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Billy Butler

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Billy Butler
Name: Billy Ray Butler
Born: Apr 18, 1986 in Orange Park, Fla. USA
High School: Wolfson HS, Jacksonville
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 260 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2004 (signed for $1,450,000)
Butler looks best in the batter's box, and scouts are eager to see him with wood instead of metal in his hands. He'll have to move across the diamond to first, or with plus arm strength that helps him throw 93 mph off the mound, move to a corner outfield spot, but he has the raw power to make the move work. Butler has a mature approach. He trusts his quick hands and allows balls to get deep in the zone, giving him excellent loft power. He has natural rhythm to his swing and excellent hand-eye and body coordination. He hasn't always stayed patient this year while being pitched around--he hit .597-10-39 a year ago, and only .419-4-13 this year--but like his teammate Hurley, he performed well down the stretch. He's a Florida recruit but is considered signable and could get in to the first two rounds.
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