Tips Updates
Daily
Players
Teams
Leagues
Draft
Boxscores
Minor Leagues
College
People
Extra Bases
Applications
About

Brian BuchananHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2009 MLB Years: 2000-2004
Follow TBC on Twitter and Facebook

Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-658, RF-134, 1B-88, LF-42, DH-42, P-7Position when Drafted1B-OFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrian James Buchanan
Height6-4Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 21,1973 [44.219]PlaceMiami,Florida
High SchoolFairfax (Fairfax,VA)
CollegeUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville,VA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$500,000
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#10
MLB DebutMay 19,2000 [26.302]
OrganizationsMIN [6] NYA [4] SDN [3] KCA [2] CIN [1] COL [1] NYN [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID748Retrosheet IDbuchb002MLBAM ID150211
Research ToolsIntersect Player -- Compare Player -- Random Player
About Profile Data

Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Statistics -- Other Batting -- Baseball Jobs -- Transactions -- Awards -- Salaries
This player page is available for sponsorship:
Sponsor the Brian Buchanan page  -  You can show your support to the The Baseball Cube by sponsoring all of a player's pages for only $10/year.
About Sponsorships Program


Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power76Contact44XBH68RBIs68Runs59Hitting61Durability57Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992University of VirginiaACCNCAA-1-rf-1b1847164254710421792125100000.287.335.433.7687116176.405.146.262.3466.8228.984.251.1482.0034.04
1993University of VirginiaACCNCAA-1-rf-1b19512023765146637127144700000.322.366.540.90610926216.396.218.312.3956.4821.763.362.7833.6740.00
1994University of VirginiaACCNCAA-1-rf-1b205419757781532266114213300000.396.454.8381.29216540218.394.442.584.5349.6315.141.5710.098.9551.28
1994Oneonta YankeesNYPLA-nya-of205017728409242653245360222.226.335.367.7026515209.295.141.288.31411.4825.362.211.9144.2537.50
1995Greensboro BatsSALAnya-of2123961929303127191710011.302.368.427.795416106.342.125.281.3538.4916.041.892.8332.0020.69
1996Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of22131526651372241058238371081011614.260.321.375.69619736575.311.115.213.3076.4318.782.921.7452.6026.28
1997Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-of2311647075145252106911932851106011.309.362.434.79620437519.354.125.198.3536.1716.382.661.9347.0025.52
1997Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of23186181710472141131103.279.348.492.84030570.277.213.295.3655.7115.712.755.7115.2529.41
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         134531831622621476131036961417014.305.361.441.80223442589.346.136.209.3546.1116.302.672.3837.9325.93
1998Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-of24133500741392931782142369091117.278.337.450.78722549547.310.172.268.3456.5816.452.503.1129.4135.25
1999Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-of251073916711624110601122885903014.297.355.440.79517235431.355.143.238.3516.5019.723.042.3239.1030.17
2000Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-of269536482108201271035141753011116.297.363.580.94321148419.297.283.407.3939.7917.901.836.4413.4844.44
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30rf263082101930180282210203.232.301.305.60625493.295.073.146.2768.6023.662.751.0882.0021.05
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30rf27691972854120103211195820102.274.342.487.8299622219.338.213.310.3568.6826.483.054.5719.7040.74
2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin-of2813000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30rf-dh28441351934515152163320004.252.294.415.7095611143.299.163.215.3094.2023.085.503.5027.0032.35
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn341b-rf2848921227506130192610002.293.363.543.9065011102.350.250.337.3908.8225.492.895.8815.3340.74
2002Totals for MLB-MLB         922273161101112822155930006.269.322.467.78910622245.318.198.264.3436.1224.083.934.4920.6436.07
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34rf-1b29115198295210282962245130318.263.346.455.8019020228.310.192.333.34610.5322.372.133.5124.7538.46
