Ty Buttrey Portland Sea Dogs |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 23
Born: March 31, 1993
Charlotte, NC
Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2012
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Providence (NC)

Photo © William Parmeter

SoxProspecs.com Links
2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Buttrey, Gomez, Grover (7.3.13)

2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Podcast Ep. 80: Ty Buttrey interview (7.17.15)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Large pitcher’s frame with minimal remaining projection. 

Mechanics: Arm action works from a high three-quarters arm slot. Struggles with repeating delivery and keeping line to the plate. Only average arm speed.

Fastball: 91-93 mph, presently topping out at 96 mph. Needs to pitch with downward plane more consistently. Fastball lacks life and doesn’t miss enough bats.

Curveball: 75-77 mph. Long 12-to-6 break. Inconsistent, but will flash average-to-slightly above-average potential. Used to throw a knuckle-curve between 74-78 mph that flashed plus potential, but switched to a traditional curveball during the 2015 season.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Good arm speed. Average offering that at its best shows late drop.

Career Notes: Missed significant time in 2014 with a broken hand suffered when he punched the ground in frustration after failing to make a play, hitting a sprinkler. 

Summation: Potential fringe big leaguer, spot starter, or long relief type. Stuff might play up a tick in a bullpen role, but doesn’t have much upside as a starter. Doesn’t miss enough bats, and needs to improve secondaries and command and control. Struggles with controlling emotions on the mound and can struggle to make adjustments mid-inning.

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 0 0 --- 1.80 4 3 0 5.0 5 2 1 0 1 5 1.20 5.00 9.00
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 4 3 0.571 2.21 13 13 0 61.0 54 21 15 0 21 35 1.23 1.67 5.16
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 --- 1.80 2 2 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 1 4 0.60 4.00 7.20
  2014 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 0 --- 3.09 3 2 0 11.7 11 6 4 0 7 12 1.54 1.71 9.26
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 0 5 0.000 6.85 11 11 0 46.0 59 41 35 5 24 40 1.80 1.67 7.83
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 1 0 1.000 2.45 4 4 0 22.0 17 8 6 2 3 22 0.91 7.33 9.00
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 8 10 0.444 4.20 21 21 0 115.7 117 62 54 5 45 81 1.40 1.80 6.30
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 23     stats                            
   
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: BUT-tree
First Pro Contract:
June 15, 2012 by Quincy Boyd (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $1,300,000
MiLB Debut: August 1, 2012 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (April 2015)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 8-14, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 4-10, 2015)

 

  

 
 

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