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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: 124.87
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)590.0023.00.29092.0071.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
5499.27166570
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014037000010800
201307000015000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels2040 .379 .250 .200
vs Bassitt (Career)000000
vs RHP4121055 .301 .352 .255
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/22/2014Billy Butler, DH OAK
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
Dee Gordon, 2B MIA
12/21/2014Doug Fister, SP WAS
Ben Zobrist, 2B TB
Dilson Herrera, 2B NYM
James Shields, SP KC
Billy Butler, DH OAK
Dorssys Paulino, SS CLE
Kevin Kiermaier, RF TB
12/20/2014Billy Butler, DH OAK
Derek Norris, C SD
 
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
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Athletics make it official, ink Billy Butler to 3-year deal

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/14) The Athletics announced they've signed designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler to a three-year deal. Reports indicate Butler will receive $30 million despite coming off a down year in which he hit .271 with nine homers and 66 RBI for the Royals.

Report: DH Billy Butler agrees to $30 million deal with Oakland

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/14) Former Royals designated hitter Billy Butler agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Athletics, reports MLBDailyRumors.com. The Royals had declined their 2015 option on Butler, who hit .271 with nine homers and 66 RBI in 549 at-bats.

Butler, 28, reportedly will receive a $5 million signing bonus.

Royals decline Billy Butler's option

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/14) The Royals have declined the team's $12.5-million option on designated hitter Billy Butler for 2015, but general manager Dayton Moore said the club wants Butler to return, MLB.com reports.

"Billy's been a huge part of our success, and we're going to stay engaged with him and do everything we can to bring him back," Moore said.

Butler made the All-Star team in 2012 and has delivered a .295 career batting average, good for third all-time in franchise history. He hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI in 2014.

Royals expected to decline option on Billy Butler

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/14) The Royals are expected to decline an option on designated hitter Billy Butler, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Butler slumped last season, hitting .271/.323/.379 over 549 at-bats. He hit just nine home runs. Butler is owed $12 million next season, and the team is expected to go a different direction. 

Heyman: Royals thought unlikely to pick up Billy Butler's option

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/14) The Royals are thought unlikely to pick up the $12-million option on designated hitter Billy Butler, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Butler hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI during the regular season. The team may get away from having a full-time designated hitter next year and rather have increased versatility on the roster.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/3/15SF3:05 pm
3/4/15@ SF3:05 pm
3/6/15@ ARI3:10 pm
3/7/15LAA3:05 pm
3/8/15CHW4:05 pm
3/9/15@ TEX4:05 pm
3/10/15ARI4:05 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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