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Drew Butera
Birthdate: 8/9/1983 (33 y, 7 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: C
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 9, Overall: 149, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $3.8M / 2 Years (2017 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Butera will leave spring camp to join Team Italy for the World Baseball Classic, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports. (3/8/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Butera’s path to any fantasy relevance essentially involves Salvador Perez going on the disabled list. Perez’s backup is never going to get much playing time, and Butera is no exception. If Butera does get an opportunity, don’t expect a return to his 2016 production level. Last year he hit .285/.328/.480 with a 12% home run per fly ball rate. Before last year, he had a career .185/.241/.266 slash line with a 3.4% HR/FB rate in 853 plate appearances. The reason behind the 33-year-old’s 2016 breakout was a .373 batting average on balls in play versus a .221 career mark before last season. Besides hitting a few more ground balls, nothing in his batted-ball mix points to him producing a near-league-leading BABIP. A .240 average seems like an ambitious projection, and I could easily see it at .200 or lower once again. The power breakout may be legit, but it was only over 133 PA. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Butera only has value in deep leagues, and only if Salvador Perez goes on the DL.

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