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Billy Butler went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Brewers on Sunday. He also walked and struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: Butler has hit for a surprising amount of power this spring, blasting his fourth homer on Sunday. Perhaps the Oakland staff has been able to help Butler reclaim his power stroke, but until he can prove that he can do this in the regular season it won't mean much. Butler has been on a decline in power and batting average in recent years, and his value is minimal as the DH for Oakland. Draft him late in mixed leagues if you think a bounceback is coming, but don't be shocked if the return isn't great.


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Billy Butler hit his third home run of spring, coming at the expense of atrocious Chicago pitching in a huge win for the Athletics. Butler finished his day off at 1-3 at the plate with two RBIs, two runs scored, one walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Butler has shown surprising power this spring with three home runs so far (he only hit nine in 2014). His average has been a little down in the spring, but he will still have plenty of opportunities to showcase his talent as Oakland's designated hitter.


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Billy Butler hit his second home run of the spring against Cleveland's Danny Salazar in Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Butler is coming off a down season but has shown power in the past. This marks his second home run in four games this spring.


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Billy Butler homers

Sun, Mar 8th 7:27pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Billy Butler went 1-2 with a walk and a home run on Sunday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Butler is playing his first season with the Oakland A's and he is hoping to have a bounce-back season. Last season Butler batted .271 but only had 9 home runs and 66 RBI through 549 at bats. Butler is typically a good source for batting average and runs batted in but he will need a big resurgence in the power department before he can be a viable fantasy option again.


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New addition Billy Butler is expected to primarily play designated hitter for the A's, but manager Bob Melvin did indicate that Butler will play some first base against left-handed pitchers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Butler has averaged a .912 OPS against lefties in his career, and will spell Ike Davis against southpaws. As long as Butler keeps getting enough starts to remain first base eligible in your leagues, he will be a decent value at the position.