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Portrait of Joey Butler

Joey Butler LFIndians

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Birth Date3-12-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
0.22013
-0.12014
0.22015
0.82016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2013 TEX 27 8 15 12 3 4 2 0 0 6 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .467 .500 .348 1.8 -0.2 0.2
2014 SLN 28 6 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .106 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1
2015 TBA 29 88 276 257 30 71 12 0 8 107 16 82 3 0 0 30 5 2 .276 .326 .416 .253 0.9 1.0 0.2
Career1022972743375140811320913003152.274.330.412.2541.80.60.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 SPO A- 62 271 .313 .262 .349 .378 .000 .381 101 16.8 8.4 -3.1 -3.0 -2.3 19.7 1.7 19.7 1.7
2009 BAK A+ 134 574 .274 .263 .334 .399 .000 .368 98 9.3 17.6 -5.9 -11.6 -3.3 17.7 0.6 17.7 0.6
2010 FRI AA 132 573 .266 .259 .335 .381 .000 .345 96 4.1 17.0 -6.4 -3.9 1.3 16.0 1.2 16.0 1.2
2011 FRI AA 13 55 .263 .281 .349 .440 .000 .308 109 0.2 1.6 -0.6 -1.9 0.9 2.2 0.0 2.2 0.0
2011 ROU AAA 113 474 .289 .280 .348 .439 .000 .451 103 16.1 14.7 -4 -8.7 2.9 29.7 2.0 29.7 2.0
2012 ROU AAA 137 584 .315 .277 .340 .429 .000 .351 95 36.3 17.4 -6 -10.0 -1.6 46.0 3.6 46.0 3.6
2012 MAZ Wnt 25 104 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 8 15 .348 .250 .328 .411 .000 .667 97 1.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 ROU AAA 119 505 .306 .260 .334 .397 .000 .376 92 25.4 14.5 -5.2 -3.0 -3.9 30.9 2.8 30.9 2.8
2014 SLN MLB 6 6 .106 .237 .322 .312 .000 .000 104 -0.9 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 MEM AAA 31 106 .368 .269 .335 .411 .000 .409 94 12.9 3.1 -1.1 -1.3 1.0 15.9 1.5 15.9 1.5
2015 TBA MLB 88 276 .253 .254 .312 .407 .000 .377 100 -2 7.4 -3.4 1.0 -1.1 0.9 0.2 0.9 0.2
2015 DUR AAA 31 137 .347 .260 .324 .380 .000 .410 97 12.5 3.8 -1.6 -1.9 1.4 16.2 1.5 16.2 1.5
2016 COH AAA 111 442 .235 .253 .317 .382 .254 .297 107 -11.6 12.2 -4.3 6.2 0.6 -3.1 0.3 -3.1 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 SPO A- 271 35 68 8 5 4 31 40 54 9 4 .301 .417 .434 .133 .313 19.7 -3.0 1.7
2009 BAK A+ 574 82 146 33 1 12 76 46 146 6 4 .280 .344 .416 .136 .274 17.7 -11.6 0.6
2010 FRI AA 573 67 143 26 6 10 58 47 120 8 6 .277 .343 .409 .132 .266 16.0 -3.9 1.2
2011 FRI AA 55 11 10 1 0 2 4 7 16 2 1 .227 .382 .386 .159 .263 2.2 -1.9 0.0
2011 ROU AAA 474 73 137 27 5 12 57 43 138 13 4 .322 .388 .493 .171 .289 29.7 -8.7 2.0
2012 MAZ Wnt 104 11 18 5 0 1 5 14 24 1 3 .207 .330 .299 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ROU AAA 584 93 143 28 1 20 78 79 128 6 4 .290 .392 .473 .183 .315 46.0 -10.0 3.6
2013 TEX MLB 15 3 4 2 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 .333 .467 .500 .167 .348 1.8 -0.2 0.2
2013 ROU AAA 505 71 124 26 0 12 51 69 119 1 2 .291 .395 .437 .146 .306 30.9 -3.0 2.8
2014 MEM AAA 106 16 31 4 0 4 20 19 16 0 0 .360 .481 .547 .186 .368 15.9 -1.3 1.5
2014 SLN MLB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .106 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1
2015 DUR AAA 137 21 40 9 1 6 24 14 31 0 0 .333 .416 .575 .242 .347 16.2 -1.9 1.5
2015 TBA MLB 276 30 71 12 0 8 30 16 82 5 2 .276 .326 .416 .140 .253 0.9 1.0 0.2
2016 COH AAA 442 52 93 15 2 8 42 41 101 3 1 .236 .312 .345 .109 .235 -3.1 6.2 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 66 0.4091 0.4394 0.5862 0.6296 0.3077 0.5882 0.5833 0.4138 33 -0.002749
2014 26 0.5000 0.5385 0.6429 0.6923 0.3846 0.7778 0.4000 0.3571 9 -0.001456
2015 1057 0.4740 0.5213 0.6479 0.7325 0.3309 0.7520 0.4402 0.3521 428 0.001386
Career11490.47090.5170.64420.72570.33080.74320.44750.3558395.82940.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $
2015 TBA $
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 30 dFrye McCann1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16. DFA by Cleveland 7/31/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/5/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay 1/3/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 5/3/15. Claimed off waivers by Cleveland 12/7/15 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 12/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 3/27/14. Contract selected by St. Louis 5/9/14. Released by St. Louis 5/23/14 (rights sold to Orix of Japan).
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Texas 8/5/13. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 10/3/13 after being DFA by Texas 9/30/13.
  • Drafted by Texas 2008 (15-453) (New Orleans).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .259 .297 .406 .241
11 vs R (Multi) .286 .347 .419 .260
18 Split (Multi) .027 .051 .012 .018
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .259 .292 .407 .239
31 vs R (2015) .289 .350 .423 .262
38 Split (2015) .029 .058 .015 .023
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

