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Sal ButeraTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1989 MLB Years: 1980-1988
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PositionsC-736, DH-3, P-2, 1B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSalvatore Phillip Butera
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 25,1952 [66.052]PlaceRichmond Hill,New York
High SchoolConnetquot (Bohemia,NY)
CollegeSuffolk County Community College (Selden,NY)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1972 by the Minnesota Twins.
Signing ScoutsHerb Stein
MLB DebutApril 10,1980 [27.197]
OrganizationsMIN [11] CIN [2] MON [2] TOR [2] CHA [1] DET [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID9486Retrosheet IDbutes001MLBAM ID111808
RelationshipsFather of Drew Butera
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed13Power39Contact86XBH47RBIs46Runs13Hitting45Durability26Team.492Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972GCL White SoxGCLRk-1936114182870016000000000.246.246.307.553357114.246.061.061.2500.000.000.000.000.0025.00
1973Fort LauderdaleFSLA+-20993192176121132000000000.238.238.292.5309314319.236.054.053.2390.000.000.000.31319.0018.42
1974LynchburgCaroA+-211244173590162355000000000.216.216.285.50111921417.210.069.070.2270.000.000.000.72139.0023.33
1975OrlandoSouAA-222051892004000000000.176.176.216.39211251.176.040.039.1780.000.000.000.000.0022.22
1975TacomaPCLAAA-2273215215290226000000000.242.242.312.5546711215.235.070.070.2510.000.000.000.93107.5021.15
1975Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         932662961110230000000000.229.229.293.5227813266.223.064.064.2370.000.000.000.75133.0021.31
1976OrlandoSouAA-2390267457380328000000000.273.273.337.6109011267.265.064.064.2800.000.000.001.1289.0015.07
1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-2487252277013044510272143500.278.351.377.7289517291.284.099.210.3299.287.220.781.3763.0024.29
1978Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-c2574206205270428012412210200.252.333.345.6787111244.250.093.204.3159.844.920.501.6451.5021.15
1979Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-c2678236207013022901231615100.297.360.377.7378915266.311.080.174.3378.656.020.700.75118.0021.43
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin11c2734854231002003611104.271.300.282.58224191.288.011.047.2683.306.592.000.000.004.35
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin11c286216713407101800221403208.240.325.293.618498194.258.053.186.29211.347.220.640.000.0020.00
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin11c2954126932200800171212006.254.347.270.617342146.281.016.151.29511.648.220.710.000.006.25
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-c3067219236511022110282621000.297.382.374.7568213250.330.077.210.34911.2010.400.930.80109.5020.00
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet25c3045110000000000000.200.200.200.400105.200.000.000.1810.000.000.000.000.000.00
1984Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon11c31111283367611074111523202210.269.380.382.76210818339.280.113.297.35115.349.440.622.0640.4323.68
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33c3133000000001000000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17625.000.000.000.000.000.00
1985Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-c32518240014003100000.222.333.389.7227121.188.167.333.33014.294.760.334.7618.0025.00
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon11c326712011241031200131213111.200.281.283.564344138.198.083.192.2609.428.700.922.1740.0016.67
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22c335611314276121600211002135.239.356.363.719419137.245.124.310.32215.337.300.481.4656.5033.33
1987Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-c341026441013008200010.154.353.308.6618234.130.154.462.30323.535.880.252.9426.0050.00
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22c34511120012001600000.182.250.455.7055112.250.273.364.3018.3350.006.008.3311.0050.00
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33c3451111719501120071602207.171.217.243.460276122.188.072.135.2075.7413.112.290.82111.0031.58
1987Totals for MLB-MLB         56122821502140082202207.172.220.262.482327134.190.090.156.2165.9716.422.751.4961.0033.33
1988Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-c3542127820500500121201000.157.230.197.427255140.174.040.134.2058.578.571.000.000.0025.00
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26c3523603142116001901001.233.246.350.59621462.260.117.133.2651.6114.529.001.6160.0028.57
1989Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-c36257131550170051001000.211.263.324.58723677.233.113.183.2696.4912.992.001.3071.0040.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter359801631822438760086853147432.227.302.295.59723635911.243.068.175.0009.449.330.990.88100.1319.23
Minor League Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter9412821291704120331344331821329231020.250.296.327.6239231543045.252.077.142.0005.984.330.731.0291.0021.88
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter572165316442875024209331821329231020.259.334.348.682575991877.268.089.199.0009.707.030.731.2868.8823.13
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1103185382100332000000000.258.258.318.57610113318.251.060.060.0000.000.000.000.94106.0015.85
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter22373656166283487000000000.226.226.288.51421235736.221.062.063.0000.000.000.000.54184.0021.08
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36114182870016000000000.246.246.307.553357114.246.061.061.0000.000.000.000.000.0025.00
Minnesota Twins Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter20148933114151140004948285025.233.303.274.57713417553.254.041.141.0008.868.680.980.18489.0014.91
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6112415296131800221602135.234.347.371.7184610149.245.137.315.00014.7710.740.732.0141.3334.48
Montreal Expos Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7012311241031200141213111.195.281.276.557344142.193.081.195.0009.868.450.862.1141.0016.67
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23603142116001901001.233.246.350.59621462.260.117.133.0001.6114.529.001.6160.0028.57
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter45110000000000000.200.200.200.400105.200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623612882111434003938163214.227.302.295.59710616411.243.068.175.0009.449.330.990.88100.1319.23
Average Minor - Per 162 games1624865012121155911312324200.250.296.327.62315927524.252.077.142.0005.984.330.731.0291.0021.88

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon11Rel32000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00-2.68
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22Rel33000.0010100101.00000110001.00----9.009.001.00-3.77
