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Postby gforce1124 » Wed May 28, 2008 5:46 pm

Are there any KC fans out there that have some insight on this guy? I'm pretty suprised to see him hitting .265 with 1 homer right now. His bb/k ratio isn't bad, and has improved from last year, so I assume he's seeing the ball at least OK. His minor league numbers were great. BABIP hasn't taken a big hit. What gives here? Is his swing different? Is he bigger/smaller? Just a young player in a cold streak? Any other thoughts?
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Postby J35J » Wed May 28, 2008 7:23 pm

gforce1124 wrote:Are there any KC fans out there that have some insight on this guy? I'm pretty suprised to see him hitting .265 with 1 homer right now. His bb/k ratio isn't bad, and has improved from last year, so I assume he's seeing the ball at least OK. His minor league numbers were great. BABIP hasn't taken a big hit. What gives here? Is his swing different? Is he bigger/smaller? Just a young player in a cold streak? Any other thoughts?


Confidence is an issue at this point, from all accounts. Add in the fact that pitchers have made their adjustments and its time for Butler to make his back....

Power was always going to take a couple years for him to develop so while 1 home run is suprising I would have been suprised also if he had more than 6 at this point too.

He's a young kid....not every great prospect hits the bigs running.

Anyway, nothing seems different....he just needs to get his confidence back and to make the neccessary adjustments that seem to have been made against him.
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Postby herb96 » Thu May 29, 2008 12:02 am

I have him in both of my leagues. I can't seem to drop him, but I'll bench him against tough pitchers. I think he will pull out and start putting up better numbers.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu May 29, 2008 1:55 am

J35J wrote:
gforce1124 wrote:Are there any KC fans out there that have some insight on this guy? I'm pretty suprised to see him hitting .265 with 1 homer right now. His bb/k ratio isn't bad, and has improved from last year, so I assume he's seeing the ball at least OK. His minor league numbers were great. BABIP hasn't taken a big hit. What gives here? Is his swing different? Is he bigger/smaller? Just a young player in a cold streak? Any other thoughts?


Confidence is an issue at this point, from all accounts. Add in the fact that pitchers have made their adjustments and its time for Butler to make his back....

Power was always going to take a couple years for him to develop so while 1 home run is suprising I would have been suprised also if he had more than 6 at this point too.

He's a young kid....not every great prospect hits the bigs running.

Anyway, nothing seems different....he just needs to get his confidence back and to make the neccessary adjustments that seem to have been made against him.


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Postby Broncmet724 » Thu May 29, 2008 1:06 pm

I like him and Adam Lind. Thye both just need to get their confidnece back and I think they'll do fine
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Postby NatsFan10 » Thu May 29, 2008 4:56 pm

Butler has been demoted to Triple A Omaha, just reported in KC.
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Postby dracovonborax » Thu May 29, 2008 7:51 pm

so do we hold onto him in a keeper league or do we cut bait and try to redraft next season?
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Postby J35J » Thu May 29, 2008 9:43 pm

Yup, I'm glad he went down.....hopefully he can start raking and get his confidence back. He'll be up within a month or two....as long as he hits. :-o
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