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Joey Butler PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 297 .274 .330 .412 90 0.2
Birth Date3-12-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age33 years, 8 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 TEX 27 8 15 4 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .333 .467 .500 73 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2014 SLN 28 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 69 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2015 TBA 29 88 276 71 12 0 8 16 82 3 5 2 .276 .326 .416 92 -1.7 -1.1 1.0 0.2
Career1022977514082091352.274.330.41290-2.3-1.00.60.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 SPO A- NWN 62 271 .262 .349 .378 .381 101 16.8 8.4 -3.1 147 0 -3.0 -2.3 8.5 0.9
2009 BAK A+ CLF 134 574 .263 .334 .399 .368 98 9.3 17.6 -5.9 113 0 -10.6 -3.3 8.9 0.7
2010 FRI AA TXS 132 573 .259 .335 .381 .345 94 4.3 17.0 -6.4 109 0 -3.2 1.3 6.1 1.5
2011 FRI AA TEX 13 55 .281 .349 .440 .308 108 0.2 1.6 -0.6 80 0 -1.8 0.9 -1.0 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA PCL 113 474 .280 .348 .439 .451 103 16.1 14.7 -4 120 0 -8.6 2.9 14.1 1.8
2012 ROU AAA PCL 137 584 .277 .340 .429 .351 95 35.7 17.4 -6 138 0 -9.5 -1.6 28.3 2.8
2012 MAZ Wnt LMP 25 104 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEX MLB AL 8 15 .250 .328 .411 .667 98 1.2 0.4 -0.1 73 10 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 119 505 .260 .334 .397 .376 91 26.2 14.5 -5.2 128 0 -3.2 -3.9 10.9 1.3
2014 SLN MLB NL 6 6 .237 .322 .312 .000 104 -0.9 0.2 0 69 8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2014 MEM AAA PCL 31 106 .269 .335 .411 .409 92 12.9 3.2 -1.1 177 0 -1.4 1.0 9.0 1.1
2015 TBA MLB AL 88 276 .254 .312 .407 .377 104 -2.7 7.4 -3.4 92 14 1.0 -1.1 -1.7 0.2
2015 DUR AAA INT 31 137 .260 .324 .380 .410 96 12.7 3.8 -1.6 166 0 -1.2 1.4 7.0 1.0
2016 COH AAA INT 118 465 .255 .317 .383 .303 108 -11.5 13.0 -4.6 90 0 7.4 0.9 -10.3 0.7
2017 SYR AAA INT 28 90 .248 .323 .378 .268 100 -0.7 2.7 -0.9 95 0 -2.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 SPO A- NWN 271 226 35 68 8 5 4 98 31 40 54 9 4 .301 .417 .434 .133 0 0
2009 BAK A+ CLF 574 522 82 146 33 1 12 217 76 46 146 6 4 .280 .344 .416 .136 0 0
2010 FRI AA TXS 573 516 67 143 26 6 10 211 58 47 120 8 6 .277 .343 .409 .132 0 0
2011 FRI AA TEX 55 44 11 10 1 0 2 17 4 7 16 2 1 .227 .382 .386 .159 0 0
2011 ROU AAA PCL 474 426 73 137 27 5 12 210 57 43 138 13 4 .322 .388 .493 .171 1 0
2012 ROU AAA PCL 584 493 93 143 28 1 20 233 78 79 128 6 4 .290 .392 .473 .183 5 0
2012 MAZ Wnt LMP 104 87 11 18 5 0 1 26 5 14 24 1 3 .207 .330 .299 .092 0 1
2013 TEX MLB AL 15 12 3 4 2 0 0 6 1 3 6 0 0 .333 .467 .500 .167 0 0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 505 426 71 124 26 0 12 186 51 69 119 1 2 .291 .395 .437 .146 3 1
2014 SLN MLB NL 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 0
2014 MEM AAA PCL 106 86 16 31 4 0 4 47 20 19 16 0 0 .360 .481 .547 .186 0
2015 TBA MLB AL 276 257 30 71 12 0 8 107 30 16 82 5 2 .276 .326 .416 .140 0 0
2015 DUR AAA INT 137 120 21 40 9 1 6 69 24 14 31 0 0 .333 .416 .575 .242 0 0
2016 COH AAA INT 465 413 54 99 15 2 8 142 42 45 106 4 1 .240 .318 .344 .104 1 2
2017 SYR AAA INT 90 79 8 17 3 0 2 26 8 11 21 0 0 .215 .311 .329 .114 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 66 0.4697 0.4394 0.5862 0.6129 0.2857 0.5789 0.6000 0.4138 -0.0027
2014 26 0.4231 0.5385 0.6429 0.8182 0.3333 0.7778 0.4000 0.3571 -0.0015
2015 1057 0.4674 0.5213 0.6479 0.7227 0.3446 0.7535 0.4536 0.3521 0.0014
Career11490.46650.51700.64420.71860.34100.74400.46080.35580.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 WAS $
2016 CLE $
2015 TBA $
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 31 dFrye McCann1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/10/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16. DFA by Cleveland 7/31/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/5/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay 1/3/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/3/15. Claimed off waivers by Cleveland 12/7/15 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 12/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 3/27/14. Contract selected by St. Louis 5/9/14. Released by St. Louis 5/23/14 (rights sold to Orix of Japan).
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Texas 8/5/13. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 10/3/13 after being DFA by Texas 9/30/13.
  • Drafted by Texas 2008 (15-453) (New Orleans).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Having a hard time buying the Indians OF next year. They have always been higher on Tyler Nanquin than the rest of the world. Where would you place him amount Abraham Almonte, Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Collin Cowgill, Joey Butler, and Shane Robinson next season?
(Truganini from CO)
Well, that's not exactly man inspiring group, is it? I'd probably plays him right below Chisenhall, though I should probably start treating Chisenhall with so much adoration. Davis is...well he's Rajaj Davis. The rest of those guys aren't very good. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)How were the following guys as prospects: Joey Butler, Joe Panik, Steven Souza
(Q from Brooklyn)
Panik was seen as a second division second basemen or utility player as late as this past winter, in some circles. Souza's a late bloomer who ran the gamut from toolsy prospect to malcontent to bust to legitimate bat first prospect. Butler was generally viewed as an org guy coming up, although I think some had him as a role 40. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Three questions about Joey Butler: how long can he keep up his .400 BABiP (It's been more or less that for his four seasons in AAA.) Why don't the Rays play him more often? We would assume he'll be returned to AAA when Jennings comes back, right?
(John Carter from Great Lakes region)
It is extremely unlikely anyone can keep a BABIP that high in the majors; barely any one ever does it for one year, let alone for multiple years. It's easier to get higher quality contact in the minors against weaker pitchers, poorer arsenals, and particularly the back end of bullpens that are organizational depth. Nearly everyone you're facing in the majors has a high end out pitch.

He probably should be getting a few more at bats than Brandon Guyer, but when you factor the high whiff rate in, the Rays are probably figuring that he is a BABIP fluke.

Yes, he seems like the guy who would go down when Desmond Jennings comes off of the DL. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Most annoying non-prospect everyone keeps asking you questions about is?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
Ha! I don't get many questions about straight NP's but I do get a lot of questions about fringe guys. Having covered the Rangers system the last few years (and I preface this by saying he's a great guy with a great story and works his ass off), I got way too many questions about Joey Butler. He's the type who doesn't project to have much of an MLB future but puts up big numbers in Triple-A. Those guys often lead to the questions. (Jason Cole)


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