2004Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+sdn-1b30410132001001310000.300.417.500.9175212.429.200.300.4028.3325.003.000.000.0066.67
2004Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn191b30124291580212009710001.357.481.6901.171291052.394.333.548.49017.3113.460.783.8521.0066.67
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1652101810021300101020001.346.469.6541.123341264.400.308.500.47315.6315.631.003.1326.0066.67
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34lf30386071220260061910122.200.279.333.61220468.250.133.233.2608.8227.943.172.9430.0033.33
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn101b3023000000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17725.0025.001.000.000.000.00
2002Totals for NL-NL         406371220260072010122.190.278.317.59520472.238.127.238.2569.7227.782.862.7831.5033.33
2005Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of317225950771721041412755701010.297.378.494.87212829294.344.197.313.3799.1818.712.043.4025.9037.66
2005Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin321b-of31291141736704160173100002.316.355.482.8375511121.405.166.219.3645.7925.624.433.3128.5030.56
2005Totals for AAA-AAA         101373671132421457423486701012.303.371.491.86218340415.361.188.284.3758.1920.722.533.3726.6435.40
2006St. Paul SaintsAmerAssocInd-483248185315470114821122740204.292.345.508.8539418203.289.216.286.3645.9113.302.255.4216.8233.33
2006Louisville BatsILAAAcin-of322478914203104051910104.179.235.321.55625585.193.142.256.2435.8822.353.803.5326.0035.71
2007Fukuoka SoftbankJap PacIntl--33992882582190114811138250108.285.326.465.79113430307.362.180.226.3434.2326.716.313.5826.1836.59
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca30of3466232365311183411155440307.228.283.388.6719020254.260.160.224.2945.9121.263.603.1529.0037.74
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca41p-lf35371221029707261071900007.238.279.467.7465714129.229.229.295.3205.4314.732.715.4317.4348.28
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3467671051983733210397732101007321.258.328.439.76733772857.312.181.279.0008.5224.502.883.7323.9736.36
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter9183445550958187161195578830282712663301199.278.342.445.78715343223826.317.167.266.0007.3718.612.523.1128.9533.61
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter594216636260412689239142917944637221271.279.341.472.81310222262405.310.193.291.0007.4418.542.493.8323.5437.42
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11647075145252106911932851106011.309.362.434.79620437519.354.125.198.0006.1716.382.661.9347.0025.52
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter135536661402441059238381111111614.261.323.377.70020238587.313.116.215.0006.4718.912.921.7053.6027.14
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23961929303127191710011.302.368.427.795416106.342.125.281.0008.4916.041.892.8332.0020.69
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5017728409242653245360222.226.335.367.7026515209.295.141.288.00011.4825.362.211.9144.2537.50
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter48185315470114821122740204.292.345.508.8539418203.289.216.286.0005.9113.302.255.4216.8233.33
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter992882582190114811138250108.285.326.465.79113430307.362.180.226.0004.2326.716.313.5826.1836.59
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter15256311919039133012032134713100000.337.389.6131.00234582610.398.276.393.0007.7021.482.794.9218.7743.16
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter143414571072011655343311350309.258.319.428.74717737455.316.170.246.0007.2524.843.423.5225.8834.58
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter20135048911721648633996504312.260.339.457.79616035398.310.197.317.0009.8024.122.464.0221.8838.46
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23000000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16235949931711548433498503110.258.328.439.76715834401.312.181.279.0008.5224.502.883.7323.9736.36
Average Minor - Per 162 games162608971693332198165501261215217.278.342.445.78727157675.317.167.266.0007.3718.612.523.1128.9533.61

