3 Days Kansas City Royals
Billy Butler followed up Monday's 5-for-5 game by collecting a solo homer and an RBI double Tuesday against the Angels.
Of course, Butler is hot now, and he's capable of staying that way for a while. But there's also been a subtle change recently that's given him a little more fantasy value. Now that Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field, he can't well pinch-run for Butler in the late innings of games. Last year, Butler was driven in just 43 times all season, a ridiculously low total for a No. 3-No. 4 hitter. He'll never be a big asset in that category, but he will score a few more times this year if he's not run for so often.
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4 Days Kansas City Royals
Billy Butler abused the Angels on Monday, going 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles, five RBI and two runs scored in an 11-4 win.
A welcome sign for his owners, whom Butler had frustrated to the tune of a .228 average and only four homers entering Monday's game. His monster contest raised his average by 33 points, from .228 to .261, and pulled Butler out of a 2-for-23 valley.
7 Days Kansas City Royals
Billy Butler swatted his fourth homer of the year but it wasn't enough to overcome the Yankees on Saturday.
The solo shot off Andy Pettitte in the fourth inning was Butler's only hit in four at-bats. He's off to a bit of a slow start this season, now batting .236/.361/.391 with four homers and 20 RBI through 33 games. A career .298/.362/.464 hitter, he should come alive soon.
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16 Days Kansas City Royals
Billy Butler went 3-for-5 Wednesday in the Royals' 9-8 victory over the Rays.
Butler got off to a slow start but has been heating up in recent weeks, batting .361 (13-for-36) in his past 10 games. His power stroke is still missing -- he's hit just three home runs through 25 games -- but that will come with time, too. In his prime and with a good lineup around him, Butler is still a must-start in all formats.
1 Month Kansas City Royals
Billy Butler drove in seven runs Sunday as the Royals topped the Phillies by a score of 9-8.
Butler was a monster, smashing a grand slam in the fifth inning and a two-run single in the sixth. He also drove in a run on a groundout in the third. The 26-year-old is poised to do big things all year at the plate.