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Joey Butler

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2015 Stats

AVG

.276

HR

8

RBI

30

R

30

SB

5

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Butler spent 2011-2014 in Triple-A for Texas and St. Louis trying to prove he was worthy of another shot in the majors after seeing 21 plate appearances in the bigs during that span. The ever budget-c...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/12/1986   BORN: Pascagoula, MS   COLLEGE: New Orleans   DRAFTED: 15th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Joey Butler Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Rays in January of 2015.

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Butler was claimed off waivers by the Indians in December, Cleveland.com's Paul Hoynes reports.

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Joey 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 24 AA FRI 132 573 516 67 143 42 26 6 10 58 8 6 47 120 0 5 5 .277 .340 .409 .749
2011 25 AA FRI 13 55 44 11 10 3 1 0 2 4 2 1 7 16 0 0 4 .227 .382 .386 .768
2011 25 AAA ROU 113 474 426 73 137 44 27 5 12 57 13 4 43 138 0 1 4 .322 .388 .493 .881
2012 26 AAA ROU 137 584 493 93 143 49 28 1 20 78 6 4 79 128 0 5 7 .290 .392 .473 .865
2013 27 AAA ROU 119 505 426 71 124 38 26 0 12 51 1 2 69 119 1 3 6 .291 .395 .437 .832
2013 27 MAJ TEX 8 15 12 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .333 .467 .500 .967
2014 28 AAA MEM 31 106 86 16 31 8 4 0 4 20 0 0 19 16 0 0 1 .360 .481 .547 1.028
2014 28 MAJ STL 6 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2015 29 AAA DUR 31 137 120 21 40 16 9 1 6 24 0 0 14 31 0 0 3 .333 .416 .575 .991
2015 29 MAJ TB 88 276 257 30 71 20 12 0 8 30 5 2 16 82 0 0 3 .276 .326 .416 .742
3-Year Averages     34 98 91 11 25 6 4 0 2 10 1 0 6 30 0 0 1 .275 .327 .385 .711

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

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Joey 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
Oct. 4 Bos 4 2 3 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .326 .416 .742
Oct. 3 Bos Did not play.
Oct. 2 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .320 .387 .707
Oct. 1 Min Did not play.
Sep. 30 Min Did not play.
Sep. 30 Min Did not play.
Sep. 29 Min Did not play.
Sep. 28 Min Did not play.
Sep. 27 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 26 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 25 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 20 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .390 .711
Sep. 19 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .322 .391 .713
Sep. 18 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 17 KC Did not play.
Sep. 16 KC Did not play.
Sep. 15 KC Did not play.
Sep. 14 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .323 .393 .716
Sep. 13 Det Did not play.
Sep. 13 Det Did not play.
Sep. 12 Det 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .396 .722
Sep. 11 Det Did not play.
Sep. 10 Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 8 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .323 .393 .716
Sep. 7 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .324 .395 .719
Last 7 Days 8 2 4 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Last 14 Days 8 2 4 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Last 30 Days 15 2 5 0 0 2 6 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .733 1.066

Joey Butler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 34 30 6 43
2014 1 1
2013 5 3 2 2

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Joey Butler: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 23

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Joey Butler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015108144133.259.407.699
201430000.000.000.250
2013103010.400.6001.100

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015149164172.289.423.773
201420000.000.000.000
201320000.000.000.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015139153181.295.410.752
201440000.000.000.200
201331000.333.333.933

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015118155124.254.424.731
201410000.000.000.000
201392010.333.556.956
Joey 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 24 AA FRI 573 516 8.2% 20.9% 0.39 77% .345 .132
2011 25 AA FRI 55 44 12.7% 29.1% 0.44 64% .308 .159
2011 25 AAA ROU 474 426 9.1% 29.1% 0.31 68% .453 .171
2012 26 AAA ROU 584 493 13.5% 21.9% 0.62 74% .357 .183
2013 27 AAA ROU 505 426 13.7% 23.6% 0.58 72% .380 .146
2013 27 MAJ TEX 15 12 20% 40% 0.50 50% .667 .167
2014 28 AAA MEM 106 86 17.9% 15.1% 1.19 81% .409 .187
2014 28 MAJ STL 6 5 16.7% 50% 0.33 40% .000 .000
2015 29 AAA DUR 137 120 10.2% 22.6% 0.45 74% .410 .242
2015 29 MAJ TB 276 257 5.8% 29.7% 0.20 68% .377 .140
3-Year Averages     98 91 6.1% 30.6% 0.20 67% .390 .110

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Joey Butler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.276 AVG
GOOD
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.377 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.416 SLG
WEAK
.140 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.8% BB Rate
WEAK
29.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.742 OPS
AVERAGE
.326 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Butler was designated for assignment Thursday to make room on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Hank Conger, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Butler was recalled by the Rays on Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The Rays optioned Butler to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday's game.

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Butler is no longer in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

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Butler is out of the lineup Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Butler is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Butler is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Butler, who spent September on the Rangers' 40-man roster, was designated for assignment at the end of the season and claimed by the Cardinals. The 27-year-old outfielder will have a very hard time scratching the big leagues behind what is an extremely deep Cardinals outfield, even with the loss of Carlos Beltran. Butler is a capable fielder and has been a .300 hitter in three seasons at Triple-A. He also has some modest pop and may find his way onto a fantasy roster or two, if he's forced into full-time action due to injuries, but that scenario appears to be something of a long shot as long as he's rostered by a club with World Series aspirations.