Dan Butler Boston Red Sox  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 27
Born: October 17, 1986
Phoenix, AZ
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Undrafted free agent (July 2009)
College: Arizona
High School: Greenway (AZ)

Photo by John Corneau

Scouting Report: Catcher with a smaller frame, underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2007. Quick feet. Moves well laterally behind plate. Fronts balls in dirt well. Firm glove, with solid reactions. Plus arm, but can be long with release. Needs some cleanup work being consistent with grip when throwing, learning how to manage the game. Can be repetitive and fall into obvious patterns when calling a game. Average bat speed. Limited hitting zones. Hits balls out and over the plate well, but struggles with inside fastballs and elevated ones. Fringe-average power. Patient approach. Will work counts. Defense is strong suit. Ceiling of a backup catcher at the major-league level.

Links
2011 Prospect Preview

Dan Butler has made himself a prospect (4.28.11)
Q&A with Dan Butler (5.3.2011)
2012 Prospect Preview

2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Xander Bogaerts, Alex Hassan, Dan Butler (8.8.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2009 Arizona NCAA Coll --- 22 27 76 11 20 2 0 3 18 31 15 14 2 0 0.263 0.394 0.408 0.802
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 22 78 7 14 3 1 1 10 22 4 14 0 1 0.179 0.261 0.282 0.543
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 22 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 61 214 37 70 18 3 6 31 112 20 44 0 0 0.327 0.406 0.523 0.929
  2010 Salem Car A Bos 23 35 113 16 33 12 0 1 17 48 23 21 1 0 0.292 0.434 0.425 0.858
  2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2011 Salem Car A Bos 24 91 312 39 77 20 0 11 66 130 45 56 4 1 0.247 0.350 0.417 0.766
2011 Portland East AA Bos 24 21 66 4 14 5 0 0 2 19 9 11 0 0 0.212 0.316 0.288 0.604
  2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 1.333 1.667
  2011 Scottsdale AFL Fall Bos 24 16 48 7 15 1 0 1 8 19 13 7 0 0 0.313 0.484 0.396 0.880
2012 Portland East AA Bos 25 73 247 29 62 14 2 6 26 98 31 42 0 0 0.251 0.351 0.397 0.748
2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 22 73 8 17 5 0 3 11 31 9 20 0 0 0.233 0.313 0.425 0.738
2012 Este DWL Wint Bos 25 28 73 8 12 5 0 1 7 20 8 21 0 0 0.164 0.262 0.274 0.536
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 84 282 32 74 19 0 14 45 135 34 59 1 1 0.262 0.350 0.479 0.829
  2013 Este DWL Wint Bos 26 12 36 3 6 1 0 0 3 7 1 4 0 0 0.167 0.189 0.194 0.384
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27     stats                            
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 27     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 27, 2009 by Matt Mahoney
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: July 29, 2009 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2012
MLB Debut:
August 10, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 2 (2013)
Contract (2014): $500,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Cape Cod League All-Star (2009)
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (April 19-25, 2010)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (April 2010)
South Atlantic League All Star (2010)
Carolina League Player of the Week (April 18-24, 2011)
Carolina League Player of the Week (
May 30 - June 5, 2011)
2011
Carolina League All-Star
Carolina League Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2011)
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (July 2013)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 18-24, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 30 - June 5, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (July 2013)

 

   

 
 

   
Alliance Tickets: Colorado Rockies Tickets, Seattle Mariners Tickets, MLB Baseball Tickets, Denver Broncos Tickets, Seattle Seahawks tickets, NFL Football Tickets, Sports Tickets, Concert Tickets
 

   
Copyright © 2003-2012 SoxProspects, LLC
All Rights Reserved.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 05, 2011 07:16 PM
email:
info@soxprospects.com
Search Player Stats
    
   MLB, Minor League, and College Players
The Baseball Cube

SoxProspects.com is in no way affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs, Salem Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Lowell Spinners, Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Major League Baseball, the International League, Eastern League, Carolina League, South Atlantic League, New York-Penn League, Gulf Coast League, or Minor League Baseball.