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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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Athletics | Billy Butler with power upside Friday

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:42:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is 8-for-31 (.258) with five home runs and nine RBI in his career against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana. Santana faces the Oakland Athletics Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has a sluggish .249-7-41 line on the season, but he might be worth the gamble on FantasyScore Friday.

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Athletics | No Billy Butler against Cleveland

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:10:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 12. 2B Ben Zobrist is batting third as the designated hitter, and 2B Eric Sogard is playing second base and batting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: With Kluber on the hill, none of the Athletics are strong FantasyScore plays. Zobrist ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is entering the All-Star break hot, though, with 21 runs, three home runs, 19 RBI and a .322/.417/.544 slash line over his past 26 games. Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a low-end option against favorable pitching matchups, so aim higher in daily contests Sunday.

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Athletics | Billy Butler pulls off rare feat

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:53:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler recorded his first triple in almost three years, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is riding a modest four-game hit streak, but for the most part, his production has been mediocre throughout the year. Given his lack of upside, there are usually better options available at FantasyScore in the same price range.

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Athletics | Billy Butler hitting cleanup Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:44:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is hitting cleanup against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) hasn't seen much success against southpaws this season, going 13-for-59 (.220) against them with two of his six home runs. He's a mediocre first base option tonight on FantasyScore, especially at O.co Coliseum.

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Athletics | Billy Butler breaks out

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:48:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler broke out of an 0-for-15 slump at the plate with a single, double and home run Monday, June 29, against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has not had the best season in the first year of his free-agent deal, but he broke loose in this game. Still, Butler needs to show more consistency before he makes a good FantasyScore play.

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Athletics | Billy Butler back in lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:23:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler is back in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Sunday, June 28, batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitless in his last 10 at-bats and is only hitting .197 this month, so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him.

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