Drew Butera

Drew Butera #9

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/200
  • Age: 32


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Drew Butera 2015 Postseason Stats

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Drew Butera Stats

.196 1 5 0 .505

Drew Butera MLB Career Stats

.185 9 60 0 .507

Drew Butera Bio

  • Full Name: Andrew Edward Butera
  • Pronunciation: byoo-TAIR-uh
  • Born: 8/9/1983 in Evansville, IN
  • Draft: 2005, New York Mets, 5th rd. (149th overall)
  • College: Central Florida
  • Debut: April 9, 2010
  • Relationship(s): son of Sal Butera
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2015 Stats 107 9 21 1 5 0 .196 .252 .505
MLB Career Stats 774 63 143 9 60 0 .185 .241 .507

Drew Butera Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Royals AL 120 60 86.73 237.64 -2.57 17.45 44.75
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.71 0.44 9.01 33.45


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August 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM ET

Butera belts first ‘15 homer

Royals catcher Drew Butera went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Tigers on Thursday.

June 11, 2015 at 4:16 PM ET

Royals DFA Kratz; Butera will be backup C

Thursday morning, the team announced that catcher Erik Kratz, who went on the disabled list with a foot injury on May 6, was reinstated and then was designated for assignment, consequently keeping Drew Butera as the backup catcher.


Drew Butera Awards

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 St. Lucie FSL

Drew Butera Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated C Drew Butera.
May 7, 2015 Los Angeles Angels traded C Drew Butera to Kansas City Royals for SS Ryan Jackson.
May 4, 2015 Los Angeles Angels designated C Drew Butera for assignment.
December 9, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers traded C Drew Butera to Los Angeles Angels for Player To Be Named Later.
December 5, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers designated C Drew Butera for assignment.
October 21, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers activated C Drew Butera.
October 3, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned C Drew Butera to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers recalled C Drew Butera from Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 31, 2013 Minnesota Twins traded C Drew Butera to Los Angeles Dodgers.
July 31, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Drew Butera to Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 29, 2013 Minnesota Twins optioned C Drew Butera to Rochester Red Wings.
July 24, 2013 Minnesota Twins recalled Drew Butera from Rochester Red Wings.
June 8, 2013 Drew Butera roster status changed by Rochester Red Wings.
April 6, 2013 Rochester Red Wings placed C Drew Butera on the 7-day disabled list.
March 25, 2013 Minnesota Twins optioned C Drew Butera to Rochester Red Wings.
May 1, 2012 Minnesota Twins recalled Drew Butera from Rochester Red Wings.
March 31, 2012 Minnesota Twins optioned Drew Butera to Rochester Red Wings.
October 19, 2009 Drew Butera roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.

Andrew Edward Butera Bio Info

Andrew Edward Butera...2002 graduate of Bishop Moore (FL) High School where he played baseball and golf...attended the University of Central Florida...was a semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award in 2005, given to the nation's top collegiate catcher...father Sal, who is now a Major League scout for Toronto, played in the Major Leagues from 1980-88, including with the Twins from 1980-82 and 1987.


Appeared in 61 games for Dodgers, batting .188 (32/170) with six doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14 RBI...Three home runs were a career-high and were tied with A.J. Ellis for team lead by a catcher...61 appearances, 32 hits and 14 RBI were highest totals since 2011...Threw out 11 of 32 would-be base stealers (32.4%)...His opponents' 71.9 pct. success rate on stolen base attempts was eighth-lowest mark among N.L. catchers (min. 400 innings caught)...Dodgers pitchers fashioned a 3.38 ERA with him behind the plate...Caught Josh Beckett's no-hitter, May 25, 2014 at Philadelphia...Marked second time during career catching a no-hitter (see career highlights section)...On May 14 vs. Miami, made relief appearance (2nd of career) out of the Dodgers bullpen...Registered a scoreless inning, including a strikeout...Made second relief appearance of season May 17 at Arizona...Allowed two runs in 0.2 inning pitched with a strikeout.


Acquired by Los Angeles in trade with Minnesota in exchange for a player to be named later (LHP Miguel Sulbaran) and cash considerations on July 31... Called up by the Dodgers on Sept. 1 and appeared as a defensive replacement in two games for Los Angeles, going 1-for-6…made his first career appearance at first base on Sept. 20 at San Diego... Batted .135 (7-for-52) with three doubles, one triple and three RBI in 16 games with Triple-A Albuquerque... In two games with the Twins, went 0-for-3 at the plate…spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Rochester and batted .218 (19-for-87) with two home runs in 27 games... At the Triple-A level (Rochester and Albuquerque), combined to throw out 14 of 26 runners attempting to steal (53.8%)... Was a member of Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic…in four games, batted .188 (3-for-16) with a homer, double and four RBI.

