Dan Butler
Dan Butler
31-Year-Old CatcherC
Boston Red Sox
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dan Butler in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in December of 2016 that includes an invitation to spring training.
Outrighted to Pawtucket
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 15, 2018
Butler cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
ANALYSIS
Butler was recently designated for assignment but will remain in the organization after passing through waivers unclaimed. The catcher has played in two games with the Red Sox this year and is slashing .202/.312/.322 across 58 contests with Pawtucket.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2016vs Right .367 6 0 0 1 0 .200 .167 .200
2018vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right .367 6 0 0 1 0 .200 .167 .200
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2016Away .310 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .143 .167
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away .310 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .143 .167
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dan Butler compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
28.6%
 
BABIP
.200
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.167
 
OBP
.143
 
SLG
.167
 
OPS
.310
 
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Butler is a career minor leaguer who got a shot at major league time when David Ross went down with an injury in August. He mainly served as a backup to Christian Vazquez and is not expected to be at the major league level when Opening Day rosters are finalized. The Red Sox will likely bring in a one-year rental, a veteran that can back up Vazquez and fill the gap until Blake Swihart is ready for his debut. That plan may even include the return of veteran David Ross, but Butler will likely work in tandem with Swihart at Triple-A Pawtucket this season.
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 on-base ability he showed at the lower levels, though he's not considered a strong batter. At 27, he's no longer a prospect but has worked his way to become a viable major league candidate that can handle himself defensively, while contributing some usable power off the bench. Beyond 2014, the Red Sox are unsettled at the position.
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.
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.
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Designated for assignment
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 14, 2018
Butler was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday.
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Starts Friday
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 11, 2018
Butler started Friday and went 1-for-4 in a 19-12 victory over the Orioles.
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Contract purchased from minors
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
August 3, 2018
Butler has his contract selected from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Re-signs with Red Sox
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
January 11, 2018
Butler agreed to a deal with the Red Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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Reassigned to minors
CBoston Red Sox  AAA
March 27, 2017
Butler has been reassigned to minor league camp, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
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