Continuing on, next on the list in alphabetical order, is 37 year old catcher Drew Butera
Butera, who has never been a full time catcher at any point in his career, has stuck around in the game because of his god reputation with pitchers and his savvy pitch calling ability. He has played in parts of 11 seasons for the Twins, Dodgers, Angels, Royals and Rockies. Butera has averaged a slash line of .198/.255/.294 with an .550 OPS in his career which are all well below average, even for the catching position.
Butera on the defensive side of the ball, actually surprisingly rates horribly on both DRS and Runs Extra Strikes, being in the negative in both in relatively every season he has been a part of. One thing that Butera does have, as evident by his time pitching in some blowout games, is an absolute cannon behind the plate, as he ranked 17th among all qualified catchers in average pop time to second base at 1.97. His average velocity on throws also ranks extremely high among catchers in 2019, as his average velocity was 85.7, ranking him 6th in baseball.
The teams I potentially see Butera going to are as follows: Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Oakland A’s and the Cincinnati Reds
Final Landing Spot Prediction: Drew Butera signs a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Oakland A’s
Stat Line Prediction: .125/.135/.238 .373 OPS 16 OPS+