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Athletics | Billy Butler sitting out

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:37:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jhoulys Chacin Saturday, Aug. 29, because the team is not using a designated hitter in a National League park.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should return to the lineup when the team plays in an American League park again.

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Athletics | No Billy Butler vs. Diamondbacks

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:31:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Without the option to utilize a designated hitter, Butler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) draws out of the lineup Friday. He may grab a start or two during the road series, but you'll want to double-check before locking your lineups. He is hardly pushing the fantasy needle, though, with an underwhelming .202/.325/.279 slash line since the All-Star break.

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Athletics | Billy Butler returns to lineup

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:33:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler will bat seventh against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is a somewhat risky play in FantasyScore today. He's batting just .182 in 55 at-bats this month, although he is 2-for-6 in his career against Odorizzi.

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Athletics | Billy Butler has a seat

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:34:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is out of the lineup Saturday, Aug. 22, with 1B Mark Canha hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has a .435-1-4 line the last seven days and is a good low-end start against Erasmo Ramirez on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Billy Butler draws into lineup

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:21:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) had been losing playing time of late, but finds himself in the starting lineup tonight. However, Butler is a weaker daily option against Dickey, who has been lights out recently. Butler is also 2-for-12 (.167) with five strikeouts in his career against the knuckleballer.

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Athletics | Billy Butler losing playing time

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:51:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup for the third straight game Tuesday, Aug. 11. OF Danny Valencia is serving as the designated hitter and is batting cleanup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison.

Fantasy Tip: The acquisition of Valencia last week has directly led to Butler's decrease in playing time. With less frequent at-bats, Butler is a candidate to be dropped in mixed leagues. Valencia ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is mainly a matchup play on FantasyScore against lefties, but he's not a bad daily play tonight against the struggling Hutchison in one of the best hitter's parks in baseball.

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Athletics | Billy Butler dropped to seventh in order

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:56:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler has been dropped to seventh in the batting order Thursday, July 30, against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: It's really no surprise to see this happen, as Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been having a relatively woeful year in his first campaign with the A's. In fact, he's currently registering career lows in average (.246), on-base percentage (.312) and slugging percentage (.378). As a result, it's tough to trust him right now while he's still scuffling, and Carrasco is no easy pitcher to go up against.

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Athletics | Billy Butler in line for big game?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:51:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is 8-for-22 with two home runs in his career against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco, who he faces Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) becomes a bit more attractive to daily gamers tonight, but he's still nothing more than a mediocre FantasyScore commodity without much power hitting in a pitcher-friendly environment.

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Athletics | Ike Davis returns to action

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:38:09 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis will bat fifth and play first base against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson July 26. DH/1B Billy Butler is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: With the A's playing an interleague series at a National League park this weekend, Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) had both taken turns riding the pine over the last few days. Davis is 7-for-24 (.292) with two doubles in his career versus Hudson and is worth considering in FantasyScore if you need an inexpensive option at first base.

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Athletics | Billy Butler starting at 1B

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:16:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler will start at first base against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Friday, July 24, and is batting fourth in the lineup. 1B Ike Davis is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is hitting only .193 this month but does have three home runs and nine RBI in that span. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using Butler in their lineups but may also be able to find better options.

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