Billy Butler

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New York Yankees Designated Hitter Age: 36-299d Exp: 9.102 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2004 Country: United States Agent(s): Greg Genske (The Legacy Agency)

Inactive

  • Current Contract

    Billy Butler signed a 1 year / $507,500 contract with the New York Yankees, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $507,500.

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $507,500 $507,500 $507,500 $49,914 $49,914($49,914)
    2017 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2011-2014 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $470,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $470,000
    Free Agent:

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $421,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $421,000
    Free Agent:

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $399,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $399,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $1,450,000 - $1,450,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $399,000 - - $399,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $421,000 - - $421,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 - - $470,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings AL SILVER SLUGGER:DH $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $49,914 - - $49,914
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $54,339,914 $8,450,000 - $62,789,914
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $29,290,000 $3,450,000 - $32,740,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 $5,000,000 - $30,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $49,914 - - $49,914
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Sep 15 2016Signed a contract with New York (NYY)
    Sep 11 2016Released by Oakland (OAK)
    Nov 22 2014Signed a 3 year $30 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Nov 1 2014Kansas City (KC) declined a $12.5 million option for 2015
    Jan 22 2011Signed a 4 year $30 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 4 2010Signed a 1 year $430k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 3 2009Signed a 1 year $421k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 2 2008Signed a 1 year $399k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Jun 24 2004Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#14 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Billy Butler, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2016 OAK 97 67 250 27 71 18 0 5 35 21 0 42 .284 .336 .416 .752 -0.03
    2015 OAK 151 143 538 63 135 28 1 15 65 52 0 101 .251 .323 .390 .713 -0.55
    2014 KC 151 143 549 57 149 32 0 9 66 41 0 96 .271 .323 .379 .702 -0.14
    2013 KC 162 157 582 62 168 27 0 15 82 79 0 102 .289 .374 .412 .786 1.52
    2012 KC 161 158 614 72 192 32 1 29 107 54 2 111 .313 .373 .510 .883 3.03
    2011 KC 159 153 597 74 174 44 0 19 95 66 2 95 .291 .361 .461 .822 2.21
    2010 KC 158 157 595 77 189 45 0 15 78 69 0 78 .318 .388 .469 .857 3.23
    2009 KC 159 154 608 78 184 51 1 21 93 58 1 103 .303 .363 .493 .856 2.29
    2008 KC 124 115 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 33 0 57 .275 .324 .400 .724 -0.37
    Totals 1,414 1,332 5,105 592 1,480 322 5 147 728 500 5 840 0.290 0.354 0.441 0.796 11.19
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