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Drew Butera

32-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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.429

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1

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Butera began the year as the backup catcher for the Angels, but was sent to Kansas City after the Angels designated him for assignment in May. Between the two teams, the veteran backstop posted number...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/9/1983   BORN: Evansville, IN   COLLEGE: UCF   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Drew Butera Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2016  –  Drew Butera News

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Drew Butera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 22 A A 95 337 295 24 55 18 13 0 5 38 1 0 42 72 0 0 0 .186 .297 .281 .578
2007 23 A ST. 52 206 182 22 47 19 14 0 5 22 0 1 24 28 0 0 0 .258 .348 .418 .766
2007 23 AA NEW 47 177 167 10 35 7 5 1 1 7 0 0 7 27 2 0 1 .210 .246 .269 .515
2007 23 AA BIN 30 121 117 7 22 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 22 1 0 1 .188 .208 .231 .439
2008 24 AA NEW 96 351 302 39 66 26 18 1 7 39 0 1 35 55 4 4 6 .219 .308 .354 .662
2009 25 AAA ROC 98 329 295 23 63 19 16 1 2 25 0 1 22 49 7 3 2 .214 .270 .295 .565
2010 26 MAJ MIN 49 155 142 12 28 9 6 1 2 13 0 0 4 25 3 2 4 .197 .237 .296 .533
2011 27 MAJ MIN 93 254 234 19 39 12 9 1 2 23 0 0 11 42 6 1 2 .167 .210 .239 .449
2012 28 AAA ROC 15 48 43 6 12 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 3 9 1 1 0 .279 .319 .419 .738
2012 28 MAJ MIN 42 122 111 7 22 7 6 0 1 5 0 0 9 26 0 0 2 .198 .270 .279 .549
2013 29 AAA ALB 16 57 52 3 7 4 3 1 0 3 0 0 4 14 1 0 0 .135 .196 .231 .427
2013 29 AAA ROC 27 94 87 8 19 4 2 0 2 10 0 0 2 15 1 2 2 .218 .247 .310 .557
2013 29 MAJ MIN 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 29 MAJ LAD 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIN/LAD 6 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
2014 30 MAJ LAD 61 192 170 16 32 10 6 1 3 14 0 0 17 41 1 2 2 .188 .267 .288 .555
2015 31 MAJ LAA 10 21 21 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 .190 .190 .190 .380
2015 31 MAJ KC 45 99 86 6 17 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 6 24 5 0 2 .198 .266 .267 .533
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ LAA/KC 55 120 107 9 21 4 3 0 1 5 0 1 6 26 5 0 2 .196 .252 .252 .505
2016 32 MAJ KC 3 8 7 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 .714 1.214
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3-Year Averages     40 105 95 8 18 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 7 24 2 0 1 .189 .252 .253 .505
Career  (View All)     309 861 781 64 146 44 32 3 9 61 0 1 48 165 15 5 12 .187 .243 .270 .514

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Drew Butera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 27 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 26 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 25 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 24 Bal 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 .714 1.214
Apr. 23 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 22 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 21 Det Did not play.
Apr. 20 Det Did not play.
Apr. 19 Det Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Oak 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 15 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 10 Min Did not play.
Apr. 9 Min Did not play.
Apr. 8 Min Did not play.
Apr. 5 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 3 NYM Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 14 Days 6 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .571 .833 1.404
Last 30 Days 7 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 .714 1.214

Drew Butera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 3
2015 49 8
2014 57 1
2013 4 2
2012 41
2011 93
2010 47 1

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Drew Butera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201610000.000.000.000
2015281000.250.286.586
2014375250.216.405.715

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201661010.500.8331.405
2015798150.177.241.476
201413311190.180.256.511

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201641010.5001.0001.500
2015544030.167.167.404
20141018060.158.228.458

