Skip to main content

Off-season Check In: David Buchanan

Throughout the off-season, we'll be checking in with various players from around the Phillies organization to see how they're staying in shape and how they're keeping busy during the colder months. To kick things off, righty pitching prospect David Buchanan, the Phils' 7th round draft selection in 2010, took some time to answer questions for the PhilliesNation.

Buchanan was an All-Star with Lakewood in 2011, when he tallied an 11-5 record with a 3.38 ERA in 20 starts before he earned a promotion to Class A Advanced Clearwater. In six starts with the Threshers, Buchanan had a 3-2 record with a 3.90 ERA.

The Georgia native, who is playfully referred to by teammates as "Buck Nasty", spent 2012 with Double-A Reading and posted a 3-5 record with a 3.86 ERA and a 4.98 K/9 mark in 12 starts. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-3 190-pounder had his season cut short, when a recurring ailment in the middle finger on his pitching hand became too bothersome and surgery was required to repair a tendon.

Read ahead to check out what Buchanan said about his recovery, his off-season and plenty more.


-How is the recovery from the finger surgery going? Where are you in the rehab stages and have you been throwing again yet?

Finger is doing very well! I have had seven throwing sessions. I'm at a light 45 feet right now. But, my finger is getting very strong and feels good as new.


-Have you spent time in Clearwater to rehab, or have you been at home? Also, have you spent time rehabbing with anyone else?

I'm doing rehab here in Duluth, Ga. No one from the team is with me. I'm doing the workout the Phillies have provided for me along with other stuff. (I'm also) doing a lot of yoga since I've been able to. Doing the Insanity workout is also a routine of mine to really knock out some cardio.


-Who has provided the most help during the rehab process, whether it's personal or team or both?

The doctors I have been dealing with have been excellent. And many of the coordinators, trainers, and coaches have called numerous times checking on me to see how I was doing and (tell me) how they're excited for me to come back. It feels really nice knowing that the organization cares for their players that much.



-I remember J.C. Ramirez once telling me about Chase Utley talking to him after they each had similar hip surgeries and how that provided J.C. with encouragement. Anything like that for you, since you had the finger fixed?

I haven't had too many encounters with the big leaguers. That doesn't really happen except sometimes during spring training. Me and Domonic Brown are good buddies, so he calls and checks on me to make sure I'm working hard and doing everything I need to do.


-What else have you been doing to stay in shape during the off-season and how different is this off-season for you from the past couple of years?

This one is different because I haven't been able to play golf, 'cause I wasn't allowed to while it was warm. And I'm living in Woodstock because of therapy, so I'm not able to spend time at home with my parents or my dogs which stinks. But myself and the rest of my family understand that this is priority to get well.


-Some guys will hold down jobs over the off-season. Do you work at all and, if so, what do you do?

Yes, I work. I am a back server at a restaurant in Roswell, GA. I am also doing some personal training.


-Lastly, talk a bit about your injury shortened season in which you got hot and posted a 2.18 ERA over your final five starts in 2012 and what you expect of yourself in 2013...

I had started to have a good stretch there, right before I got injured. It really killed me, having to end (my year) like that and not finish the season with my team. I expect to be 100% next season and come back right where I left off...and continue to get better every day.

______________________________________________________

You can follow PhoulBallz on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Also connect with PhoulBallz on Facebook by clicking HERE

Comments

Anonymous said…
[url=http://genericlevitraonlinedirectly.com/#uarii]levitra 10 mg[/url] - levitra without prescription , http://genericlevitraonlinedirectly.com/#wejmj levitra online without prescription
Anonymous said…
Hοωdy! I could havе sworn I've been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it's new to me.
Anywaуs, ӏ'm definitely glad I found it and I'll be bookmагking anԁ сhecking
back often!

Ηere iѕ my web blog - cheap car insurance dallas

Popular posts from this blog

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

LHP Brown speaks on recent release and his future

Aaron Brown, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Aaron Brown was released last Friday after nearly six years in the Phillies organization. Brown, the Phils' 3rd round draft selection in 2014 out of Pepperdine, was primarily an outfielder after turning pro.  A two-way player in college, Brown switched to pitching in 2017 after struggling on offense (.224/.313/.360) at the Double-A level. A dominant hurler in college, Brown posted a 13-1 record along with a 1.95 ERA in 17 starts in 2014.  A solid performer on the minor league mound as well, the California native notched a 5-4 record with a pair of saves, a 3.82 ERA along with an 11.0 K/9 mark in 45 relief appearances for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils last season. With free agency on the horizo

Former Phils prospect Cozens stops looters in AZ

Dylan Cozens, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Last week, as he rang in his 26th birthday, Dylan Cozens wasn't celebrating.  Instead, he took to the streets in the midst of rioting to protect local businesses in his native Scottsdale, AZ. After 1:00 AM, Cozens, a former Phillies outfield prospect and current Rays minor leaguer, caught a glimpse of some rowdy happening on Facebook Live.  Posts showed violence and thievery and the former second round draft selection wasn't going to let it continue.  "When I saw what they were doing and the reason behind it, I decided to try and stop it because it wasn't right. It had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.  It was a hate crime to go and try to destroy businesses and loot and hurt peopl