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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
269 .227 6 26 27 0 71 -0.4
Birth Date10-17-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
-0.02018
-0.42019
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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
2014 BOS 27 7 20 4 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .211 .250 .368 78 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2018 BOS 31 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .143 .167 98 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0
Career927530017000.200.222.32084-0.5-0.90.00.0

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
2009 LOW A- NYP 22 88 .246 .321 .349 .206 95 -5.4 2.7 1.5 57 0 0.3 -0.9 -6.4 -0.3
2009 SLM A+ CRL 2 3 .283 .342 .417 .000 96 -0.9 0.1 0.1 24 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2010 GRN A SAL 61 244 .256 .327 .379 .390 100 16.6 7.1 3.2 149 0 3.0 1.1 9.1 2.4
2010 SLM A+ CRL 35 143 .264 .329 .400 .352 105 8.5 4.1 0.8 155 0 1.3 1.0 6.0 1.3
2010 PAW AAA INT 2 5 .252 .307 .364 .000 86 -1.5 0.2 0.1 52 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2011 SLM A+ CAR 91 369 .250 .315 .385 .264 99 5.3 11.1 4.3 133 0 2.2 -0.1 4.2 2.1
2011 PME AA EAS 21 76 .244 .308 .373 .255 91 -1.5 2.2 1.4 85 0 1.1 -0.7 -2.6 0.1
2011 PAW AAA INT 1 3 .278 .353 .438 .000 91 1 0.1 0.1 53 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2012 PME AA EAS 73 285 .260 .326 .396 .281 103 0.6 7.9 4.7 108 0 -3.3 0.5 -2.0 0.8
2012 PAW AAA INT 22 83 .256 .321 .386 .275 96 -0.2 2.5 1.5 102 0 -1.9 0.3 -0.6 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 28 84 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 84 323 .255 .324 .380 .284 100 8.2 9.3 4 131 0 -4.8 -0.9 6.4 1.4
2014 BOS MLB AL 7 20 .239 .297 .375 .286 100 -1.1 0.5 0.3 78 9 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.0
2014 PAW AAA INT 83 325 .263 .329 .396 .301 95 -3.3 9.7 1.6 95 0 -20.0 -2.7 -6.1 -1.7
2015 SYR AAA INT 83 325 .257 .320 .366 .288 98 -7.3 9.0 5.5 83 0 5.7 0.1 -10.3 1.0
2016 PAW AAA INT 48 169 .252 .314 .381 .385 99 6.7 4.7 2.8 154 0 -4.4 -0.1 7.7 1.1
2017 PAW AAA INT 73 266 .257 .322 .399 .304 95 1 7.9 4.7 109 0 -1.1 -2.4 -0.8 0.8
2018 BOS MLB AL 2 7 .290 .358 .494 .200 108 -0.6 0.2 0.1 98 11 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.0
2018 PAW AAA INT 67 250 .244 .313 .373 .238 94 -2.8 7.3 4.5 93 0 -1.6 -0.8 -5.3 0.4

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
2009 SLM A+ CRL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2009 LOW A- NYP 88 78 7 14 3 1 1 22 10 4 14 0 1 .179 .264 .282 .103 0 0
2010 GRN A SAL 244 214 37 70 18 3 6 112 31 20 44 0 0 .327 .407 .523 .196 0 0
2010 SLM A+ CRL 143 113 16 33 12 0 1 48 17 23 21 1 0 .292 .437 .425 .133 0 0
2010 PAW AAA INT 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 SLM A+ CAR 369 312 39 77 20 0 11 130 66 45 56 4 1 .247 .350 .417 .170 5 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.000 0 0
