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Joey ButlerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2013-2015
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Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League

PositionsRF-596, LF-179, OF-50, CF-49, DH-45, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Frank Butler
Height6-2Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 12,1986 [32.043]PlacePascagoula,Mississippi
High SchoolPascagoula (Pascagoula,MS)
CollegeUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans,LA), Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Gulfport,MS)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 15th round (453rd overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsRandy TaylorService Time1.031 (2015)
MLB DebutAugust 7,2013 [27.148]
OrganizationsTEX [6] CLE [1] SLN [1] TBA [1] WAS [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID3604Retrosheet IDbutlj002MLBAM ID542994
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007New OrleansSBCNCAA-1Jr16lf-rf21562154873150523165103460000.340.385.479.86410320231.386.139.237.3804.3314.723.402.1643.0027.40
2008New OrleansSBCNCAA-1Sr-lf-rf2263267779221611581372150130208.345.416.5921.00815838303.389.247.348.4336.9316.502.383.6324.2741.30
2008Spokane IndiansNwstA-tex24of226222635688543194405450005.301.417.434.8519817271.381.133.332.38314.7619.931.351.4856.5025.00
2009Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+tex10rf231345228214633112766446146501014.280.343.416.75921746574.367.136.228.3368.0125.443.172.0943.5031.51
2010Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex21rf241325166714326610588647120505321.277.340.409.74921142573.340.132.227.3308.2020.942.551.7551.6029.37
2011Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex21rf251344111010242171640001.227.382.386.76817355.308.159.341.35312.7329.092.293.6422.0030.00
2011Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex16rf251134267313727512571344313840129.322.388.493.88121044474.451.171.293.3859.0729.113.212.5335.5032.12
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12647084147285146115550154801210.313.388.483.87122747529.439.170.298.3819.4529.113.082.6533.5731.97
2012Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex16rf261374939314328120786479128705316.290.392.473.86523349584.351.183.347.37613.5321.921.623.4224.6534.27
2013Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex16rf-lf271194267112426012511269119613010.291.395.437.83218638505.376.146.305.37013.6623.561.722.3835.5030.65
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex20lf-rf27812342001003600000.333.467.500.9676215.667.167.417.42620.0040.002.000.000.0050.00
2014Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln0lf28318616314042000191610012.360.481.5471.028478106.409.187.407.45117.9215.090.843.7721.5025.81
2014Orix BuffaloesJap PacIntl-28215251220260091940101.231.379.385.76420466.313.154.327.34913.6428.792.113.0326.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln56rf2865000000001300000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.11516.6750.003.000.000.000.00
2015Durham BullsILAAAtba29rf293112021409162400143130004.333.416.575.9916916137.410.242.358.42510.2222.632.214.3820.0040.00
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba9dh-lf29882573071120830521682300016.276.326.416.74210720276.377.140.214.3255.8029.715.132.9032.1328.17
2016Columbus ClippersILAAAcle2lf301184135499152842414510632129.240.318.344.66214225464.303.104.220.2939.7022.842.361.7251.6325.25
2017Syracuse ChiefsILAAAwas0lf312879817302800112100001.215.311.329.64026590.268.114.253.28712.2223.331.912.2239.5029.41
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1022743375140831522091300016.274.330.412.74211322297.383.138.223.0006.7330.644.552.6934.2529.33
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter918335153195818021924494926420895433161192.286.371.434.80514562933833.364.148.281.00010.9623.352.132.4036.4230.58
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5772043336591112964280241128055924310851.289.380.447.8279131852360.369.158.301.00011.8623.692.002.7131.9231.30
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14556078153276126210754136905322.273.344.407.75122845628.338.134.236.0008.6021.662.521.9146.6729.41
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1345228214633112766446146501014.280.343.416.75921746574.367.136.228.0008.0125.443.172.0943.5031.51
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6222635688543194405450005.301.417.434.8519817271.381.133.332.00014.7619.931.351.4856.5025.00
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter215251220260091940101.231.379.385.76420466.313.154.327.00013.6428.792.113.0326.0033.33
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter119482125165366168129123184190208.342.403.541.94426158534.388.199.299.0005.8115.732.713.0030.1335.15
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter882573071120830521682300016.276.326.416.74210720276.377.140.214.0005.8029.715.132.9032.1328.17
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter812342001003600000.333.467.500.9676215.667.167.417.00020.0040.002.000.000.0050.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65000000001300000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.00016.6750.003.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624355211922013498332145500025.274.330.412.74217935472.383.138.223.0006.7330.644.552.6934.2529.33
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625919416932416799574158813216.286.371.434.80525752676.364.148.281.00010.9623.352.132.4036.4230.58

