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Drew Butera

34-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

AVG

.151

HR

1

RBI

10

R

6

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

2016 was clearly the outlier in terms of rate production for the veteran backstop. Butera managed a .345 wOBA and 115 wRC+ in 133 plate appearances that season, but he's never had marks above .266 or ...

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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:

Signed a two-year contract with the Royals in November of 2016.

May 27, 2018  –  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 BIN 30 121 117 7 22 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 22 1 0 1 .188 .208 .231 .439
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
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 ROC 27 94 87 8 19 4 2 0 2 10 0 0 2 15 1 2 2 .218 .247 .310 .557
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 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 61 192 170 16 32 10 6 1 3 14 0 0 17 41 1 2 2 .188 .267 .288 .555
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 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  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ KC/LAA 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 56 133 123 18 35 15 10 1 4 16 0 0 8 36 2 0 0 .285 .328 .480 .808
2017 33 MAJ KC 75 177 163 18 37 8 4 1 3 14 0 0 12 41 1 0 1 .227 .284 .319 .603
2018 34 MAJ KC 31 104 93 6 14 5 4 0 1 10 0 0 9 24 0 1 1 .151 .231 .226 .457
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3-Year Averages     62 142 131 15 31 7 5 0 2 11 0 0 8 34 2 0 1 .237 .286 .321 .606
Career  (View All)     468 1,267 1,153 105 229 70 48 5 17 100 0 1 76 266 18 6 14 .199 .255 .293 .549

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Drew Butera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Jun. 24 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .151 .231 .226 .457
Jun. 23 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 20 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 19 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 18 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 17 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 16 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .240 .236 .476
Jun. 15 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 13 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 12 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 10 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .153 .240 .235 .475
Jun. 9 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 8 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 7 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 6 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 5 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .250 .247 .497
Jun. 4 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 3 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 2 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 1 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .258 .256 .514
May. 30 Min Did not play.
May. 29 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .261 .260 .521
May. 28 Min Did not play.
May. 27 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .277 .278 .555
May. 26 @Tex Did not play.
May. 25 @Tex Did not play.
May. 24 @Tex Did not play.
May. 23 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .278 .235 .513
May. 22 @StL Did not play.
Last 7 Games 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .166
Last 30 Games 29 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 .103 .103 .207 .310

Drew Butera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 30 1
2017 74 4
2016 51 2
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
2018263140.115.269.495
2017486120.208.313.596
2016284020.179.321.555

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018663060.167.212.448
2017115122120.235.322.606
201695144140.316.526.883

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018402030.125.175.397
2017758130.200.280.548
20167312090.342.507.891

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018534170.170.264.501
201788102110.250.352.650
2016506470.200.440.685
Drew Butera vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Tyler Skaggs ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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 BIN 121 117 1.7% 18.2% 0.09 81% .223 .043
2007 23 AA NEW 177 167 4% 15.3% 0.26 84% .245 .059
2008 24 AA NEW 351 302 10% 15.7% 0.64 82% .242 .135
2009 25 AAA ROC 329 295 6.7% 14.9% 0.45 83% .247 .081
2010 26 MAJ MIN 155 142 2.6% 16.1% 0.16 82% .222 .099
2011 27 MAJ MIN 254 234 4.3% 16.5% 0.26 82% .194 .072
2012 28 AAA ROC 48 43 6.3% 18.8% 0.33 79% .324 .140
2012 28 MAJ MIN 122 111 7.4% 21.3% 0.35 77% .250 .081
2013 29 AAA ROC 94 87 2.1% 16% 0.13 83% .236 .092
2013 29 AAA ALB 57 52 7% 24.6% 0.29 73% .184 .096
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 192 170 8.9% 21.4% 0.41 76% .227 .100
2015 31 MAJ KC 99 86 6.1% 24.2% 0.25 72% .262 .069
2015 31 MAJ LAA 21 21 0% 9.5% 0.00 90% .211 .000
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ KC/LAA 120 107 5% 21.7% 0.23 76% .250 .056
2016 32 MAJ KC 133 123 6% 27.1% 0.22 71% .373 .195
2017 33 MAJ KC 177 163 6.8% 23.2% 0.29 75% .286 .092
2018 34 MAJ KC 104 93 8.7% 23.1% 0.38 74% .188 .075
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3-Year Averages     142 131 5.6% 23.9% 0.24 74% .305 .084
Career     1,267 1,153 6% 21% 0.29 77% .242 .094

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Drew Butera Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2018 235.3 -4 - 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -2

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2018 Stat Review for Drew Butera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
8.7% BB Rate
GOOD
23.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.457 OPS
TERRIBLE
.231 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.151 AVG
TERRIBLE
.188 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.226 SLG
TERRIBLE
.075 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Butera went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

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Butera is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, 610 Sports Radio reports.

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Butera is not in the lineup for the first game of the doubleheader against the Tigers on Friday, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Butera is out of the lineup for the first game of the Royals' doubleheader against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

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Butera is not in the lineup against the Angels on Friday, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports.

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Butera is not in the lineup against the Mariners on Wednesday, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports.

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Butera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

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Butera is out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Butera went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

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Butera is set to open the season as the Royals' primary catcher following an injury to starter Salvador Perez (knee), Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

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2018

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2017

Butera had a career year in 2016 as the backup for All-Star catcher Salvador Perez. In 133 plate appearances, Butera slashed .285/.328/.480 while hitting four home runs and driving in 21 runs. Butera's batting average and slugging percentage were the highest of his career, but his abnormally high .373 BABIP would seem to suggest that those numbers will come down a fair amount in 2017. Butera has posted a far below average wRC+ of 49 over his career while his career FIP is over 130, indicating that his defense has been much more valuable than his offense over his career. Nonetheless, the Royals also liked him enough to sign him to a two-year deal this offseason to continue serving as a reliable backup for Perez. The 33-year-old will have a very good shot to log 100 plate appearances for the fourth straight year in 2017, even if his offensive averages regress back to the mean next season.

2016

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 numbers consistent with his past: he slashed .196/.252/.252 while mustering very few starts behind Chris Iannetta in Los Angeles and the heavily-used Salvador Perez in Kansas City. The 32-year-old is a strong defensive catcher, but he packs little-to-no power and is stuck in a role that bears very little fruit for even AL-only roto players.

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.