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Rob Butler

Robert Frank John Butler

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 10, 1970 in East York, Ontario, Canada
High School: East York HS (East York, ON)
Signed
by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1993 (Age 23.063, 13,929th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Phillies 1993-1999

Last Game: July 10, 1999 (Age 29.091)
Relatives: Brother of Rich Butler
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Standard Batting

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
1993 23 TOR AL 17 56 48 8 13 4 0 0 2 2 2 7 12 .271 .375 .354 .729 97 17 0 1 0 0 0 7/8
1994 24 TOR AL 41 88 74 13 13 0 1 0 5 0 1 7 8 .176 .250 .203 .453 19 15 3 1 4 2 0 78/9D
1997 27 PHI NL 43 95 89 10 26 9 1 0 13 1 0 5 8 .292 .326 .416 .742 93 37 2 0 0 1 0 8/97
1999 29 TOR AL 8 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 /D7
4 Yrs 109 247 218 32 53 13 2 0 21 3 3 19 28 .243 .309 .321 .630 66 70 5 3 4 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 367 324 48 79 19 3 0 31 4 4 28 42 .243 .309 .321 .630 66 104 7 4 6 4 0
TOR (3 yrs) 66 152 129 22 27 4 1 0 8 2 3 14 20 .209 .297 .256 .553 47 33 3 3 4 2 0
PHI (1 yr) 43 95 89 10 26 9 1 0 13 1 0 5 8 .292 .326 .416 .742 93 37 2 0 0 1 0
AL (3 yrs) 66 152 129 22 27 4 1 0 8 2 3 14 20 .209 .297 .256 .553 47 33 3 3 4 2 0
NL (1 yr) 43 95 89 10 26 9 1 0 13 1 0 5 8 .292 .326 .416 .742 93 37 2 0 0 1 0

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
1993 23 TOR AL 17 56 1 -1 0 6 -0 5 0.6 2 8 0.8 .533 .503 0.2 0.6 2 $109,000 7/8
1994 24 TOR AL 41 88 -9 -1 0 -2 -1 -12 -1.1 3 -9 -0.8 .472 .493 -0.6 -0.2 -7 78/9D
1997 27 PHI NL 43 95 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 8/97
1999 29 TOR AL 8 8 -1 -0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $275,000 /D7
4 Seasons 109 247 -11 -2 1 3 -2 -11 -1.0 9 -2 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.5 0.2 -5 $384,000
TOR (3 yrs) 66 152 -9 -2 0 3 -1 -9 -0.8 6 -3 -0.2 .488 .496 -0.6 0.2 -6 $384,000
PHI (1 yr) 43 95 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1993 23 TOR AL 56 37 7 5.1 103 .361 .271 .268 .375 .339 .354 .410 .729 .748 97 .522 0.2 0.0 .676 .229 .083 .0
1994 24 TOR AL 88 71 4 1.5 111 .191 .176 .273 .250 .345 .203 .434 .453 .779 19 .090 -9.1 -0.8 .338 .108 .027
1997 27 PHI NL 95 66 12 4.9 108 .317 .292 .270 .326 .342 .416 .424 .742 .767 93 .500 -0.8 -0.1 .662 .191 .124 .0
1999 29 TOR AL 8 6 0 0.0 114 .143 .143 .275 .250 .348 .143 .440 .393 .788 4 .000 -1.0 -0.1 .333 .000 .000
4 Yrs 247 180 23 3.4 108 .275 .243 .271 .309 .342 .321 .425 .630 .767 66 .329 -10.7 -1.0 .532 .165 .078 .0
162 Game Avg. 367 268 34 3.4 108 .275 .243 .271 .309 .342 .321 .425 .630 .767 66 .329 -10.7 -1.0 .532 .165 .078
TOR (3 yrs) 152 114 11 2.6 109 .243 .209 .271 .297 .343 .256 .425 .553 .768 47 .220 -9.9 -0.9 .454 .147 .047 .0
PHI (1 yr) 95 66 12 4.9 108 .317 .292 .270 .326 .342 .416 .424 .742 .767 93 .500 -0.8 -0.1 .662 .191 .124 .0
AL (3 yrs) 152 114 11 2.6 109 .243 .209 .271 .297 .343 .256 .425 .553 .768 47 .220 -9.9 -0.9 .454 .147 .047 .0
NL (1 yr) 95 66 12 4.9 108 .317 .292 .270 .326 .342 .416 .424 .742 .767 93 .500 -0.8 -0.1 .662 .191 .124 .0

