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Athletics Nation Aug 15, 2016
Note: All stats are from before Monday’s game (currently in progress). I have a statement to make, and it might come as a surprise: Billy Butler is having a decent year for the Oakland A’s. It doesn’t even take any squinting to see it. If you like to keep it simple, he’s batting .292/.342/.431. If you want to know more, he’s got a 113 OPS+, a 110 wRC+, and his lowest strikeout rate since 2011. He’s valued at 0.3 bWAR, which is the first time since 2013 that either WAR scale has given him a positive value. He’s still no star and he provides nothing outside of the batter’s...
Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune Aug 14, 2016
Billy Butler has seemingly come out of nowhere to be the A’s hottest hitter. The prize free agent plucked from Kansas City two winters ago struggled in his first year with Oakland, hitting 40 points under his career batting average,… Continue Reading → The post Billy Butler making Bob Melvin, A’s take notice of production appeared first on Inside the As.
Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune Aug 11, 2016
It’s easy enough to think of Billy Butler as an afterthought in the Oakland lineup. He doesn’t play every day. He seldom plays defense. For much of the year, he didn’t hit. The most that could be said about Butler… Continue Reading → The post Don’t look now, but Billy Butler’s no average hitter appeared first on Inside the As.
Plain Dealer Jul 31, 2016
Tribe catcher Chris Gimenez and Oakland DH Billy Butler had a disagreement Saturday night at home play. Butler won the initial argument by hitting a long homer, but the Indians had the final say.