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Brett ButlerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1997 MLB Years: 1981-1997
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PositionsOF-2399, CF-83, LF-47, DH-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrett Morgan Butler
Height5-10Weight160BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJune 15,1957 [61.038]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolLibertyville (Libertyville,IL)
CollegeSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 23rd round (573rd overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutAugust 20,1981 [24.066]
OrganizationsLAN [7] ATL [5] CLE [4] SFN [3] NYN [1] Awards4Awards Voting6-113
TBC Player ID9492Retrosheet IDbutlb001MLBAM ID111812
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed89Power34Contact80XBH28RBIs26Runs64Hitting83Durability81Team.518Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Gulf Coast BravesGCLRkatl-of223011136417532054191511100.369.462.6041.0666715133.404.235.414.46414.2911.280.792.2637.0036.59
1979Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-of2235117263724111206242701100.316.430.427.857507143.400.111.436.39016.7818.881.130.70117.0018.92
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         652286278994312510434212200.342.445.513.95811722276.402.171.425.42615.5815.220.981.4557.0028.21
1980Anderson BravesSALAatl-of23702557376126126449672944400.298.445.404.84910319334.328.106.506.39320.068.680.430.30255.0025.00
1980Durham BullsCaroA+atl-of234622447821562393615673062500.366.513.5131.02611523304.406.147.540.46122.049.870.450.66112.0028.05
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1164791201582712365802413459106900.330.478.455.93321842638.364.125.522.42621.009.250.440.47159.6726.58
1981Richmond BravesILAAAatl-of241254669315619433644161036321190.335.456.412.86819226573.382.077.358.40117.9810.990.610.52155.3316.67
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of24401261732230491191700000.254.352.317.669405145.294.063.278.31713.1011.720.890.000.0015.63
1982Richmond BravesILAAAatl-of2541157225783122129221910130.363.442.471.9137412181.406.108.268.40612.1510.500.860.55157.0021.05
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of258924035522007218253503001.217.291.225.516542268.254.008.167.2479.3313.061.400.000.003.85
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of261515498415421135373923545623535.281.344.393.73721639613.302.112.240.3318.819.141.040.82109.8025.32
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2of2715960210816225934952228662411616.269.361.355.71621437709.293.086.279.33012.138.740.720.42200.6722.84
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2of2815259110618428145504720634218328.311.377.431.80825547666.327.120.272.3609.466.310.670.75118.2025.54
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2of2916158792163171445132157065417518.278.356.375.73122035683.304.097.245.33110.259.520.930.59146.7521.47
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2of30137522911542589413316915512203.295.399.425.82422242618.315.130.337.36914.728.900.601.4658.0027.27
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2of311575681091632796434320976448242.287.393.398.79122642679.314.111.322.36114.299.430.660.8894.6725.77
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2of3215459410016822443631165969313324.283.349.354.70321030672.313.071.195.3238.7810.271.170.60148.5017.86
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2of331606221081922093445119906267713.309.397.384.78123932732.335.075.272.35912.308.470.690.41207.3316.67
1991Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of3416161511218213523838281087914243.296.401.343.74421120730.336.047.239.34714.7910.820.730.27307.5010.99
1992Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of3515755386171141133941219567324124.309.413.391.80421628676.347.082.289.37214.059.910.710.44184.3316.37
1993Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of3615660780181211014239198669514416.298.387.371.75822532716.333.073.247.34812.019.640.800.14607.0017.68
1994Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of3711141779131139833278685227202.314.411.446.85718630496.343.132.341.38313.7110.480.761.6152.1322.90
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn22of389036754114137125217434206224.311.381.392.77314421418.347.081.237.34910.2910.050.980.24367.0018.42
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan12,22of383914624405201311124904401.274.368.336.704497178.284.062.295.32513.485.060.380.000.0017.50
1995Totals for NL-NL         129513781541891383286751010625.300.377.376.75319328596.328.076.253.34211.248.560.760.17513.0018.18
1996Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22cf3934131223511088392211301.267.313.290.603382145.313.023.130.2766.2115.172.440.000.005.71
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22cf-lf4010534352978301815104240115001.283.363.324.68711111401.320.041.178.31910.479.980.950.000.0011.34
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter221381801359237527713154578558257112990738147512362.290.377.376.75330764629545.319.086.261.00011.839.500.800.57151.4819.45
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter34713302974496328111541615930218314913120.338.461.452.9136011021668.381.114.418.00018.1110.970.610.66120.9122.72
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter166623115213277458562512582312120.342.453.427.88026638754.388.085.335.00016.5810.880.660.53155.7517.84
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4622447821562393615673062500.366.513.5131.02611523304.406.147.540.00022.049.870.450.66112.0028.05
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1053729911314102376415915645500.304.441.411.85215326477.348.107.484.00019.0811.740.620.42186.0023.01
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3011136417532054191511100.369.462.6041.0666715133.404.235.414.00014.2911.280.792.2637.0036.59
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter763281245583775411419117990432338136916718.298.392.368.76010361303342.332.070.256.00012.9310.110.780.42200.8615.53
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter609230239766395452119116473310224103816425.288.373.396.7699111612676.310.108.282.00011.588.370.720.78109.6224.28
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter47117843175236922131231255524619513281279.293.381.378.7596751042083.321.085.262.00011.819.360.790.62137.2319.89
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter280915136238251654869329810826536.260.331.339.670310461026.289.079.226.0009.5510.531.100.49183.0019.33
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9036754114137125217434206224.311.381.392.77314421418.347.081.237.00010.2910.050.980.24367.0018.42
Average MLB - Per 162 games16259999174201044241198366311425.290.377.376.75322534699.319.086.261.00011.839.500.800.57151.4819.45
Average Minor - Per 162 games162621139210291357275281418574660.338.461.452.91328148779.381.114.418.00018.1110.970.610.66120.9122.72

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl22OF30--665--71711.0002.37------30100.055.6
1979Greenwood Braves WcarAatl22OF34--452--47471.0001.38------3597.124.6
1980Anderson Braves SALAatl23OF70--19051-196195.9952.79------70100.050.0
1980Durham Bulls CaroA+atl23OF66--15643-163160.9822.42------46143.547.1
1981Richmond Braves ILAAAatl24OF125--2861533304301.9902.41------125100.089.9
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24OF37--7621-7978.9872.11------4092.534.9
1982Richmond Braves ILAAAatl25OF40--10121-104103.9902.58------4197.628.8
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25OF77--1292--1311311.0001.70------8986.547.5
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26OF143--2841344301297.9872.08------15194.788.3
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF156--4481343465461.9912.96------15998.196.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF150--4371915457456.9983.04------15298.792.6
