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Drew Butera

31-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

AVG

.190

HR

3

RBI

13

R

15

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 201   DOB: 8/9/1983   BORN: Evansville, IN   COLLEGE: UCF   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Drew Butera Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in November of 2013, avoiding arbitration.

August 14, 2014  –  Drew Butera News

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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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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 LAD 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
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  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/MIN 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 50 171 153 15 29 10 6 1 3 13 0 0 14 36 1 2 1 .190 .259 .301 .560
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3-Year Averages     47 127 118 8 20 6 5 0 1 9 0 0 6 24 2 0 1 .169 .216 .237 .453
Career  (View All)     240 712 650 53 119 38 27 3 8 54 0 0 38 134 10 5 9 .183 .236 .271 .507

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

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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
Aug. 27 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 24 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .259 .301 .560
Aug. 23 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .260 .303 .563
Aug. 22 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 21 SD Did not play.
Aug. 20 SD Did not play.
Aug. 19 SD Did not play.
Aug. 17 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .267 .311 .578
Aug. 16 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 15 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Atl 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .273 .319 .592
Aug. 13 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 10 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .268 .293 .561
Aug. 7 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 6 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 5 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 4 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 3 ChC 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .275 .301 .576
Aug. 2 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .267 .278 .545
Aug. 1 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .269 .287 .556
Jul. 31 Atl Did not play.
Jul. 30 Atl Did not play.
Jul. 29 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .271 .289 .560
Jul. 27 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 26 @SF Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 13 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .385 .539
Last 30 Days 29 1 4 2 0 1 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .167 .310 .477

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 47
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
2014355250.229.429.736
201350000.000.000.000
2012342010.118.147.336

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201411810180.178.263.507
201350000.200.200.400
2012775140.234.338.644

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014927060.163.239.465
201340000.250.250.500
2012563130.179.250.496

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014618370.230.393.702
201360000.000.000.000
2012554020.218.309.604
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 LAD 7 7 0% 57.1% 0.00 43% .333 .000
2013 29 MAJ MIN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/MIN 10 10 0% 50% 0.00 50% .200 .000
2014 30 MAJ LAD 171 153 8.2% 21.1% 0.39 76% .228 .111
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3-Year Averages     127 118 4.7% 18.9% 0.25 80% .204 .068
Career     712 650 5.3% 18.8% 0.28 79% .219 .088

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

Contact

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.190 AVG
TERRIBLE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.228 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.301 SLG
TERRIBLE
.111 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
8.2% BB Rate
AVERAGE
21.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.560 OPS
TERRIBLE
.259 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Drew Butera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butera is batting just .207/.285/.306 in 121 at-bats as the Dodgers' backup catcher.

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Butera will stick around as the Dodgers' backup catcher with A.J. Ellis back from knee surgery and set to resume his role as the starter.

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Butera went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's road win over the Nats.

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Butera drew two walks and hit his first homer of the year in Thursday's doubleheader nightcap against Minnesota.

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Butera has just three at-bats so far this season, though he may end up playing a couple times a week over the next month while A.J. Ellis (knee) is sidelined.

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Butera signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Butera has been called up by the Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Butera was traded to the Dodgers from Minnesota, Yahoo! Sports reports. The Twins will get a player to be named later, according to CBSSports.com.

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Butera was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

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Butera was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

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Butera (finger) was activated from the minor league disabled list Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Butera, who broke the fourth and fifth metacarpals in his left hand, has started to catch bullpen sessions and could be cleared to play in an extended spring training game by Monday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Drew Butera.

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.