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Billy Butler FanGraphs Profile

Born on April 18, 1986 (Age: 28)

Positions: 1B

Signed by west coast wellness for $15

11-18-2014 07:22:25 PM: Butler agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the A's on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Instead of rebounding after a down year in 2013, Butler regressed even further at the plate this past season, with his OPS against right-handers dropping by an even 130 points (from .783 to .653). He managed just nine homers in 603 plate appearances, making the decision not to pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015 a relatively easy one for the Royals. The 28-year-old Butler has always gotten on base at a good clip (.359 career OBP), and his pop will be a boost to an Oakland team that managed just 48 homers in the second half of 2014. He figures to serve as the team's primary DH next season, though manager Bob Melvin may look to swap Butler out of the lineup a couple times a week based on matchups.

MLB Stats

YearTeamGPA R HR OBP SLG
2007KCR923603880.34720.4468
2008KCR12447844110.32430.3995
2009KCR15967278210.36160.4918
2010KCR15867877150.38790.4689
2011KCR15967374190.36110.4606
2012KCR16167972290.37260.5098
2013KCR16266862150.37430.4124
2014KCR1516035790.32340.3789

MILB Stats

YearTeamGPA R HR OBP SLG
2006COL (AA)11953582150.38760.4990
2007KCR (AAA)5725640130.41180.5419
2008KCR (AAA)261151850.41740.5644

Transaction History

Date Transaction Type Team Salary
February 10, 2011 7:37 PM add west coast wellness $12
October 6, 2011 11:24 PM increase west coast wellness $14
October 5, 2012 8:53 AM increase west coast wellness $16
November 16, 2012 9:15 AM increase west coast wellness $20
October 11, 2013 2:34 PM increase west coast wellness $22
January 30, 2014 11:29 PM cut west coast wellness $11
March 9, 2014 3:12 PM add west coast wellness $13
October 8, 2014 11:06 PM increase west coast wellness $15

Last 10 MLB Games

DateTeamOpponentPAHBB2B 3BHRRHBPSFSBCS
2014-09-28 KCR @CHW 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014-09-27 KCR @CHW 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-26 KCR @CHW 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-25 KCR @CHW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-24 KCR @CLE 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-23 KCR @CLE 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2014-09-22 KCR @CLE 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-21 KCR DET 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-19 KCR DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-09-17 KCR CHW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0