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2014 Avg.
.276
 
Career Avg.
.296
Name  Billy Butler
Born  4/18/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  240
Number  16
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/24/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at Texas.
Insight: After hitting .264 with 20 doubles, three homers and 36 RBI over his first 364 at-bats, Butler has batted .321 with seven doubles, five homers and 18 RBI in his last 106.
 
8/24/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is just a .103 hitter (3-for-29) against Texas right-hander Scott Baker.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but has batted .329 in August with a season-high OPS of .888. Still, he might give way to Raul Ibanez who has always done well against Baker.
 
Hot8/23/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has batted .329 with six doubles, three homers, 12 RBI and 12 runs in August.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but he's better than he was in the first four months this year. Overall, he's hitting .279 with 27 doubles, eight homers, 53 RBI, 51 runs and a .718 OPS.
 
Hot8/14/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler rapped out another two hits and knocked in two runs as the Royals beat the Oakland A's 7-3.
Insight: Butler is trying to turn around a horrible first half and is batting .333 for the month of August. He's still only hit six home runs after blasting a total of 44 over the past two seasons.
 
8/6/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI Tuesday at Arizona.
Insight: Butler has hit three home runs in his last 10 games but still has just six all season to go with 22 doubles, 44 RBI, 41 runs and a .701 OPS.
 
7/30/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has batted .333 with three doubles and a homer against Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Butler (.271) has hit just five homers this season, though two of them came in the last four games.
 
7/13/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has been one of Tigers starter Justin Verlander's biggest nemeses.
Insight: Butler is 33-for-76 (.434) with five doubles and two homers lifetime against Verlander. The DH is still hitting just .272 with three home runs and a .678 OPS this season, but he's a must-start anytime he's facing Verlander.
 
7/8/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is a career .643 hitter (9-for-14) against Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Butler still isn't hitting with any power (2 HR) and he's even struggling with his average over the past 10 games hitting just .195 over that span. Its a great matchup, but the struggling hitter may not be able to take advantage.
 
Hot6/16/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is a career .432 hitter (32-for-74) against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Butler still isn't hitting with any power, but he is batting .351 over his last two weeks (11 games). The combination of Butler and Salvador Perez could get it done against Verlander on Monday night.
 
6/14/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Saturday against the White Sox and has driven in seven runs in his last four games.
Insight: Butler has just two homers all year. He's been getting more lift on the ball in June than he did the first two months of the year, but Saturday's homer was his first since May 2.
 
Cold6/10/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has struggled against Indians starter Corey Kluber throughout his career, batting just .111 (2-for-18) with six strikeouts.
Insight: Butler's bat hasn't shown up this season. He's batting just .249 with one home run and 21 RBI and his OPS is almost 200 points below his career number (.812).
 
6/1/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has had plenty of success against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Butler has had a season to forget so far, hitting .254 with just 10 extra-base hits, but he's batted .306 against southpaws and is 22-for-63 (.349) with three home runs against Buehrle.
 
5/30/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler had three hits and three runs in four at-bats Friday night.
Insight: All three were singles. Butler has just 10 extra-base hits (one homer) in 221 plate appearances this season and he's batting .249.
 
5/21/2014 1:51:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler shouldn't be trusted Wednesday against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Butler is hitting a mere .167 against him in 18 lifetime at bats. We wouldn't be surprised if Butler's hitting streak ended tonight at four games.
 
5/18/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler was on his game Sunday versus the Orioles.
Insight: He contributed three hits including his seventh double of the season. Butler's average is up to .240. That's still underwhelming by his standards but it's an improvement from earlier this week when he was hitting .226.
 
5/15/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is a lifetime .533 hitter (8-for-15) with two homers and a 1.763 OPS versus Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Butler's disappointing numbers to date (.239, 1 HR, 14 RBI) make him a touch selection at this point in time.
 
5/4/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler loves facing Tigers starter Justin Verlander. In 71 lifetime at bats, he's hitting .437 against him with two homers and 11 RBI.
Insight: That's pretty convincing. Ignore Butler's disappointing numbers (.231, 1 HR, 12 RBI) and plug him into your lineup ASAP.
 
5/3/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Kansas City DH Billy Butler owns Tigers starter Drew Smyly.
Insight: He's 5-for-6 against the left-hander. Butler's .236 average certainly isn't appealing to fantasy owners but this matchup is. Get him into your lineup ASAP.
 
4/26/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12) against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: We're still waiting for Butler to show up this season. he's batting just .207 with no homers and eight RBI. Perhaps today.
 
Cold4/24/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler went 0-for-4 Thursday at Cleveland and his average is back down to .195.
Insight: Butler had a streak of productivity (9-for-27), but he's gone 0-for-8 his last two games. The lead-footed DH has a career-high ground-ball rate of 65.1 percent, a career-worst 18.4 percent K rate and just two extra-base hits (zero HR) this season.
 

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