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Birth Date3-13-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age23 years, 4 months, 17 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 COL 23 1 1 5.3 5.3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 29 10 6 6 0 16 3 3 0 2 10.12 4.04 5.12 0.1 0.0
Career115.35.30.0010000291066016330210.134.045.120.10.0

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'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 GJR Rk 13 12 67.7 3.41 142 .202 .277 .353 .412 .273 .286 110 26.8 2.6 26.8 2.6
2013 ASH A 9 9 54.3 5.30 92 .193 .239 .312 .354 .260 .172 109 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 MOD A+ 13 13 67.7 4.67 92 .243 .261 .334 .419 .277 .280 88 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2013 TUL AA 6 6 27.7 2.44 146 .153 .257 .316 .408 .261 .188 104 8.4 0.9 8.3 0.9
2014 COL MLB 1 1 5.3 5.12 99 .330 .266 .320 .410 .278 .417 127 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 MOD A+ 1 1 4.0 7.08 56 .241 .256 .334 .408 .265 .143 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 TUL AA 13 13 79.0 4.31 105 .246 .246 .312 .357 .248 .280 103 7.0 0.7 5.9 0.5
2014 CSP AAA 1 1 5.3 4.45 99 .295 .252 .325 .389 .264 .421 89 0.5 0.1 1.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 GJR Rk 7 1 0 13 12 67.7 59 13 55 1 60% .286 7.8 1.7 0.1 7.3 1.06 2.13 26.8 2.6
2013 ASH A 5 1 0 9 9 54.3 25 25 51 2 76% .172 4.1 4.1 0.3 8.4 0.92 1.66 2.8 0.3
2013 TUL AA 1 0 0 6 6 27.7 13 6 25 0 58% .188 4.2 2.0 0.0 8.1 0.69 0.65 8.3 0.9
2013 MOD A+ 3 4 0 13 13 67.7 58 21 67 7 49% .280 7.7 2.8 0.9 8.9 1.17 2.39 9.1 0.9
2014 TUL AA 4 6 0 13 13 79.0 76 24 47 5 47% .280 8.7 2.7 0.6 5.4 1.27 3.19 5.9 0.5
2014 MOD A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 2 2 0 36% .143 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.00 6.75 -0.2 -0.0
2014 CSP AAA 0 1 0 1 1 5.3 8 3 4 0 58% .421 13.5 5.1 0.0 6.8 2.06 10.12 1.3 0.1
2014 COL MLB 0 1 0 1 1 5.3 10 3 2 0 54% .417 16.9 5.1 0.0 3.4 2.44 10.12 0.1 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 86 0.4651 0.5176 0.9091 0.7750 0.2826 0.9677 0.7692 0.0909
Career860.46510.51760.90910.7750.28260.96770.76920.0909

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-07 2014-07-20 15-DL 43 37 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dSteve Canter1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Colorado 6/6/14.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2012 (1s-46) (Radford). $1M signing bonus ($1.1077M slot).

