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Ty Buttrey

Ty Buttrey

P | B/T: L/R | 6' 6" 240 | Age: 26
Draft: 2012 (Rd: 4, #151, Boston Red Sox) - Providence Sr. HS (NC)
Matthews, NC USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 6 6 3.66 58 0 2 59.0 71 1.29
2 Seasons 6 7 3.58 74 0 6 75.1 91 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 58 6-6 3.66 59.0 71 1.29
2 Seasons 74 6-7 3.58 75.1 91 1.27

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 LAA AL 70 0 1 3.31 16 0 4 16.1 15 7 6 0 5 20 1.22
2019 LAA AL 255 6 6 3.66 58 0 2 59.0 58 26 24 6 18 71 1.29
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

When the Red Sox went way over slot and gave Buttrey $1.3 million in the fourth round to sign him away from his Arkansas commitment, they hoped the North Carolina high school standout would develop into a frontline starter. He never took to the role completely and started his transition to the bullpen in 2016. He really took off in '18 and was highly thought of enough to be part of the package the Angels got in last summer's Ian Kinsler deal.

The Angels knew they were getting premium velocity when they acquired Buttrey, but they were more impressed than they expected to be by his overall repertoire, which enabled him to make his big league debut after he joined the organization. His fastball sits in the upper 90s and he's shown the ability to go get triple digits on occasion, and he commanded it better in 2018 than he had previously in his career. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and it's splitter action works well against hitters on both sides of the plate. His slider still needs to be developed, but there's confidence that it can perhaps give him a third average pitch.

Buttrey walked fewer and struck out more hitters in 2018 than ever before. If that trend continues, and he can keep refining that breaking ball, he has the chance to get high-leverage innings in a big league bullpen.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 300 45 3 6.7 84.1 2.0 .277 .397 .263 .318 .420 28.9 28.6 7.1
2019 1012 162 8 4.9 90.2 15.0 .247 .386 .301 .309 .392 40.3 27.8 7.1
ALL 1312 207 11 5.3 88.9 12.2 .253 .388 .293 .311 .398 37.7 28.0 7.1
MLB 38638 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/16/2018 Los Angeles Angels recalled RHP Ty Buttrey from Salt Lake Bees.
08/09/2018 Salt Lake Bees activated RHP Ty Buttrey from the 7-day disabled list.
08/06/2018 Salt Lake Bees sent RHP Ty Buttrey on a rehab assignment to AZL Angels.
07/31/2018 Los Angeles Angels traded 2B Ian Kinsler and cash to Boston Red Sox for RHP Ty Buttrey and LHP Williams Jerez.
07/31/2018 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
07/25/2018 Pawtucket Red Sox placed RHP Ty Buttrey on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 23, 2018.
03/11/2018 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Ty Buttrey to Pawtucket Red Sox.
11/20/2017 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Ty Buttrey from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/22/2017 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
07/18/2017 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/14/2017 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
06/04/2017 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
05/22/2017 Portland Sea Dogs activated RHP Ty Buttrey from the temporarily inactive list.
05/19/2017 Portland Sea Dogs placed RHP Ty Buttrey on the temporarily inactive list.
02/23/2017 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Boston Red Sox.
04/06/2016 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
05/01/2015 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
07/29/2014 Greenville Drive activated RHP Ty Buttrey from the 7-day disabled list.
07/12/2014 Greenville Drive sent RHP Ty Buttrey on a rehab assignment to Lowell Spinners.
07/03/2014 Greenville Drive sent RHP Ty Buttrey on a rehab assignment to GCL Red Sox.
05/19/2014 Greenville Drive placed RHP Ty Buttrey on the 7-day disabled list.
05/02/2014 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
06/13/2013 RHP Ty Buttrey assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
06/27/2012 Ty Buttrey assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/15/2012 Boston Red Sox signed RHP Ty Buttrey.