Latest Update Royals declined Billy Butler's team option Sat Nov, 01, 12:57 PM
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.
This was expected as Butler had a terrible season for the surprising A.L Champion K.C. Royals. Butler will likely sign somewhere in the AL to be a right handed bat of the bench with occasional DH and first base starts.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Butler was incredibly disappointing this season hitting a career low .271 with 57 runs, nine home runs and 66 RBI for the Royals this season. Butler will likely be a cheap free-agent signing for a club looking for a right handed hitter off the bench.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
With the Series moving to San Francisco, there is no designated hitter. Butler will take a seat with Eric Hosmer staying over at first base. Country Breakfast will still be a valuable right-handed bat off the bench.Analyst: Howard Bender
Butler tallied his two RBIs during the five run sixth inning for Kansas City. Butler's single scored Lorenzo Cain, and was the first strike of the inning. Butler is an important part to the Royals' success and he is delivering for them right now.Analyst: Colby Conway