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Billy ButlerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2007-2016
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

PositionsDH-924, 1B-469, OF-201, 3B-90, LF-6Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBilly Ray Butler
Height6-2Weight225BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 18,1986 [32.061]PlaceOrange Park,Florida
High SchoolWolfson (Jacksonville,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,400,000Signing ScoutsCliff PastornickyService Time9.102 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-MLB-#75 ... 2005-KCA-#1 ... 2006-MLB-#29 ... 2006-KCA-#2 ... 2007-MLB-#25 ... 2007-KCA-#3
MLB DebutMay 1,2007 [21.013]
OrganizationsKCA [11] OAK [2] NYA [1] Awards21
TBC Player ID45958Retrosheet IDbutlb003MLBAM ID456714
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed21Power63Contact78XBH55RBIs78Runs36Hitting83Durability79Team.470Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkkca-3b18742607497223106850576340306.373.488.5961.08415535324.458.223.462.46417.5919.441.113.0926.0036.08
2005High Desert MavericksCalifA+kca-3b-of1992379701323022591004280603312.348.419.6361.05524157430.386.288.398.4449.7718.601.905.8115.1643.18
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAkca30of19291121435905190071800033.313.353.527.8805914119.337.214.277.3695.8815.132.574.2022.4040.00
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1214918416739230110004998603615.340.404.6111.01530071549.374.271.371.4288.9317.852.005.4616.3742.51
2006Wichita WranglersTexAAkca16of20119477821583311596104167818325.331.388.499.88723849535.355.168.256.3807.6612.521.632.8031.8031.01
2007Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-of-1b21572034059101134610433231628.291.412.542.95411024256.280.251.468.40616.8012.500.745.0815.6240.68
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21dh2192329389623285200275520258.292.347.447.79414733360.328.155.237.3427.5015.282.042.2241.1334.38
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-1b22261011834615130014700004.337.417.564.9815712115.326.227.366.42512.176.090.504.3520.2035.29
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16dh22124443441222201155013357002023.275.324.400.72417733478.294.125.196.3206.9011.921.732.3040.2727.05
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca161b231596087818351121931058103204320.301.362.492.85429973672.332.191.288.3698.6315.331.783.1328.9539.89
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca161b24158595771894501578006978509832.318.388.469.85727960678.341.151.267.37310.1811.501.132.2139.6731.75
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16dh251595977417444019952166953071516.291.361.461.82227563673.316.170.281.3529.8114.121.442.8231.4236.21
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16dh2616161472192321291072154111704920.313.373.510.88331362679.341.197.287.3777.9516.352.064.2721.1732.29
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16dh2716258262168270158200791023041128.289.374.412.78624042668.326.123.259.34511.8315.271.292.2538.8025.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16dh2815154957149320966004196508321.271.323.379.70220841603.310.108.182.3116.8015.922.341.4961.0027.52
2015Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16dh291515386313528115650052101704426.251.323.390.71321044601.282.139.236.3118.6516.811.942.5035.8732.59
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16d30852212461160431001934020113.276.333.403.7368920242.311.127.213.3207.8514.051.791.6555.2532.79
2016New York YankeesALMLBnya36d3012293102014002801000.345.387.517.90415332.450.172.241.3886.2525.004.003.1329.0030.00
2016Totals for AL-AL         972502771180535002142030113.284.339.416.75510423274.325.132.216.3277.6615.332.001.8250.0032.39
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1414510559214793225147728535008403434459207.290.354.441.79522524745686.320.151.250.0008.7914.771.682.5934.7332.05
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter397153229851511087333370204267212201158.336.416.561.9778601911779.365.225.363.00011.4715.011.314.1020.9937.09
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8330458931621859105739316212.306.414.549.96316736371.296.243.434.00015.3610.510.684.8516.8938.71
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1485899619342120115104885818628.328.381.504.88529763654.352.176.260.0007.3413.001.773.0629.4532.64
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter92379701323022591004280603312.348.419.6361.05524157430.386.288.398.0009.7718.601.905.8115.1643.18
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter742607497223106850576340306.373.488.5961.08415535324.458.223.462.00017.5919.441.113.0926.0036.08
Kansas City Royals Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter1166431750212732764127628534276972704054168.295.359.449.80819384074811.324.154.253.0008.8814.491.632.6433.9931.97
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2367598719644119960071135724539.258.326.394.72029964843.291.136.229.0008.4216.011.902.2539.9532.65
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12293102014002801000.345.387.517.90415332.450.172.241.0006.2525.004.003.1329.0030.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162585681693711783105796405724.290.354.441.79525854651.320.151.250.0008.7914.771.682.5934.7332.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games162625122210453301363083109918424.336.416.561.97735178726.365.225.363.00011.4715.011.314.1020.9937.09

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkkca-Rel18018.3110100104.08440400002.7716.62--8.31--0.00.000-