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH1---------------1520.70.6
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF159--434933446443.9932.79------16198.898.1
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30OF136--393442401397.9902.92------13799.384.0
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31OF155--395351403398.9882.57------15798.795.7
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32OF152--4071163424418.9862.75------15498.793.8
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33OF159--42046-430424.9862.67------16099.498.1
1991Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34OF161--3728-33803801.0002.36------161100.099.4
1992Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35OF155--353923364362.9952.34------15798.795.7
1993Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36OF155--3696--3753751.0002.42------15699.495.7
1994Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37OF111--260822270268.9932.41------111100.097.4
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn38OF90--207611214213.9952.37------90100.062.5
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38OF38--75-1-7675.9871.97------3997.426.4
1996Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39CF34--7411-7675.9872.21------34100.021.0
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40CF49--932-195951.0001.94------10546.730.2
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40LF47--702-172721.0001.53------10544.829.0
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40DH1---------------1051.00.6
MLB Totals for OF - 15 season(s)-   OF2034--5059117403052165176.9922.54------20340.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF83--167311171170.9942.05------830.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF47--702-172721.0001.53------470.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF165--3871743408404.9902.45------1650.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF66--15643-163160.9822.42------660.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF104--23571-243242.9962.33------1040.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF30--665--71711.0002.37------300.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl22---------30-
1979Greenwood Braves WcarAatl22---------34-
1980Anderson Braves SALAatl23---------70-
1980Durham Bulls CaroA+atl23---------66-
1981Richmond Braves ILAAAatl24---------125-
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24---------37-
1982Richmond Braves ILAAAatl25---------40-
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25---------77-
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26---------143-
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------156-
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------1501
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29---------159-
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---------136-
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31---------155-
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32---------152-
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33---------159-
1991Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34---------161-
1992Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35---------155-
1993Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36---------155-
1994Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37---------111-
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn38---------90-
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38---------38-
1996Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39-------34---
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40------4749--1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB2521000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB32519640000003300000.211.318.211.5294022.250.000.15813.6413.641.000.000.000.00
1989San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB32414141001202100000.286.375.357.7325116.308.071.35712.506.250.500.000.0025.00
1995Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB38315140001000300000.267.267.267.5344015.333.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs315140001000300000.267.267.267.5344015.333.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs720640000003300000.200.304.200.5044023.235.000.15013.0413.041.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs414141001202100000.286.375.357.7325116.308.071.35712.506.250.500.000.0025.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl43Broadcaster1629567.586--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2004Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn47Manager603624.600--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari48First Base Coach1627785.4755.02Bob Melvin-
2006Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorari49Manager1406872.4866.04 -
2009RenoGoldInd-52Manager.000-- 
2010Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari53Manager1436974.4839.53 
2011Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari54Manager1447767.535--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2012Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari55Manager1448163.563--1 League Champions
2014Miami MarlinsNLMLBMLBmia57Third Base Coach1627785.47519.04Mike Redmond
2015Miami MarlinsNLMLBMLBmia58Third Base Coach,Assistant Coach1627191.43819.03Mike Redmond
* 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 [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1992National League Player of the Week (July 20-July 26) ... NL Player of the Month (July)2
1995National League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23)1
1996Branch Rickey Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1997-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1996-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-11-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1995-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-08-18TradeTraded by Mets to Dodgers for Scott Hunter and Dwight Maness. 
1995-04-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1994-10-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1990-12-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1987-11-09Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1983-10-21TradeTraded by Braves with Brook Jacoby, Rick Behenna and Cash to Indians for Len Barker. 
* 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
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28425,000-256658++370,78060,000425,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll29850,000-97287++386,34760,0001,275,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll30765,000-116384++344,90660,0002,040,000
1988San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll31900,000-89188++392,10762,5002,940,000
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll32900,000-129684++429,80262,5003,840,000
1990San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll331,100,000-127783++515,727100,0004,940,000
1991Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll342,833,333-36396++742,231100,0007,773,333
1992Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll353,333,333-49595++962,245109,00011,106,666
1993Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll363,333,333-77592++968,431109,00014,439,999
1994Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll373,500,000-67293++957,101109,00017,939,999
1995New York MetsTeam Payroll382,000,000-158583++999,520109,00019,939,999
1995Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll382,000,000-158983++999,520109,00019,939,999
1996Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll392,000,000-157983++957,870109,00021,939,999
1997Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll401,733,304-2141177++1,182,177150,00023,673,303
* 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