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Billy Butler
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Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-1 / 240 NFBC ADP: 256.94
Position: DHBorn: 4/18/1986 Birthplace: Orange Park, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Royals (2004)

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Sep. 27 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Butler had a two-run homer and finished 2 for 4 in Saturday's loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Butler homered for a second straight day and is having a strong September. Six of his 15 homers have come this month and he's hitting .322 with 17 RBIs in 23 games.
Sep. 16 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Butler hooked up his fantasy owners Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler, a fantasy dud for most of the year, was 3 for 6 with three RBIs.
Sep. 15 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Butler was 0 for 5 with three strikeouts on Monday.
Analysis: Last year at this time, Butler was headed to the postseason with an up-and-coming Royals team. Now he's on the AL's worst team and played in front of a sparse crowd Monday on Chicago's South Side.
Sep. 9 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Butler was 3 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler has mostly been a bust, including a paltry .216 average against the 'Stros.
Sep. 7 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Butler went 2 for 4 with a solo home run Sunday against Seattle.
Analysis: Butler is riding a seven-game hitting streak in which he's gone 11 for 21 with four extra-base hits.
Sep. 6 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Butler ended 2 for 3 with two RBI Saturday against Seattle.
Analysis: Butler has turned it up of late, having gone 9 for 17 over his past six games. He's still at a disappointing .247 with nine home runs for the season.
Sep. 3 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler is a major fantasy flop with a .680 OPS.
July 2 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Butler was 2 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler has a .699 OPS after he was awful at .702 last year. He's clearly overrated and a bust.
June 30 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Butler went 3 for 4 with his sixth homer and 13th double against the Rockies on Monday.
Analysis: Butler has been a bit of a bust in his first season with the Athletics, hitting a career-worst .254 with 34 RBIs in 73 games.
June 18 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Butler had a season-high four hits Wednesday versus San Diego, including his fifth home run of the season.
Analysis: Butler has been a bit of a bust in his first season in Oakland with a career-low .680 OPS, though he still has 32 RBIs in 65 games.
June 5 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 with two RBIs on Thursday.
Analysis: Butler has hit safely in six straight games.
May 12 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Butler went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's 5-4, 11-inning loss to Boston.
Analysis: Butler had been struggling with a .131 average over his previous 15 games.
Apr. 13 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Butler was 3 for 4 with a double Sunday against the Mariners.
Analysis: Butler's tenure with Oakland is off to quite a start. He's 11 for 27 with at least one hit in every game.
Apr. 12 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET15:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE2:39 PM CT-Butler went 2 for 3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Butler is rolling, hitting safely in all six games so far.
Apr. 9 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Butler went 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler has a .845 OPS so far for the A's.

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