Kansas City Royals
2015 Avg.
.260
 
Career Avg.
.294
Name  Billy Butler
Born  4/18/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  240
Number  16
Position  DH
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/3/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Mark Canha will DH, but Butler will be available to pinch hit.
 
4/28/2015 3:22:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler has struggled versus Angels pitcher Jared Weaver in his career.
Insight: Butler is 11-for-63 (.175) against Weaver with 11 strikeouts. Butler is hitting .325 with a .887 OPS in 77 at-bats this season, so it is understandable if owners just want to start him anyway, but the matchup suggests he won't have a good game.
 
4/22/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler accounted for the Athletics' only run on Tuesday by hitting a solo home run in the, 14-1, loss to the Angels.
Insight: The Athletics only had five hits, and two of those belonged to Butler. He hit his solo bomb in the third. He is hitting .375 with two home runs and eight RBI in 56 at-bats this season.
 
4/18/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler had an RBI Saturday versus Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a run ascored as well. Butler has a solid .362 BA so far this season.
 
4/15/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler had an RBI during Tuesday's win against the Astros.
Insight: Butler is off to a good start with his new team, as he owns a .371/.421/.543 line with six RBIs.
 
4/12/2015 7:36:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler went 3-for-4 on Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: Butler had a double and a run scored. He has a .407/.467/.481 line early this season.
 
11/1/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: The Royals have declined the 2015 option on 1B/DH Billy Butler.
Insight: Butler would like to return to Kansas City, but will be seeking a multi-year deal as a free agent. The Royals preferred to pay the $1 million buyout, as opposed to picking up a $12.5 option. Butler hit .266 in 2014, with nine homers and 66 RBI.
 
10/22/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler has great career-numbers against Giants pitcher Jake Jeavy.
Insight: He is a lifetime .424 hitter (14-for-33) against Peavy, with three home runs and eight RBI. If Kansas City wants to even the series, Butler may be the guy to help kickstart them in Game 2, on Wednesday night.
 
10/13/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is 8-for-18 (.444) with two home runs and a 1.474 OPS against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: It's a great matchup, but there are questions if the weather will allow this one to be played.
 
10/11/2014 3:11:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Game 2 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking with the exact same lineup for the sixth straight postseason game. Why not? Kansas City has won the first five.
 
10/10/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost is using the exact same lineup he had in all three games of the ALDS. They will face Orioles starter Chris Tillman.
 
10/1/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the American League Wild Card game against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Butler singled in the bottom of the first to drive in a run and then singled in the eighth to help Kansas City rally to close the deficit and eventually tie the game the next inning. The Royals will play the Angels in the ALDS starting on Friday.
 
9/30/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .143 hitter against Oakland starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Butler has struck out 11 times and walked five times in 33 plate appearances. Of the Royals possible DHs, Raul Ibanez (.333) has the best batting average against Lester.
 
9/24/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler knocks in three, in loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He flied out, as he was the tying run at the plate, to end the game. However, Butler had two hits, including his 62nd, 63rd, and 64th RBI of 2014.
 
9/23/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored against the Indians on Tuesday.
Insight: Butler has struggled overall in September, but is 5-for-12 in his last three games. He is hitting .267 with 39 extra-base hits and 61 RBI this year.
 
9/22/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Butler has struggled in September, batting just .138 over his last 29 at-bats.
 
9/21/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Butler has struggled in September, batting just .138 over his last 29 at-bats.
 
9/17/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler will have wide eyes, when Kansas City takes on the White Sox and Chris Sale on Wednesday night.
Insight: He is a career .359 hitter (14-for-39) against Sale, with three homeruns and 10 RBI. Make sure Butler is in your lineup tonight.
 
Cold9/10/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler was not in Tuesday's starting lineup and isn't in Wednesday's either.
Insight: Butler was hitting the ball in August, but September has been another story. He's batted just .159 for the past nine games. For the season he's batting .268 with nine homers and 59 RBI.
 
Cold9/9/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Butler was hitting the ball in August, but September is another story. He's batted .159 for the past nine games. For the season he's batting .268 with nine homers and 59 RBI.