WALKER BUEHLER
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: July 28, 1994
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 14th Round, 436th Overall, 2012
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Henry Clay HS, KY
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Buehler is the top draft prospect in Kentucky in an outstanding year for the state.  Baseball America rated him the 50th best prospect in the draft.  His fastball sits at 90-94 and he has an outstanding curve and good change.  There are some issues, though, about his stamina as he’s not a big guy and his stuff isn’t always at its best.  He’s been compared to Bobby Bradley.  He has a commitment to Vanderbilt, but was thought to be signable if drafted in the first couple rounds.  That obviously didn’t happen, so the Pirates won’t be able to sign him unless they can scrape together a lot of extra pool money from their picks in the first ten rounds.
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Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2012: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round, 436th overall pick.