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Portrait of Josh Butler

Josh Butler PBrewers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 4 0 0 0 3 9.00 -0.1
Birth Date12-11-1984
Height6' 5"
Weight205 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2009 MIL 24 3 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 7 4 4 0 9 6 6 1 3 9.00 6.81 7.77 -1.3 -0.1
Career304.00.04.0000000277440966139.006.817.77-1.3-0.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 HUD A- 5 2 13.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CGA A 13 13 77.3 4.78 97 .218 .260 .333 .377 .261 .264 97 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2007 VRO A+ 10 9 49.3 7.25 58 .265 .259 .330 .387 .258 .286 107 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2008 BRV A+ 20 20 82.3 6.46 56 .280 .261 .335 .392 .260 .306 98 -6.5 -0.6 -6.5 -0.6
2008 VRO A+ 3 3 17.0 5.96 69 .238 .257 .330 .381 .257 .304 100 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 MIL MLB 3 0 4.0 7.77 30 .388 .252 .332 .399 .269 .412 101 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 BRV A+ 9 9 51.0 4.15 103 .236 .254 .324 .371 .253 .280 97 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 HUN AA 8 8 41.0 3.94 104 .229 .259 .337 .392 .272 .292 93 4.4 0.5 3.6 0.5
2009 NAS AAA 3 3 15.0 3.44 112 .231 .252 .312 .371 .267 .317 84 2.7 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 BRR Rk 4 3 11.3 2.89 138 .284 .259 .345 .351 .272 .484 94 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2009 PEJ Wnt 6 6 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .519 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 BRV A+ 3 3 6.7 7.60 10 .343 .264 .338 .401 .275 .357 91 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2010 HUN AA 10 10 53.3 6.27 63 .269 .261 .334 .393 .262 .305 102 -3.2 -0.3 -4.1 -0.4
2010 NAS AAA 8 8 45.7 5.59 93 .240 .274 .342 .425 .261 .281 105 3.3 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 HER Wnt 5 4 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NAS AAA 28 28 141.7 6.37 76 .303 .274 .343 .427 .260 .321 97 3.1 0.3 0.5 -0.2
2012 HUN AA 6 0 9.0 8.24 17 .332 .247 .325 .370 .255 .333 103 -2.4 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2012 NAS AAA 4 4 17.3 7.18 46 .279 .280 .345 .425 .274 .236 94 -1.3 -0.1 -2.2 -0.2
2012 BRR Rk 4 2 6.0 5.82 97 .301 .284 .361 .443 .296 .263 105 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2006 HUD A- 0 3 0 5 2 13.1 13 7 12 0 0% .333 8.9 4.8 0.0 8.2 1.53 5.50 0.0 0.0
2007 CGA A 5 1 0 13 13 77.3 63 20 54 3 71% .264 7.3 2.3 0.3 6.3 1.07 2.33 6.3 0.6
2007 VRO A+ 4 3 0 10 9 49.3 51 21 34 9 55% .286 9.3 3.8 1.6 6.2 1.46 4.93 -4.2 -0.4
2008 VRO A+ 0 2 0 3 3 17.0 18 5 10 1 58% .304 9.5 2.6 0.5 5.3 1.35 6.35 -1.3 -0.1
2008 BRV A+ 2 8 0 20 20 82.3 86 40 63 10 49% .306 9.4 4.4 1.1 6.9 1.53 5.36 -6.5 -0.6
2009 NAS AAA 1 1 0 3 3 15.0 15 1 15 2 51% .317 9.0 0.6 1.2 9.0 1.07 3.60 3.2 0.3
2009 BRR Rk 0 1 0 4 3 11.3 15 6 16 0 55% .484 11.9 4.8 0.0 12.7 1.86 4.78 4.2 0.4
2009 MIL MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 7 6 3 0 53% .412 15.8 13.5 0.0 6.8 3.25 9.00 -1.3 -0.1
2009 HUN AA 2 1 0 8 8 41.0 37 13 33 2 57% .292 8.1 2.9 0.4 7.2 1.22 2.85 3.6 0.5
2009 BRV A+ 6 0 0 9 9 51.0 44 23 32 0 55% .280 7.8 4.1 0.0 5.6 1.31 2.47 3.2 0.3
2009 PEJ Wnt 3 2 0 6 6 14.3 30 13 16 3 0% .519 18.9 8.2 1.9 10.1 3.01 11.96 0.0 0.0
2010 HUN AA 3 5 0 10 10 53.3 56 26 36 5 50% .305 9.5 4.4 0.8 6.1 1.54 4.56 -4.1 -0.4
2010 NAS AAA 5 1 0 8 8 45.7 43 20 27 2 49% .281 8.5 3.9 0.4 5.3 1.38 4.53 2.7 0.3
2010 HER Wnt 1 4 0 5 4 16.0 23 6 7 2 0% .344 12.9 3.4 1.1 3.9 1.81 9.00 0.0 0.0
2010 BRV A+ 0 0 0 3 3 6.7 11 5 3 1 52% .357 14.8 6.7 1.3 4.0 2.39 10.75 -2.3 -0.2
2011 NAS AAA 9 8 0 28 28 141.7 171 76 96 24 49% .321 10.9 4.8 1.5 6.1 1.74 5.15 0.5 -0.2
2012 NAS AAA 0 3 0 4 4 17.3 14 11 9 1 41% .236 7.3 5.7 0.5 4.7 1.44 4.67 -2.2 -0.2
2012 BRR Rk 0 0 0 4 2 6.0 6 0 4 1 50% .263 9.0 0.0 1.5 6.0 1.00 4.50 1.5 0.1
2012 HUN AA 0 0 1 6 0 9.0 14 2 4 2 66% .333 14.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 1.78 4.00 -2.7 -0.3

