Ty Buttrey
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a deal that included a $1.3 million signing bonus with Boston in June 2012.
Shut down with knee injury
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
September 26, 2018
Buttrey is suffering from right knee bursitis and won't be available to pitch over the final week of the season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
ANALYSIS
Buttrey previously suffered from the same issue in July, and he discounted the long-term impact of the injury. He also said that it was bothering him in his two previous outings, including Saturday's blown save against the Astros. Hansel Robles picked up a save Tuesday in place of Buttrey and is likely to get any opportunities that might arise this weekend.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .300 33 9 3 9 4 0 0
Since 2016vs Right .182 37 11 2 6 0 0 0
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.35 0.91 7.2 0 0 2 11.7 2.3 0.0
Since 2016Away 4.15 1.50 8.2 0 1 2 10.4 3.1 0.0
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
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 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.
K/BB
4.00
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.0 mph
 
ERA
3.31
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.365
 
GB/FB
3.57
 
Strand %
70.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2014
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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Blows another save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 25, 2018
Buttrey was charged with his second consecutive blown save after giving up a run on two hits with a strikeout over an inning in Monday's 11-inning win over the Rangers.
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Blows first save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 23, 2018
Buttrey was charged with a blown save and a loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits and a walk without recording an out in Saturday's 10-5 loss to Houston.
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Collects fourth save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 19, 2018
Buttrey earned the save Tuesday, pitching 1.2 shutout innings with three strikeouts and one hit allowed against the Athletics.
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Logs save against Mariners
PLos Angeles Angels
September 16, 2018
Buttrey got the save against the Mariners on Sunday, striking out the side and allowing no baserunners in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 4-3 victory.
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Tallies save vs. Texas
PLos Angeles Angels
September 12, 2018
Buttrey picked up the save Tuesday, pitching 1.1 shutout innings without a hit against the Rangers.
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