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Dan Butler

27-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

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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: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/17/1986   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.

March 16, 2013  –  Dan Butler News

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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 SAL 35 143 113 16 33 13 12 0 1 17 1 0 23 21 0 1 6 .292 .434 .425 .859
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 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 71 280 246 29 55 19 15 0 4 27 0 0 25 63 0 4 5 .224 .304 .333 .637

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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 SAL 143 113 16.1% 14.7% 1.10 81% .352 .133
2010 23 A GRE 244 214 8.2% 18% 0.45 79% .390 .196
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 280 246 8.9% 22.5% 0.40 74% .285 .109

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

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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Butler was promoted to Double-A Portland on Wednesday, the Roanoke Times reports.

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Butler has been named to the All-Star team for the Carolina League, the Roanoke Times reports.

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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.