Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 month ago

Butler is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Butler has picked it up a little at the plate in June (.300/.341/.475) following two sub-.600 OPS months to kick off the campaign, it hasn't been enough to earn him regular at-bats. He's still batting just .197/.209/.303 this season against right-handed pitching.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 month ago

Butler is not in the lineup Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With the right-handed Junior Guerra on the mound for Milwaukee, Butler will get the day off. Khris Davis will replace Butler in the DH spot.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 month ago

Butler is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday marks Butler's third consecutive day out of the lineup as the A's will use Stephen Vogt at DH against Tim Lincecum and the Angels. Butler has struggled against right-handed pitching this season, batting just .204 with a .552 OPS against righties on the season. He figures to rejoin the lineup the next time Oakland faces a left-hander.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 month ago

Butler went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

It's just the fifth multi-hit game of the season for Butler, but two of them have come in four June starts and he's now hitting .389 (7-for-18) on the month. It's not much, but given how little value he's produced so far in 2016, it's at least an encouraging sign.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 month ago

Butler is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, Jamie Ramsey of Reds.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butler will be on the bench for Friday's interleague game against Cincinnati. Although during the A's recent series against Milwaukee, Butler got two starts at first base, going 1-for-7 with one home run and three RBI. Yonder Alonso will man first base for Friday's game against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 months ago

Butler homered and drove in three runs in a 1-for-4 game in a loss Tuesday against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Butler went without a home run in his first 29 games of 2016 but now has two in his past eight games. He also has two doubles in that stretch and is finally starting to show a little bit of power, but his batting line is still a brutal .241/.275/.391 and it's unlikely he'll be able to work his way into more consistent playing time. Unfortunately, this is more or less all we can expect from Butler these days -- he hit just .261/.323/.385 in 2014 and 2015 combined.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 months ago

Butler went 1-for-1 with two RBI as a pinch hitter during Sunday's win against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Butler made the most of his pinch-hitting opportunity, plating two runs with a single to right field. He has five RBI over the past two games, and even though he's struggled over the course of the season, he might be ready to turn things around after a very productive weekend.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 months ago

Butler went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 12-3 victory over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old finally went yard in 2016 on what was his 71st at-bat of the season. He did it in definitive fashion as well, as the blast traveled 443 feet to dead center field off Tigers starter Matt Boyd. However, Butler had notably gone hitless in his previous 10 at-bats, and is still struggling considerably, particularly against right-handed pitching.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 months ago

Butler is in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Butler will play first base and bat sixth in the order. He will face off against Matt Boyd, a 25-year-old southpaw. Butler is hitting .263 against left-handers on the year compared to just .125 against right-handers.

Billy Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 months ago

Butler is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Butler started four games in a row as the A's faced a string of lefty starters, but he'll return to the bench with right-hander Ivan Nova on the hill for the Yankees. On the year, Butler is hitting .303 against left-handers, compared to .133 against righties.