Ty Buttrey
Ty Buttrey
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Buttrey has 96th percentile fastball velocity that he is not afraid to use as he utilizes it nearly 60% of the time. His preferred secondary pitch is his slider, but it's his changeup that gets the swings and misses when he's looking to create those with non-fastballs He is rather split-neutral as a reliever in terms of R/L, but in-season, he struggled in the second half with a 5.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP after the All-Star break. Buttrey has the stuff to close if he can get consistent command of his pitches though Hansel Robles took hold of the job and ran with it last season. Robles lacks the track record, but has a strong leg up as the incumbent. Should something happen to Robles, Buttrey should be next in line. With more consistency, he could be something close to an ace reliever. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a $1.3 million contract with the Red Sox in June of 2012.
Solid in spring debut
PLos Angeles Angels
March 10, 2020
Buttrey (back) said he felt good after delivering a scoreless inning during his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old was held out with an intercostal strain early in spring training, but he looked fine Tuesday and hit 98 mph with his fastball. Buttrey had a 3.98 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 26 holds last season, and he's set to begin 2020 in a setup role to closer Hansel Robles.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Ty Buttrey generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .242 172 52 16 37 9 1 3
Since 2017vs Right .249 207 52 12 47 5 0 5
2019vs Left .228 139 43 13 28 5 1 3
2019vs Right .263 170 41 10 41 5 0 5
2018vs Left .300 33 9 3 9 4 0 0
2018vs Right .182 37 11 2 6 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.15 1.30 47.2 3 3 4 10.0 2.8 0.9
Since 2017Away 3.51 1.22 41.0 3 5 2 11.2 2.9 0.7
2019Home 4.50 1.38 40.0 3 3 2 9.7 2.9 1.1
2019Away 3.34 1.14 32.1 3 4 0 11.4 2.8 0.8
2018Home 2.35 0.91 7.2 0 0 2 11.7 2.3 0.0
2018Away 4.15 1.50 8.2 0 1 2 10.4 3.1 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ty Buttrey compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.65
 
K/9
10.5
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
97.1 mph
 
ERA
3.98
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.337
 
GB/FB
1.49
 
Left On Base
71.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2081 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.8%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ty Buttrey
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Angels may have acquired their closer for 2019 and beyond for the mere cost of Ian Kinsler. Buttrey had posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 64 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 44 innings for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox when Boston sent him west at the trade deadline. Buttrey worked his way into the ninth-inning mix before being shut down a week early with right knee bursitis, posting four saves in an 11-day period in September before blowing his last two opportunities while hurt. Buttrey throws a 96-mph four-seamer over half the time, supplementing it with a slider and changeup. His 14.3 SwStr% was driven by a 25% mark with his slider. Buttrey throws hard, exhibits decent control and induces a plethora of groundballs. Assuming he's healthy, the closer job should be his to lose, making him one of the better options for those choosing the inexpensive saves route.
Coming off a disappointing 2014 season, Buttrey breezed through the first few months of the 2015 season, earning a quick promotion from Low-A Greenville to High-A Salem. He showed the kind of promise that made the Red Sox give him a $1.3M signing bonus in 2012. The results all changed in the second half when he went 2-9 with a 5.45 ERA in 12 starts over 66 innings. His rough patch started once he hit the 70-inning mark. Buttrey's previous season-high was 62.2 innings. He's got a sturdy frame, suggesting he could be a workhorse, but struggles to maintain consistent mechanics, leading to command issues. He also battles his emotions becoming visibly upset when things don't go his way. He throws a fastball (91-93 mph, touching 95) / curveball (he changed from a knuckle-curve to a traditional one, so it is a work-in-progress) / changeup. He was exposed in the Rule 5 draft, but his level of readiness for the majors had teams shying away. He needs another full year of development before we start planning his MLB likelihood.
Buttrey spent the 2013 season with short-season Lowell and flashed potential, sporting a 2.21 ERA over 61 innings. After a miserable first start (four runs in one-third of an inning), he was a model of consistency in run prevention the rest of the way. But there's a sense the 6-foot-6 Buttrey should be better. His fastball reaches 93 mph, but he doesn't sustain that velocity, and he managed a mediocre 5.2 K/9. It remains to be seen if he can gain better command of the fastball, as his body matures and he gains experience. Still, he kept the ball in the yard (no homers allowed) and pitched in the zone for much of the season. Alas, he was far more effective against right-handed batters (.188) than those from the left side (.287). His curve is the better of his secondary offerings, but he's inconsistent with it, and the change is a work in progress. Buttrey projects to open the season at Low-A Greenville, which will be a good challenge for him, and provide a better indication of his ceiling.
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Spring debut on tap
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
March 10, 2020
Buttrey (back) is expected to make his spring debut Tuesday against the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Hits 96 mph in simulated game
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
March 9, 2020
Buttrey (back) hurled a simulated game Sunday and hit 96 mph on the radar gun, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Set to debut Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
March 7, 2020
Buttrey (back) will throw a simulated game Saturday and is set to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Completes another bullpen session
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
March 4, 2020
Buttrey (back) indicated that Wednesday's bullpen session went "phenomenally," Fabian Ardaya of The Athleticic reports.
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Feels good after bullpen
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
February 27, 2020
Buttrey (back) said he felt "pretty awesome" following his bullpen session Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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