How did he get here?: Drafted, 21st Round (2009)
Stats: 5'11", 175 lbs, Bats/Throws: L/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22
K:BB Ratio: 2.26
K/PA %: 22.2%
XBH/H %: 20.4%
Butera spent 35 games at 2B, committing two errors in 186 chances for a .989 Fld%, and 24 games at SS, making six errors in 111 chances for a .946 Fld%. He did play two games at 3B and one in RF. He also stole 16 bases in 19 tries for a 84.2% success rate.
Butera, whose father played in the Boston organization, is a Louisiana boy drafted out of Boston College. He absolutely killed lefties, struggled in June and July, and smoked it in August before cooling off to end the season (.200/.317/.229 in his last ten games of the season). He doesn't strikeout terribly often, and all of his extra-base hits were doubles, but it will be interesting to see him in a full season.