2011 PME AA EAS 76 66 4 14 5 0 0 19 2 9 11 0 0 .212 .316 .288 .076 0 0
2012 PME AA EAS 285 247 29 62 14 2 6 98 26 31 42 0 0 .251 .351 .397 .146 0 0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 84 73 8 12 5 0 1 20 7 8 21 0 0 .164 .262 .274 .110 1 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 83 73 8 17 5 0 3 31 11 9 20 0 0 .233 .313 .425 .192 1 0
2013 PAW AAA INT 323 282 32 74 19 0 14 135 45 34 59 1 1 .262 .350 .479 .216 2 0
2014 BOS MLB AL 20 19 1 4 3 0 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 .211 .250 .368 .158 0
2014 PAW AAA INT 325 286 35 69 19 0 4 100 30 29 71 0 0 .241 .317 .350 .108 5
2015 SYR AAA INT 325 282 28 64 20 1 1 89 26 32 65 0 0 .227 .316 .316 .089 3 2
2016 PAW AAA INT 169 146 14 45 12 0 3 66 16 20 34 0 0 .308 .399 .452 .144 0 1
2017 PAW AAA INT 266 232 26 60 15 0 4 87 34 27 48 0 0 .259 .336 .375 .116 4 1
2018 BOS MLB AL 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .143 .167 .000 1 0
2018 PAW AAA INT 250 212 21 45 9 0 6 72 26 31 44 0 0 .212 .321 .340 .127 2 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 86 0.4767 0.3605 0.6774 0.5122 0.2222 0.6667 0.7000 0.3226 -0.0011
2018 21 0.7143 0.3810 0.6250 0.4000 0.3333 0.8333 0.0000 0.3750 0.0000
Career1070.52330.36450.66710.49020.24400.69940.56260.3329-0.0009

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
2012-05-12 2012-05-20 Minors 8 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2007-03-02 2007-06-05 Coll 95 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2015 WAS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 45 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Boston 12/13/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 8/3/18. DFA by Boston 8/14/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/15/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 12/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/16/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Acquired by Washington in trade 1/14/15 after being DFA by Boston 1/7/15. Signed by Washington 3/15. DFA by Washington 7/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • Signed by Boston as an amateur free agent 7/28/09 (Arizona).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 333 38 80 18 1 8 38 33 71 0 0 .273 .352 .423 97 15.3 C -6 1.0
80o 311 34 71 16 1 7 34 29 69 0 0 .258 .333 .400 88 9.9 C -6 0.4
70o 295 31 65 14 1 7 31 27 66 0 0 .247 .322 .388 82 6.4 C -6 0.0
60o 282 29 59 13 0 6 29 25 64 0 0 .235 .310 .359 76 3.6 C -6 -0.3
50o 269 26 55 12 0 6 27 23 62 0 0 .228 .301 .353 71 1.3 C -6 -0.5
40o 256 24 50 11 0 5 25 21 60 0 0 .217 .286 .330 66 -0.9 C -6 -0.8
30o 243 22 46 10 0 5 23 19 58 0 0 .210 .277 .324 61 -3.0 C -6 -1.0
20o 227 20 40 9 0 4 21 17 55 0 0 .194 .260 .296 55 -5.1 C -6 -1.2
10o 205 17 35 8 0 4 18 14 51 0 0 .187 .250 .294 46 -7.5 C -6 -1.5
Weighted Mean2752757130628246300.232.305.358732.3C -6-0.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202033311346214063028720.223.299.34267-0.42.6-0.83.78.0-8.3-6.4
