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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%: 90/47 | Average Draft Position: 124.43
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)590.0023.00.29092.0071.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
420.143530
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000001200
201307000015000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston300 .000 .000 .000
vs Rienzo (Career)210 .500.667.500
vs RHP3040 .229 .133 .133
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/16/2014Billy Butler, DH KC
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
Tyler Skaggs, SP LAA
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
04/16/2014Billy Butler, DH KC
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
04/16/2014David Ortiz, DH BOS
Billy Butler, DH KC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/4CHW3110020
4/5CHW2110210
4/6CHW4010000
4/7TB4000000
4/8TB4010000
4/9TB4110100
4/11@MIN3000110
4/12@MIN4000000
4/13@MIN4000000
4/15@HOU3000100
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
Royals announce opening day lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/14) The Royals released their lineup for opening day against the Tigers. Right fielder Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff, and he will be followed by second baseman Omar Infante, first baseman Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.
Billy Butler to play more first base
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/14) Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is expected to play more first base this season, according to the Kansas City Star.

Manager Ned Yost told Butler at the beginning of camp that he wanted him to get more work at first base. "I want to try to give him as much opportunity to play over there as I can," Yost said. Yost added that he's seen Butler work harder than ever before in order to prepare at first.

Last season, Butler hit .289/.374/.412 in 582 at-bats. 

Royals, Jays have discussed Billy Butler trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/13) The Blue Jays and Royals have discussed a trade involving Royals designated hitter Billy Butler and Blue Jays prospects, SportsNet reports.

Butler, who is scheduled to reach free agency after the 2014 season, hit .289/.374/.412 with 15 home runs and 82 RBI in 582 at-bats last season while playing all 162 games. He has missed just 11 games over the last five seasons.

Billy Butler probably won't be traded
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/13) Though Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is once again rumored to be a trade candidate this offseason, a club official told The Kansas City Star he's unlikely to be dealt.

"Do the math. We're looking to add offense," the club official said. "If we trade Butler, we'd have to add a lot of offense. It would have to be a series of moves to do that, and that's hard to do. Plus, there's just not that much available offense out there."

Butler, who is signed through 2014 with a team option for 2015, hit .289 with 15 homers and a .787 OPS in 2013.

Royals willing to listen on Billy Butler
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/22/13) The Royals are willing to listen to offers for designated hitter Billy Butler, according to ESPN.

The club appears to be concerned with Butler's pay increase over the next few seasons. Butler is set to make $8 million in 2014. That jumps to $12 million the following season. Butler hit .289/.374/.412 in 582 at-bats. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/16/14@ HOU8:10 pmDallas Keuchel
4/17/14@ HOU8:10 pmScott Feldman
4/18/14MIN8:10 pmRicky Nolasco
4/19/14MIN2:10 pmKevin Correia
4/20/14MIN2:10 pmPhil Hughes
4/21/14@ CLE7:05 pmZach McAllister
4/22/14@ CLE7:05 pmDanny Salazar
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
2014KC124236055800 .224 .143 .143
Total 10273810448113011856739160953 .362 .456 .297
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007KC1B13118979826 .978
2007KCOF6554010 .800
2008KC1B34332442339227 .992
2009KC1B145143124311419210123 .992
2010KC1B12712611041002966101 .995
2011KC1B1111948680101.000
2012KC1B202016514715318 .982
2013KC1B7756560041.000
Total  3623563000274822824289 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007KC23214720258
2008KC220177200023
2009KC511299402320
2010KC450279905832
2011KC4402757031516
2012KC321313407920
2013KC2702404031128
2014KC00620003
Total 244417363402251150
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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