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16 Billy Butler DH
Height/Weight: 6-1/240 | Birthdate: 4/18/1986 | Birthplace: Orange Park, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $8,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 67/45 | Average Draft Position: 232.99
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)580.0011.00.28475.0064.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
5499.27166570
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014037000010800
201307000015000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels2040 .379 .250 .200
vs Bassitt (Career)000000
vs RHP4121055 .301 .352 .255
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/27/2014Billy Butler, DH OAK
Dayan Viciedo, 3B TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD
12/26/2014Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Billy Butler, DH OAK
Ernesto Frieri, RP TB
Brandon Moss, 1B CLE
12/24/2014Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Billy Butler, DH OAK
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/5LAA2100021
10/10@BAL4120100
10/11@BAL5010100
10/14BAL1000110
10/15BAL4010000
10/21SF3010000
10/22SF3020200
10/26@SF1000000
10/28SF4010110
10/29SF4110000
 
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Latest News

Athletics' Melvin: Ike Davis likely to platoon with Billy Butler

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Wednesday that first baseman Ike Davis would likely only start against right-handed pitching and will begin the season in a platoon with Billy Butler, MLB.com reports.

"We start out a certain way, and then if things transpire, we change our minds," Melvin said. "But we're all about trying to get the best lineup out there on a particular day."

Davis took 92 percent of his at-bats against right-handed pitching last season.

"It is what it is -- just have to play the game when they tell you to play the game," Davis said of the planned platoon. "I had some success platooning last year, so I hope to build on it and continue getting better.''

Davis is in the midst of a fine spring, going 11 for 22 and drawing three walks.

Billy Butler looking to be force in A's lineup, drive in a lot of runs

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/15) Athletics DH Billy Butler has seen a decline in power the last two seasons and belted just nine home runs in 2014, which was his lowest total since hitting eight as a rookie in 2007.

Now that he is in his first year with Oakland, Butler is looking to restore his power swing and help the A's chase a World Series title.

"I was brought in to be a middle-of-the-order bat and to be a force in the lineup -- to drive in a lot of runs," Butler said, per MLB.com. "Extra-base hits are big for guys in the lineup. [While I'm not aiming for] any certain numbers ... run production is a big part [of] me contributing to this team.

"I'm out to prove that I'm a valuable piece [of] a championship team. I'm a little sour the Giants beat me in the World Series. It's the Bay Area, [so I want to] go get the [Bay Bridge Series] when we play them this year. So I'm excited for that."

A's DH Billy Butler back in lineup after sitting out with stomach illness

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/15) Athletics DH Billy Butler was back in the spring lineup Thursday against the Cubs after sitting out Wednesday due to a stomach illness.

“It was a bad 24-hour bug,’’ Butler said, per the Bay Area News Group. “It was nasty. But I’m OK now, good to go.’’

A's DH Billy Butler takes a seat Wednesday due to stomach bug

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/15) Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler was not in the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against San Francisco because of a stomach bug, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Matt Olson will take his spot as the team's designated hitter.

Butler signed a three-year deal with the A's in the offseason. He hit .271/.323/.379 over 549 at-bats last year for the Royals.

A's still planning to use Davis at 1B, Butler at DH vs. RHPs

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday he still views Billy Butler as the primary DH against right-handed pitchers, per the San Francisco Chronicle. He added Butler will also play some first base against left-handed pitchers, but Ike Davis will see most of the playing time at first base vs. right-handers.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/31/15@ LAA4:10 pm
4/1/15LAA3:05 pm
4/2/15@ SF10:15 pm
4/3/15@ SF10:15 pm
4/4/15SF4:05 pm
4/6/15TEX10:05 pm
4/7/15TEX10:05 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007KC923293896852275500 .347 .447 .292
2008KC124443441221155335701 .324 .400 .275
2009KC1596087818321935810310 .362 .492 .301
2010KC158595771891578697800 .388 .469 .318
2011KC159597741741995669521 .361 .461 .291
2012KC16161472192291075411121 .373 .510 .313
2013KC1625826216815827910200 .374 .412 .289
2014KC15154957149966419600 .323 .379 .271
Total 11664317502127312762842769753 .359 .449 .295
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007KC1B13118979826 .978
2007KCOF6554010 .800
2008KC1B34332442339227 .992
2009KC1B145143124311419210123 .992
2010KC1B12712611041002966101 .995
2011KC1B1111948680101.000
2012KC1B202016514715318 .982
2013KC1B7756560041.000
2014KC1B373529827224226 .993
Total  3993913298302025226315 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007KC23214720258
2008KC220177200023
2009KC511299402320
2010KC450279905832
2011KC4402757031516
2012KC321313407920
2013KC2702404031128
2014KC320208805321
Total 276419384002754168
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014KC41312023210 .313 .154 .154
Total 41312023210 .313 .154 .154
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004 R-Idaho Falls7426074972231068576350 .488 .596 .373
2005 A-High Desert92379701323022591428000 .419 .636 .348
2005 AA-Wichita2911214359051971800 .353 .527 .313
2006 AA-Wichita119477821583311596416710 .388 .499 .331
2007AAA-Omaha5720340591011346433210 .412 .542 .291
2008AAA-Omaha2610118346151314700 .417 .564 .337
Total 397153229851511087333320426770 .415 .561 .336
 
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