Billy Butler has hit 5 home runs in his last 15 games, bringing his season total to 11, putting him back on pace to tie Steve Balboni’s 1985 record of 36.
Last time we checked in, at 34 games, no Kansas City Royals hitters was on record pace. Butler’s power explosion (for a Royals hitter) over the last 15 games has put him back on record pace, but will it continue? Butler’s career high in home runs is 21 in 2009.
Home run pace is based on projected games played, not projected at-bats.
Games Played of Royals 49
Games Played Pace
Home Runs Pace