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Billy Butler
AVG HR RBI
.250 2 18
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-0 / 260 NFBC ADP: 451.49
Position: DHBorn: 4/18/1986 Birthplace: Orange Park, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Royals (2004)


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June 20 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Butler stayed hot by going 2 for 3 in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Butler is 8 for 16 over a five-game stretch that's raised his average from .228 to .269, though he still isn't contributing much in the power and run-producing categories.
June 13 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Butler matched a season high with three hits - including a double - in Sunday's 6-1 win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Butler had been 1 for 11 over his previous six games. He's been limited to part-time duty, hitting just .253 with two home runs and 16 RBIs on the season.
June 7 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Zach Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a two-out home run to Butler on Tuesday.
Analysis: Though no longer any everyday staple, Butler is 4 for 10 with five RBIs in his last five games.
May 11 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-Butler ended an extended slump by going 3 for 5 and driving in a run in a 13-5 loss to Boston on Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler, now batting .229, was 5 for 33 (.152) in his previous 15 games.
Feb. 20 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-Butler means business after a disappointing first season with the A's during which the veteran designated hitter batted .251 with 15 home runs and 65 RBIs.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Butler is confident his intense regimen all winter in Arizona will only benefit him early in spring after he was limited last year at this time because of wrist injuries that didn't allow him to swing a bat right away.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 KC 92 329 38 96 23 2 8 52 27 55 0 0 .292 .347 .447
2008 KC 124 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 33 57 0 1 .275 .324 .400
2009 KC 159 608 78 183 51 1 21 93 58 103 1 0 .301 .362 .492
2010 KC 158 595 77 189 45 0 15 78 69 78 0 0 .318 .388 .469
2011 KC 159 597 74 174 44 0 19 95 66 95 2 1 .291 .361 .461
2012 KC 161 614 72 192 32 1 29 107 54 111 2 1 .313 .373 .510
2013 KC 162 582 62 168 27 0 15 82 79 102 0 0 .289 .374 .412
2014 KC 151 549 57 149 32 0 9 66 41 96 0 0 .271 .323 .379
2015 Oak 151 538 63 135 28 1 15 65 52 101 0 0 .251 .323 .390
2016 Oak 49 120 10 30 9 0 2 18 7 21 0 0 .250 .289 .375
Career 1366 4975 575 1438 313 5 144 711 486 819 5 3 .289 .353 .441

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC Total 13 42 3 11 3 0 0 8 5 5 1 0 .262 .327 .333
    WC 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    LDS 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 .000 .250 .000
    LCS 4 14 1 4 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 .286 .294 .429
    WS 5 15 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .333 .375 .400
Career 13 42 3 11 3 0 0 8 5 5 1 0 .262 .327 .333


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