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
    .264
  • HR
    3
  • RBI
    36
  • R
    36


Player Notes
Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Billy Butler will lose playing time in the designated hitter spot in the coming days.

Advice: It's probably overdue, as Butler has struggled mightily with a .266/.321/.346 batting line and three homers this season and has hit just .234/.286/.313 this month. The 28-year-old is probably droppable in most mixed leagues at this point. Danny Valencia and Raul Ibanez will pick up the extra at-bats in the DH spot.

More: Andy McCullough on Twitter

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Billy Butler said Monday that he would be willing to renegotiate his contract, which currently includes a $12.5 million club option for 2015.

Advice: The Royals seem unlikely to exercise the option given Butler's struggles this season, but the designated hitter is willing to redo his deal in order to remain in Kansas City. He's making $8 million this season. "If the option doesn't work, I'd be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I've always said that," Butler said. "I've been with the Royals for my whole career so why wouldn't I? It's all I've ever known and I love it here. I never said anything about, 'Oh, it's my option year, take it or leave it.'"

More: Royals.mlb.com

Thu, Jul 24 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners have talked to the Royals about a possible trade for Billy Butler.

Advice: The Mariners are looking far and wide for a bat, but they'd be buying low on Butler. While he has shown some signs of life since early June, he has hit just three home runs through 93 games this season. The Mariners have also reportedly showed interest in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Mon, Jul 21 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Cleveland

Head-to-head vs. Cleveland
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Cle 123 456 44 131 38 0 6 54 50 66 2 0 .287 .360 .410 .770
Home (this year) 48 173 21 50 12 0 2 18 15 33 0 0 .289 .337 .393 .730
Night (this year) 64 236 24 66 14 0 2 26 19 41 0 0 .280 .328 .364 .693
Last game vs. Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career vs. Josh Tomlin 25 6 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .240 .296 .320 .616
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
Jul 24 Cle W 2-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .264 .319 .343 .662
Jul 23 @CWS W 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .321 .346 .667
Jul 22 @CWS W 7-1 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .320 .347 .667
Jul 21 @CWS L 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .267 .319 .346 .664
Jul 20 @Bos L 0-6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .320 .348 .668
Jul 19 @Bos L 1-2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .323 .352 .675
Jul 18 @Bos L 4-5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .324 .354 .677
Jul 13 Det W 5-2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .325 .355 .679
Jul 12 Det L 1-5 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .272 .323 .355 .678
Jul 11 Det L 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .269 .321 .349 .670
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 100 364 36 96 20 0 3 36 31 70 0 0 .264 .319 .343 .662
Totals 1115 4132 481 1220 264 4 121 598 417 671 5 3 .295 .360 .449 .809
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 KC 13 1B 11 83 79 89 8 2 6 .978
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
2014 KC 4 1B 3 27 21 21 0 0 4 1.000
Totals 367 1B 359 3076 2769 3021 228 24 293 .992