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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Richard Dwight Butler
Stat Years
1991-2003  [mlb] 1997-1999
6-1 / 205
Left / Right
OF (847) ... LF (44) ... RF (26) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
Born Date/Place
1973-05-01 in Toronto, Ontario   [47.143]
High School
East York Collegiate (Toronto,ON)
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1997-09-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.128)
Service Time
TOR [7] TBA [2] SEA [1] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9498 ... retro id: butlr002 ... mlbam id: 111820
Brother of Rob Butler
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Career Batting Statistics

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    1991Gulf Coast Blue Jays GCLRktor-18of---159213305667013106174504010.263.317.357.6742347613.192.094.3337.2619.232.650.00.0023.2
    1992Myrtle Beach HurricanesSALAtor-19of---2130441431001412431115379076010.
    1993Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-20of---311044468136198116511134864314100.306.375.459.83450020438.257.153.3359.6012.801.3340.42.2027.9
    1993Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-20of---3621320100003500000.
    1994Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-21of---45319229567432274193121111.292.360.417.7772158014.240.125.3338.8414.421.6364.01.4025.0
    1994Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-21of---49430234736232788226602106.242.292.305.5973279211.136.063.2996.7320.183.00100.70.9215.1
    1995Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-22of---5582172758123433113254121015.267.348.406.7542458819.290.139.31410.2016.731.6454.21.6332.8
    1995Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-22of---5691992032422142394501105.
    1996Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-23lf-rf---61028120000415900001.
    1997Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-24of---713753793161309248720760107433211.300.373.523.89660728163.359.223.3359.8817.631.7822.43.9539.1
    1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor1224lfL-S-E-P7714341002012300000.286.375.357.7321651.143.071.36412.5018.751.500.00.0025.0
    1998Durham BullsILAAAtba-25of---83814528438083562222420331.297.390.517.9071727516.400.220.30212.7913.951.0918.14.6537.2
    1998Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba1025lf-rfL-S-E-P87221725493372042153720304.226.278.364.6422377913.217.138.2396.3315.612.4731.02.9526.5
    1999Durham BullsILAAAtba1126of---9903325296282106325417033344.289.369.476.84538215840.301.187.33710.7318.321.7133.22.6241.7
    1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba1026rf-lfL-S-E-P9720231000002400000.
    2000New Haven RavensEastAAsea-27of---10261031625315231082220203.243.304.437.741115459.282.194.2566.9619.132.7520.64.3536.0
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-27of---10321241123712920102602011.185.246.306.5521363810.218.121.2197.3519.122.6062.01.4743.5
    2000Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex-27of---1012474111025013800203.234.269.383.65252183.191.149.2315.7715.382.6723.53.8527.3
    2003Niagara StarsCdnIndy----30lf-rf---11258312234142221171900032.277.400.494.894100419.434.217.31717.0019.001.1220.84.0039.1
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)8625130565372243194420304.223.280.351.6312758815.207.128.2416.9116.002.3235.92.5526.8
    American League Totals (3 yrs)8625130565372243194420304.223.280.351.6312758815.207.128.2416.9116.002.3235.92.5526.8
    Minor League Totals9243345459874145417643995683296532524202441.261.330.397.72737431329262.242.136.3038.7917.451.9844.02.0330.0
    Minor: Indy Totals258312234142221171900032.277.400.494.894100419.434.217.31717.0019.001.1220.84.0039.1
    Minor: Rk Totals59213305667013106174504010.263.317.357.6742347613.192.094.3337.2619.232.650.00.0023.2
    Minor: A Totals130441431001412431115379076010.
    Minor: A+ Totals12047269138198116515145373314101.292.365.436.80153320638.258.144.3249.9413.701.3842.92.0627.5
    Minor: AA Totals143533751412291278197559962329.265.338.407.74559921743.268.142.3049.1816.531.8044.42.0030.5
    Minor: AAA Totals47216862424398416512404026167346911131031.260.328.420.7481886708151.267.160.2988.8518.352.0733.12.7034.4
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays Totals (2 yrs)7923727524372042174120304.219.274.350.6242598314.211.131.2346.5615.832.4133.92.7026.9
    Toronto Blue Jays Totals (1 yrs)714341002012300000.286.375.357.7321651.143.071.36412.5018.751.500.00.0025.0
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1991Gulf Coast Blue Jays GCLRk18OF5800.0104210107106.9911.800.0098.398.31
    1992Myrtle Beach HurricanesSALA19OF12500.0186480198190.9601.500.0091.996.22
    1993Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+20OF10300.0157720166164.9881.600.0078.093.62
    1993Knoxville SmokiesSouAA20OF500.01100011111.0002.200.003.583.38
    1994Knoxville SmokiesSouAA21OF5100.0960309996.9701.900.0036.496.25
    1994Syracuse ChiefsILAAA21OF9400.0219431226223.9872.400.0066.2100.03
    1995Knoxville SmokiesSouAA22OF4800.0106531114111.9742.300.0033.382.84
    1995Syracuse ChiefsILAAA22OF6400.0101942114110.9651.700.0045.492.84
    1997Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAA24OF13500.0236884252244.9681.800.0095.198.51
    1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLB24LF300.05000551.0001.700.001.942.97
    1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLB24DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.614.310
    1998Durham BullsILAAA25OF3600.0601306461.9531.700.0025.094.77
    1998Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB25LF3900.07020072721.0001.800.0024.154.23
    1998Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB25RF2200.04330146461.0002.100.0013.630.63
    1999Durham BullsILAAA26OF7900.0148331154151.9811.900.0055.287.81
    1999Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB26LF200.02000221.0001.
    1999Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB26RF400.06000661.0001.500.002.557.15
    2000New Haven RavensEastAA27OF2100.0332103635.9721.700.0014.880.85
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA27OF1900.0301103231.9691.600.0013.359.46
    2000Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAA27OF900.0301103231.9693.400.006.375.09
    MLB Totals - (LF)44007720079791.0001.800.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (RF)26004930152521.0002.
    MLB Totals - (DH)100000000.0000.
    AAA Totals - (OF)4360082427238874851.9742.
    AA Totals - (OF)12500246771260253.9732.
    A+ Totals - (OF)10300157720166164.9881.600.000.00.00
    A Totals - (OF)12500186480198190.9601.500.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (OF)5800104210107106.9911.800.000.00.00
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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