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
    .268
  • HR
    5
  • RBI
    41
  • R
    39


Player Notes
Billy Butler had a three-hit afternoon against the Indians on Sunday, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss.

Advice: Since Royals manager Ned Yost called Butler out on Thursday, the designated hitter has responded by collecting six hits in nine at-bats with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. In Sunday's game, Butler scored the first run of the game and later delivered an RBI double in the sixth inning. His recent onslaught has raised his line to .273/.326/.370 and may give Yost second thoughts about taking playing time away from the talented 28-year-old.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Billy Butler homered for the second consecutive night as the Royals beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday.

Advice: Butler's two-run fifth-inning blast put Kansas City ahead for good. He also hit a big go-ahead two-run homer on Friday and may be starting to come alive for the Royals, who badly need such a burst. The 28-year-old designated hitter owns a disappointing .268/.322/.363 slash line and only five total homers this year.

Sun, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Billy Butler hit a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run homer in a 6-4 win over the Indians on Friday night.

Advice: The clutch blast came with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was just his fourth home run of the season. While the 28-year-old played the role of hero for the Royals on this night, he's been one of the game's most disappointing players with a weak .266/.320/.353 batting line.

Sat, Jul 26 Rotoworld
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

Fri, Jul 25 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
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Head-to-head vs. Oakland
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Oak 54 198 27 54 14 1 5 31 25 36 0 1 .273 .348 .429 .777
Away (this year) 52 191 15 46 8 0 1 18 16 37 0 0 .241 .302 .298 .600
Night (this year) 68 249 26 69 14 0 4 30 19 41 0 0 .277 .324 .382 .705
Last game vs. Oak 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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 31 Min W 6-3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .363 .684
Jul 30 Min W 3-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .320 .362 .682
Jul 29 Min L 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .323 .366 .689
Jul 27 Cle L 3-10 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .370 .696
Jul 26 Cle W 7-5 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .268 .322 .363 .685
Jul 25 Cle W 6-4 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .266 .320 .353 .674
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
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 105 381 39 102 21 0 5 41 31 70 0 0 .268 .320 .362 .682
Totals 1120 4149 484 1226 265 4 123 603 417 671 5 3 .295 .360 .450 .810
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 6 1B 5 44 35 37 2 0 8 1.000
Totals 369 1B 361 3093 2783 3037 230 24 297 .992