Royals Slugger Billy Butler a Doubles Machine

6 years 1 month 2 days ago March 23, 2011 Mar 23, 2011 Wednesday, March 23 2011 Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:15:12 PM CDT in Sports
Source: The Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Billy Butler will likely mature into a power hitter as he ages. For now, the Kansas City Royals first baseman is a doubles machine.

Butler has a big league-leading 96 doubles since the start of the 2009 season. He had 51 in 2009, becoming only the seventh player in history to reach that milestone before his 24th birthday.

Butler is one of the top young hitters in the game with a .318 average last season and .301 in 2009.

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