David Andrew Buchanan… Engaged to Ashley Piccione… 2007 graduate of Fayette County High School (GA)… Attended Georgia State University and Chipola College (FL)… Supports the Kula Project, a non-profit organization that invests in small-scale farmers to create sustainable communities in Rwanda… Has traveled to Rwanda in past offseasons with the charity to meet the farmers, staff and participants of the program… Hobbies: Outdoor activities, golf, drawing, hot yoga, watching movies, playing the drums and guitar… Signed by: Ellis Dungan.
Made his first Opening Day roster...Shuttled between the Phillies and Lehigh Valley (AAA) all season...Suffered a severely sprained right ankle in his start for Lehigh Valley on 5/17...Was on the 7-day DL, 5/20-6/30; made two starts for Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) while rehabbing the injury, 6/22-27...Made two starts for the Phillies in August, going 0-2 with a 28.59 ERA (18 ER, 5.2 IP)...Allowed 11 ER on 11 hits in 1.2 IP, 8/11 at ARI...Optioned to Lehigh Valley on 8/12 before being recalled for a final time on 9/8...Posted a 2.01 ERA (5 ER, 22.1 IP) over his final four starts for the Phillies as he allowed two ER or fewer in each start, 9/15-10/4...Had a career-high two hits, 10/4 vs MIA
Among NL rookies, T-2nd in innings (117.2), ranked 3rd in starts (20), 5th in SO (71) and T-5th in wins (6)... Was a non-roster invitee to spring training... Was the Opening Day starter for Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Tied a franchise record by winning 4 consecutive starts, 4/21-5/13... Had his contract selected on 5/24... Earned the win in his ML debut, 5/24 vs LAD (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 SO)... Optioned to Lehigh Valley on 7/11 before being recalled on 8/6 for the remainder of the season... Collected his 1st ML hit and RBI, 8/6 vs HOU (Brad Peacock).... Allowed 3 ER or fewer in each of his final 16 starts, the longest streak by a Phillies rookie since Bruce Ruffin in 1986 (16)
Began the season with Reading (AA)... Promoted to Lehigh Valley, 8/4... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 8/5-11... Went 4-1, 2.16 ERA (8 ER, 33.1 IP) over 5 August starts... Held LHH to a .091 AVG (5-55) with Lehigh Valley while RHH hit .348 (31-89) against him
Spent the season with Reading... Threw his first professional SHO, 5/28 at Harrisburg (9.0 IP, 7 H, BB, 5 SO)... Held RHH to a .230 AVG (37-161) while LHH batted .340 (36-106) against him... Was on the DL with a ligament injury in his middle finger, 6/19 through the remainder of the season
Spent the majority of the season with Lakewood (A)... Finished 3rd in the South Atlantic League in wins (11) and 7th in ERA (3.38)... Went 3-0, 1.82 ERA (5 ER, 24.2 IP) in 4 April starts... Pitched his 1st professional CG, 5/7 at Charleston (9.0 IP, ER, 7 SO)... Promoted to Clearwater (A) on 8/1... Allowed 2 ER or less in 4 of his 6 starts with Clearwater
Began his pro career with Williamsport (A)... Participated in Florida Instructional League