Since the 2009 season, the Royals' designated hitter is one of seven players to have more than 500 hits, 200 runs, 50 homers and an average over .300, according to STATS, LLC.Who else has done this? Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun, Robinson Cano, Adrian Gonzalez and Michael Young.
But, but, but, but, but Billy Butler don't hit no home runs, so he's obviously a bust.
Several bloggers are starting to come around this year and come to the realization that, especially when in a lineup with other power hitters, Billy Butler can be not just a good but a great player and never hit more than 25 HRs in a season.
Can this settle it? That Billy Butler is an elite hitter, no matter how many home runs he hits? Or are we still going to insist on finding something to bitch about in every players' game?
Don't change Billy. Don't try to hit homeruns to appease naysayers. If you hit 30, they'll bitch you didn't hit 35.