Kansas City Royals
2014 Avg.
.271
 
Career Avg.
.295
Name  Billy Butler
Born  4/18/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  240
Number  0
Position  DH
Bats  R
Throws  R
11/1/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: The Royals have declined the 2015 option on 1B/DH Billy Butler.
Insight: Butler would like to return to Kansas City, but will be seeking a multi-year deal as a free agent. The Royals preferred to pay the $1 million buyout, as opposed to picking up a $12.5 option. Butler hit .266 in 2014, with nine homers and 66 RBI.
 
10/22/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler has great career-numbers against Giants pitcher Jake Jeavy.
Insight: He is a lifetime .424 hitter (14-for-33) against Peavy, with three home runs and eight RBI. If Kansas City wants to even the series, Butler may be the guy to help kickstart them in Game 2, on Wednesday night.
 
10/13/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is 8-for-18 (.444) with two home runs and a 1.474 OPS against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: It's a great matchup, but there are questions if the weather will allow this one to be played.
 
10/11/2014 3:11:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Game 2 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking with the exact same lineup for the sixth straight postseason game. Why not? Kansas City has won the first five.
 
10/10/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost is using the exact same lineup he had in all three games of the ALDS. They will face Orioles starter Chris Tillman.
 
10/1/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the American League Wild Card game against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Butler singled in the bottom of the first to drive in a run and then singled in the eighth to help Kansas City rally to close the deficit and eventually tie the game the next inning. The Royals will play the Angels in the ALDS starting on Friday.
 
9/30/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .143 hitter against Oakland starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Butler has struck out 11 times and walked five times in 33 plate appearances. Of the Royals possible DHs, Raul Ibanez (.333) has the best batting average against Lester.
 
9/24/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler knocks in three, in loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He flied out, as he was the tying run at the plate, to end the game. However, Butler had two hits, including his 62nd, 63rd, and 64th RBI of 2014.
 
9/23/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored against the Indians on Tuesday.
Insight: Butler has struggled overall in September, but is 5-for-12 in his last three games. He is hitting .267 with 39 extra-base hits and 61 RBI this year.
 
9/22/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Butler has struggled in September, batting just .138 over his last 29 at-bats.
 
9/21/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Butler has struggled in September, batting just .138 over his last 29 at-bats.
 
9/17/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler will have wide eyes, when Kansas City takes on the White Sox and Chris Sale on Wednesday night.
Insight: He is a career .359 hitter (14-for-39) against Sale, with three homeruns and 10 RBI. Make sure Butler is in your lineup tonight.
 
Cold9/10/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler was not in Tuesday's starting lineup and isn't in Wednesday's either.
Insight: Butler was hitting the ball in August, but September has been another story. He's batted just .159 for the past nine games. For the season he's batting .268 with nine homers and 59 RBI.
 
Cold9/9/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Butler was hitting the ball in August, but September is another story. He's batted .159 for the past nine games. For the season he's batting .268 with nine homers and 59 RBI.
 
Hot9/8/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler has gone 34-for-79 (.430) with five doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI against Tigers starter Justin Verlander in his career.
Insight: Butler sees the ball very well against Verlander. His OPS against the former AL MVP is 1.064. Butler did not play against the Yankees on Saturday or Sunday but returns to the DH spot for this matchup on Monday.
 
Hot8/29/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is 5-for-8 in limited action versus Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: "Country Breakfast" has awaken after a cold first half and is hitting .291 with six homers and an .822 OPS in 39 games after the break.
 
Hot8/24/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at Texas.
Insight: After hitting .264 with 20 doubles, three homers and 36 RBI over his first 364 at-bats, Butler has batted .321 with seven doubles, five homers and 18 RBI in his last 106.
 
8/24/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is just a .103 hitter (3-for-29) against Texas right-hander Scott Baker.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but has batted .329 in August with a season-high OPS of .888. Still, he might give way to Raul Ibanez who has always done well against Baker.
 
Hot8/23/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has batted .329 with six doubles, three homers, 12 RBI and 12 runs in August.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but he's better than he was in the first four months this year. Overall, he's hitting .279 with 27 doubles, eight homers, 53 RBI, 51 runs and a .718 OPS.
 
Hot8/14/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler rapped out another two hits and knocked in two runs as the Royals beat the Oakland A's 7-3.
Insight: Butler is trying to turn around a horrible first half and is batting .333 for the month of August. He's still only hit six home runs after blasting a total of 44 over the past two seasons.