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Mike Butia

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Mike Butia
Name: Michael William Butia
Born: Nov 29, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
High School: North Allegheny HS, Wexford, Pa.
College: James Madison
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (137th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2004 (signed for $210,000)
Butia struggled last summer in the Cape Cod League, batting .230-2-12, but surged this spring at James Madison, hitting .373-18-60 with an .807 slugging percentage and .459 on-base. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound lefthanded hitter has added 20 pounds of muscle to his athletic frame since last year, and now shows above-average raw power. Butia is aggressive at the plate, with good bat speed, a smooth stroke and good leverage. He is an average runner and shows decent defensive skills in the outfield with average arm strength. He takes medication for a thyroid condition, which some scouts say has caused his weight to fluctuate.
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