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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)
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Phillies 1993-1999

Final Game: July 10, 1999 (Age 29)
Relatives: Brother of Rich Butler
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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
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

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

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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1993 TOR AL 23 OF 16 12 11 113.0 33 32 0 1 0 .970 6 63 2.55 2.00 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 TOR AL 23 LF 15 11 10 105.0 31 30 0 1 0 .968 5 59 2.57 2.00 .984 2.23 2.21
1993 TOR AL 23 CF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 105 2.25 2.00 .985 2.81 2.70
1994 TOR AL 24 OF 31 15 13 178.0 44 43 0 1 0 .977 -2 -15 2.17 1.39 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 TOR AL 24 LF 18 7 7 83.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 1.52 0.78 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 TOR AL 24 CF 12 7 6 86.0 28 27 0 1 0 .964 -2 -35 2.83 2.25 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 TOR AL 24 RF 2 1 0 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 3.00 1.50 .980 2.20 2.20
1994 TOR AL 24 DH 1 0
1997 PHI NL 27 OF 25 16 12 153.1 36 33 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -3 2.11 1.44 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 PHI NL 27 CF 14 14 10 111.0 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 -2 -27 2.03 1.79 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 PHI NL 27 RF 8 0 0 20.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2 99 2.18 0.63 .976 2.05 2.02
1997 PHI NL 27 LF 4 2 2 21.2 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 22 2.08 1.25 .980 1.95 1.92
1999 TOR AL 29 DH 3 0
1999 TOR AL 29 LF 2 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -67 1.00 0.50 .980 2.10 2.05
1999 TOR AL 29 OF 2 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -67 1.00 0.50 .980 2.30 2.25
4 Seasons OF 74 44 37 453.1 114 109 3 2 2 .982 3 7 2.22 1.51 .982 2.30 2.28
4 Seasons LF 39 21 20 218.2 51 49 1 1 1 .980 6 31 2.06 1.28 .982 2.17 2.14
3 Seasons CF 27 22 17 205.0 55 53 1 1 1 .982 -4 -25 2.37 2.00 .986 2.57 2.56
2 Seasons RF 10 1 0 29.2 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2 61 2.43 0.80 .978 2.09 2.06
4 Seasons TOT 74 44 37 453.1 114 109 3 2 2 .982 3 7 2.22 1.51 .982 2.30 2.28
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

Transactions

  • September 24, 1990: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent.
  • December 5, 1994: Sent to the Philadelphia Phillies by the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.
  • October 1, 1997: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 22, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
  • October 15, 1998: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 23, 1998: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • October 7, 1999: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199323Toronto Blue Jays$109,0001994 Joint Exhibit 1
199929Toronto Blue Jays$275,00011/19/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$384,000
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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