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Billy Butler

Billy Ray Butler (Country Breakfast) (twitter: @BillyButlerKC)

Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: April 18, 1986 in Orange Park, FL
High School: Wolfson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 2007 (Age 21.013)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Team: Royals 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 4 yrs/$30M (11-14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.102, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Greg Genske, previously: Doug Rogalsky [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 KCR AL 21 DH 70 69
2007 KCR AL 21 1B 13 11 5 83.0 89 79 8 2 6 .978 0 1 1 16 9.43 6.69 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 KCR AL 21 LF 6 5 2 43.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -3 -1 -75 -28 0.84 0.67 .984 2.11 2.08
2007 KCR AL 21 OF 6 5 2 43.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -3 -1 -75 -27 0.84 0.67 .988 2.30 2.28
2008 KCR AL 22 DH 84 82
2008 KCR AL 22 1B 34 33 18 260.0 244 233 9 2 27 .992 -5 -3 -22 -13 8.38 7.12 .994 9.26 9.18
2009 KCR AL 23 1B 145 143 134 1248.0 1243 1141 92 10 123 .992 -13 -8 -13 -8 8.89 8.50 .994 9.13 9.02
2009 KCR AL 23 DH 11 11
2010 KCR AL 24 1B 127 126 120 1102.1 1104 1002 96 6 101 .995 2 -4 3 -4 8.96 8.65 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 KCR AL 24 DH 31 31
2011 KCR AL 25 DH 142 142
2011 KCR AL 25 1B 11 11 8 94.2 94 86 8 0 10 1.000 -2 -2 -22 -24 8.94 8.55 .993 9.31 9.24
2012 KCR AL 26 DH 138 138 AS,SS
2012 KCR AL 26 1B 20 20 13 165.2 165 147 15 3 18 .982 1 -3 7 -22 8.80 8.10 .994 9.27 9.22 AS,SS
2013 KCR AL 27 DH 150 150
2013 KCR AL 27 1B 7 7 1 53.0 56 56 0 0 4 1.000 1 0 20 0 9.51 8.00 .994 8.90 8.87
2014 KCR AL 28 DH 91 91
2014 KCR AL 28 1B 2 2 2 17.0 15 15 0 0 3 1.000 -1 0 -61 0 7.94 7.50 .993 9.00 9.00
8 Seasons 1B 359 353 301 3023.2 3010 2759 228 23 292 .992 -16 -19 -6 -7 8.89 8.32 .994 9.23 9.13
1 Season LF 6 5 2 43.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -3 -1 -75 -27 0.84 0.67 .984 2.11 2.08
1 Season OF 6 5 2 43.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -3 -1 -75 -27 0.84 0.67 .988 2.30 2.28
8 Seasons TOT 365 358 303 3066.2 3015 2763 228 24 292 .992 -19 -20 -7 -7 8.78 8.19 .994 9.13 9.02
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2007 KCR AL 21 1B 0 1 0 -0 1 0 1 16 2
2007 KCR AL 21 LF -3 -75 -3 -3 0 0 -1 -28 -1 0
2008 KCR AL 22 1B -5 -22 -5 -3 -2 0 -3 -13 -3 0
2009 KCR AL 23 1B -13 -13 -12 -13 1 -1 -8 -8 -5 0 0
2010 KCR AL 24 1B 2 3 2 3 -0 0 -4 -4 -2 0 0
2011 KCR AL 25 1B -2 -22 -2 -1 -1 0 -2 -24 -2 0 0
2012 KCR AL 26 1B 1 7 1 -0 2 0 -3 -22 -2 0 0
2013 KCR AL 27 1B 1 20 1 -0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 KCR AL 28 1B -1 -61 -1 -1 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 1B -16 -6 -15 -15 0 -1 -19 -7 -12 0 0
1 Season LF -3 -75 -3 -3 0 0 -1 -27 -1 0
8 Seasons TOT -19 -7 -18 -18 0 -1 0 -20 -7 -13 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2007 KCR AL 21 92 85 92 18 0 0 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 70 7 0
2008 KCR AL 22 124 115 124 34 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 9 0
2009 KCR AL 23 159 154 159 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 0
2010 KCR AL 24 158 157 158 127 0 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 0
2011 KCR AL 25 159 153 159 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 6 0
2012 KCR AL 26 161 158 161 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 3 0
2013 KCR AL 27 162 157 162 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 5 0
2014 KCR AL 28 98 93 98 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 5 0
8 Seasons 1113 1072 1113 364 0 0 359 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 717 40 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2007 KCR AL 21 364 49% 79% 35% 22 91% 0 79 2 77 0 11 8 6 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
2008 KCR AL 22 1111 52% 74% 30% 43 88% 0 233 8 224 1 23 9 5 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 27 0 0 0 24 0 2 0 2 1 100%
2009 KCR AL 23 5494 54% 75% 31% 269 91% 4 1141 68 1051 23 104 92 56 16 5 2 10 2 4 4 7 123 2 1 2 114 6 9 5 3 7 71%
2010 KCR AL 24 4855 53% 78% 31% 235 94% 1 1002 46 928 28 94 96 71 14 1 1 6 3 3 0 3 101 0 2 3 94 5 7 2 5 7 86%
2011 KCR AL 25 419 55% 79% 29% 14 93% 0 86 7 77 2 2 8 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 5 0 5 3 2 1 100%
2012 KCR AL 26 731 58% 73% 29% 33 91% 0 147 7 136 5 10 15 11 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 18 1 0 0 17 1 1 0 1 1 100%
2013 KCR AL 27 203 50% 71% 33% 12 92% 0 56 2 52 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 100%
2014 KCR AL 28 73 56% 73% 36% 1 100% 0 15 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 13250 54% 76% 31% 629 92% 5 2759 140 2560 60 254 228 151 37 6 9 23 8 9 6 14 292 3 3 5 266 12 25 10 14 18 83%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2007 KCR AL 21 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 194 61% 81% 44% 19 21%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 194 61% 81% 44% 19 21%
MLB Averages 63.7% 2.2% 57% 76% 39% 46%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Silver Sluggers
2012 AL (DH)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2007 July AL Rookie of the Month
2009 September AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Aug 9th AL Player of the Week
2009 Sep 13th AL Player of the Week
2011 Jul 31st AL Player of the Week
2012 Jul 29th AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
2009 AL  1,141 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  145 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  1,141 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  92 (3rd)
2010 AL  96 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  10 (1st)
2010 AL  6 (5th)
Active  23 (24th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  123 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2010 AL  .995 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
2007 AL  born 1986-04-18 (3rd)
2008 AL  born 1986-04-18 (8th)

                                         

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