Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:31:08 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz has been named the Opening Day starter by manager John Farrell Sunday, March 29. Buchholz will start Monday, April 6, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) regressed to a 5.34 ERA last season after posting a number of 1.74 in 2013. It says a lot about the state of the Red Sox starting rotation that Buchholz and his 3.92 career ERA can be named the leader of the staff. Buchholz and the Red Sox will have an excellent opportunity to start the season on the right foot with a series against the Phillies, and Buchholz will be a strong, cheap option as a second starting pitcher in FantasyScore on opening day, with most other options carrying a high price tag.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:29:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz tweaked his delivery during the offseason to help maintain balance and keep his body and arm in sync. So far this spring he has a 1.80 ERA with 12 strikeouts through 10 innings.
Fantasy Tip: While everyone writes Buchholz ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) off after a career-worst 2014 season, there could be sneaky profit potential late in drafts. At worst, he is a player to monitor and add if he parlays his strong spring into the season. Opening the season against the Philadelphia Phillies isn't a horrible matchup to turn to Buchholz as a high-risk, high-reward second starter in FantasyScore contests.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:17:55 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz said he feels strong and healthy heading into the 2015 season. He noted that staying that way is the focus now.
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz's 2014 season began with velocity concerns and ended with a 5.34 ERA. While health isn't currently an issue, Buchholz is likely best left for streaming and daily usage in favorable matchups. In seasonal formats, he is a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues, at best.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:35:07 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman could compete for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation during spring training. The club's top four starters are slated to be Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello and Clay Buchholz.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:12:22 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz is drawing interest from unspecified teams this offseason, with one National League scout saying "There's a lot of talent there that hasn't come out."
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:28:47 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (knee) had successful surgery on his knee Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:20:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (knee) is expected to have a normal offseason after undergoing surgery on his right knee Tuesday, Sept. 30. "It's a meniscus repair," general manager Ben Cherington said. "This is something that he's had some off-and-on symptoms for some time now. Not something that prevents him from pitching, but we just want to use the offseason to take care of this. It's a relatively routine procedure. Pretty quick recovery, shouldn't affect his offseason." This is something that Buchholz has dealt with for at least one season. Buchholz went 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA in 28 starts.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:55:03 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (knee) will have the meniscus in his right knee surgically repaired Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:07:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz is 3-0 in his last three starts for an ERA of 2.10 in four straight quality starts. His ERA is just 1.66 in his last three games. Buchholz allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out seven and walking three in 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Sept. 11. His record is 8-8 on the season with a 5.19 ERA.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:23:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz will start Sunday, August 3, against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz is being bumped ahead in the rotation with the departure of Jon Lester.