202134316356314073228750.226.303.35670-0.43.2-0.83.68.1-7.7-7.3
202235311346114063028750.224.300.34668-0.52.7-0.83.58.0-8.0-7.2
202336290325713062826710.220.297.34066-0.51.9-0.83.27.5-7.9-6.7
202437279315512062725670.223.299.34467-0.52.1-0.73.07.2-7.4-6.5
202538271305412062624660.221.297.34166-0.51.8-0.72.87.0-7.3-6.3
202639259285011052523630.220.296.33966-0.51.5-0.72.66.7-7.1-6.0
202740252274911052422620.219.294.33565-0.51.1-0.72.56.5-7.1-5.8
202841247264811052322610.218.293.33464-0.50.9-0.72.36.3-7.1-5.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 85 Royce Huffman 2009 0 DNP
2 84 John Gall 2010 0 DNP
3 82 Efren Navarro 2018 66
4 82 Chris Gimenez 2015 110
5 81 Robby Hammock 2009 0 DNP
6 81 Dee Brown 2010 0 DNP
7 81 Guillermo Quiroz 2014 82
8 80 Jim Rushford 2006 0 DNP
9 80 Vinny Rottino 2012 81
10 80 Matt McBride 2017 0 DNP
11 78 Leslie Anderson 2014 0 DNP
12 78 Brian Dallimore 2006 0 DNP
13 77 Justin Christian 2012 79
14 77 Mickey Lopez 2006 0 DNP
15 77 J.J. Furmaniak 2012 0 DNP
16 76 Ruben Gotay 2015 0 DNP
17 76 Erik Kratz 2012 101
18 76 Ricardo Nanita 2013 0 DNP
19 76 Chris Heintz 2007 73
20 75 Chase Lambin 2012 0 DNP
21 75 Brandon Boggs 2015 0 DNP
22 75 Joe Thurston 2012 0 DNP
23 74 Bobby Scales 2010 88
24 74 Cole Gillespie 2016 82
25 74 Hernan Iribarren 2016 65
26 74 Bryant Nelson 2006 0 DNP
27 74 Reid Brignac 2018 0 DNP
28 74 Jon Weber 2010 0 DNP
29 74 Jesus Feliciano 2011 0 DNP
30 74 Mark Budzinski 2006 0 DNP
31 73 Rich Thompson 2011 0 DNP
32 73 Hector Luna 2012 86
33 73 Josh Rodriguez 2017 0 DNP
34 73 Gil Velazquez 2012 75
35 73 Nick Gorneault 2011 0 DNP
36 72 Sean Kazmar 2017 0 DNP
37 72 Robinson Chirinos 2016 97
38 72 Eugenio Velez 2014 0 DNP
39 72 Jorge Velandia 2007 110
40 72 Kris Negron 2018 78
41 71 Quintin Berry 2017 74
42 71 Jason Bowers 2010 0 DNP
43 71 Emmanuel Burriss 2017 0 DNP
44 71 Mark Minicozzi 2015 0 DNP
45 71 Jeff Bailey 2011 0 DNP
46 71 Jason Pridie 2016 0 DNP
47 71 Ed Lucas 2014 64
48 71 Adrian Brown 2006 61
49 71 A.J. Ellis 2013 100
50 70 Mike Cervenak 2009 0 DNP
51 70 Clint Robinson 2017 0 DNP
52 70 Jorge Padilla 2012 0 DNP
53 70 Brian Myrow 2009 0 DNP
54 70 Ed Rogers 2011 0 DNP
55 69 Anthony Seratelli 2015 0 DNP
56 69 Matt Treanor 2008 60
57 69 Hiram Bocachica 2008 0 DNP
58 69 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2014 0 DNP
59 69 Brendan Harris 2013 85
60 69 Danny Ardoin 2007 0 DNP
61 69 Mike McCoy 2013 0 DNP
62 69 Travis Ishikawa 2016 0 DNP
63 69 Miguel Ojeda 2007 0 DNP
64 69 Irving Falu 2015 0 DNP
65 68 Koyie Hill 2011 59
66 68 Pete Orr 2011 70
67 68 Kevin Barker 2008 0 DNP
68 68 Kevin Frandsen 2014 84
69 68 Ray Olmedo 2013 0 DNP
70 67 Joe Inglett 2010 92
71 67 John Baker 2013 73
72 67 Alex Presley 2018 0 DNP
73 67 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 0 DNP
74 67 Tuffy Gosewisch 2016 71
75 67 Ronny Paulino 2013 0 DNP
76 67 Rene Rivera 2016 75
77 67 Adam Rosales 2015 85
78 67 Will Rhymes 2015 0 DNP
79 67 Cody Ransom 2008 118
80 67 Earl Snyder 2008 0 DNP