2012 Started season with Triple-A Rochester and went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in first game April 5 at Syracuse. ... Batted .279 (12-for-43) with three doubles, one home run, five RBI and six runs scored in 15 games for Red Wings before being recalled by Twins May 1. ... Tied career-high with three hits, going 3-for-4 with a double May 17 at Detroit. ... Doubled in three straight games May 16-19. ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning of relief, with one walk and one strikeout May 20 at Milwaukee...according to Elias, his father, Sal Butera, pitched 1.0 scoreless inning for Montreal in 1985 and for Cincinnati in 1986; they became first father-son position players to pitch in a major league game...sixth different position player to pitch for Twins, first since Michael Cuddyer did so July 25, 2011 at Texas. ... Hit first home run of season, a three-run shot, July 1 vs. Kansas City...the three RBI tied a career-high. ... Named to 2013 Italy roster for World Baseball Classic. 2011 Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the second time in his career (also in 2010)...Set a career-high with three rbi, April 18 at Baltimore...matched that with three rbi again, September 24 at Cleveland...Set a career-high with a five-game hitting streak, May 29-June 6...Hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot off Rick Porcello, June 1 at Detroit...Set a career-high with three hits, June 10 vs. Texas...finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, an rbi and one run scored...Batted .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, six rbi and six runs scored in an eight-game stretch, May 29-June 10...Had game-winning walk-off single, June 19 vs. San Diego, helping the Twins extend their winning streak to seven games...Led all Twins catchers in games caught with 93 (75 starts), and ranked 11th in the American League...Held opposing base runners to a 70.6 stolen base percentage (20 caught stealing of 68 attempts), which ranked as the third-lowest in the American League and fifth-lowest in baseball...Caught 20 runners attempting to steal, which was the ninth-most in the American League. 2010 Made the Twins Opening Day roster as the club's back-up catcher and spent the full season with the big league club...made his Major League debut, starting at catcher and batting ninth, April 9 at Chicago (AL)...Singled off Mitch Talbot for first career hit, April 22 vs. Cleveland...Recorded first Major League rbi with a two-run single off Kevin Millwood, May 8 vs. Baltimore...Hit first Major League home run, a 10th inning pinch-hit solo homer off Chad Durbin, June 19 at Philadelphia...it was one of two pinch-hit homers in the game (Thome in 9th inning)...Hit second Major League home run off Jeff Niemann, August 3 at Tampa Bay...Started seven consecutive games at catcher for the Twins, August 1-7...Twins pitchers posted an ERA of 3.66 (64.0 ip, 26 er) with 66 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .215 (49-for-228) during that span...Batted .157 (8-for-51) before the All-Star break and .220 (20-for-91) after the break...Caught Carl Pavano's starts from July 11-September 10 and helped the right-hander go 7-5, 3.31 (87.0 ip, 32 er) with four complete games (one shutout) in 12 starts...Had five two-hit games on the season: July 25 at Baltimore, July 27 at Kansas City, August 3 at Tampa Bay, September 21 vs. Cleveland and September 29 at Kansas City...Threw out 14 of 35 runners attempting to steal, giving opposing runners a 60.0% success rate, the lowest of any rookie catcher in baseball (minimum of 350.0 innings caught)...Tied for 13th on the All-Time list for lowest stolen base percentage for a rookie catcher (60.0%) and ninth All-Time for an AL catcher...it was the best ever percentage for a Twins rookie catcher...His 394.2 innings caught were the 10th-most by a Twins' rookie catcher in club history...the 14 runners caught stealing were the sixth-most for a Twins rookie catcher...Caught five of the Twins nine complete games and caught one of the Twins three shutouts. 2009 Spent entire season at Triple-A Rochester...went 3-for-4 with two rbi, May 6 at Louisville...hit his first Triple-A home run, June 24 vs. Columbus...went 3-for-4 with two doubles, August 10 at Buffalo...batted .256 (22-for-86) vs. lefties and .193 (41-for-212) vs. righties...finished second in the International League in caught stealing percentage, throwing out 40 of 96 (41.7%) potential base-stealers...tied for league lead in passed balls with 14...ranked the top defensive catcher in the International League by Baseball America. 2008 Spent the entire year in the Eastern League with Double-A New Britain...went 2-for-3 with a walk in his first game April 3...scored a season-high three runs in a 3-for-5 effort, April 12 at Portland...had a season-high four-hit game, June 18 at Portland (two doubles, two runs scored)...hit .308 (30-for-65) over 21 games in June...recorded 11 multi-hit games, including four games with three-or-more hits...appeared in 96 games, including 92 as the Rock Cats catcher. 2007 Began season at Single-A St. Lucie (Mets)...had four consecutive two-hit games, going 8-for-19 (.421), May 29-June 3...season-high three rbi, May 30 vs. Vero Beach...homered in consecutive games, May 30-31...promoted to Double-A Binghamton, June 22...hit safely in eight of nine games, June 27-July 7...was 7-for-19 (.368) in five games, July 14-19...acquired by Minnesota along with Dustin Martin, in exchange for second baseman Luis Castillo, July 30...assigned to Double-A New Britain and had season-high six-game hit-streak, going 7-for-20 (.350), August 5-20...tied season-high three hits, August 29 at Binghamton. 2006 Hit .286 in 18 games in June...Went 16-56 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI...Was 5-5 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs vs. Delmarva on June 10...Also had seven games with two hits...Knocked in three runs on two other occasions, April 16 vs. Lake County and July 7 vs. Lakewood...Last winter, he played for North Shore in the Hawaiian Winter League...Hit .232 (13-56) with five doubles and five RBIs in 21 games. 2005 Made his professional debut with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Threw out 29 of 62 runners attempting to steal (47 percent).