Billy Butler Oakland Athletics

Age: 36 (April 18, 1986) | 6' 0" | 260lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-25 DH-53 PH-28
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2012 161 614 72 192 54 111 32 1 29 107 2 1 .313 .373 .510 8 16 .341 47/24/29 33 28
KC AL 2013 162 582 62 168 79 102 27 0 15 82 0 0 .289 .374 .412 12 15 .326 53/20/26 20 18
KC AL 2014 151 549 57 149 41 96 32 0 9 66 0 0 .271 .323 .379 7 16 .310 49/22/28 14 15
OAK AL 2015 151 538 63 135 52 101 28 1 15 65 0 0 .251 .323 .390 9 17 .282 51/18/32 12 12
OAK AL 2016 85 221 24 61 19 34 16 0 4 31 0 0 .276 .331 .403 8 14 .308 42/29/29 6 6
NYY AL 2016 12 29 3 10 2 8 2 0 1 4 0 0 .345 .375 .517 6 25 .429 41/27/32 2 1
Career 10yrs 1414 5105 592 1479 500 840 322 5 147 728 5 3 .290 .354 .441 9 15 .320 n/a
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The final 2012 bid limits that were posted for this player: PK 5x5: $22 MF 5x5: $22 AP 4x4: $19
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '12
I was able to capitalize on a massive, collective brain-fart by my league to pick up Butler this year at... 2. My happiness was doubled tonight in the same way it was for NeauxBrainr - we have a 20-game qualifier, and in the last game of the season, Butler got 1B appearance #20.

Yeah, I'll keep Butler... :-)
Roland Duprez MrRolando
Oct 3 '12
Thanks to last night's game at 1st, Butler has 15 on the year and qualifies in my league for a position in 2013. With inflation, he was a good buy at 26 on auction day this year, and a keeper for next.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Sep 29 '12
It's pure profit the rest of the way for Billy Butler. BABIP luck? HR/FB luck? No, he's good.
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 6 '12
$25 in Tout Wars.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 26 '12
With his super hot spring I wonder how much of a discount there will be? In our league, there are owners that hold back a bit of money to bet on selected DH's.
John Brand JohnB
Mar 26 '12
26 year olds with 2500+ AB are excellent candidates for an uptick at any time. At the prices he's going at, even if he clogs your DH spot he's a good bet.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 15 '12
Billy's in/entering his prime. He is surrounded by a better lineup than he has seen at any other point in his career. Any chance he gets a slight uptick in power, accompanied by bumps in runs and RBI from the better lineup? I think so.

I'm starting to like him as a target. Especially because he comes with the DH discount.
gary clark garyclark
Mar 15 '12
Tex, you are pretty spot on about my mixed league makeup. This is the 3rd year, 14 teams the 1st and 16 last year. Its a $1000 buy in so its pretty intense, but only a few know what they are doing at the auction.

I've owned Pujols both years, at $40 and then $43, and he's been the most expensive player both years. I usually buy 5 players early on for $25 and then sit on my hands for the bargains or scraps later. I haven't won the league yet but mainly because I've had bad injuries both years to my studs, which is still tough to overcome even in a mixed league when you spend 70% of your budget on 5-6 guys.
Mike Meade CStory
Mar 7 '12
Is there a standard for how many teams are in a mixed league?

I've long held the sense that most mixed leagues are mash-ups of semi-knowledgable fans with a few sharks thrown in, with a wide variance in the number of teams in a league and a lot of turnover from year to year.

In such an environment, making price projections that consider positional depth becomes crazy. Are you projecting the 29th corner infielder to have a value of 0 (8 team mixed league) or the 40th (12 team mixed league). There are a lot of guys who suddenly fall to $1 bids when the talent pool gets too broad, because there's no real reason to differentiate them from the other average bum.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 7 '12