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Spokane Indians NwstA-tex22OF50--7422-7876.9741.52------6280.665.8
2009Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tex23RF121--17567-188181.9631.50------13490.386.4
2009Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tex23CF14--24---24241.0001.71------13410.410.0
2010Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex24RF129--253681267259.9702.01------13297.792.8
2011Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex25RF13--27--127271.0002.08------13100.09.3
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex25RF88--153641163159.9751.81------11377.961.1
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex25CF25--52-3-5552.9452.08------11322.117.4
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex25LF3--4---441.0001.33------1132.72.1
2012Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex26RF125--22911--2402401.0001.92------13791.286.8
2012Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex26CF9--2511-2726.9632.89------1376.66.3
2013Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex27RF53--9913-103100.9711.89------11944.536.8
2013Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex27LF47--683227371.9731.51------11939.532.6
2013Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex27CF1--3---331.0003.00------1190.80.7
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex27LF33192---221.0000.670.11-----837.51.8
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex27RF2-21---111.0000.500.50-----825.01.2
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH2---------------825.01.2
2014Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28LF14--171--18181.0001.29------3145.29.8
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28RF1-41---111.0001.000.25-----616.70.6
2015Durham Bulls ILAAAtba29RF17--31---31311.0001.82------3154.811.8
2015Durham Bulls ILAAAtba29LF6--9---991.0001.50------3119.44.2
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29DH43---------------8848.926.5
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29LF30221984811-5049.9801.630.25-----8834.118.5
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29RF62187---771.0001.170.39-----886.83.7
2016Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle30LF60--11631-120119.9921.98------11850.841.7
2016Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle30RF37--764--80801.0002.16------11831.425.7
2017Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas31LF16--12---12121.0000.75------2857.111.3
2017Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas31RF4--10---10101.0002.50------2814.32.8
2017Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas311B1---------------283.60.7
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH45---------------450.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF33252175011-5251.9811.550.24-----330.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF92249---991.0001.000.38-----90.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF324--5982271627620.9891.91------3240.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF146--226732236233.9871.60------1460.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF35--8014-8581.9532.31------350.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF142--280682294286.9732.01------1420.00.0
A+ Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF121--17567-188181.9631.50------1210.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF14--24---24241.0001.71------140.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF50--7422-7876.9741.52------500.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Spokane Indians NwstA-tex22---------50-
2009Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tex23-------14121--
2010Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex24--------129--
2011Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex25--------13--
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex25------32588--
2012Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex26-------9125--
2013Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex27------47153--
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex27------3-2-2
2014Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28------14----
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28--------1--
2015Durham Bulls ILAAAtba29------6-17--
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29------30-6-43
2016Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle30------60-37--
2017Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas31--1---16-4--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2310000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Surprise RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor24145791321284141300000.228.279.404.68323561.262.176.2986.5621.313.253.2828.5038.46
2010Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2456131000101200000.500.571.6671.238417.750.167.50014.2928.572.000.000.0033.33
2011Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB25610231011002300000.300.417.7001.1177212.333.400.60016.6725.001.508.3310.0066.67
2012Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB261013362101003300000.462.563.7691.33210316.600.307.53818.7518.751.000.000.0050.00
2013Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB271520231002003810001.150.292.200.4924124.250.050.20012.5033.332.670.000.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB281319241002003500000.211.318.263.5815122.286.052.21113.6422.731.670.000.0025.00
2015Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB29223951030270041600000.256.326.487.81319543.381.231.3339.3037.214.004.6519.5050.00
2016Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB3020346720270041000001.206.289.441.73015438.227.235.35310.5326.322.505.2617.0057.14
2017Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs145791321284141300000.228.279.404.68323561.262.176.2986.5621.313.253.2828.5038.46
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs93142213711152010214710002.261.360.458.8186517164.356.197.35212.8028.662.243.0528.4045.95

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2011Pacific Coast League All-Star (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-11-07DHFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.240  
2017-10-04DHWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list31.206Team Roster on 2017-10-04
2017-06-24DHWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.104Team Roster on 2017-06-24
2017-05-21DHWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list31.070Team Roster on 2017-05-21
2017-04-26DHWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.045Team Roster on 2017-04-26
2017-04-06DHWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Syracuse (AAA)31.025Team Roster on 2017-04-06
2017-02-09DHWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.334Team Roster on 2017-02-09
2016-10-02DHFree Agent -Free Agent--Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent30.204  
2016-08-05DHCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors30.146Team Roster on 2016-08-05
2016-08-01DHCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment30.142Team Roster on 2016-08-01
2016-03-26DHCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Columbus (AAA)30.014Team Roster on 2016-03-26
2015-12-08DHCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Rays by Indians29.271Team Roster on 2015-12-08
2015-12-05DHTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment29.268Team Roster on 2015-12-05
2015-08-28DHTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Durham (AAA)29.169Team Roster on 2015-08-28
2015-08-13DHTampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Durham (AAA)29.154Team Roster on 2015-08-13
2015-05-04DHTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors29.053Team Roster on 2015-05-04
2015-04-09lfTampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Durham (AAA)29.028Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2015-01-11lfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-ActiveContractSigned to Minor League Contract28.305Team Roster on 2015-01-11
2014-05-23lfFree Agent -InternationalContractSigned with Orix (Japan)28.072  
2014-05-23lfFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Cardinals28.072  
2014-05-21lfSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Memphis (AAA)28.070Team Roster on 2014-05-21
2014-05-09lfSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors28.058Team Roster on 2014-05-09
2014-04-12lfSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Memphis (AAA)28.031Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-03-29lfSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors28.017Team Roster on 2014-03-29
2014-03-23lfSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to minors28.011Team Roster on 2014-03-23
2013-10-04lfSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Cardinals27.206Team Roster on 2013-10-04
2013-09-30lfTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment27.202Team Roster on 2013-09-30
2013-09-03lfTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Round Rock (AAA)27.175Team Roster on 2013-09-03
2013-08-10lfTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Round Rock (AAA)27.151Team Roster on 2013-08-10
2013-08-05lfTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Round Rock (AAA)27.146Team Roster on 2013-08-05
2013-05-02RFTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Hamstring27.051Team Roster on 2013-05-02
2012-06-09RFTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-Minors--26.089Team Roster on 2012-06-09
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2013Texas RangersTeam Payroll27490,000-77533-3,023,990490,000490,000
2014St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll28500,000-79430-3,256,497500,000990,0002014-05-23 - Signed with Orix (Japan)
2015Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll29507,5001.03178433-3,571,283507,5001,497,5002015-01-11 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red