Biographical

Portrait of Drew Butera

Drew Butera C Dodgers

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .198 0 0 0 0 .204 0.0
Birth Date8-9-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age31 years, 2 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32010
-1.42011
-0.12012
-0.32013
-0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIN 26 49 155 142 12 28 6 1 2 42 4 25 4 2 3 13 0 0 .197 .237 .296 .191 -2.8 0.1 -0.3
2011 MIN 27 93 254 234 19 39 9 1 2 56 11 42 2 1 6 23 0 0 .167 .210 .239 .163 -14.1 0.6 -1.4
2012 MIN 28 42 122 111 7 22 6 0 1 31 9 26 2 0 0 5 0 0 .198 .270 .279 .202 -1.5 0.4 -0.1
2013 LAN 29 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .052 -1.6 -0.1 -0.2
2013 MIN 29 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.016 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2014 LAN 30 61 192 170 16 32 6 1 3 49 17 41 2 2 1 14 0 0 .188 .267 .288 .213 -0.9 0.5 -0.0
Career25173366754122273817941139105105500.183.239.268.187-21.51.4-2.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 BRO A- 55 204 .237 .254 .331 .364 .265 .261 102 -4.4 5.1 3.1 -1.1 -1.4 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0
2006 HAG A 95 355 .229 .245 .328 .357 .257 .224 96 -8.9 8.0 4.9 0.6 -3.1 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2007 SLU A+ 52 210 .264 .257 .328 .375 .254 .282 104 0.9 6.5 3.9 0.8 -0.2 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2007 BIN AA 30 121 .162 .259 .327 .388 .256 .221 94 -12.9 3.5 2.2 1.2 -0.9 -6.6 -0.5 -6.6 -0.5
2007 NBR AA 17 56 .248 .259 .323 .386 .254 .283 109 -0.7 1.7 1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 NBR AA 96 351 .229 .261 .337 .398 .256 .242 105 -11.7 10.2 5.8 -0.4 0.6 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2009 ROC AAA 99 333 .199 .266 .332 .406 .251 .239 111 -21.9 9.7 5.6 0.5 -0.9 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2010 MIN MLB 49 155 .191 .263 .327 .407 .257 .222 109 -10.8 4.3 2.6 0.1 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 93 254 .163 .259 .319 .405 .260 .194 104 -24.3 6.8 4.1 0.6 -1.8 -14.1 -1.4 -14.1 -1.4
2012 MIN MLB 42 122 .202 .257 .323 .410 .261 .250 107 -6.9 3.3 2.1 0.4 0.3 -1.6 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2012 ROC AAA 15 48 .291 .261 .333 .394 .257 .324 94 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.6 0.5 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2012 EST Wnt 22 67 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 4 7 .052 .260 .312 .414 .263 .333 95 -1.4 0.2 0 -0.1 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 MIN MLB 2 3 -.016 .244 .302 .369 .251 .000 90 -0.8 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2013 ABQ AAA 16 57 .151 .256 .327 .390 .258 .184 116 -6.7 1.6 1 0.1 0.4 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 ROC AAA 27 94 .209 .256 .327 .383 .255 .236 103 -5.2 2.7 0.9 -0.5 0.2 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 ITA int 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 61 192 .213 .257 .320 .395 .265 .227 98 -8.5 5.0 2.9 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.9 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 BRO A- 204 13 38 9 1 1 23 22 33 1 0 .217 .310 .297 .080 .237 1.4 -1.1 0.0
2006 HAG A 355 24 55 13 0 5 38 42 72 1 0 .186 .298 .281 .095 .229 7.2 0.6 0.8
2007 SLU A+ 210 22 47 14 0 5 22 24 28 0 1 .258 .351 .418 .159 .264 9.4 0.8 1.0
2007 BIN AA 121 7 22 2 0 1 4 2 22 0 0 .188 .207 .231 .043 .162 -6.6 1.2 -0.5
