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Postby perch44 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:27 am

Mar 11 1B Billy Butler hiked his spring average to .400 (12-for-30) when he collected two hits against Arizona on Tuesday. He homered and drove in four runs while serving as the cleanup hitter.


another stellar spring performance for him yesterday. i'm just hoping it translates into his summer performance, i'm hoping for big things from him this year. ;-D
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:32 am

Um...I agree! :-D
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:39 am

Who has the better year in KC? Butler or Gordon?
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby J.C.Fighter » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:42 am

I think he'll have a good season ....
around 20 HR's .300 AVG 85-90 RBI's
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:44 am

Gordon's got that 5 tool potential, but Butler is already so polished as a hitter. Unless they cut Butler's AB because of defensive liabilities, he'll be a nice source of AVG and RBIs. Gordon's more hit or miss, in my opinion. Remember, he's never even seen AAA pitching, so it may take him a while to adjust...
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby perch44 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:51 am

his minor league stats aren't too bad either.

2005 30 HR 110 RBI .330 BA

2006 15 HR 96 RBI .331 BA

2007 (minor and major stats combined) 21 HR 98 RBI .291 BA

and he's only 21 years old.

I'm not a huge stats guy, and i'm fairly new to fantasy baseball, but those seem like decent numbers, and power should increase with age and strength. So, here's to hoping for some BIG numbers this year and years to come. ;-D
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:53 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:Who has the better year in KC? Butler or Gordon?


In what? Real or fantasy? In fantasy, I still think Gordon will be more valuable but there is a good chance that Butler is better. In real life, I like Butler's bat more and I think he will have a better career than Gordon.
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:08 am

Here's what you need to know about BB.

One of his top ten comparable players is Albert Pujols.

His top 4 comparable players include Greg Luzinski, Gary Carter, and Paul Konerko.

As BP pointed out, he's just the third Royal to get 300 ABs at age 21 or younger. Among that group of 3, Butler had the best performance, out-performing George Brett.

The dude can rake.
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:30 am

He's so under-rated/under the radar.

Minor league line of .336/.416/.561 = :-L :-L :-L :-L :-L

You sure Dayton Moore doesn't want to trade him to Oakland? :-L :-L :-L
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Re: Billy Butler

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:08 pm

Yoda wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Who has the better year in KC? Butler or Gordon?


In what? Real or fantasy? In fantasy, I still think Gordon will be more valuable but there is a good chance that Butler is better. In real life, I like Butler's bat more and I think he will have a better career than Gordon.


Right, I also think Gordon has the pedigree to carry more value in the future, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Butler come out on top. His plate discipline just seems a ways ahead of Gordon at this point and could turn in a better '08. Not bad considering that Gordon is usually a mid-draft pick while Butler could be had later.
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