Lawrence Butler
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 6, #173, Oakland Athletics | Westlake HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 129 123 10 26 4 0 .211 .240 .341 .581
2024 62 54 3 10 1 1 .185 .290 .296 .586
2 Seasons 191 177 13 36 5 1 .203 .257 .328 .585
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .211 4 0 .581
2024 .185 1 1 .586
2 Seasons .203 5 1 .585
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2023 22 500 89 8 9.0 6.2 88.3 111.0 16.2 24.7 .232 .419 .251 .289 .380 37.1 27.1 3.1
2024 23 240 38 6 15.8 10.0 93.9 113.1 14.5 36.8 .289 .588 .283 .412 .502 50.0 23.3 13.3
Player 740 127 14 11.0 7.4 90.0 113.1 15.7 28.3 .249 .469 .261 .328 .417 40.9 25.9 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 42.7 32.6 14.6 10.1 30.3 37.1 32.6 3.4 32.6 27.0 22.5 5.6 9.0 6.2
2024 36.8 34.2 21.1 7.9 34.2 42.1 23.7 0.0 26.3 26.3 26.3 5.3 15.8 10.0
Player 40.9 33.1 16.5 9.4 31.5 38.6 29.9 2.4 30.7 26.8 23.6 5.5 11.0 7.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 87 36.3 17 .214 .214 .282 33.3 23.5 25.0 .322 .475 .404 50.0
2024 Slider -2.9 -1 40 16.7 12 .091 .091 .133 57.9 50.0 42.9 .282 .903 .501 100.0
2024 Cutter 0.5 0 35 14.6 13 .182 .455 .331 38.9 15.4 20.0 .218 .531 .369 44.4
2024 Changeup -5.8 -2 31 12.9 5 .000 .000 .000 42.9 0.0 0.0 .186 .202 .169 0.0
2024 Curveball 14.0 2 15 6.3 4 .667 1.000 .713 0.0 0.0 0.0 .516 .619 .549 33.3
2024 Split-Finger -3.6 -1 14 5.8 4 .000 .000 .000 33.3 25.0 25.0 .208 .260 .199 66.7
2024 Sweeper 9.2 1 9 3.8 4 .500 1.000 .625 25.0 25.0 20.0 .430 1.061 .617 66.7
2024 Sinker 2.1 0 9 3.8 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -4 142 28.4 39 .194 .278 .226 21.1 17.9 17.9 .202 .409 .273 33.3
2023 Slider 0.8 1 90 18.0 24 .130 .391 .271 34.9 29.2 29.2 .196 .544 .319 37.5
2023 Changeup -0.8 -1 89 17.8 13 .231 .308 .304 47.7 46.2 21.4 .214 .270 .209 42.9
2023 Sinker -1.6 -1 73 14.6 24 .304 .348 .306 17.1 20.8 21.7 .319 .437 .344 44.4
2023 Curveball -0.9 0 47 9.4 9 .222 .333 .239 21.1 22.2 9.1 .332 .433 .332 42.9
2023 Cutter -4.7 -1 21 4.2 5 .200 .200 .180 0.0 0.0 0.0 .205 .228 .188 20.0
2023 Split-Finger -6.0 -1 20 4.0 8 .000 .000 .000 63.6 62.5 71.4 .053 .075 .054 0.0
2023 Sweeper 8.2 1 10 2.0 5 .500 .750 .570 40.0 40.0 50.0 .291 .324 .354 50.0
2023 Knuckleball 2.4 0 5 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Slurve 29.6 1 3 0.6 2 .500 2.000 1.000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .491 1.889 .961 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 129 500 -2 -6 1 1 -6
2024 60 240 -2 0 1 0 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 500 54.4 65.4 80.3 26.8 41.0 40.8 31.8 47.8 29.7 9.0 86.7
2024 240 50.4 66.9 67.9 21.8 46.2 47.9 26.7 44.6 37.4 7.9 73.7
Player 740 53.1 65.9 76.4 25.1 42.5 43.1 30.2 46.8 32.1 8.6 82.8
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2023 67 53 39
2024 93 81 95 95 85 79 90 96 94 85 43 83 4 80 44 77 82
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 27.3 4 4.2 0 4 1 3 75.0
2024 28.0 1 2.1 -1 2 1 1 100.0
Player 27.4 5 6.4 -1 6 2 4 80.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 6 4 4 3 4 5 4 4
2024 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 4 3 2 2 1 4 3 1
Player 5 8 6 5 6 6 6 7 5 5 6 7 7 5 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 10 7 6 5 5 9 7 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.3 93.9 5.6
Launch Angle 16.2 14.5 -1.7
Barrel % 9.0 15.8 6.8
Hard Hit % 37.1 50.0 12.9
Sweet Spot % 24.7 36.8 12.1
xBA .232 .289 0.057
BA .211 .192 -0.019
xwOBA .289 .412 0.123
wOBA .251 .283 0.032
xSLG .419 .588 0.169
SLG .341 .308 -0.033
K% 27.1 23.3 -3.8
BB% 3.1 13.3 10.2
Swing % 47.8 44.6 -3.2
Whiff% 29.7 37.4 7.7
In Zone % 54.4 50.4 -4.0
Out of Zone % 45.6 49.6 4.0
Out of Zone Swing % 26.8 21.8 -5.0
First Pitch Swing % 31.8 26.7 -5.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.1 58.3 0.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades L 128 59 46.1 .274 .228
2024 Shades L 60 34 56.7 .357 .226
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 151 15.9 35.1% 0.0% 76 17.8 7.9% 0.0%
2024 67 15.7 43.3% 0.0% 27 17.7 0.0% 0.0%
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