Score Strip

  1. League: MLB
  2. Kansas City vs. Cleveland
    Final
    1 KC
    5 CLE
  3. Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
    Final
    2 CIN
    1 PIT
  4. Chi White Sox vs. Detroit
    Final
    4 CWS
    7 DET
  5. St. Louis vs. NY Mets
    Final
    1 STL
    4 NYM
  6. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay
    Final
    9 MIN
    7 TB
  7. Arizona vs. Chi Cubs
    Final
    5 ARI
    2 CHC
  8. San Diego vs. Washington
    F 12
    4 SD
    3 WAS
  9. Baltimore vs. Toronto
    Final
    11 BAL
    4 TOR
  10. NY Yankees vs. Boston
    Final
    14 NYY
    5 BOS
  11. Oakland vs. Houston
    Final
    10 OAK
    1 HOU
  12. Philadelphia vs. LA Dodgers
    Final
    7 PHI
    3 LAD
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Billy Butler

#16, 1B, Kansas City;
Billy Butler
  • Height:
    6-1
  • Weight:
    240
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    April 18, 1986
  • Birth Place:
    Orange Park, Florida
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2004 1ˢᵗ round (14ᵗʰ pick) by the Kansas City Royals
  • AVG
    .205
  • HR
    0
  • RBI
    6
  • R
    7


Player Notes
Shifted in the lineup yet again, Billy Butler went 0-for-4 as the Royals' No. 3 hitter in Thursday's loss.

Advice: To put it mildly, Ned Yost's latest attempt to juggle the lineup didn't have a quick payoff. Norichika Aoki, Eric Hosmer, Butler and Alex Gordon all went hitless from the top four spots in the lineup. Omar Infante, who had been batting second in between Aoki and Hosmer, went 1-for-3 and scored the team's lone run from the fifth spot. Butler's average tumbled back down to .196. He's still without a homer in 77 at-bats this year.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Advice: Butler was ice cold to start the season, but has picked it up as of late, with three multi-hit games in his last four outings. If he keeps it up, it won't be too long until his OPS gets back over .600. He's at .538 now.

Thu, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Reintroduced to the cleanup spot, Billy Butler went 0-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Advice: It probably doesn't matter much; Salvador Perez, who was batting cleanup in Butler's place, went 0-for-4, too. Maybe the Royals really should bat Alcides Escobar fourth. OK, no, not really, but Butler has looked terrible and Perez is in quite a funk now, as well.

Tue, Apr 22 Rotoworld
Billy Butler is expected to move back to the cleanup spot in the Royals lineup on Monday.

Advice: While Butler has struggled to the tune of .213/.286/.230 on the season, he does have three hits in seven at-bats since being demoted in the lineup, so the shakeup appears to have done some good. Salvador Perez has gone hitless in two games since the switch though and doesn't look comfortable in the fourth slot, which could be the reason for the switch back.

More: Andy McCullough on Twitter

Mon, Apr 21 Rotoworld
Dropped from the cleanup spot for the first time this season, Billy Butler went 1-for-3 with a walk Thursday against the Astros.

Advice: The move was overdue. It's not as if Butler was having a run-of-the-mill slump with his .149 average and no extra-base hits in 47 at-bats; his swing is so messed up that he hasn't been able to hit the ball in the air at all so far this season. The Royals should keep him in the lineup, for sure, but it's much better to give Salvador Perez a crack at the cleanup spot than to let Butler continue to kill rallies while's he's struggling.

Sun, Apr 20 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Baltimore

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Bal 47 181 27 58 15 1 10 34 18 36 0 0 .320 .378 .580 .958
Away (this year) 11 41 2 5 1 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 .122 .196 .146 .342
Night (this year) 10 37 3 6 1 0 0 3 4 7 0 0 .162 .238 .189 .427
Last game vs. Bal 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 2.000 2.750
Career vs. Ubaldo Jiménez 22 6 1 0 1 3 5 4 0 0 .273 .407 .455 .862
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr 24 @Cle L 1-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .195 .195 .195 .390
Apr 23 @Cle L 3-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .205 .277 .233 .510
Apr 22 @Cle W 8-2 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .217 .291 .246 .538
Apr 21 @Cle L 3-4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .270 .215 .486
Apr 20 Min L 3-8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .213 .286 .230 .515
Apr 19 Min W 5-4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .273 .211 .483
Apr 18 Min W 5-0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .170 .258 .170 .428
Apr 17 @Hou W 5-1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .160 .241 .160 .401
Apr 16 @Hou W 6-4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .149 .222 .149 .371
Apr 15 @Hou W 4-2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .224 .143 .367
Totals 73 7 15 2 0 0 6 8 15 0 0 .205 .277 .233 .510
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 KC 92 329 38 96 23 2 8 52 27 55 0 0 .292 .347 .447 .794
2008 KC 124 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 33 57 0 1 .275 .324 .400 .724
2009 KC 159 608 78 183 51 1 21 93 58 103 1 0 .301 .362 .492 .853
2010 KC 158 595 77 189 45 0 15 78 69 78 0 0 .318 .388 .469 .857
2011 KC 159 597 74 174 44 0 19 95 66 95 2 1 .291 .361 .461 .822
2012 KC 161 614 72 192 32 1 29 107 54 111 2 1 .313 .373 .510 .882
2013 KC 162 582 62 168 27 0 15 82 79 102 0 0 .289 .374 .412 .787
2014 KC 20 73 7 15 2 0 0 6 8 15 0 0 .205 .277 .233 .510
Totals 363 3841 452 1139 246 4 118 568 394 616 5 3 .297 .362 .455 .817
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 KC 6 LF 5 43 4 5 0 1 0 .800
2008 KC 34 1B 33 260 233 244 9 2 27 .992
2009 KC 145 1B 143 1248 1141 1243 92 10 123 .992
2010 KC 127 1B 126 1102 1002 1104 96 6 101 .995
2011 KC 11 1B 11 94 86 94 8 0 10 1.000
2012 KC 20 1B 20 165 147 165 15 3 18 .982
2013 KC 7 1B 7 53 56 56 0 0 4 1.000
Totals 363 1B 356 3049 2748 3000 228 24 289 .992