Latest Update Angels are close to acquiring back-up catcher Drew Butera Tue Dec, 09, 03:02 PM
Is a good game-caller with plenty of leadership skills behind the plate. Knows how to handle a pitching staff, even at the big-league level. Has good pedigree.
Flaws: : Isn't much of a hitter, even in minor-league baseball, so he's not everyday catching material at the big-league level. Also lacks power.
That's exactly what the Angels don't need -- a below-average hitting backstop with barely mediocre defensive skills. Fantasy owners can simply bypass him altogether.Analyst: Howard Bender
Butera has a strong arm behind the dish, but is a very poor hitter: he ranked in the bottom three in OPS over the past 30 years. He could get grabbed by another team, but it won't be as anything more than for catching depth due to his poor hitting. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Butera doesn't get to play often being the backup to AJ Ellis but he made the most of his opportunity today clubbing his third home run of the season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba