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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
2 27 .200 .222 .320 79 0.0
Birth Date10-17-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02014
2015
2016
2017
-0.02018
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 73 -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 99 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0
Career927530017000.200.222.32080-0.5-0.90.00.0

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 G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 LOW A- 22 88 .246 .321 .349 .206 95 -5.4 2.7 1.5 103 2 0.3 -0.9 0.3 0.4
2009 SLM A+ 2 3 .283 .342 .417 .000 96 -0.9 0.1 0.1 89 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 GRN A 61 244 .256 .327 .379 .390 99 15 7.0 3.1 137 1 3.0 1.1 11.5 2.6
2010 SLM A+ 35 143 .264 .329 .400 .352 106 6.8 4.0 0.8 122 3 1.3 1.0 4.0 1.1
2010 PAW AAA 2 5 .252 .307 .364 .000 85 -1.5 0.2 0.1 87 4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 SLM A+ 91 369 .250 .315 .385 .264 100 5.4 11.1 4.3 132 2 2.2 -0.1 14.3 3.1
2011 PME AA 21 76 .244 .308 .373 .255 92 -1.5 2.2 1.4 97 2 1.1 -0.7 0.0 0.4
2011 PAW AAA 1 3 .278 .353 .438 .000 91 1 0.1 0.1 105 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PME AA 73 285 .260 .326 .396 .281 104 0.3 7.9 4.7 111 2 -3.3 0.5 4.8 1.5
2012 PAW AAA 22 83 .256 .321 .386 .275 96 -0.2 2.5 1.5 103 2 -1.9 0.3 0.7 0.3
2012 TOR Wnt 28 84 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA 84 323 .255 .324 .380 .284 99 8.6 9.3 4 127 1 -4.8 -0.9 11.7 2.0
2014 BOS MLB 7 20 .239 .297 .375 .286 102 -1.2 0.5 0.3 73 23 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.0
2014 PAW AAA 83 325 .263 .329 .396 .301 94 -2.9 9.7 1.6 89 1 -20.0 -2.7 -3.6 -1.5
2015 SYR AAA 83 325 .257 .320 .366 .288 98 -6.8 9.0 5.5 84 1 5.7 0.1 -5.6 1.5
2016 PAW AAA 48 169 .252 .314 .381 .385 95 8 4.7 2.8 107 2 -4.4 -0.1 1.8 0.5
2017 PAW AAA 73 266 .257 .322 .399 .304 94 1.5 7.9 4.7 106 1 -1.1 -2.4 2.1 1.1
2018 BOS MLB 2 7 .290 .358 .494 .200 108 -0.6 0.2 0.1 99 23 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.0
2018 PAW AAA 67 250 .244 .313 .373 .238 94 -2.8 7.3 4.5 107 1 -1.6 -0.8 2.7 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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

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).

2018 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 TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 315 36 78 21 0 6 34 35 70 0 0 .287 .376 .430 .279 16.3 C -6 1.1
80o 293 32 68 18 0 5 30 31 67 0 0 .267 .353 .396 .264 10.7 C -6 0.5
70o 276 29 63 17 0 5 28 28 65 0 0 .260 .344 .393 .254 7.2 C -6 0.1
60o 263 27 56 15 0 4 26 26 63 0 0 .242 .324 .359 .245 4.4 C -6 -0.2
50o 250 24 52 14 0 4 24 24 61 0 0 .235 .316 .353 .237 2.0 C -6 -0.4
40o 237 22 49 13 0 4 22 22 58 0 0 .233 .314 .352 .229 -0.1 C -6 -0.7
30o 224 20 44 12 0 3 20 20 56 0 0 .221 .300 .327 .220 -2.2 C -6 -0.9
20o 207 18 38 10 0 3 18 17 53 0 0 .204 .277 .306 .210 -4.3 C -6 -1.1
10o 185 15 32 9 0 2 15 14 49 0 0 .192 .261 .281 .196 -6.6 C -6 -1.4
Weighted Mean2562555150425256200.243.324.363.2413.1C -6-0.3

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 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 TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201932182203810031717450.234.316.354.236-0.12.0-0.52.14.9-4.6-3.0
20203314315298021313350.232.312.347.233-0.31.0-0.41.63.8-4.0-3.4
20213412213257021112300.230.313.348.234-0.21.0-0.31.43.3-3.3-2.9
20223512313257021112310.231.313.347.233-0.20.9-0.31.33.3-3.4-3.0
20233610612226021010270.229.312.344.232-0.20.6-0.31.12.9-3.1-2.6
20243796101950199240.229.311.345.232-0.20.4-0.31.02.6-2.8-2.3
20253889101850188230.229.310.343.231-0.20.4-0.20.92.4-2.7-2.1
2026398191640178210.228.309.341.230-0.20.2-0.20.82.2-2.5-1.9
2027407181440167180.226.306.338.228-0.20.0-0.20.71.9-2.4-1.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year COMP_DRC_PLUS Trend
1 90 Johnny Monell 2017 ? DNP
2 86 J.R. House 2011 ? DNP
3 86 Blake Lalli 2014 ? DNP
4 84 Eric Fryer 2017 ?
5 84 Joey Hammond 2009 ? DNP
6 83 Royce Huffman 2008 ? DNP
7 83 Vinny Rottino 2011 ?
8 83 Chris Gimenez 2014 ?
9 83 Efren Navarro 2017 ?
10 83 Josh Rodriguez 2016 ? DNP
11 83 John Gall 2009 ? DNP
12 82 Dee Brown 2009 ? DNP
13 82 J.J. Furmaniak 2011 ? DNP
14 82 Andy Gonzalez 2013 ? DNP
15 82 Ruben Gotay 2014 ? DNP
16 81 Drew Sutton 2014 ? DNP
17 81 Justin Christian 2011 ?
18 81 Michel Hernandez 2010 ? DNP
19 81 Javier Colina 2010 ? DNP
20 80 Jason Bowers 2009 ? DNP
21 80 Adam Stern 2011 ? DNP
22 80 Erick Almonte 2009 ? DNP
23 80 Ed Lucas 2013 ?
24 80 Paul Phillips 2008 ?
25 80 Leslie Anderson 2013 ? DNP
26 80 Rich Thompson 2010 ? DNP
27 79 Andres Torres 2009 ?
28 79 Todd Donovan 2010 ? DNP
29 79 Barbaro Canizares 2011 ? DNP
30 79 Doug Clark 2007 ? DNP
31 79 Hector Gimenez 2014 ? DNP
32 79 Reid Brignac 2017 ? DNP
33 79 Mike Cervenak 2008 ?
34 79 Quintin Berry 2016 ? DNP
35 78 Andrew Beattie 2009 ? DNP
36 78 Tuffy Gosewisch 2015 ?
37 78 Robinson Chirinos 2015 ?
38 78 Mike Baxter 2016 ? DNP
39 78 Danny Worth 2017 ? DNP
40 78 Darren Ford 2017 ? DNP
41 78 Koyie Hill 2010 ?
42 78 Steve Clevenger 2017 ? DNP
43 78 Robby Hammock 2008 ?
44 78 Anthony Seratelli 2014 ? DNP
45 78 Alejandro Freire 2006 ? DNP
46 78 Chris Stewart 2013 ?
47 78 Nick Gorneault 2010 ? DNP
48 78 Chris Heintz 2006 ?
49 78 Jesus Feliciano 2010 ?
50 77 Jeff Salazar 2012 ? DNP
51 77 Lou Montanez 2013 ? DNP
52 77 Rene Rivera 2015 ?
53 77 Joe Thurston 2011 ?
54 77 Cole Gillespie 2015 ?
55 77 Niuman Romero 2016 ? DNP
56 77 Mark Saccomanno 2011 ? DNP
57 77 Mike Rivera 2008 ?
58 76 Irving Falu 2014 ?
59 76 Darin Mastroianni 2017 ? DNP
60 76 Jason Repko 2012 ?
61 76 Mark Minicozzi 2014 ? DNP
62 76 Marquez Smith 2016 ? DNP
63 76 Jerad Head 2014 ? DNP
64 76 Josh Satin 2016 ? DNP
65 76 Don Kelly 2011 ?
66 76 Brandon Boggs 2014 ? DNP
67 75 Darnell McDonald 2010 ?
68 75 A.J. Ellis 2012 ?
69 75 Jorge Velandia 2006 ? DNP
70 75 Ramiro Pena 2017 ? DNP
71 75 Erik Kratz 2011 ?
72 75 Brad Nelson 2014 ? DNP
73 75 Danny Ardoin 2006 ?
74 75 Edwin Maysonet 2013 ? DNP
75 75 Wil Nieves 2009 ?
76 75 Gregorio Petit 2016 ?
77 75 Kris Negron 2017 ?
78 75 Steve Tolleson 2015 ?
79 75 Jason Pridie 2015 ?
80 75 Matt Treanor 2007 ?
81 75 Jonathan Diaz 2016 ? DNP
82 74 Clint Robinson 2016 ?
83 74 Mike McCoy 2012 ?
84 74 Paul McAnulty 2012 ? DNP
85 74 Kevin Barker 2007 ? DNP
86 74 Matt McBride 2016 ?
87 74 Oscar Salazar 2009 ?
88 74 Ray Olmedo 2012 ?
89 74 Chad Allen 2006 ? DNP
90 74 Trevor Crowe 2015 ? DNP
91 74 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2013 ? DNP
92 74 Bobby Scales 2009 ?
93 74 Gookie Dawkins 2010 ? DNP
94 74 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 ?
95 74 Eugenio Velez 2013 ? DNP
96 74 Eli Whiteside 2011 ?
97 73 Michael Spidale 2013 ? DNP
98 73 Brian Bogusevic 2015 ?
99 73 Elian Herrera 2016 ? DNP
100 73 Hector Luna 2011 ? DNP

Platoon

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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 Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2010 AAA -.002 0.0 68 .000 0.0 3 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 AAA .000 0.0 29 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.9 0.0
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 MLB -.009 -0.2 116 -.003 0.1 5 -.013 .004 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2018 AAA -.003 -2.4 1369 -.001 0.3 47 .036 -.002 -1.0 -3.4 -1.6

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