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Walker Buehler

Walker Buehler

SP - LAD

Age: 26College: VanderbiltBats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #6
Best / Worst #4 / #11
ADP #19

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Because the Dodgers wanted to closely watch Buehler's routine and workload, he got a late start to the shortened season, essentially using his first few starts as the end of his spring training. He also dealt with blisters late in the year. All that to say, Buehler's 36 2/3 regular-season innings are, for the most part, largely meaningless. He gave up a few more home runs and walked a few more batters than usual, and he won just a single game. But none of it matters. Value Buehler as you did after his 2019 season - as one of the true stud pitchers in the game. Once the big three of Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Shane Bieber are off the board, Buehler should come under immediate consideration, as the type of starting pitcher who can be your fantasy ace.

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Walker Buehler avoids arbitration

Walker Buehler avoided arbitration by signing a 2-year, $8 million deal with the Dodgers. The deal includes a $2 million signing bonus, and includes several $500K contract escalators based on games started and Cy Young Award finishes.

Fantasy Impact

Buehler did not get a big deal because this was his first year going through arbitration, and will be eligible for it again once this contract is up. Given that there are incentives for games started, it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle him in a year where he pitched just 60 innings in 2020.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#23#15#4021
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #24#20#294
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
3030115000173.11436622461993.431.10
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018LAD2423850137.195434012376.8415127.912.620.96
2019LAD30301440182.1153776620375.0221529.173.261.04
2020LAD8810036.22418147117.484228.573.440.95
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Thu, Sep 24vs. OAK--4.01000160.000.50
Tue, Sep 8@ ARI--3.24522026.751.50
Wed, Sep 2vs. ARI--5.02000160.000.60
Fri, Aug 21vs. COL-W6.041100111.500.67
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ COL4:10pm
Fri, Apr 2nd@ COL8:40pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ COL8:10pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ COL3:10pm
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