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2005Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-Rel31000.0010100001.01000000001.009.00------0.00--
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca30Rel34004.5030300304.06220011001.5013.50----2.250.00--
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca41Rel35009.0030300304.05443120001.5011.256.752.254.502.00--
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter006.0070700609.012663131001.4412.003.001.003.003.00--
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter006.0070700609.012663131001.4412.003.001.003.003.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings006.001710171001470220.029314714773247324001.4412.003.001.003.003.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya20OF50--872--89891.0001.78------50100.066.7
1995Greensboro Bats SALAnya21OF23--3111-3332.9701.39------23100.016.4
1996Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22OF96--1781162195189.9691.97------13173.371.6
1997Norwich Navigators EastAAnya23OF114--1921181211203.9621.78------11698.380.3
1997Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23OF12--1711-1918.9471.50------1866.78.5
1998Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin24OF122--244683258250.9692.05------13391.785.3
1999Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin25OF101--184941197193.9801.91------10794.471.6
2000Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin26OF77--139532147144.9801.87------9581.153.8
2000Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin261B8--456165251.9816.38------958.45.6
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26LF2-92---221.0001.000.22-----306.71.2
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26DH2---------------306.71.2
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26RF24-184321--33331.0001.380.18-----3080.014.8
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27RF39-2505912-6260.9681.540.24-----6956.524.1
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH19---------------6927.511.7
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27LF7-4011---11111.0001.570.28-----6910.14.3
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin28OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn281B15-73746-680801.0005.331.10-----4831.39.3
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28RF24-16648---48481.0002.000.29-----4454.514.9
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH17---------------4438.610.6
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28RF14-951811-2019.9501.360.20-----4829.28.6
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29LF1556414---14141.0000.930.22-----11513.09.3
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn291B24191521379219148146.9866.080.96-----11520.914.8
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29DH4---------------1153.52.5
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29RF2912129332-135351.0001.210.27-----11525.217.9
2004Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn30OF1--1---111.0001.00------425.00.7
2004Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn301B2--11---11111.0005.50------450.01.4
2004Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn301B11--104929115113.98310.27------1291.77.6
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30RF31112---221.0000.670.18-----387.91.9
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn301B3-79--1991.0003.001.29-----387.91.9
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30LF15128610---10101.0000.670.12-----3839.59.3
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn301B11981-1991.0009.001.00-----250.00.6
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol311B16--1181117130129.9928.06------7222.211.2
2005Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin311B8--5631106059.9837.38------2927.65.6
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31P1---1--111.0001.00------721.40.7
2005Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin31OF6--71--881.0001.33------2920.74.2
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31OF36--5532-6058.9671.61------7250.025.2
2006Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32OF15--27---27271.0001.80------2462.510.5
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca34OF4--5---551.0001.25------666.12.8
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca34P3---------------664.52.1
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca35RF1---------------372.70.7
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca35P3---1--111.0000.33------378.12.1
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca35LF3--4---441.0001.33------378.12.1
MLB Totals for RF - 5 season(s)-   RF13313835192531200197.9851.480.24-----1330.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B432024122816227246244.9925.671.01-----430.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH42---------------420.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF391719937---37371.0000.950.19-----390.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF374--67925186722704.9751.88------3740.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B43--32329532357352.9868.19------430.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P7---2--221.0000.29------70.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF3--4---441.0001.33------30.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF114--1921181211203.9621.78------1140.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF97--1791162196190.9691.96------970.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--11---11111.0005.50------20.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF23--3111-3332.9701.39------230.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF50--872--89891.0001.78------500.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya20---------50-
1995Greensboro Bats SALAnya21---------23-
1996Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22---------96-
1997Norwich Navigators EastAAnya23---------114-
1997Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23---------12-
1998Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin24---------122-
1999Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin25---------101-
2000Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin26--8------77-
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26------2-24-2
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27------7-39-19
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin28---------1-
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28--15-----14--
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28--------24-17
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29--24---15-29-4
2004Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn30--2------1-
2004Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn30--11--------
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30--3---15-3--
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn30--1--------
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol311-16------36-
2005Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin31--8------6-
2006Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32---------15-
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca343--------4-
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca353-----3-1--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3223461023110113000300001.500.500.8041.304371246.524.304.3040.006.520.002.1746.0052.17
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3522000000000100001.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs26491024110113000400002.490.490.7761.266381249.523.286.2860.008.160.002.0449.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2010Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkMinorkca36Manager762749.35517.54 
2011Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkMinorkca37Manager763343.43413.03 
2012Kane County CougarsMidwAMinorkca38Manager1406872.48610.55 
2013Lexington LegendsSALAMinorkca39Manager1386870.49314.55 
2014Lexington LegendsSALAMinorkca40Manager1405783.40733.06 
2015Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+Minorkca41Manager1396277.4469.54 Lost in Finals
2016Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAMinorkca42Hitting Coach1406575.46410.04Vance WilsonLost in Finals
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca43Assistant Hitting Coach1628082.49422.03Ned Yost
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF) ... 1st Team College All-American (DH)2
2000Pacific Coast League All-Star (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2006-05-19Released by Reds 
2005-04-06ContractSigned by Rockies (minor) 
2004-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
2004-10-06Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-08-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2004-08-24Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-06-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-06-02InjuredDisabled -- strained left oblique 
2004-05-29InjuredDisabled -- strained oblique 
2002-07-12TradeTraded by Twins to Padres for Jason Bartlett. 
2002-04-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-04-06InjuredDisabled -- sore back 
2001-07-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-06-29InjuredDisabled -- sprained ankle 
1998-02-06TradeTraded by Yankees with ??, Eric Milton, Cristian Guzman and Cash to Twins for Chuck Knoblauch. 
1994-07-11Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1994New York Yankees-20500,000-------500,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 24th overall)
2000Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26175,000-79530-1,394,248200,000675,000
2001Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll27205,000-74726171,897,758200,000880,000
2002San Diego PadresTeam Payroll28225,000-68627242,011,045200,0001,105,000
2002Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll28225,000-68621242,011,045200,0001,105,000
2003San Diego PadresTeam Payroll29325,000-57924272,163,527300,0001,430,000
2004San Diego PadresTeam Payroll30650,000-43620522,070,100300,0002,080,000
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll30650,000-43619522,070,100300,0002,080,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red