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Billy Butler (1B,DH)

Kansas City Royals

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Billy Butler News & Advice

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Razzball | Apr 23rd, 6:00pm
Billy Butler burned his fanboys last year, after a strong campaign in 2012.  I know everyone around here lovingly (or maybe bitterly) calls him “Moobs”, but that probably hurts his feelings… I bet that’s why he started out so slow this year. I am tweaking the categories a bit this time, because this methodology is still a work in progress.  Here are some quick...
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Baseball Professor | Apr 23rd, 4:30pm
Despite Billy Butler’s good game, he has had a brutal start to the season. Similar to Prince Fielder, he looks slow, is not making hard contact, and has doughy body. Most notably, he is also struggling to make hard contact against fastballs. The image below shows his well hit average (WHAV) against fastballs since 2008. […]
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Roto Professor | Apr 21st, 3:32am
Do we have to think things will get better? Absolutely, he has too long of a track record to think that he's a .150 hitter. At the same time, with this type of groundball rate (even in the 50% range and without the power, he also may not be a .290 hitter either. While he's worth trying to target at the right price, I wouldn't go nuts trying to get him. - Eric Stashin
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KFFL | Apr 21st, 12:58am
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the team could consider moving DH Billy Butler ...
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Rotoprofessor | Apr 20th, 4:45pm
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We are just in the early stages of the 2014 season, but it’s easy to push the panic button if things haven’t gotten off to the start that you expected.  Is it too early?  Probably, but that doesn’t stop
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Roto Professor | Apr 20th, 2:49am
We will take a closer look at Butler in the coming days, but we all know that his power surge from a few years ago appears to be an aberration. At the same time, does anyone buy into his current 71.4% groundball rate? He will right the ship, so don't panic. - Eric Stashin
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MLB.com | Apr 18th, 11:50pm
Billy Butler's season-launching slump caught everyone by surprise, including Royals manager Ned Yost. Before Friday night's game against the Twins, Yost was asked if he'd seen anything like it from Butler.