Ty Buttrey Portland Sea Dogs  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
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

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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

Scouting Scratch: Portland Bullpen (4.19.17)
Scouting Scracth: Wrapping Up April in Portland (5.5.17)
Scouting Scratch (6.22.17)

Physical Description: Large pitcher’s frame with minimal remaining projection. Listed height and weight look accurate.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Stiff, vertical delivery. Long arm action behind with a stab, then short coming forward. High leg kick. Upper body/arm-heavy delivery. Struggles with repeating delivery and keeping line to the plate. Works very quickly.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Have seen him top out at 98 mph, but has reportedly touched 100 mph. Needs to pitch with downward plane more consistently. Plus-plus velocity. Fastball is straight and hittable when elevated. Below-average command and control. Potential plus-to-better offering if he can keep the ball down in the zone consistently.

Changeup: 84-86 mph. Drops with split-like movement at times. Looks like a fastball until late. Throws with good arm speed. Has feel for pitch; can throw for strikes or bury down and out of the zone. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 81-83 mph. Vertical break. Lacks tilt. Will show depth when he snaps it off. Potential average offering.

Curveball: Has scrapped pitch. Was 79-81 mph with short, 12-to-6 break. Lacked depth and tended to roll to the plate. Below-average potential. Had previously thrown a version at 75-77 mph with longer 12-to-6 break. Inconsistent, but would flash average-to-slightly above-average potential. Used to instead throw a knuckle-curve between 74-78 mph that flashed plus potential, but switched to a traditional curveball during 2015 season.

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. Moved to the bullpen during the 2016 season. Participated in 2013, 2014, and 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential middle relief arm. Has started to miss bats at a much higher level in 2017, but is still walking too many hitters. When on, will show intriguing stuff, but inconsistent command holds him back. At his best, will show raw stuff that profiles in late-inning role, but lacks consistency and command profile to project in that role long-term. Has had issues maintaining composure on the mound at times in the past, letting innings get away from him.

 
   
    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 11.2 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 0 115.2 117 62 54 5 45 81 1.40 1.80 6.30
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 23 1 9 0.100 4.44 33 9 0 79.0 80 52 39 6 46 52 1.59 1.13 5.92
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 24 1 4 0.200 3.72 30 0 4 46.0 39 22 19 1 23 56 1.35 2.43 10.96
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 1 0.500 7.64 10 0 0 17.2 21 16 15 2 10 18 1.75 1.80 9.17
   
   
  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 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): 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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