|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||25.00||.303||102.00||70.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||15||4||0|| .450|| .400|| .267|
|vs Jimenez (Career)||14||4||1|| .571||.333||.286|
|vs RHP||176||50||2|| .391|| .381|| .284|
|06/19/2013||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI|
|06/19/2013||Anthony Rendon, 3B WAS|
Tim Lincecum, SP SF
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
|Billy Butler, DH KC|
|06/19/2013||David Price, SP TB|
Robinson Cano, 2B NYY
|Billy Butler, DH KC|
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Billy Butler ejected for second time|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/13) Royals designated hitter Billy Butler was tossed from Tuesday's loss to the Tigers, MLB.com reports. Butler was ejected in the ninth inning for objecting to a called third strike.
Butler, who was ejected for the second time this season, went 0 for 3 with a walk in the loss. He's batting .268 this season.
Butler has gone just 2 for 14 over his last four games without an extra-base hit or RBI. That said, he does have 34 RBI on the year.
|Billy Butler reaches four times|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/6/13) Royals designated hitter Billy Butler reached base four times Wednesday against the Twins.
Butler walked in his first plate appearance and singled in his next three at-bats. Butler's single in the bottom of the seventh drove in Salvador Perez. He had an RBI and scored a run.
Butler is hitting .267/.384/.401 in 187 at-bats.
|Billy Butler with 1,000th career hit|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/28/13) Royals designated hitter Billy Butler recorded his 1,000th career hit Tuesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com reports. Butler picked it up in the first inning Tuesday against St. Louis.
He's just 2,154 career hits behind Royals' Hall of Famer George Brett.
Butler entered Tuesday's game batting .262 on the year but he has hits in three straight games. He has five homers and 31 RBI.
|Billy Butler cleaning up at the plate|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Royals DH Billy Butler has adjusted well since being moved to the cleanup spot May 9. Butler is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two home runs, three doubles, six runs and 10 RBI in seven games since the change.
Butler primarily hit third before being moved down in the lineup. He hit .247 with three home runs, five doubles and 19 RBI in 28 games batting third.
|Billy Butler slugs fifth home run|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Royals DH Billy Butler followed up Monday's five-hit masterpiece with his fifth home run in Tuesday's game against the Angels.
Butler finished 2 for 4 with a run scored, a double and two RBI to go with the home run. Butler has a .268/.377/.455 line and has raised his OPS by a whopping 104 points over the last two games.
Reality Check: Showing a little Wil power
Now that Wil Myers is in the majors, what should you reasonably expect from him? Our Scott White takes on the hottest prospect of the year in his latest edition of Reality Check.
Royals eke past Indians on wild pitch, back at .500
Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Mendoza sharp as Royals win ninth in their 10 games
Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Hit Parade for Week 12
The Braves play eight games in Fantasy Week 12 while the Athletics are scheduled to face seven righties. Our Scott White runs through all of the trends and matchups for owners to consider.
Valverde blows save, Royals rally past Tigers in 10
Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
|After watching him linger in the 15-20 homer range for three years, perhaps you decided Billy Butler had already peaked as a power hitter and was little more than expensive source of batting average and doubles. Oh, ye of little faith. Butler arrived relatively early in his professional career, so he was still in his early 20s for most of those 15-to-20-homer seasons. Upon turning 26 in 2012, which some talent evaluators consider the beginning of a player's peak years, he peaked with 29 home runs. It wasn't the most unexpected turn of events. The scouts had predicted he would hit for power when he was coming up through the minors. It caught many Fantasy owners by surprise, though, just because it hadn't happened yet. Furthermore, the homers were distributed fairly evenly from start to finish, which adds some legitimacy to the breakout, and Butler achieved the new heights in power without sacrificing the batting average that made him such a highly regarded Fantasy option in the first place. Now that average and power are both in his arsenal, not much separates him from the elite first basemen -- that's right, he's eligible at first base -- like Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez. He'll go a couple rounds later just because he lacks their track record, but clearly, "expensive" no longer applies to Butler entering 2013. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
|6/21/13||CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|6/22/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|6/23/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|6/25/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Kris Medlen|
|6/26/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|6/27/13||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Samuel Deduno|