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter018.3110100104.08440400002.7716.62--8.31--0.00.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter018.3110100104.08440400002.7716.62--8.31--0.00.000-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings0518.315105100510220.0406203203020300002.7716.62--8.31--0.00.000-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca183B49--281101211150138.9202.82------7466.264.5
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca193B41--138318511496.8422.34------9244.629.3
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca19OF34--3833-4441.9321.21------9237.024.3
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca19OF26--3113-3532.9141.23------2989.718.6
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca20OF115--197871212205.9671.78------11996.682.7
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca21OF26--3721-4039.9751.50------5745.618.1
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca211B22--18520622211205.9729.32------5738.615.3
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21DH70---------------9276.143.2
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca211B131183798268987.9786.691.05-----9214.18.0
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21LF65434-1-54.8000.670.09-----926.53.7
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca221B21--1946-232002001.0009.52------2680.814.6
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22DH82---------------12466.150.6
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca221B34332602339227244242.9927.120.93-----12427.421.0
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca231B14514312481141921012312431233.9928.500.99-----15991.289.5
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23DH11---------------1596.96.8
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca241B1271261102100296610111041098.9958.651.00-----15880.478.4
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24DH31---------------15819.619.1
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca251B111194868-1094941.0008.551.00-----1596.96.8
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26DH138---------------16185.785.2
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca261B202016514715318165162.9828.100.98-----16112.412.3
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH150---------------16292.692.6
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca271B775356--456561.0008.001.06-----1624.34.3
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28DH108---------------15171.566.7
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca281B373531027224226298296.9938.000.95-----15124.522.8
2015Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29DH136---------------15190.184.0
2015Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak291B7757497-456561.0008.000.98-----1514.64.3
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak30DH50---------------8558.830.9
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak301B221411397728106104.9814.730.92-----8525.913.6
2016New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH6---------------1250.03.7
2016New York YankeesALMLBnya301B3317162121918.9476.001.06-----1225.01.9
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH782---------------7820.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B426410350231782682832934743446.9928.090.98-----4260.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF65434-1-54.8000.670.09-----60.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B43--37926645411405.9859.42------430.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF26--3721-4039.9751.50------260.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF141--2289101247237.9601.68------1410.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B41--138318511496.8422.34------410.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF34--3833-4441.9321.21------340.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B49--281101211150138.9202.82------490.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca18-----49-----
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca19-----41---34-
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca19---------26-
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca20---------115-
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca21--22------26-
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21--13---6---70
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca22--21--------
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22--34-------82
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23--145-------11
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24--127-------31
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25--11--------
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26--20-------138
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27--7-------150
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28--37-------108
2015Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29--7-------136
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak30--22-------50
2016New York YankeesALMLBnya30--3-------6

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor192610317266152100101900000.252.319.476.7954912113.266.224.3208.8516.811.904.4220.6046.15
2006Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2055110001001000000.200.333.200.533106.200.000.20016.670.000.000.000.000.00
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB21193171350210005310002.419.514.7741.28824737.423.355.51613.518.110.605.4115.5053.85
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2227741227614130091000002.365.434.6351.069471183.383.270.39210.8412.051.114.8218.5040.74
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2326791624504150071520001.304.375.519.89441988.333.215.3047.9517.052.144.5519.7537.50
