Billy Butler

Status:Active
#16 | DH/1B | 6-1 | 240 Lbs
Born:  Orange Park, FL
Experience:  7 Years
Bat/Throw:  R/R

Latest Update Billy Butler is not in the Royals starting lineup on Wednesday.   Wed Jul, 23, 11:13 AM

Butler is just getting a simple day off after having played first base on back-to-back nights with Eric Hosmer dealing with a sore hand. With Hosmer now back, Danny Valencia will handle the DH spot and Butler will be available off the bench.Analyst: Howard Bender

Assets & FlawsComplete Stats

Assets:   Generates a strong line-drive swing with impressive power, despite a strange stance at the plate. Hits the ball hard to all fields. Is an excellent run-producer.
Flaws:  : Can't contribute much on defense, and is considered somewhat of a liability at first base. Doesn't run very well, either. His home-run power leaves something to be desired.

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  • Wed Jul, 23, 11:13 AM
    Billy Butler is not in the Royals starting lineup on Wednesday.
  • Butler is just getting a simple day off after having played first base on back-to-back nights with Eric Hosmer dealing with a sore hand. With Hosmer now back, Danny Valencia will handle the DH spot and Butler will be available off the bench.Analyst: Howard Bender

  • Mon Jul, 21, 09:47 PM
    Billy Butler indicated he'd be willing to renegotiate the deal to remain in Kansas City.
  • Butler is owed $12.5 million in 2015, and his .269/.320/.348 with three home runs isn't cutting it for the Royals in the middle of the order. He's just a few years removed from being one of the game's best and most underrated hitters. He's been rumored in trade talks, and perhaps he's sending a message to the front office that he's willing to take a pay cut to stay with the team long-term. Analyst: Spencer Silva

  • Tue Jul, 15, 10:55 AM
    Mariners talked to the Royals about a possible trade for Billy Butler.
  • If Butler's follow-up year to his 2012 breakout campaign was considered a disappointment, how brutal is this season? He hit just .273 in the first half with only three home runs and 36 RBI and he's got fantasy owners yanking out their hair and running for the exits. In fact, in most 12-team leagues, he's been dropped completely. A move to Seattle could energize him and he would solidify the Mariners DH spot, but there are simply no guarantees. His biggest issue is the 50-plus-percent ground ball rate. A power-hitter isn't going to boost his home run total that way and unless he starts lifting the ball more, he's dead in the water. Safeco is slightly less hitter-friendly than Kauffman Stadium, so if he doesn't make the necessary adjustment and hit more fly balls, this move just won't work. Hell, if he doesn't stop the worm-killing, no move will work.Analyst: Howard Bender

  • Fri Jul, 11, 08:53 AM
    Country Breakfast finnally hits third home run
  • Butler smacked his first home run since June 14 on Thursday night, bringing his season total to a whopping three homers with 35 RBI and a .272 batting average. He is now sadly the owner of a career-worst 110.3 AB/HR up to this point and will really need a big second half to live up to the price spent on him on draft day. Analyst: Matthew Beck

Batter vs Corey Kluber Stats Complete Stats
AB H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg OPS
21 4 1 0 0 2 .190 .465
Fantasy Grid Complete Grid
RunsV HrV RBIV SBV AvgV OBPV
NA NA NA NA NA NA
YTD Stats Complete Stats
AB H R HR RBI SB AVG OBP
361 96 36 3 36 0 .266 .321
Career Complete Stats
AB H R HR RBI SB AVG OBP
4129 1220 481 121 598 5 .295 .360
Game by Game Stats Complete Stats
Date Opposition AB H R HR RBI SB AVG OBP
23-Jul-14 ChA 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .321
22-Jul-14 ChA 4 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .320
21-Jul-14 ChA 3 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .319
20-Jul-14 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .320
19-Jul-14 Bos 4 1 0 0 0 0 .272 .323
18-Jul-14 Bos 4 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .324
13-Jul-14 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .324
12-Jul-14 Det 3 2 0 0 1 0 .272 .323
11-Jul-14 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321
10-Jul-14 Det 4 1 1 1 1 0 .272 .324
09-Jul-14 TB 4 2 0 0 0 0 .272 .325
08-Jul-14 TB 4 2 0 0 0 0 .269 .323
07-Jul-14 TB 4 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .321
05-Jul-14 Cle 4 2 0 0 0 0 .267 .320
04-Jul-14 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .318
02-Jul-14 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .323
01-Jul-14 Min 4 1 0 0 0 0 .272 .327
30-Jun-14 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .328
29-Jun-14 Ana 3 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333
28-Jun-14 Ana 3 1 1 0 0 0 .280 .332
27-Jun-14 Ana 4 2 1 0 1 0 .280 .330
25-Jun-14 LA 4 1 0 0 1 0 .277 .326
24-Jun-14 LA 4 1 0 0 0 0 .277 .327
23-Jun-14 LA 4 1 0 0 0 0 .277 .328
22-Jun-14 Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .329
21-Jun-14 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .330
20-Jun-14 Sea 4 3 1 0 0 0 .281 .333
19-Jun-14 Det 4 2 0 0 1 0 .274 .328
18-Jun-14 Det 4 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .325
17-Jun-14 Det 4 2 2 0 0 0 .271 .326