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201630000.333.333.833
2015535120.226.340.607
2014698380.232.377.697
Drew Butera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 337 295 12.5% 21.4% 0.58 76% .229 .095
2007 23 A ST. 206 182 11.7% 13.6% 0.86 85% .282 .160
2007 23 AA NEW 177 167 4% 15.3% 0.26 84% .245 .059
2007 23 AA BIN 121 117 1.7% 18.2% 0.09 81% .223 .043
2008 24 AA NEW 351 302 10% 15.7% 0.64 82% .246 .135
2009 25 AAA ROC 329 295 6.7% 14.9% 0.45 83% .250 .081
2010 26 MAJ MIN 155 142 2.6% 16.1% 0.16 82% .226 .099
2011 27 MAJ MIN 254 234 4.3% 16.5% 0.26 82% .195 .072
2012 28 AAA ROC 48 43 6.3% 18.8% 0.33 79% .333 .140
2012 28 MAJ MIN 122 111 7.4% 21.3% 0.35 77% .250 .081
2013 29 AAA ALB 57 52 7% 24.6% 0.29 73% .184 .096
2013 29 AAA ROC 94 87 2.1% 16% 0.13 83% .243 .092
2013 29 MAJ MIN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2013 29 MAJ LAD 7 7 0% 57.1% 0.00 43% .333 .000
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIN/LAD 10 10 0% 50% 0.00 50% .200 .000
2014 30 MAJ LAD 192 170 8.9% 21.4% 0.41 76% .230 .100
2015 31 MAJ LAA 21 21 0% 9.5% 0.00 90% .211 .000
2015 31 MAJ KC 99 86 6.1% 24.2% 0.25 72% .262 .069
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ LAA/KC 120 107 5% 21.7% 0.23 76% .250 .056
2016 32 MAJ KC 8 7 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .429 .285
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3-Year Averages     105 95 6.7% 22.9% 0.29 75% .243 .064
Career     861 781 5.6% 19.2% 0.29 79% .226 .083

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2016 Stat Review for Drew Butera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.429 AVG
ELITE
100% Contact Rate
ELITE
.429 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.714 SLG
ELITE
.285 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
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12.5% BB Rate
ELITE
0.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.214 OPS
ELITE
.500 OBP
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Drew Butera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butera is hitting just .208 (5-for-24) this spring but remains in a battle for the backup catcher job with Tony Cruz.

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Butera agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Butera is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

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Butera was activated from the minors Friday, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

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Butera was dealt to the Royals in exchange for minor league infielder Ryan Jackson on Thursday.

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Butera was designated for assignment Monday, Angels Director of Communications Eric Kay reports.

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Butera was confirmed to be the club's Opening Day backup catcher by manager Mike Scioscia, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Butera was traded to the Angels on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Butera was designated for assignment on Friday.

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Butera went 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year Thursday, a two-run shot in the second inning against the Braves' Aaron Harang.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A knee injury forced starter A.J. Ellis out of action early in the year, creating an opening for Butera to see time, though he continued to play second fiddle to Tim Federowicz over the remainder of the first month. The Dodgers eventually soured on Federowicz, but rather than giving Butera a chance in the primary role, they turned to 35-year-old journeyman Miguel Olivo to take the reins. After Olivo too floundered, the team finally gave Butera an opportunity at regular time, but their reluctance was justified as he recorded just 14 hits (two doubles) in 64 at-bats from May 10 until June 11 (.218 average). Ellis, following another stint on the DL with an ankle issue, was able to remain relatively healthy in the second half, limiting Butera to just 54 trips after the All-Star break, and Butera did little with his chances, slashing just .143/.222/.245 in those plate appearances. The Angels acquired Butera in December to back up Chris Iannetta, where he'll likely see approximately one start per week in 2015.

2013

Butera served as Minnesota's third catcher most of last season and will likely reprise the role again in 2013 if he sticks on the roster. He did not receive as much playing time as in 2011 since Joe Mauer stayed healthy, but Butera still showed he is one of the worst hitters in recent history in the majors as he posted career "highs" of a .198 batting average and .550 OPS last season. Butera is seen as a strong defensive catcher, but he is the rare player who is so anemic with the bat that extended playing time could really hurt a fantasy team. With both Ryan Doumit and Joe Mauer on the roster, he may spend most of the season at Triple-A.

2012

It was always assumed that if Joe Mauer went down for a significant amount of time that the Twins would acquire another catcher rather than give Butera extended at-bats. However, Mauer missed significant time last season and often wasn't able to catch when in the lineup, and the Twins stuck with Butera. The results were predictably terrible from a hitter who had a .214 minor league batting average as Butera had the second-lowest OPS of any player in baseball with 200 or more at-bats. Butera has a strong glove (3.0 WAR as a fielder), but it's more than offset by his anemic bat. Butera enters 2012 as the third-string catcher with Mauer and Ryan Doumit ahead of him, which will reduce his playing time.

2011

Butera won the backup job to Joe Mauer last season based on his defense, but he offers almost nothing at the plate. He hit just .197 with a .296 SLG. And there's not much upside since he never hit higher than .258 at any level in the minors. If Mauer were to get hurt for an extended period, the Twins would call up or trade for another catcher who could survive at the plate.

2010

Butera could compete for the backup role to Joe Mauer next spring, but he's a defensive catcher with little offense for fantasy purposes. He slugged just .298 at Triple-A last season and hasn't hit over .220 the last two years in the minors, so he doesn't have the bat to stick in the majors for any significant length of time.

2009

Butera is strictly of the good-glove, no-hit variety (.219/.308/.354 last year at Double-A), so he offers little upside for fantasy purposes.