Billy Butler #16 - 1B/DH

Kansas City

  • Age: 28
  • DOB: 1986/04/18
  • POB: Orange Park, FL
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 240lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 2004 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date140511531362809593889002.266.319.374.693
On Pace153558581493101064429700-.266.319.374.693

Scouting Report

AssetsGenerates a strong line-drive swing with impressive power, despite a strange stance at the plate. Hits the ball hard to all fields. Is an excellent run-producer.
FlawsCan't contribute much on defense, and is considered somewhat of a liability at first base. Doesn't run very well, either. His home-run power leaves something to be desired.
Career potentialExcellent hitter and run producer.

Honours and Awards

2012AL - Silver Slugger
2012Named to the All-Star Game
2006Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
2005California League (A) - Rookie of the Year
2005Class A+ - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2005California League (A) - All-Star Team
2004Pioneer League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2011/09/21Missed 1 game (flu).
2011/09/20Flu, day-to-day.
2011/01/22Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a four-year contract.
2010/09/08Right hand injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/28Missed 1 game (right hand injury).
2010/08/27Right hand injury, day-to-day.
2010/03/04Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2009/03/03Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2008/06/28Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2008/05/29Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2008/03/02Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2007/06/19Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2007/05/16Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2007/05/01Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2007/03/24Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.


2004/06/07Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2004.

Career Stats

2014Kansas CityAL140511531362809593889002.266.319.374.693
2013Kansas CityAL16258262168270158279102000.289.374.412.786
2012Kansas CityAL161614721923212910754111213.313.373.510.883
2011Kansas CityAL1595977417444019956695210.291.361.461.822
2010Kansas CityAL1585957718945015786978006.318.388.469.857
2009Kansas CityAL159608781835112193581031010.301.362.492.854
2008Kansas CityAL1244434412222011553357012.275.324.400.724
2007Kansas CityAL9232938962328522755003.292.347.447.794
2005High DesertA9237970132302259142800021.348.419.6361.055
2004Idaho FallsR722607497223106857635012.373.488.5961.084


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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