Ty Buttrey has been a strong arm in an improved Angel bullpen
Ty Buttrey was acquired in a late-season trade in 2018 when the Angels sent Ian Kinsler to Boston and got the 6’6 Buttrey along with reliever Williams Jerez in hopes of strengthening the bullpen.
Buttrey converted four of six save opportunities last September and showed the Angels what he can do. This season Buttrey has been the utility man in the Angels pen pitching in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th innings during the season. His numbers are stellar in every role.
Buttrey has pitched in 30 games posting a 4-2 record with a 1.89 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has two saves and 13 holds and has pitched 33.1 innings with 39 strikeouts and only 11 walks.
Unfortunately for Buttrey he is still a relatively unknown commodity and the fact that he pitches for a .500 team doesn’t help him either. However, the batters and managers that have seen him pitch know how good he is. It is somewhat of a longshot for Buttrey to make it to the All-Star Game in 2019, but stranger things have happened.