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
2009 101 0.4653 0.3465 0.8857 0.5319 0.1852 0.9200 0.8000 0.1143
Career1010.46530.34650.88570.53190.18520.920.80.1143

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-03-26 2010-06-01 15-DL 67 51 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2010-03-04 2010-03-22 Camp 18 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2009-07-03 2009-08-17 Minors 45 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 MIL $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$400,000
1 yrTotal$400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 20 d2012

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/23/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 12/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/15/09.
  • Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Tampa Bay 4/22/08.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2006 (2-47) (University of San Diego). $0.725M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Eric Hacker 2012 5.59
2 90 Jim Magrane 2008 0.00 DNP
3 90 Josh Hall 2010 0.00 DNP
4 90 John Webb 2008 0.00 DNP
5 89 Heath Phillips 2011 0.00 DNP
6 88 Chase Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
7 88 Jeremy Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
8 87 Graham Taylor 2013 0.00 DNP
9 87 Francisley Bueno 2010 0.00 DNP
10 87 Kenny Baugh 2008 0.00 DNP
11 86 Raul Valdes 2007 0.00 DNP
12 86 Andrew Kown 2012 0.00 DNP
13 86 Henry Bonilla 2008 0.00 DNP
14 86 Matt Palmer 2008 9.24
15 86 Eric Cyr 2008 0.00 DNP
16 85 Tom Cochran 2012 0.00 DNP
17 85 Jack Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
18 85 Wilton Chavez 2007 0.00 DNP
19 85 Jerome Gamble 2009 0.00 DNP
20 85 Tyler Lumsden 2012 0.00 DNP
21 85 Daniel Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
22 85 Zach Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
23 84 Mike Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
24 84 J.R. Mathes 2011 0.00 DNP
25 84 Chris Begg 2009 0.00 DNP
26 84 Sam Narron 2011 0.00 DNP
27 84 Kyle Denney 2007 0.00 DNP
28 84 Steve Green 2007 0.00 DNP
29 84 Mike Parisi 2012 0.00 DNP
30 84 Josh Muecke 2011 0.00 DNP
31 84 David Austen 2010 0.00 DNP
32 84 Rowdy Hardy 2012 0.00 DNP
33 84 James Avery 2013 0.00 DNP
34 84 Ryan Ketchner 2011 0.00 DNP
35 84 Jim Paduch 2012 0.00 DNP
36 84 Mario Ramos 2007 0.00 DNP
37 83 Landon Jacobsen 2008 0.00 DNP
38 83 Chris Baker 2007 0.00 DNP
39 83 Wes Whisler 2012 0.00 DNP
40 83 Matt Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
41 83 J.D. Durbin 2011 0.00 DNP
42 83 Robert Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
43 83 Scot Drucker 2011 0.00 DNP
44 83 Clayton Hamilton 2011 0.00 DNP
45 83 Steve Watkins 2008 0.00 DNP
46 83 Corey Hamman 2009 0.00 DNP
47 83 Brad Knox 2011 0.00 DNP
48 83 Heath Totten 2008 0.00 DNP
49 83 Brian Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
50 83 Anastacio Martinez 2008 0.00 DNP
