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Dan Butler

28-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

AVG

.211

HR

0

RBI

2

R

1

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Butler spent a full season at Triple-A Pawtucket, splitting catching duties with Ryan Lavarnway, and produced his best hitting season. The result was a career-high 14 homers, and Butler maintained the...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 210   DOB: 10/17/1986   BORN: Phoenix, AZ   COLLEGE: Arizona   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dan Butler Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with Boston in March 2014.

September 2, 2014  –  Dan Butler News

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Dan Butler 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
2010 23 A GRE 61 244 214 37 70 27 18 3 6 31 0 0 20 44 0 1 9 .327 .406 .523 .929
2010 23 A SAL 35 143 113 16 33 13 12 0 1 17 1 0 23 21 0 1 6 .292 .434 .425 .859
2010 23 AAA PAW 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 24 A SAL 91 369 312 39 77 31 20 0 11 66 4 1 45 56 0 5 7 .247 .350 .417 .767
2011 24 AA POR 21 76 66 4 15 5 5 0 0 2 0 0 9 11 0 0 1 .227 .329 .303 .632
2011 24 AAA PAW 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.666
2012 25 AA POR 73 285 247 29 62 22 14 2 6 26 0 0 31 42 0 0 7 .251 .351 .397 .748
2012 25 AAA PAW 22 83 73 8 17 8 5 0 3 11 0 0 9 20 0 1 0 .233 .313 .425 .738
2013 26 AAA PAW 84 323 282 32 74 33 19 0 14 45 1 1 34 59 0 2 5 .262 .350 .479 .829
2014 27 AAA PAW 83 325 286 35 69 23 19 0 4 30 0 0 29 71 0 5 5 .241 .317 .350 .667
2014 27 MAJ BOS 7 20 19 1 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .211 .250 .368 .618

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Dan Butler 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
Sep. 28 NYY 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .250 .368 .618
Sep. 27 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 26 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .294 .516
Sep. 25 TB Did not play.
Sep. 24 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .333 .583
Sep. 23 TB Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 14 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 13 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 12 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 11 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 10 Bal 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .333 .583
Sep. 9 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 8 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 7 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 5 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 4 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 1 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 31 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 30 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 29 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 14 Days 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 30 Days 8 1 4 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .875 1.375

Dan Butler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7

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Dan Butler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201460000.167.333.619

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014131020.231.385.615

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014121020.333.583.917

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201470000.000.000.125
Dan Butler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 23 A GRE 244 214 8.2% 18% 0.45 79% .390 .196
2010 23 A SAL 143 113 16.1% 14.7% 1.10 81% .352 .133
2010 23 AAA PAW 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .000 .000
2011 24 A SAL 369 312 12.2% 15.2% 0.80 82% .269 .170
2011 24 AA POR 76 66 11.8% 14.5% 0.82 83% .273 .076
2011 24 AAA PAW 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% .000 1.000
2012 25 AA POR 285 247 10.9% 14.7% 0.74 83% .281 .146
2012 25 AAA PAW 83 73 10.8% 24.1% 0.45 73% .280 .192
2013 26 AAA PAW 323 282 10.5% 18.3% 0.58 79% .287 .217
2014 27 AAA PAW 325 286 8.9% 21.8% 0.41 75% .308 .109
2014 27 MAJ BOS 20 19 5% 25% 0.20 74% .286 .157

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2014 Stat Review for Dan Butler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.211 AVG
TERRIBLE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.368 SLG
POOR
.157 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.618 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Dan Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Tuesday's game, Maureen Mullen of the Boston Globe reports.

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With David Ross (heel) set to be activated off the disabled list Monday or Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe, Butler is likely headed back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Butler made his professional debut Sunday, going 0-for-3 in a win over the Angels.

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Butler will get his first professional start Sunday in Anaheim, the Boston Globe reports.

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Butler has been called up by the Red Sox, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

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Butler was removed from Friday's game at Triple-A Pawtucket following David Ross' injury, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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Butler has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Butler was added to Boston's 40-man roster Tuesday, WEEI.com reports.

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Butler was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Butler is considered an advanced defensive catcher, with the requisite leadership skills needed for the position. His improvement as a backstop over the last few seasons raised his profile within the organization and prompted the team to add him to the 40-man roster. Offensively, there's still some work to be done. He's expected to work in tandem with Ryan Lavarnway at Triple-A Pawtucket, but his long-term future in Boston is unclear. The organization doesn't have a certain candidate to open the 2014 at catcher, so Butler has an opportunity to advance, but his bat might be hindrance. He projects as a backup in the major leagues.

2011

Butler was signed as undrafted free agent in 2009 and has been working his way through the lower levels of Boston's organization. He's noted as a game-caller and has all the requisite tools -- good footwork, quick reaction, handling balls in the dirt -- to be a fine defensive catcher. Offensively, he has a good approach at the plate and hit .310 between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem in 2010. The four-year collegiate is older for these levels of the minors, so he's probably not being tested by its pitching. His potential career as a major-leaguer will become clearer when he reaches the higher levels.