2010Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB242469723400140061000200.333.377.391.76827477.377.058.1457.7912.991.670.000.0017.39
2011Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25257520266031730101110007.347.430.547.97741986.377.200.37311.6312.791.103.4925.0034.62
2012Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB262670629804150161300005.414.461.7001.161491276.472.286.3577.8917.112.175.2617.5041.38
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27277614244021900111500116.316.398.447.84534688.367.131.27612.5017.051.362.2738.0025.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2824661122411700101800003.333.421.470.89131676.447.137.28813.1623.681.801.3266.0027.27
2014Kansas City RoyalsWild CardMLB2814020002000100000.500.500.5001.000204.667.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB2839100000103100001.000.250.000.2500012.000.000.44425.008.330.330.000.000.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB28414142003001200201.286.294.429.7236217.286.143.2145.8811.762.000.000.0050.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB28515151003001100001.333.375.400.7756116.357.067.1336.256.251.000.000.0020.00
2015Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2922591116405150091300111.271.362.593.95535969.262.322.47513.0418.841.447.2511.8056.25
2016Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3019446146018009500002.318.434.523.95723753.342.205.40916.989.430.561.8944.0050.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs2610317266152100101900000.252.319.476.7954912113.266.224.3208.8516.811.904.4220.6046.15
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs244648111219522261343183113404229.338.414.545.95935380739.376.207.33811.2315.291.363.5224.9236.53
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs14020002000100000.500.500.5001.000204.667.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs39100000103100001.000.250.000.2500012.000.000.44425.008.330.330.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs414142003001200201.286.294.429.7236217.286.143.2145.8811.762.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs515151003001100001.333.375.400.7756116.357.067.1336.256.251.000.000.0020.00

Awards [21]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2004Kansas City Royals Minor League Player of the Year ... Pioneer League All-Star (3B) ... Rookie League All-Star (3B)3
2005Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (DH) ... California League All-Star Team (DH) ... California League Rookie of the Year ... California/Carolina League All-Star Game MVP ... Kansas City Royals Minor League Player of the Year ... Minor League High-A All-Star Team (DH)6
2006All-Star Futures Game MVP (United States) ... Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Texas League All-Star (OF)3
2007AL Rookie of the Month (July)1
2009AL Player of the Month (September) ... American League Player of the Week (September 7-September 13) ... American League Player of the Week (August 3-August 9)3
2010Kansas City Royals Player of the Year1
2011American League Player of the Week (July 25-July 31)1
2012AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... American League Player of the Week (July 23-July 29)2
2014American League Player of the Week (August 4-August 10)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-11-02DHFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Yankees30.198  
2016-09-15DHNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m)30.150Team Roster on 2016-09-15
2016-09-11DHFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Athletics30.146  
2016-08-29DHOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.133Team Roster on 2016-08-29
2016-08-22DHOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-7InjuredDL7 concussion30.126Team Roster on 2016-08-22
2014-11-19DHOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2015-2017 ($30m)28.215Team Roster on 2014-11-19
2014-11-02dhFree Agent -Free Agent--Team option declined, declared free agent28.198  
2012-05-06dhKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActive--26.018Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-03-02ContractSigned by Royals (1-year) 
2004-06-11Contractsigned 
* 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
2004Kansas City Royals-181,400,000-------1,400,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (1st round - 14th overall)
2007Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll21380,000-73744-2,459,737380,0001,780,000
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll22399,000-65323282,696,252390,0002,179,000
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll23421,000-58725272,746,792400,0002,600,000
2010Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll24470,000-51920432,812,412400,0003,070,000
2011Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll253,500,000-237274++2,722,607414,0006,570,000
2012Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll268,500,000-102189++2,954,887480,00015,070,000
2013Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll278,500,000-118487++3,023,990490,00023,570,000
2014Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll288,500,000-129386++3,256,497500,00032,070,000
2015Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll296,666,6668.102190580++3,571,283507,50038,736,6662014-11-19 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2015-2017 ($30m)
2016New York YankeesTeam Payroll3010,000,0009.1021121188++3,498,245507,50048,736,6662016-09-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m)
2016Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll3010,000,0009.102112288++3,498,245507,50048,736,6662016-09-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m)
* 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