Ty Buttrey

Ty Buttrey

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2022 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox in March of 2018. Traded to the Angels in July of 2018.
Pursuing return
PFree Agent  
January 10, 2022
Buttrey announced Sunday that he's hopeful to resume his baseball career in 2022, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Shortly before Opening Day last season, Buttrey said he was planning to retire from professional baseball, citing personal reasons. After a year away from the game, the 28-year-old has apparently changed his stance. The owner of a career 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 115 appearances, Buttrey shouldn't have much trouble securing a minor-league deal, at the very least.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-11%
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-6%
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-13%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .240 191 50 19 40 8 1 6
Since 2019vs Right .270 230 52 13 57 9 1 6
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left .273 52 7 6 12 3 0 3
2020vs Right .291 60 11 3 16 4 1 1
2019vs Left .228 139 43 13 28 5 1 3
2019vs Right .263 170 41 10 41 5 0 5
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-29%
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-35%
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-26%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.13 1.45 54.1 4 4 4 8.9 2.8 1.2
Since 2019Away 3.65 1.13 44.1 4 6 3 9.7 3.0 1.0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 6.91 1.67 14.1 1 1 2 6.9 2.5 1.3
2020Away 4.50 1.08 12.0 1 2 3 5.3 3.8 1.5
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
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A miserable campaign by Opening Day closer Hansel Robles provided Buttrey the opportunity to seize ninth-inning duties last season, but the right-hander struggled himself and ultimately lost the role after blowing four of nine save chances. It was the second straight frustrating season for Buttrey, who looked like the team's closer of the future following a strong 2018 rookie showing but faded in the second half of 2019 before posting a career-worst 4.94 FIP last season. Though Buttrey's blazing fastball held steady at 96.1 mph, his strikeout rate dropped precipitously -- from 27.2% to 16.1% -- and his 8.4 SwStr% ranked among the bottom 10% of MLB relievers. That's a troubling number given that Buttrey gives up plenty of hard contact, and it doesn't fit the profile of a high-leverage bullpen option. He'll open 2021 out of the closer picture after the Angels acquired Raisel Iglesias from the Reds.
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.
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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Stepping away from baseball
PLos Angeles Angels  
April 3, 2021
Buttrey announced via his personal Instagram account Saturday that he is retiring from professional baseball for personal reasons.
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Taking break from baseball
PLos Angeles Angels  
Personal
April 2, 2021
Buttrey, who was placed on the restricted list Friday, has chosen to walk away from the game for the time being, according to manager Joe Maddon, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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On restricted list
PLos Angeles Angels  
Undisclosed
April 2, 2021
Buttrey has been placed on the restricted list and didn't report to the alternate training site, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Gets demoted
PLos Angeles Angels  
March 28, 2021
The Angels optioned Buttrey to their minor-league camp Sunday.
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Yields three runs Sunday
PLos Angeles Angels  
March 21, 2021
Buttrey gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out two in one inning against the Padres in a Cactus League contest Sunday.
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