|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||23.00||.290||92.00||71.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||42||14||1|| .464|| .452|| .333|
|vs Sale (Career)||39||14||3|| .641||.409||.359|
|vs LHP||126||40||4|| .389|| .460|| .317|
|09/16/2014||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF
Chris Carter, DH HOU
|Jorge Soler, RF CHC|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Casey McGehee, 3B MIA
|09/14/2014||Billy Butler, DH KC||Joe Mauer, 1B MIN|
|09/12/2014||Billy Butler, DH KC||Jarrod Dyson, CF KC|
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|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.
Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to WSox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Start and sit hitters for Week 25
Josh Rutledge is on a tear for the Rockies and now's the time to pick him up for a final push. Our Scott White breaks down all the top options in his Week 25 edition of start and sit.
Waiver Wire: No time to waste
With only a couple scoring periods left in the season, it's time to be picky about your roster moves. Our Al Melchior dives into the options available on the waiver wire.
Start and sit hitters for Week 24
Looking for a hot bat to help propel you through the playoffs? Our Scott White analyzes each position to find the best bets in his Week 24 start and sit hitters.
Gordon's 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers 4-1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate.
|Fantasy owners were pretty stoked about Billy Butler's prospects heading into 2013 after the 27-year-old slugger was coming off a career season in 2012. Unfortunately, Butler delivered plenty of disappointment last season, as he saw statistical declines in pretty much every offensive category. The most disappointing decline had to come in Butler's power numbers. After belting 29 home runs and posting a career-high .510 slugging percentage in 2012, Butler hit just 15 home runs and had a .412 slugging percentage in 2013. What happened? For one, Butler hit an unusual amount of ground balls. According to FanGraphs.com, his GB/FB rate was 2.01, which was well above his career 1.49 average. His ground-ball percentage was 53.1 and his fly-ball rate was 26.4 percent, which were both off his career averages of 48.1 and 32.4, respectively. Butler's HR/FB rate also declined from a career-high 19.9 to 11.7 percent, which was much closer to his career norm (11.4). Former Royals hitting coach Jack Maloof preached singles over home runs before he was replaced last season, so it seems with Maloof no longer in the picture, Butler can get back to hitting for power. There's potential for Butler to bounce back in 2014, so consider him a mid-round Fantasy pick with upside.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/19/14||DET||8:10 pm||Kyle Lobstein|
|9/20/14||DET||1:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|9/21/14||DET||2:10 pm||Max Scherzer|
|9/22/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|9/23/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Danny Salazar|
|9/24/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|9/25/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|