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Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby angels7777 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:03 pm

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I grabbed him this year in round 16 as my 1B since I missed out on the top tier guys. Why is this guy so underappreciated when his numbers were pretty solid across the board (no flashy in any area but not hurting you in any either). Are there guys I should be targeting over him (Goldschmidt, Ike Davies, etc.) or is Butler the more "safer" choice?
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:05 pm

Butler is fine if he's a 1B. I don't like him as UT only.
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby angels7777 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:06 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Butler is fine if he's a 1B. I don't like him as UT only.


Yahoo has him as 1B, but yes I agree with you.
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby Bravos of Steel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:10 pm

Butler's a rock solid play at 1B. The reason a lot of people overlook him is you know exactly what you're getting with Butler. Probably 16-20 Home runs, around 90 RBIs. A very safe choice. He doesn't have the upside of a Goldschmidt, Ike Davis, Freddy Freeman, etc. You could do much worse at 1B, IMO.

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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby germani40 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:42 pm

I love Butler as a 1B some are down on him in leagues where he is only a UTIL. If he has 1B eligibility I think he is a great guy to have
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:08 pm

I think he is about to have a power surge and jump up the board. There are a few reason why people don't love Butler: Util only in some leagues, not prototypical power from a 1B, already have a 1B and want/need something else. Great pick for you though.
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby jackie hayes » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:29 pm

Whatever the reason, round 16 is crazy low. Great value.
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Re: Why is Billy Butler so despised? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:54 pm

jackie hayes wrote:Whatever the reason, round 16 is crazy low. Great value.


16th round would be crazy low if he was UTIL only. as a first baseman that's just silly.
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