Sunday, July 6, 2008

Billy Butler – Pure Hitter Will Help in Fantasy Baseball Right Now

Billy Butler (picture 2006 Bowman rookie baseball card) DH for the Kansas City Royals recently got recalled from triple A after being sent down earlier in the year. Butler is a big time hitting prospect who hit .291 as 21 year old rookie and belted 8 HRs in little more than a half season of plate appearance. After a slow start and subsequent demotion this year some of the luster has worn off of this elite prospect.

Now is a nice buy low opportunity. Butler is a pure hitter and entered this season as a starter for the Royals at age 21. Basically he’s still an elite hitter but has clearly been rushed. Butler appears to have straightened himself out and should continue to improve. Right now I think he could hit better than .300 the rest of the way with something like a dozen home runs. Long term I think Billy Butler will mature into a perennial .320+ 30 HR fantasy baseball stud.

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