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Billy Butler (baseball)

MLB Player information
NameBilly Butler
PositionDesignated Pitcher
Place of birthOrange Park, Florida
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutMay 1, 2007 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average.297
Home runs74
Runs batted in373
Teams
*Kansas City Royals (2007-present)
* All-Star Futures Game Most Valuable Player (2006) * American League Player of the Month (September 2009) * Royals Player of the Year (2009)

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Billy Ray Butler (born April 18, 1986 in Orange Park, Florida) is a Major League Baseball Designated Hitter for the Kansas City Royals. He has also played first base, left field and right field. Butler was given the name "Country Breakfast" during the 2011 baseball season.

Butler was selected by the Royals in the first round (14th overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of high school and signed for a $1.45 million bonus, $250,000 below the recommended slot value for that pick. He attended Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was teammates with fellow first round draft pick Eric Hurley, a pitcher selected by the Texas Rangers. He turned down a scholarship to play for the University of Florida to go pro.


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