2007 NBR AA 56 3 13 3 1 0 3 5 5 0 0 .260 .321 .360 .100 .248 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2008 NBR AA 351 39 66 18 1 7 39 35 55 0 1 .219 .308 .354 .136 .229 6.0 -0.4 0.6
2009 ROC AAA 333 23 63 16 1 2 25 22 49 0 1 .211 .264 .292 .081 .199 -2.1 0.5 -0.2
2010 MIN MLB 155 12 28 6 1 2 13 4 25 0 0 .197 .237 .296 .099 .191 -2.8 0.1 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 254 19 39 9 1 2 23 11 42 0 0 .167 .210 .239 .073 .163 -14.1 0.6 -1.4
2012 ROC AAA 48 6 12 3 0 1 5 3 9 0 0 .279 .319 .419 .140 .291 5.7 0.6 0.6
2012 MIN MLB 122 7 22 6 0 1 5 9 26 0 0 .198 .270 .279 .081 .202 -1.5 0.4 -0.1
2012 EST Wnt 67 4 10 3 0 0 7 9 19 0 1 .189 .328 .245 .057 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ITA int 16 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 .188 .188 .438 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ROC AAA 94 8 19 2 0 2 10 2 15 0 0 .218 .247 .310 .092 .209 -1.6 -0.5 -0.2
2013 ABQ AAA 57 3 7 3 1 0 3 4 14 0 0 .135 .196 .231 .096 .151 -1.3 0.1 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.016 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2013 LAN MLB 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .000 .052 -1.6 -0.1 -0.2
2014 LAN MLB 192 16 32 6 1 3 14 17 41 0 0 .188 .267 .288 .100 .213 -0.9 0.5 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 582 0.5704 0.4682 0.8750 0.6446 0.2320 0.8972 0.7931 0.1250
2011 937 0.5667 0.4781 0.8568 0.6139 0.2980 0.9018 0.7355 0.1432
2012 439 0.5216 0.4224 0.8432 0.5852 0.2429 0.8955 0.7059 0.1568
2013 36 0.5833 0.6389 0.7391 0.8095 0.4000 0.8235 0.5000 0.2609
2014 745 0.5544 0.4503 0.8119 0.6102 0.2500 0.8492 0.6988 0.1881
Career27390.55710.46160.84470.61740.26340.88450.72990.1553

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-06 2013-06-09 Minors 64 0 Left Fingers Fracture Little Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $700,000
2013 MIN $700,000
2011 MIN $429,000
2010 MIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,529,000
2011Current$700,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,229,000
5 yrTotal$2,229,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 18 dDavid Schwartz1 year/$0.7M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/29/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 7/31/13.
  • 1 year (2012)
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 11/19/08. Re-signed 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/09.
  • Acquired in trade from NY Mets 7/30/07.
  • Drafted 2005 (5-149) (UCF). $0.175M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 514 46 113 24 1 8 48 28 96 0 0 .243 .290 .352 .240 3.6 C 1, 1B 0 0.5
80o 492 42 102 22 1 7 44 26 94 0 0 .228 .273 .330 .226 -3.2 C 1, 1B 0 -0.3
70o 476 39 95 20 1 7 41 24 93 0 0 .217 .261 .314 .216 -7.7 C 1, 1B 0 -0.8
60o 463 36 88 19 1 6 38 22 91 0 0 .208 .251 .300 .208 -11.3 C 1, 1B 0 -1.1
50o 450 34 83 18 1 6 36 21 90 0 0 .199 .241 .288 .200 -14.4 C 1, 1B 0 -1.5
40o 437 32 76 16 1 5 34 19 89 0 0 .191 .231 .276 .192 -17.4 C 1, 1B 0 -1.8
30o 424 30 71 15 1 5 32 18 87 0 0 .182 .221 .262 .183 -20.4 C 1, 1B 0 -2.1
20o 408 27 65 14 1 4 30 16 85 0 0 .171 .209 .247 .173 -23.6 C 1, 1B 0 -2.5
10o 386 24 57 12 1 4 27 14 82 0 0 .157 .192 .226 .159 -27.5 C 1, 1B 0 -2.9
Weighted Mean4563585181637219100.203.246.294.203-13.0C 1, 1B 0-1.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 31% 15% 28% 80%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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
