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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: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $8,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 80/63 | 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
4949.27357530
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201403600009300
201307000015000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Texas1322 .154 .615 .154
vs Lewis (Career)931 .778.333.333
vs RHP372955 .303 .352 .255
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/01/2014Billy Butler, DH KC
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Mookie Betts, RF BOS
Jason Vargas, SP KC
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Grant Balfour, RP TB
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
09/01/2014Jason Vargas, SP KC
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Grant Balfour, RP TB
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Billy Butler, DH KC
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Mookie Betts, RF BOS
09/01/2014Billy Butler, DH KC
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Mookie Betts, RF BOS
Jason Vargas, SP KC
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Grant Balfour, RP TB
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/22@TEX5111100
8/23@TEX4000000
8/24@TEX4111100
8/25NYY4010000
8/26MIN1000000
8/27MIN4110200
8/28MIN3020120
8/29CLE5010000
8/30CLE4000000
8/31CLE3000000
 
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Billy Butler lone bright spot for Royals Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/14) Royals first baseman Billy Butler was the lone bright spot for his team on Sunday against the Rangers in Arlington.

Butler took Scott Baker deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-1 defeat. He owns a .277/.326/.391 slash line with nine home runs and 54 RBI over 470 at-bats.
Hitters to start in Week 21
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/16/14) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 21 (Aug. 18-24)? Kurt Suzuki, Billy Butler, Kolten Wong, Martin Prado, Danny Santana and Kole Calhoun might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

Billy Butler homers, drives in three runs Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/14) Royals first baseman Billy Butler went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-2 win over the Giants Friday.

Butler began the game with a monster two-run, first-inning home run to left field that traveled an estimated 437 feet. He then broke a 2-2 tie with his RBI single in the sixth. Butler has gone 11 for 19 in his last five games, boosting his line to .279/.328/.389 with seven home runs and 47 RBI in 409 at-bats.

Billy Butler falls triple short of cycle in Tuesday rout
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/14) Embattled Royals first baseman Billy Butler continued to emerge from a slump Tuesday night with an offensive explosion in Arizona.

Butler singled in the third, slammed a three-run homer in the fifth, singled in the sixth and doubled and scored in the ninth. He has seven hits in his last two games after suffering through a 1-for-17 slide. It was his first four-hit game since he smacked five hits on Sept. 5 against Seattle.

Billy Butler back in funk and back on bench
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/14) Ned Yost said after Billy Butler tore it up against Cleveland last weekend that the designated hitter would be in the lineup for the Royals as long as he continued to hit.

Well, Butler did not continue to hit this week and is out of the lineup for the Thursday night game against Minnesota. Butler is hitless in the first two games of the series. His stat line sits at a mediocre .271/.323/.366.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
9/2/14TEX8:10 pmDerek Holland
9/3/14TEX8:10 pmNick Tepesch
9/5/14@ NYY7:05 pmMichael Pineda
9/6/14@ NYY4:05 pmBrandon McCarthy
9/7/14@ NYY1:05 pmShane Greene
9/8/14@ DET4:08 pmJustin Verlander
9/9/14@ DET7:08 pmMax Scherzer
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
2014KC13549453135957388600 .327 .383 .273
Total 11504262498125912761942468753 .360 .450 .295
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007KC1B13118979826 .978
2007KCOF6554010 .800
2008KC1B34332442339227 .992
2009KC1B145143124311419210123 .992
2010KC1B12712611041002966101 .995
2011KC1B1111948680101.000
2012KC1B202016514715318 .982
2013KC1B7756560041.000
2014KC1B363429627024226 .993
Total  3983903296301825226315 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007KC23214720258
2008KC220177200023
2009KC511299402320
2010KC450279905832
2011KC4402757031516
2012KC321313407920
2013KC2702404031128
2014KC270189805320
Total 271419194002754167
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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