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 124 109 9 20 2 3 .183 .282 .284 .566
2 Seasons 253 232 19 46 6 3 .198 .261 .315 .576
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .211 4 0 .581
2024 .183 2 3 .566
2 Seasons .198 6 3 .576
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 23 515 70 6 8.6 5.0 91.8 113.1 10.3 34.3 .227 .404 .258 .319 .403 47.1 29.8 12.4
Player 1015 159 14 8.8 5.6 89.8 113.1 13.6 28.9 .229 .412 .254 .304 .390 41.5 28.4 7.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 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 42.9 28.6 22.9 5.7 34.3 38.6 27.1 2.9 30.0 25.7 25.7 7.1 8.6 5.0
Player 42.8 30.8 18.2 8.2 32.1 37.7 30.2 3.1 31.4 26.4 23.9 6.3 8.8 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 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 -0.7 -1 181 35.1 35 .148 .148 .263 29.9 31.4 22.0 .235 .358 .354 50.0
2024 Slider -1.8 -1 79 15.3 24 .143 .286 .246 41.7 41.7 35.7 .186 .542 .349 63.6
2024 Changeup -3.2 -2 79 15.3 15 .133 .133 .120 42.1 20.0 14.3 .161 .173 .146 8.3
2024 Cutter -0.7 0 63 12.2 19 .176 .353 .274 29.6 26.3 23.8 .234 .443 .329 50.0
2024 Sinker -4.4 -2 43 8.3 9 .000 .000 .078 12.5 33.3 25.0 .086 .094 .149 40.0
2024 Curveball 8.6 3 30 5.8 7 .500 .667 .536 18.2 14.3 8.3 .370 .515 .429 40.0
2024 Sweeper 4.9 1 20 3.9 6 .500 1.000 .625 28.6 33.3 25.0 .420 .869 .537 75.0
2024 Split-Finger -2.7 0 17 3.3 4 .000 .000 .000 42.9 25.0 20.0 .208 .260 .199 66.7
2024 Slurve -9.1 0 2 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .474 .498 .427 100.0
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 -1.1 -1 90 18.0 14 .214 .286 .282 48.9 50.0 24.1 .198 .250 .194 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 -1.0 0 46 9.2 9 .222 .333 .239 22.2 22.2 9.5 .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 -5.2 -1 19 3.8 7 .000 .000 .000 60.0 57.1 66.7 .060 .086 .061 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 22.2 1 4 0.8 2 .500 2.000 1.000 33.3 50.0 50.0 .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 121 515 -5 -6 5 1 -4
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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 515 46.6 61.7 75.0 26.5 53.4 46.4 25.6 42.9 32.1 7.4 65.8
Player 1,015 50.4 63.7 77.9 26.6 47.8 43.6 28.8 45.3 30.9 8.2 77.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2023 67 53 39
2024 89 33 63 70
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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 26.0 2 2.5 -1 1 3 1 50.0
Player 26.8 6 6.7 -1 5 4 4 66.7

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 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 1 5 4 3 2 2 3 4 3 2
Player 6 8 5 6 6 6 6 7 5 6 6 7 8 5 6 6 7 8 7 6 8 6 10 10 7 6 5 7 9 7 6
! 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 91.8 3.5
Launch Angle 16.2 10.3 -5.9
Barrel % 9.0 8.6 -0.4
Hard Hit % 37.1 47.1 10.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 24.7 34.3 9.6
xBA .232 .227 -0.005
BA .211 .179 -0.032
xwOBA .289 .319 0.030
wOBA .251 .258 0.007
xSLG .419 .404 -0.015
SLG .341 .274 -0.067
K% 27.1 29.8 2.7
BB% 3.1 12.4 9.3
Swing % 47.8 42.9 -4.9
Whiff% 29.7 32.1 2.4
In Zone % 54.4 46.6 -7.8
Out of Zone % 45.6 53.4 7.8
Out of Zone Swing % 26.8 26.5 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 31.8 25.6 -6.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.1 58.7 0.6
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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 121 69 57.0 .292 .232
! 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 162 15.4 46.9% 0.0% 80 17.9 8.8% 0.0%
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