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Bill ButlerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1978 MLB Years: 1969-1977
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PositionsP-181Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Franklin Butler
Height6-2Weight210BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 12,1947 [71.046]PlaceHyattsville,Maryland
High SchoolHerndon (Herndon,VA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 37th round (662nd overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 9,1969 [22.028]
OrganizationsKCA [4] DET [4] MIN [3] LAN [1] CLE [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID9491Retrosheet IDbutlb101MLBAM ID111823
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Kansas City Royals from the Detroit Tigers in the 1968 AL expansion draft (#22 pick)
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts65Walks25Hittable52SO/BB42vsPower52Hitting4Durability30Team.481Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965nullInd--Rel18101.64202000011.083204180001.096.55--3.2714.734.501.000-
1965nullA+--Rel18622.4512012000066.0401918041630001.235.45--5.598.591.54.750-
1966nullA+--Rel199133.47290290000148.011964570921220001.437.24--5.597.421.33.409-
1967nullA+--Rel201292.87280280000163.012768520961540001.377.01--5.308.501.60.571-
1967nullAA--Rel20123.60404000020.017980870001.257.65--3.603.150.88.333-
1967Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel013112.95320320000183.0144776001041610001.367.08--5.117.921.55.542-
1968nullAA--Rel21533.0946046000096.07438330331370001.116.94--3.0912.844.15.625-
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29ST229103.90342955410193.2174918415911564031.378.090.704.237.251.71.4743.36
1970nullAAA--Rel23112.25404000020.0157506100001.056.75--2.704.501.67.500-
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29ST234123.77252502100140.211766591787753011.457.491.095.574.800.86.2505.02
1971nullAAA--Rel24653.7513013000084.0803635036670001.388.57--3.867.181.86.545-
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29S/R24123.451468003044.0451917618320001.429.141.223.656.501.78.3333.98
1972nullAAA--Rel25354.0212012000065.0533129027560001.237.34--3.747.752.07.375-
1972nullAAA--Rel25533.4815015000082.2713332033750001.267.73--3.598.172.27.625-
1972Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0883.72270270000147.212464610601310001.257.56--3.667.982.18.500-
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35S/R25001.54624001011.293211060001.636.940.777.714.630.60-5.06
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin17S/R27464.10261214207198.2914745956790011.498.300.825.117.211.41.4003.90
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin17S/R28545.9523815105081.210061541235550001.6511.021.323.866.061.57.5564.44
1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-S/R30974.22221848301128.011564608641022001.408.090.564.507.171.59.563-
1977Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37S/R30016.86642000021.019171651551011.628.142.146.432.140.33.0007.64
1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-Rel31537.1447146000863.0845850860462002.2912.001.148.576.570.77.625-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter23354.211348648105171589.2555304277653124088061.478.440.994.756.211.31.3971.66
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter62533.65232192138309935.2795427379164968394001.387.650.154.778.071.69.539-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29244.2911319948309442.2418229211162263564001.458.500.334.597.241.58.547-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter653.18500500000116.09147410411440001.147.06--3.1811.173.51.545-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter27243.03690690000377.028615112702293390001.376.83--5.478.091.48.529-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter101.64202000011.083204180001.096.55--3.2714.734.501.000-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14243.807360137540377.2336176160381962637041.407.990.904.666.251.34.368-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9115.1455243130121200.0210125115261061391021.579.391.164.746.211.31.450-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter001.54624001011.293211060001.636.940.777.714.630.60--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings9134.215032184260220.0206113103241161523021.478.440.994.756.211.31.4091.66
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15123.65554512102220.01871008941171971001.387.650.154.778.071.69.556-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29p2234601300030053805001.050.123.050.1733070.136.000.083.0967.1454.297.600.000.000.00
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29p2325440200020043101001.045.125.045.1702049.154.000.091.0978.1663.277.750.000.000.00
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29p2414120100010001000100.083.077.083.1601013.333.000.000.0700.0076.920.000.000.000.00
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35p2561000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter791171600060097906102.051.118.051.16960133.154.000.077.0006.7759.408.780.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter731161600060097906102.052.119.052.17160132.158.000.078.0006.8259.858.780.000.000.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter61000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162240212000120018162012204.051.118.051.169120273.154.000.077.0006.7759.408.780.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22P34-193416112120.9520.590.10-----34100.021.0
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P25-140313111716.9410.640.11-----25100.015.4
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P14-44-71-87.8750.500.16-----14100.08.7
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P6-11-1--111.0000.170.09-20.016100.03.8
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P26-9816--771.0000.270.07-----26100.016.0
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P23-814112-1715.8820.650.19-----23100.014.5
1977Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30P6-21-1--111.0000.170.05-----6100.03.7
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan31P47--171198.8890.17------47100.033.6
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P134-5881255527267.9310.500.11-20.011340.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P47--171198.8890.17------470.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2234----------
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2325----------
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2414----------
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle256----------
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2726----------
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2823----------
1977Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin306----------
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan3147----------

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2012Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1977-12-15TradeTraded by Twins to Dodgers for Rex Hudson. 
1973-10-11TradeTraded by Indians with Dick Colpaert to Twins for Mike Brooks and Jim Strickland. 
1972-07-11Purchased by Indians from Royals. 
1968-10-15Selected by Royals from Tigers in expansion draft (Pick #22). 
* 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.