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BP Articles

Joey Butler is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadR.J. Anderson2015-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadBret Sayre2015-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadBryan Grosnick2015-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: FinIan Frazer2015-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: FinDaniel Rathman2015-10-05
Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2015-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Transactions We MissedR.J. Anderson2015-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: Serendipitous SpectatorshipJoshua Kusnick2015-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSometimes They Surprise You: PECOTA and 2015’s Unheralded RookiesRian Watt2015-07-24
Fantasy Rounders: Immune to the PlatoonDoug Thorburn2015-07-22
PECOTA Day 2.0: Rest-of-Season Movers and ShakersMatthew Trueblood2015-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 2, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessRelease Points: Hey, Psst, Offense Might Be Creeping UpDan Rozenson2015-06-25
Fantasy Rounders: The Butler Did ItDoug Thorburn2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11Keith Cromer2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11J.J. Jansons2015-06-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 57: Is It Time To Make The Big Trade?George Bissell2015-06-11
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 57: Is It Time To Make The Big Trade?Mike Gianella2015-06-11
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 57: Is It Time To Make The Big Trade?Bret Sayre2015-06-11
Expert FAAB Review: Week 10Mike Gianella2015-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Coming Up RosalesNick Shlain2015-06-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week SixMike Gianella2015-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SixJeff Quinton2015-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SixKeith Cromer2015-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week FiveKeith Cromer2015-05-08
BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: James JonesSam Miller2014-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Call MiloneR.J. Anderson2014-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's HawpeR.J. Anderson2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Having a hard time buying the Indians OF next year. They have always been higher on Tyler Nanquin than the rest of the world. Where would you place him amount Abraham Almonte, Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Collin Cowgill, Joey Butler, and Shane Robinson next season?
(Truganini from CO)
Well, that's not exactly man inspiring group, is it? I'd probably plays him right below Chisenhall, though I should probably start treating Chisenhall with so much adoration. Davis is...well he's Rajaj Davis. The rest of those guys aren't very good. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)How were the following guys as prospects: Joey Butler, Joe Panik, Steven Souza
(Q from Brooklyn)
Panik was seen as a second division second basemen or utility player as late as this past winter, in some circles. Souza's a late bloomer who ran the gamut from toolsy prospect to malcontent to bust to legitimate bat first prospect. Butler was generally viewed as an org guy coming up, although I think some had him as a role 40. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Three questions about Joey Butler: how long can he keep up his .400 BABiP (It's been more or less that for his four seasons in AAA.) Why don't the Rays play him more often? We would assume he'll be returned to AAA when Jennings comes back, right?
(John Carter from Great Lakes region)
It is extremely unlikely anyone can keep a BABIP that high in the majors; barely any one ever does it for one year, let alone for multiple years. It's easier to get higher quality contact in the minors against weaker pitchers, poorer arsenals, and particularly the back end of bullpens that are organizational depth. Nearly everyone you're facing in the majors has a high end out pitch.

He probably should be getting a few more at bats than Brandon Guyer, but when you factor the high whiff rate in, the Rays are probably figuring that he is a BABIP fluke.

Yes, he seems like the guy who would go down when Desmond Jennings comes off of the DL. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Most annoying non-prospect everyone keeps asking you questions about is?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
Ha! I don't get many questions about straight NP's but I do get a lot of questions about fringe guys. Having covered the Rangers system the last few years (and I preface this by saying he's a great guy with a great story and works his ass off), I got way too many questions about Joey Butler. He's the type who doesn't project to have much of an MLB future but puts up big numbers in Triple-A. Those guys often lead to the questions. (Jason Cole)


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