase - WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Buchholz is looking to rebound from a poor showing in 2014 when he posted a 5.34 ERA and 1.386 WHIP in 170.1 innings. It's certainly encouraging to hear that he is feeling better and that his velocity is back. A healthy Buchholz could be a very productive fantasy pitcher. However, even if Buchholz comes out the like 2013 version of himself (237 ERA+ in 108.1 IP) just remember that he has never thrown more than 190 innings in his career.

 

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"Clay Buchholz finally named Opening Day starter by the Red Sox" Peter Abraham @PeteAbe (Source: Peter Abraham via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If you were looking for an Ace for the Red Sox pitching staff, now you have one. Its no surprise that Buchholz was given the Opening Day start as he is the oldest and longest tenured member of Boston's starting 5. Buchholz has had a solid spring so far to the tune of a 3.60 ERA and 18 K's over 15 innings. If he finds some measure of consistency in 2015 he could provide solid pitching production for a late round pick.

 

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Friday against the Braves, Clay Buchholz pitched 5 innings allowing 4 ER on 12 hits. He struck out 6 batters while only walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Friday's start against the Braves was by far the worst for Buchholz this spring. However, there's still some good in there if you look for it. Thus far this spring Buchholz has 18 K's over 15 IP and he's only walked 3. Don't be afraid to bet on Buchholz, just make sure he comes at good price.

 

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Clay Buccholz struck out 6 Tuesday against the Braves in 4 innings of work. He also yielded 4 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits. *ER's updated to reflect a change in scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Those 2 ERs were the first that Buccholtz has allowed this spring, and the 6 strikeouts came without a single walk. Probably most encouraging was how Buccoltz attacked the strike zone pumping in pitch after pitch. Buccholz continues to represent a low cost option who could produce for your fantasy team in a big way.

 

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Clay Buchholz K's 2 in 3 innings

Thu, Mar 12th 3:06pm EDT
By Chris McCoy

Clay Buccholz pitched 3 scheduled innings Thursday on the road against the Pirates. He allowed 1 R (unearned) on 4 hits and a walk. Buccholtz also had 2 strike outs.

Fantasy Impact: Buccholtz has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career, but only when he is healthy and his head is in the right place. While the latter is an awfully difficult thing to quantify, most reports out of Red Sox camp have Buccholtz resting firmly in his happy place. Despite the smirks and groans you'll get from drafting Buchholz this season, if you can grab him late enough in your draft he could be an absolute steal.

 

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Clay Buchholz pitching on Tuesday

Sat, Feb 28th 4:50pm EST
By John Aubin

Clay Buchholz is scheduled to throw Tuesday afternoon against Northeastern University. (Source: WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello will be the first two starters going for the Red Sox in exhibition season. They are scheduled to start on Tuesday against Northeastern. Buchholz has the inside track to be the opening day starter but that does not mean he is a true number one. Buchholz is the favorite more for his seniority than his performance on the field.

 

For the first time in his professional career, his performance in a single season will determine what kind of contract will be waiting for him the next year. Clay Buchholz, you see, is in the last guaranteed year of his current deal. The righty was locked up by the Red Sox via a four-year, $29.945 extension that carries a $13 million club option for 2016 and a 2017 club option for $13.5 million. Because of the deal Buchholz never got to experience arbitration, while also blowing through what would have been his free agent year in 2014 (earning $7.7 million). It's currently hard to argue the merits of Buchholz's decision to sign the deal so early in his big league tenure. That first year, after inking his deal, he suffered a stress fracture in his back. Then, in what would have been his contract year, he experienced the worst campaign of his career. (Source: WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Clay Buchholz had a terrible fantasy season last year, dealing with minor injuries and finishing with a 5.34 earned run average. After the Red Sox shook up their staff, Buchholz has an opportunity to be the ace. He has had bouts of greatness in his career (1.74 earned run average in 2013) along with periods of inconsistency. It is hard to tell which Clay Buchholz will show up. But his current ADP makes him a no risk pick at the end of drafts. He could make a comeback this year being fully healthy and with a contract situation looming.