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Billy Butler

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

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, 16,681st in MLB history)   vs. LAA 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Athletics 2007-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 3 yrs/$30M (15-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 7.102, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Greg Genske, previously: Doug Rogalsky [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2015 29 OAK AL 73 305 276 32 70 13 0 6 34 0 0 23 48 .254 .315 .366 .681 91 101 11 3 0 3 1 *D/3
1 Yr 73 305 276 32 70 13 0 6 34 0 0 23 48 .254 .315 .366 .681 91 101 11 3 0 3 1
162 Game Avg. 162 677 612 71 155 29 0 13 75 0 0 51 107 .254 .315 .366 .681 91 224 24 7 0 7 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 21 KCR AL 92 360 3 -1 0 0 -8 -6 -0.6 14 7 0.7 .493 .496 0.7 -0.7 7
2008 22 KCR AL 124 478 -4 -1 -4 -3 -10 -22 -2.1 18 -4 -0.4 .482 .486 -0.2 -1.2 -1 $399,000
2009 23 KCR AL 159 672 22 -5 -2 -8 -10 -2 -0.1 25 23 2.3 .498 .499 3.1 -1.7 31 $421,000
2010 24 KCR AL 158 678 29 -3 -5 -4 -10 6 0.8 25 31 3.2 .504 .504 3.6 -1.4 35 $470,000
2011 25 KCR AL 159 673 18 -2 -2 -2 -14 -3 -0.2 25 22 2.2 .498 .498 2.5 -1.7 24 $3,500,000
2012 ★ 26 KCR AL 161 679 28 -3 -2 -3 -15 6 0.6 25 31 3.1 .504 .504 3.5 -1.9 34 $8,000,000 AS,SS
2013 27 KCR AL 162 668 13 -4 -3 0 -15 -10 -0.8 24 14 1.5 .494 .494 1.4 -1.5 14 $8,000,000
2014 28 KCR AL 151 603 -4 -3 -2 -3 -12 -24 -2.4 22 -2 -0.3 .482 .484 -0.1 -1.5 1 $8,000,000
2015 29 OAK AL 73 305 -4 -2 -0 -1 -7 -14 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .478 .490 -0.3 -0.8 -2 $6,666,000 *D/3
9 Seasons 1239 5116 100 -24 -19 -24 -101 -69 -6.3 189 119 11.9 .494 .495 14.1 -12.5 143 $35,456,000
KCR (8 yrs) 1166 4811 103 -22 -19 -23 -95 -55 -4.8 178 122 12.3 .495 .496 14.4 -11.7 145 $28,790,000
OAK (1 yr) 73 305 -4 -2 -0 -1 -7 -14 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .478 .490 -0.3 -0.8 -2 $6,666,000

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Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 28 KCR AL ALWC OAK W 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL ALDS LAA W 3 12 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL ALCS BAL W 4 17 14 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 .286 .294 .429 .723 6 1 0 0 2 0
2014 28 KCR AL WS SFG L 5 16 15 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .333 .375 .400 .775 6 1 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (4 Series) 13 49 42 3 11 3 0 0 8 1 0 5 5 .262 .327 .333 .660 14 3 0 0 2 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 3 12 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 17 14 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 .286 .294 .429 .723 6 1 0 0 2 0
1 WS 5 16 15 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .333 .375 .400 .775 6 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 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
2009 KCR AL 23 DH 11 11
2010 KCR AL 24 DH 31 31
2011 KCR AL 25 DH 142 142
2012 KCR AL 26 DH 138 138 AS,SS
2013 KCR AL 27 DH 150 150
2014 KCR AL 28 DH 108 108
2015 OAK AL 29 DH 69 69
2015 OAK AL 29 1B 2 2 1 18.0 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -1 -37 -67 8.50 8.50 .994 9.00 8.90
9 Seasons DH 803 800
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
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 1B 2 2 1 18.0 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -23 -37 -1533 8.50 8.50 .994 9.00 8.90
9 Seasons TOT 8 7 3 61.0 22 19 2 1 1 .955 -3 -24 -64 -472 3.10 2.63 .993 4.28 3.94
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

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jun 30, 2015 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1044. Odell Hale… #1045. Dick Stuart… #1046. Jay Johnstone… #1047. BILLY BUTLER… #1048. Jimmy Callahan… #1049. Felix Millan… #1050. Jimmy Barrett… 

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
2014 Aug 10th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
2010 AL  .318 (6th)
2012 AL  .313 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2010 AL  .388 (7th)
2013 AL  .374 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2012 AL  .882 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
2009 AL  159 (7th)
2010 AL  158 (8th)
2011 AL  159 (4th)
2012 AL  161 (4th)
2013 AL  162 (1st)
Career  73 (58th)

At Bats s c a p y
2012 AL  614 (10th)
Active  276 (50th)
Career  276 (50th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Career  305 (52nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Career  32 (93rd)

Hits s c a p y
2010 AL  189 (3rd)
2012 AL  192 (5th)
Career  70 (86th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2009 AL  299 (10th)
2012 AL  313 (7th)
Career  101 (111th)

Doubles s c a p y
2009 AL  51 (2nd)
2010 AL  45 (4th)
2011 AL  44 (8th)
Career  13 (84th)

Triples s c a p y
Career  0 (230th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  6 (118th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2012 AL  107 (6th)
Career  34 (74th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  79 (5th)
Career  23 (82nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  48 (115th)

Singles s c a p y
2010 AL  129 (7th)
2012 AL  130 (7th)
2013 AL  126 (9th)
Career  51 (62nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2012 AL  113 (8th)
Career  30 (133rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  73 (6th)
Career  19 (126th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2010 AL  263 (4th)
2012 AL  253 (9th)
2013 AL  250 (8th)
Career  96 (77th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 AL  .671 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
Career  3 (58th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 AL  9 (6th)
2014 AL  8 (7th)
Active  3 (30th)
Career  3 (30th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  15 (5th)
2012 AL  9 (10th)
2013 AL  11 (6th)
Career  1 (103rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2008 AL  23 (6th)
2009 AL  20 (9th)
2010 AL  32 (1st)
2012 AL  20 (10th)
2013 AL  28 (1st)
2014 AL  21 (4th)
2015 AL  11 (5th)
Active  11 (9th)
Career  11 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  0 (247th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
Career  .0 (248th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Active  220 (21st)
Career  220 (21st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.3 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
2009 AL  1,141 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  145 (4th)
Career  2 (91st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  1,141 (5th)
Career  15 (85th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  92 (3rd)
2010 AL  96 (2nd)
Career  2 (66th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  10 (1st)
2010 AL  6 (5th)
Career  0 (51st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2009 AL  123 (3rd)
Career  1 (84th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
Career  -1 (96th)

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)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (769), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 32 (769), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (776), Likely HOFer ≈ 100

Transactions

  • June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2004.
  • November 1, 2014: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 19, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 22 Kansas City Royals $399,000 ?
2009 23 Kansas City Royals $421,000 ?
2010 24 Kansas City Royals $470,000 2.102
2011 25 Kansas City Royals $3,500,000 3.102
2012 26 Kansas City Royals $8,000,000 4.102 contracts
2013 27 Kansas City Royals $8,000,000 5.102 contracts
2014 28 Kansas City Royals $8,000,000 6.102 contracts
2015 29 Oakland Athletics $6,666,000 7.102
201529Kansas City Royals$1,000,000 Buyout of contract option
201630Oakland Athletics$11,667,000
201731Oakland Athletics$11,667,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,456,000Does not include future salaries ($23.33M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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