81 67 Jonathan Diaz 2017 0 DNP
82 67 Wes Timmons 2011 0 DNP
83 67 Jason Ellison 2010 0 DNP
84 66 Don Kelly 2012 76
85 66 Stephen Vogt 2017 92
86 66 Wil Nieves 2010 61
87 66 Luis Figueroa 2006 74
88 66 Nick Green 2011 0 DNP
89 66 Andres Torres 2010 108
90 66 John Lindsey 2009 0 DNP
91 66 Chris Truby 2006 0 DNP
92 66 Omar Quintanilla 2014 76
93 66 Seth Bynum 2013 0 DNP
94 66 Carlos Corporan 2016 0 DNP
95 65 Justin Leone 2009 0 DNP
96 65 Jason Bourgeois 2014 90
97 65 Andy Phillips 2009 0 DNP
98 65 Brian Bogusevic 2016 0 DNP
99 65 Ramon Vazquez 2009 72
100 65 Josh Paul 2007 57

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Dan Butler is salt-of-the-earth backup backstop whose summoning to the major leagues last season was a testament to human resiliency and the value of hard work. And if he sees any significant MLB time in 2015, something went horribly wrong and everybody in Boston will be miserable.
2014 The Red Sox thought enough of Butler to add him to the 40-man last winter, but when the Sox were down to Jarrod Saltalamacchia after David Ross' concussion(s), Butler never got the call to show what he could do. Instead, Boston called up Ryan Lavarnway, then tried their hardest to avoid using him. Butler also didn't receive a September call-up, despite batting .262/.350/.479 in his first extended Triple-A stint, with Lavarnway once again promoted. Butler's defense isn't perfect, but he has the reputation of a capable staff handler, and is the superior backstop to Lavarnway by leaps and bounds. Butler has the potential to be a major-league backup, and if things go awry with 2014's catchers, maybe the Sox will give him the chance to show it this time around.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 afa .000 0.0 32 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 asx .000 0.0 1019 -.001 0.5 30 -.026 -.002 0.5 1.0 0.3
2010 afx .000 0.0 2333 -.005 3.8 73 .035 -.009 -1.4 2.4 3.0
2010 aaa -.002 0.0 68 .000 0.0 3 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 afa .000 0.0 1029 -.002 0.6 24 .004 -.010 0.1 0.7 1.3
2011 aaa .000 0.0 29 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.9 0.0
2011 afa .000 0.0 3112 -.002 1.6 98 -.004 .004 0.3 1.6 2.2
2011 aax .000 0.0 939 .000 0.1 27 -.018 .006 0.3 1.0 1.1
2012 aax -.005 -3.9 2977 -.002 2.1 84 .006 -.001 -0.3 -3.0 -3.3
2012 aaa -.008 -2.1 900 .000 0.1 17 -.029 -.004 0.4 -1.6 -1.9
2013 aaa -.008 -7.6 3434 -.001 1.5 73 -.013 -.001 0.6 -6.2 -4.8
2014 mlb -.004 -0.2 222 -.004 0.2 3 .025 -.002 0.0 0.4 0.1
2014 aaa -.029 -18.7 2451 .000 -0.1 48 .029 .000 -0.9 -19.7 -20.0
2015 aaa .011 9.7 3588 .000 0.4 67 .028 -.001 -1.2 8.7 5.7
2016 aaa -.009 -4.3 0 .000 0.0 34 .024 .000 -0.5 -5.1 -4.4
2017 aaa -.003 -2.7 2843 -.002 2.3 67 .025 -.001 -1.0 -1.3 -1.1
2018 aaa -.003 -2.4 1369 -.001 0.3 47 .036 -.002 -1.0 -3.4 -1.6
2018 mlb -.009 -0.2 116 -.003 0.1 5 -.013 .004 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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