Ty Buttrey
Ty Buttrey
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
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
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$Signed a deal that included a $1.3 million signing bonus with Boston in June 2012.
Surrenders grand slam
PLos Angeles Angels
August 16, 2019
Buttrey was charged with three runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning during Friday's loss to the White Sox.
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The right-hander entered the game with one on and no outs in the eight inning and then loaded the bases before White Sox catcher James McCann jacked a grand slam to make it a 7-2 game. Buttrey has allowed eight runs over his last seven appearances (7.1 innings), inflating his ERA from 3.12 to 3.83 in that span. The setup man has earned 20 holds and two saves while amassing a 6-5 record across 55 appearances.
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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?
 
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121+
 
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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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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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Pinned with loss Saturday
PLos Angeles Angels
July 27, 2019
Buttrey (6-5) recorded only one out and allowed two runs on two hits, taking the loss in an 8-7 decision against the Orioles on Saturday.
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Collects sixth win
PLos Angeles Angels
July 20, 2019
Buttrey (6-4) earned the win Saturday, striking out the side in the eighth inning of a 6-2 win over the Mariners.
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Struggles in relief appearance
PLos Angeles Angels
July 8, 2019
Buttrey surrendered two runs on four hits while striking out one over his lone inning of relief Sunday in the Angels' 11-10 loss to the Astros.
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Charged with blown save
PLos Angeles Angels
June 6, 2019
Buttrey took a blown save in Wednesday's win over the Athletics after surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one over 1.2 innings.
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Grabs win Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels
May 28, 2019
Buttrey (3-2) pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two walks and striking out three to earn the win in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Athletics.
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