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
1993 ❍ 23 TOR AL WS PHI W 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1993 23 TOR AL 56 0.0% 21.4% 12.5% 7.1% 31% 1.71 4.0 24.0 1.62 2.67 64% 28% 0.0% 8%
1994 24 TOR AL 88 0.0% 9.1% 8.0% 1.1% 8% 1.14 9.3 14.8 1.32 1.40 77% 17% 0.0% 7%
1997 27 PHI NL 95 0.0% 8.4% 5.3% 10.5% 39% 1.60 11.1 6.8 1.24 2.22 86% 26% 0.0% 9%
1999 29 TOR AL 8 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 0.17 0.00 88% 29% 0.0% 17%
4 Yrs 247 0.0% 11.3% 7.7% 6.1% 28% 1.47 7.8 10.4 1.25 1.65 78% 23% 0.0% 9%
MLB Averages 2.7% 16.3% 9.0% 7.7% 32% 1.82 5.4 33.2 7.5 0.82 1.09 70% 21% 8.0% 15%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1993 23 TOR AL 0.2 0.0 60 0.1 0.7 -0.6 .62 0.1 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 0.90 -0.0 0.79 2
1994 24 TOR AL -9.1 -0.8 91 -0.5 1.3 -1.8 1.08 -0.6 0.2 -12.1 -1.1 0.95 -10.1 2.74 4
1997 27 PHI NL -0.8 -0.1 99 -0.4 1.3 -1.6 .89 -0.2 -0.3 2.8 0.3 0.94 0.4 1.18 17
1999 29 TOR AL -1.0 -0.1 8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 1.10 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.95 -1.1 1.38 2
4 Yrs -10.7 -1.0 258 -0.8 3.4 -4.2 .90 -0.8 -0.0 -11.4 -1.0 0.94 -10.9 1.41 25

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1993 23 TOR AL 1 0 38% 42 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 25% 4 4 0 1 1 0 3 1 2
1994 24 TOR AL 2 0 52% 37 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 38% 6 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
1997 27 PHI NL 0 0 30% 43 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 29 TOR AL 0 0 17% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 3 0 38% 126 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 6 30% 14 11 3 2 2 0 4 1 3

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1993 23 TOR AL 56 64% 13 3 1 2 0 0 0 0.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 1 0 0% 29 2 7% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1994 24 TOR AL 88 83% 13 4 0 4 0 0 0 2.74 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 80% 21 3 14% 11 7 64% 52 5 10% 7 3 43% 2 1 50% 0
1997 27 PHI NL 95 92% 26 0 0 17 3 0 3 1.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 15 2 13% 4 2 50% 54 13 24% 6 5 83% 2 0 0% 0
1999 29 TOR AL 8 100% 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 6 1 17% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
4 Yrs 247 83% 53 7 1 25 3 0 3 1.41 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 67% 42 5 12% 18 9 50% 141 21 15% 16 9 56% 5 1 20% 0
MLB Averages 56% 72% 10% 35% 15% 52% 57%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1993 23 TOR AL 57 213 3.74 132 62.0% 24.2% 12.9% 34.8% 27.3% 75.0% 0.0% 46.5% 82.0% 31.6% 7.0% 4 0 8.8% 5 1 10.5% 6 4 5 7 41.7% 0 0 1
1994 24 TOR AL 84 289 3.44 196 67.8% 24.0% 9.7% 31.6% 34.7% 76.0% 0.0% 51.6% 87.2% 40.5% 1.2% 1 0 4.8% 4 2 2.4% 2 0 2 6 25.0% 4 0 0
1997 27 PHI NL 72 265 3.68 178 67.2% 20.2% 10.7% 36.0% 33.1% 79.8% 0.0% 53.6% 86.6% 47.2% 1.4% 1 0 11.1% 8 5 5.6% 4 1 2 6 25.0% 23 0 0
1999 29 TOR AL 8 28 3.50 15 53.6% 20.0% 6.7% 26.7% 46.7% 80.0% 0.0% 42.9% 91.7% 25.0% 12.5% 1 0 25.0% 2 1 25.0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 221 795 3.60 521 65.5% 22.6% 10.7% 33.8% 32.6% 77.2% 0.0% 50.6% 85.9% 39.8% 3.2% 7 0 8.6% 19 9 6.3% 14 7 9 19 32.1% 26 0 1
MLB Averages 3.70 61.8% 25.8% 14.9% 26.8% 32.5% 74.1% 1.7% 45.8% 79.8% 30.5% 5.6% 15.8% 9.1% 28.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1993 23 17 56 48 8 13 4 0 0 2 2 2 7 12 .271 .375 .354 .729 97 17 0 1 0 0 0
1994 24 58 144 122 21 26 4 1 0 7 2 3 14 20 .213 .300 .262 .562 49 32 3 2 4 2 0
1995 25 58 144 122 21 26 4 1 0 7 2 3 14 20 .213 .300 .262 .562 49 32 3 2 4 2 0
1996 26 58 144 122 21 26 4 1 0 7 2 3 14 20 .213 .300 .262 .562 49 32 3 2 4 2 0
1997 27 101 239 211 31 52 13 2 0 20 3 3 19 28 .246 .311 .327 .638 68 69 5 2 4 3 0
1998 28 101 239 211 31 52 13 2 0 20 3 3 19 28 .246 .311 .327 .638 68 69 5 2 4 3 0
1999 29 109 247 218 32 53 13 2 0 21 3 3 19 28 .243 .309 .321 .630 66 70 5 3 4 3 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1993 23 17 56 48 8 13 4 0 0 2 2 7 12 .271 .375 .354 .729 6 17
1994 24 58 122 103 15 16 0 1 0 6 0 9 11 .155 .224 .175 .399 4 41
1997 27 43 95 89 10 26 9 1 0 13 1 5 8 .292 .326 .416 .742 12 43
1999 29 8 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 8
4 Yrs 126 281 247 33 55 13 2 0 21 3 21 31 .223 .287 .291 .579 22 109
162 Game Avg. 162 361 318 42 71 17 3 0 27 4 27 40 .223 .287 .291 .579 28 109



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