51 82 Cesar Carrillo 2013 0.00 DNP
52 82 Ben Jukich 2012 0.00 DNP
53 82 Matt Buschmann 2013 0.00 DNP
54 82 Matt Zaleski 2011 0.00 DNP
55 82 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
56 82 Jack Egbert 2012 0.00
57 82 Yoslan Herrera 2010 0.00 DNP
58 82 Brodie Downs 2009 0.00 DNP
59 82 Zach Clark 2013 16.20
60 82 Tim Bittner 2009 0.00 DNP
61 82 Andy Van Hekken 2009 0.00 DNP
62 82 Chris George 2009 0.00 DNP
63 81 Zack Segovia 2012 0.00 DNP
64 81 Billy Buckner 2013 4.67
65 81 Jorge De Paula 2008 0.00 DNP
66 81 Dave Gassner 2008 0.00 DNP
67 81 Bob Keppel 2011 0.00 DNP
68 81 Matt Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
69 81 Anthony Lerew 2012 0.00 DNP
70 81 Ramon A. Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
71 80 Junior Herndon 2008 0.00 DNP
72 80 Alan Johnson 2013 0.00 DNP
73 80 Nic Ungs 2009 0.00 DNP
74 80 Jeff Fulchino 2009 3.62
75 80 Eric Stults 2009 4.86
76 79 Cristhian Martinez 2011 3.48
77 79 Phil Dumatrait 2011 4.79
78 79 Julio De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
79 79 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
80 79 Chris Jakubauskas 2008 0.00 DNP
81 79 Ronald Bay 2013 0.00 DNP
82 79 Mike Meyers 2007 0.00 DNP
83 78 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
84 78 Travis Hughes 2007 0.00 DNP
85 78 Matt Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
86 78 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
87 78 Jason Cromer 2010 0.00 DNP
88 78 John Koronka 2010 0.00 DNP
89 77 Jarrett Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
90 77 Brian Slocum 2010 0.00 DNP
91 77 Chris Seddon 2013 0.00 DNP
92 77 Joshua Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
93 77 Erik Arnesen 2013 0.00 DNP
94 77 Mike Ballard 2013 0.00 DNP
95 77 Chris Waters 2010 0.00 DNP
96 77 Tommy Hottovy 2011 6.75
97 77 Ryan Cameron 2007 0.00 DNP
98 77 Eddie Bonine 2010 4.90
99 77 Steven Hammond 2011 0.00 DNP
100 77 Josh Hancock 2007 4.26

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Sinkerballer Josh Butler hurt his elbow last March, struggled to get outs in the minors after his return, and has been eclipsed by the more stuff-infused bullpen offerings of Axford, Braddock, and Jeffress.
2010 A former second-round pick of the Rays who ping-ponged through five levels last year—including a brief September call-up—Butler uses a low-90s sinker and a decent curve and changeup to keep the ball in the yard and remain effective despite mundane walk and strikeout rates. He should start the year in the Nashville rotation, and while he’s not exactly Mr. Excitement, with few other starter candidates in the high minors, Butler might very well get his shot later this year.
2008 A second-round pick in 2006, Josh Butler is a big righty with a heavy sinker that generates tons of groundballs

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Josh Butler threw 416 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph) and Change (82mph).