201531250224410132013510.190.243.282.196-1.9-17.4-0.81.111.3-29.00.4
201632250224210042014530.181.234.273.189-2.1-19.9-0.81.011.1-31.20.4
20173325022419031913530.181.234.262.186-2.3-21.3-0.81.011.0-32.50.4
20183425022449031912530.191.237.273.190-1.9-18.3-0.80.910.2-28.60.4
201935250214210031913560.183.235.266.187-2.1-19.4-0.80.810.1-29.50.4
20203625022439132014550.187.240.274.192-1.7-16.0-0.80.79.2-25.10.4
20213725021429031914550.184.238.263.187-1.8-17.2-0.80.79.0-26.00.4
20223825021409021813560.181.231.257.182-1.9-17.8-0.80.68.3-25.90.4
20233925020419021713580.182.232.252.181-1.8-17.4-0.80.58.0-25.10.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.2573.70.52.626.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Charlie Lau 1963 .252
2 81 Gary Bennett 2002 .221
3 81 Milt May 1981 .287
4 81 Junior Ortiz 1990 .283
5 81 Rick Cerone 1984 .189
6 81 Jerry Grote 1973 .230
7 81 Russ Nixon 1965 .230
8 80 Brent Mayne 1998 .255
9 80 J. C. Martin 1967 .269
10 80 Brook Fordyce 2000 .282
11 80 Joe Azcue 1970 .225
12 80 Joe Astroth 1953 .275
13 80 Dan Wilson 1999 .231
14 80 Mark Salas 1991 .109
15 80 Keith Osik 1999 .160
16 80 Bengie Molina 2005 .274
17 80 Tom Lampkin 1994 .000 DNP
18 80 Scott Servais 1997 .230
19 80 Sammy Taylor 1963 .199
20 80 Alex Trevino 1988 .261
21 80 Frank House 1960 .126
22 80 Bob Barton 1972 .156
23 80 Jerry Narron 1986 .211
24 80 John Flaherty 1998 .192
25 79 Barry Lyons 1990 .234
26 79 Mike Redmond 2001 .286
27 79 Dave Valle 1991 .212
28 79 Duane Josephson 1972 .261
29 79 Bill Fahey 1980 .228
30 79 Alan Ashby 1982 .266
31 79 Tom Pagnozzi 1993 .240
32 79 Brad Ausmus 1999 .261
33 79 Rich Gedman 1990 .231
34 79 Jake Gibbs 1969 .229
35 79 Eddie Perez 1998 .325
36 79 Sandy Alomar Jr. 1996 .237
37 79 Bob Boone 1978 .280
38 79 Ed Herrmann 1977 .264
39 78 Buck Rodgers 1969 .212
40 78 Darrell Miller 1988 .243
41 78 Greg Myers 1996 .249
42 78 Chris Bando 1986 .240
43 78 Rube Walker 1956 .198
44 78 Ben Davis 2007 .000 DNP
45 78 Ray Fosse 1977 .247
46 78 Rick Dempsey 1980 .270
47 78 Tony Eusebio 1997 .244
48 78 Kirt Manwaring 1996 .219
49 78 Hal Smith 1961 .224
50 78 Ed Ott 1982 .000 DNP
51 78 Ernie Whitt 1982 .259
52 78 Raul Casanova 2003 .000 DNP
53 78 Dave Rader 1979 .202
54 78 Rick Sweet 1983 .191
55 78 Johnny Oates 1976 .218
56 78 Tom Satriano 1971 .000 DNP
57 78 Del Rice 1953 .255
58 78 Matt Merullo 1996 .000 DNP
59 78 Sammy White 1958 .236
60 78 Steve Decker 1996 .216
61 77 Rick Leach 1987 .279
62 77 Johnny Edwards 1968 .245
63 77 Bruce Kimm 1981 .000 DNP
64 77 Joe Tipton 1952 .303
65 77 Biff Pocoroba 1984 .269
66 77 Bill Haselman 1996 .242
67 77 Jim Sundberg 1981 .286
68 77 Bob Stinson 1976 .264
69 76 Mackey Sasser 1993 .194
70 76 Dick Bertell 1966 .000 DNP
71 76 Darrin Fletcher 1997 .275
72 76 Tom McCraw 1971 .259
73 76 Larry Sutton 2000 .308
74 76 Tony Muser 1978 .165
75 76 Ron Hodges 1979 .229
76 76 Darren Daulton 1992 .327
77 76 Dave Stapleton 1984 .192
78 76 Brian Johnson 1998 .240
79 76 Joe Girardi 1995 .213
80 76 Greg Olson 1991 .243
81 76 Bob Schmidt 1963 .225
82 76 Matt Batts 1952 .255
83 76 Randall Simon 2005 .000 DNP
84 76 Barry Foote 1982 .137
85 76 Nelson Santovenia 1992 .559
86 76 Dan Meyer 1983 .197
87 76 Don Slaught 1989 .248
88 76 Charlie O'Brien 1990 .214
89 76 Dick Billings 1973 .187
90 75 Omir Santos 2011 .195
91 75 Benito Santiago 1995 .281
92 75 Gary Allenson 1985 .081
93 75 Les Moss 1955 .288
94 75 Einar Diaz 2003 .216
95 75 Scott Bradley 1990 .199