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter000.0020200202.00000110000.50----4.504.501.00-0.50
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.00000110001.00----9.009.001.00--
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings000.002200220002200220.000001101100000.50----4.504.501.00-0.50

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25C70--3343256371366.9875.23-----27494.650.0
1979Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin26C75--39233111436425.9755.67-----67896.254.0
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27C32--10696-121115.9503.59-151060.033494.119.9
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH2---------------345.91.2
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28C59--254419-304295.9705.00-252946.316295.254.1
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH1---------------621.60.9
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin281B1--2---221.0002.00------621.60.9
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29C53--2302635259256.9884.83-291565.935498.132.7
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet30C60--30026116337326.9675.43-----56789.644.1
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet30C4--1211-1413.9293.25-1-100.0-4100.02.5
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon31C101--5885468648642.9916.36-----711191.065.6
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31C2--9---991.0004.50-1-100.0-366.71.2
1985Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon32C5--274--31311.0006.20------5100.03.5
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32C66--2272045251247.9843.74-521182.536798.541.0
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32P1-1-------------671.50.6
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33C53--2151752237232.9794.38-32-100.015694.632.7
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33P1-1-------------561.80.6
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin34C10--467--53531.0005.30-----210100.07.1
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34C51--2132143238234.9834.59-431574.1951100.031.5
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34C5--1942-2523.9204.60-6-100.015100.03.1
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor35C42--2452323270268.9936.38-----342100.029.8
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35C23--971011108107.9914.65-11473.3123100.014.2
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor36C25--1551312169168.9946.72-----425100.017.2
MLB Totals for C - 9 season(s)-   C348--1382149351615661531.9784.40-2158471.9223480.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH3---------------30.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2-2-------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 8 season(s)-   C388--2087192362623152279.9845.87-----293880.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25-70---------
1979Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin26-75---------
1980Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27-32--------2
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28-591-------1
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29-53---------
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet30-60---------
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet30-4---------
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon31-101---------
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31-2---------
1985Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon32-5---------
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32166---------
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33153---------
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin34-10---------
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34-51---------
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34-5---------
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor35-42---------
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35-23---------
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor36-25---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB3413020000000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs13020000000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1990Osceola AstrosFSLA+Minorhou37Manager1387266.52214.02 
1991Osceola AstrosFSLA+Minorhou38Manager1276463.5047.52 
1992Osceola AstrosFSLA+Minorhou39Manager684226.618--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1993Jackson GeneralsTexAAMinorhou40Manager1357362.541--1 League Champions
1994Jackson GeneralsTexAAMinorhou41Manager1357461.548--1 Lost in Finals
1995New Britain Rock CatsEastAAMinormin42Manager1426577.45821.05 
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor45Bullpen Coach1628874.54326.03Tim Johnson
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor57Major League Scout1628577.52511.04Cito Gaston
2011Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor58Major League Scout1628181.50016.04John Farrell
2012Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor59Major League Scout1627389.45122.04John Farrell
2013Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor60Major League Scout1627488.45723.05John Gibbons
2014Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor61Major League Scout1628379.51213.03John Gibbons
2015Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor62Major League Scout1629369.574--1John GibbonsLost in ALCS (Royals)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993Texas League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-03-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1988-03-18Released by Twins. 
1988-01-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1987-12-21Released by Twins. 
1987-05-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1987-05-19Released by Reds. 
1985-12-19TradeTraded by Expos with Bill Gullickson to Reds for Dann Bilardello, John Stuper, Andy McGaffigan and Jay Tibbs. 
1983-12-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1983-10-21Released by Tigers. 
1983-03-25TradeTraded by Twins to Tigers for Stine Poole and Cash. 
1972-05-12ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Twins. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Montreal ExposTeam Payroll3260,000-51625-370,78060,00060,000
1986Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll33102,500-4951930386,34760,000162,500
1987Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll3462,500-5131224344,90660,000225,000
1987Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3462,500-5132824344,90660,000225,000
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll3562,500-60429-392,10762,500287,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red