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Billy Butler
.271 9 66
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-1 / 240 NFBC ADP: 255.67
Position: DHBorn: 4/18/1986 Birthplace: Orange Park, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Royals (2004)

Latest News
Nov. 19 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET0:24 ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST12:54 AM VEN9:24 UAE11:24 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with Butler through the 2017 season.
Analysis: Butler helped the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series last month after a 29-year playoff drought. In the postseason opener, they rallied late to eliminate Oakland in the AL wild-card game. Butler contributed two hits and two RBIs.
Nov. 1 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-The Royals have declined their option for next season on Butler, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year career.
Analysis: The Royals elected to pay Butler a $1 million buyout rather than exercise their $12.5 million option for next season. There is still the chance Butler could sign a new contract with the club that chose him in the first round of the 2004 amateur draft. Butler was an All-Star two years ago, when the game was played in Kansas City. But he hit just .271 with nine homers and 66 RBIs this season, far below his career averages.
Sep. 29 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Butler was 2 for 2 with his 32nd double in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Analysis: The Royals are in the AL's wild-card game despite Butler hitting a career-low .271 in 151 contests.
Sep. 25 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 with his 31st double and three RBIs in a 6-4 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler is 7 for 16 over his last four games with five RBIs after going 1 for 19 in his previous six.
Sep. 24 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 with three runs scored Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler is still a pathetic 7-for-37 in his last 11 games.
July 27 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 with his fifth homer on Saturday.
Analysis: Butler is hitting .298 at home but just .241 elsewhere.
July 3 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Butler was 0 for 5 with three strikeouts Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler has one hit in his last 17 at-bats.
June 21 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Butler extended his hitting streak with three hits in a 7-5 loss to Seattle on Friday.
Analysis: Butler is batting .474 with 11 RBIs over a 10-game hitting streak.
May 31 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Butler collected three hits in Friday's win in Toronto.
Analysis: He's 5 for 10 in the first two games of the series.
May 11 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Butler went 2 for 4 in Saturday's 3-1 loss at Seattle.
Analysis: Butler looks like a bust with a .244 average for KC.
Apr. 25 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Butler went 0 for 4 in Thursday's 5-1 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Butler is now hitting just .111 (5 for 45) on the road. Fantasy owners may want to think about sitting him until he heats up.

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