96 75 A.J. Hinch 2004 .169
97 75 Ron Hassey 1983 .268
98 75 Hobie Landrith 1960 .230
99 75 Humberto Cota 2009 .000 DNP
100 75 Alberto Castillo 2000 .213

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .150 .197 .205 .141
11 vs R (Multi) .191 .246 .275 .192
18 Split (Multi) .041 .048 .070 .052
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.019
31 vs R (2013) .200 .200 .200 .055
38 Split (2013) .200 .200 .200 .074
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Butera might be the worst active hitter in the major leagues, but upon his 91st plate appearance of 2012, he added an honor that beats that. He has now had over 500 big-league plate appearances, and among all non-pitchers in baseball history who have reached that mark, Butera's career 497 OPS is the 25th-lowest. That puts him at third-lowest among all players to have played a game since 1920. This is history Butera is making here! Thankfully for the Twins, Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit splitting the catching duties reduces his impact.
2012 Denial about the condition of Joe Mauer going into the regular season left the Twins ill-prepared when it came to catching depth in 2011, and Butera was as ill-equipped to pick up the slack as any catcher in the business. He started 75 games, and "hit" for a lower True Average than any batter with at least 250 plate appearances since at least 1950. He did throw out 31 percent of would-be base thieves, but even with more or less average defense, he was MLB's least valuable catcher in terms of WARP. Despite the signing of Ryan Doumit to back up Mauer, the Twins might find a way to hamstring themselves by squeezing Butera onto the roster as well.
2011 Upon making his major-league debut with the Twins last April, Butera became part of the answer to a trivia question: "Along with his dad, Sal, this catcher was part of the only father-son duo to play for the Twins." Like his daddy, Drew is a good-field, no-hit catcher, emphasis on no-hit: Drew's bat is overexposed from the moment he parks his van in the player lot. Despite this, with the trade of Jose Morales to the Rockies, Butera is apparently set to become the primary caddy for Joe Mauer. Pray for health (not Butera's).
2010 Drew Butera will compete with Morales for the privilege of backing up Mauer in 2010; he's twice the defender but half the hitter, which could strand him in third catcher limbo.
2009 The Twins added Drew Butera to the 40-man this winter for his strong defense, but hitting .215/.302/.323 through 346 minor league games means he's a reach even by the low offensive standards of reserve catchers.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who did the Backup Catcher Society of America elect as this year's members?
(carlosrubi from México)
I'm beginning to wonder whether the only thing to be done about Drew Butera's presence on the Twins' roster is to nuke him from orbit--it's the only way to be sure. Otherwise, he must have been a fast-track inductee in International Brotherhood of Backup Backstops. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2010 3329 -29 -4.4 -9.2 1810 -2.5 -0.7 -2.7 -5.1 -11.8
2011 5976 -64 -9.5 -11.1 3390 -3.9 -1.1 -2.3 -10.6 -13.4
2012 2541 -24 -2.2 -5.9 1374 -2.1 -0.6 -3.0 -2.7 -9.0
2013 164 -1 -0.1 -6.1 72 -0.1 -0.0 -2.4 -0.2 -8.5
2014 3796 14 1.9 3.4 2230 -6.5 -1.8 -5.7 0.0 -2.3
total 15806 -103 -13.8 -6.1 8876 -13.0 -3.7 -2.9 -17.5 -9.0

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