Fantasy Baseball: Billy Butler On Fire This Week
Butler opened a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels by going 5-5 with two doubles and five RBIs on Monday night. It was an amazing performance, but it would be just the beginning of an amazing stretch for Butler.
The following game against LA, Butler had yet another stud fantasy performance. He finished 2-4 with a double and a homer. He has amassed eight hits in the last three games alone, including three doubles, one home run, and an unreal nine RBIs. Butler has quickly moved his RBI total up to 27 with this monstrous three-game stretch and suddenly finds himself tied for eighth in the American League.
Butler has a rather mediocre .268 batting average, but his 20 walks have moved his On Base Percentage all the way up to .377. Most mid-level power hitters tend to stack up the K’s and have low OBP, so Butler only helps his owners by getting on base between power hacks.
Eric Hosmer may be the team’s everyday first baseman, but Butler still qualifies at first in the majority of fantasy formats. Butler’s ability to field multiple positions only increases his fantasy value and keeps him from being pigeon holed at just the DH position.
Butler is having a career stretch and should easily help any fantasy owner get a “W” this week that is lucky enough to have him on their roster.