Tue, 26 May 2015 15:34:52 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler will serve as the designated hitter and bat second in the order Tuesday, May 26, against the Seattle Mariners. OF Kevin Kiermaier was dropped to seventh in the order against Mariners LHP J.A. Happ.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has a .302 batting average on the season, but he's hitting just .200 against lefties. The reverse split can likely be blamed on a small 20-game sample, and Butler can be considered for use in GPP tournaments.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:42:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer will start in left field and bat eighth in the order Sunday, May 24, against the Oakland Athletics. OF Joey Butler will have the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has gone 4-for-7 in his last three games, with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Guyer will be worth a look as a GPP option in FantasyScore contests.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:07:47 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Thursday, May 21. OF Joey Butler is sitting on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap), who is hitting .289 (11-for-38) with two RBI against right-handed pitching this year, is a very mediocre FantasyScore option tonight, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:55:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) will be receiving another day off but should return soon. David DeJesus ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) will start in left field and could be a solid option on FantasyScore since he has six hits in his last five games and is hitting .314 this season.
Sat, 16 May 2015 09:12:22 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 16.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has played well since joining the Rays and should return to the lineup soon. David DeJesus ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) will start in left field and could be an option on FantasyScore since he is hitting .333 in May.
Thu, 07 May 2015 14:23:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is batting sixth as the designated hitter against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 7.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) draws in with Evan Longoria feeling under the weather. Butler is sporting a .214 batting average over 15 plate appearances this season, and he should be viewed as nothing more than a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests Thursday.
Wed, 06 May 2015 13:53:56 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler will be the starting left fielder against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 6.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has received only nine at-bats this season but has recorded a home run and RBI in his limited time. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.
Sun, 03 May 2015 07:37:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 3, because of left knee bursitis. The team recalled OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.
Fantasy Tip: Brandon Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) should receive some starts with Jennings out of the lineup. He has four hits in his last four games but is only hitting .240 this season with one home run and seven RBI. Owners on FantasyScore probably will be able to find better options.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:55:34 -0800
Free-agent OF Joey Butler signed with the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Jan. 10. Butler finished the 2014 season with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League.
Fri, 23 May 2014 11:05:52 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sold the contract of OF Joey Butler to the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League.