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28Jeff Moore2014-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23Jeff Moore2014-07-24
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: MediocrityBen Carsley2014-06-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: MediocrityCraig Goldstein2014-06-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: MediocrityBret Sayre2014-06-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: MediocrityMauricio Rubio2014-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12Wilson Karaman2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Wild One at CoorsDaniel Rathman2014-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Going Down 'hillR.J. Anderson2014-06-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Ninth EditionBret Sayre2014-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Soaring JaysChris Mosch2014-06-06
Daily League Strategy: Just Joshin'Paul Sporer2014-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Eddie ButlerRon Shah2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Eddie ButlerCraig Goldstein2014-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week NineBen Carsley2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth EditionBret Sayre2014-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 19Jeff Moore2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoBen Carsley2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoCraig Goldstein2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 14Jeff Moore2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 6Jeff Moore2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 1Jeff Moore2014-05-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Third EditionBret Sayre2014-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Second EditionBret Sayre2014-04-22
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 14Jeff Moore2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 8Jeff Moore2014-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 3Jeff Moore2014-04-04
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Week OneBret Sayre2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsCraig Goldstein2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsBen Carsley2014-04-01
Raising Aces: Bush League: Eddie Butler, Tyler Glasnow, and Alex MeyerDoug Thorburn2014-03-21
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
The Lineup Card: Ten Prospects Who Could Make Cases for Call-Ups This SpringBaseball Prospectus2014-02-12
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2014-01-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2014-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestTodd Gold2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestPatrick Ebert2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestDavid Rawnsley2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: A 2014 PreviewBret Sayre2013-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: September 7, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessHot Prospect Video: Eddie ButlerJason Cole2013-09-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessSporer Report: Six September StashesPaul Sporer2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 4Zach Mortimer2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013Jason Parks2013-07-22
What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game Recap: On the Surface of the SunJason Parks2013-07-17
Pitcher Profile: Speeding Up at the BreakHarry Pavlidis2013-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 1Zach Mortimer2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 ProspectsJason Parks2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Noah! Three of my top dudes -- Taijuan Walker, Eddie Butler and Rafael Montero -- going into the season have all been terrible to varying degrees. How confident are you in each three righting the ship and living up to their preseason expectations of ace, solid #2 and solid #3, respectively?
(Brian from NYC)
I guess out of those three players and projections, I'd feel best about Butler becoming a #2. The numbers might be iffy, but I like his stuff. If he can keep that sinking fastball down, he'll be alright. I'd be most concerned about Montero right now. He seems raw in that he's hardly used his secondary stuff thus far. (Noah Woodward)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Eddie Butler hasn't been striking guys out this year, has had injury issues, and hasn't performed well in general lately. Should Rockies fans be worried?
(Paul from Denver)
Butler still has some items left on his developmental agenda, and the contrast between last season's breakout and this season's break-in exemplify how quickly things can change for a pitching prospect with volatile mechanics. It is too early to worry, and he strikes me as the type of player that could take some time to iron out the wrinkles - contrast this to Jon Gray, who could move very quickly once the reigns are loosened. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a page that lists what questions/subjects each writer specializes in for their chats? And should I be looking to drop Eddie Butler or Danny Salazar in my Dynasty league?
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
Unfortunately not. Usually it's more straightforward but with the TINO crew we tend to dip into a few different realms. Everyone at BP wears all sorts of hats (#HatChat) but I can tell you that I tend to lean more on dynasty, prospects, and Chicago Baseball. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robert Stephenson is missing a lot of bats, but the walks are a bit concerning. Thoughts on him projecting well in MLB?
(Nordub from Seattle)
Stephenson is an electric arm that has a bit of rawness to him. While some like his approach to pitching, I believe he can benefit from dialing it down just a tad to find a bit more command. I saw him twice last year and it was clear that he was the pitcher with the highest upside in the Cal League I would see that season (also saw Kyle Crick and Eddie Butler). But, he's 21 in Double-A. I think he'll be fine for now as long as he continues to find consistency with the breaking ball and change. #3 starter with a #2 starters upside is what I had on him last year and I'm sticking with that. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you concerned about Eddie Butler's health? Where would you put him on the midseason top 50 if he were eligible?
(Paul from Denver)
Any time a pitcher's shoulder is involved during a trip to the disabled list, I'm concerned. Butler still likely would have rated highly for me, probably still in the Top 30 range even with the questions about his shoulder. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)With Jon Gray and Eddie Butler already, how do you rank Kyle Freeland in the organizational future rotation? Does he have the stuff to supplant one of these two at the top of the rotation?
(Silverback38 from VA)
He has a chance but will need to improve his execution and precision in the zone. It's a very good control profile without elite command. The stuff will play in the middle of a rotation and there is enough deception to potentially bump him to a #2 profile if you are a believer. I think at present he slots as the third best arm out of that trio. (Draft Wrap Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 14 team, 6 keepers per team league with traditional 5x5 roto scoring. We also get 20 minor leaguers who can be kept for 3 free years once they pass 120AB/50IP. I'm being offered a deal of Jose Reyes, Aramis Ramirez and either Huston Street or Eddie Butler for David Wright and Matt Lindstrom or Alex Gonzalez. Is the injury history of Reyes/Ramirez too much? Should I not give up the best player in a keeper league? Or does the quantity outweigh those concerns?
(oscarbluth from Madison, WI)
If you can only keep 6 players, I keep the Wright side. If you think you can win it all this year with another closer and some speed, then pull the trigger and pray for health. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Eddie Butler and do you think he reaches the majors before Gray?
(Dan from Toronto)
I've never heard a player described so often with the same random noun. In Butler's case, it's "bowling ball" in reference to his sinking fastball and what it feels like to hit it. Theoretically, it would seem that groundballers have the best chance to succeed at Coors. It wouldn't shock me to see him in the majors before Gray just because this is Gray's first full season. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have more love for Eddie Butler or Andrew Heaney, and what does the future hold for Tyler Skaggs? Separately, can you rank the three in order for me, in terms of impact?
(KJ from PA)
I've come around on Heaney. I wasn't enamored with him coming out of college, but he has really impressed me as a pro. The fastball velocity has been more consistent toward his upper range, and I think he's made some excellent strides in terms of sequencing and his overall approach on the mound. I'm buying Heaney as a really good MLB starter. I like Butler as well, but given their proximity in terms of overall ceiling, give me the lefty.

As for Skaggs, I wish I knew what the future held there; I'd be a wealthy man if I could predict things like that. I'm still buying the raw talent, but even if things come together, I think he ends up more of a 3/4 starter than anything else. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason,how many of these guys will be up by June 1st...Lindor,Jon Gray,Eddie Butler,A.Bradley,Aaron Sanchez and Springer....Thanks!!!!
(John from Boston)
Butler, Bradley, Springer--with Sanchez being a maybe. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Eddie Butler or Rafael Montero for 2014? and then for future?
(Daniel from TX)
I'd take Butler for both. Montero has a better park, but Butler's stuff is a notch above. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jon Gray or Eddie Butler: who do you like better for 2014 and for the future?
(Mike from NJ)
I like Eddie Butler and think his arsenal is a great fit for Colorado. But the answer is Jon Gray. Higher ceiling; higher floor. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Made a bit of a blockbuster in a 10-team dynasty league. Traded Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, David Robertson, Glen Perkins, Zach Greinke, plus prospects (farm roster) Joey Gallo and Eddie Butler. Got back Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Homer Bailey, and prospects Xander Bogaerts and Billy Hamilton. I like the trade for me as I can play Xander and Billy right away, but I have my concerns over Harper breaking out. What do you think?
(Sara from Tacoma)
Hi Sara:

Wow, that is a blockbuster! In a league that size, I like that trade for you in the here and now. You got four potential impact players and a strong pitcher in Bailey for two potential impact guys in Harper and Werth with two closers and Greinke. A lot depends on what happens with Gallo and Butler, but if you're playing for this year (and flags fly forever, as we like to say around here) you did well. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)I hold the contract for Heaney, Eddie Butler, Giolite, Nate Eovaldi, cosart. which one will help me this year cause one has to go. Where do you see cosart at the years end??
(Jim from Tampa)
I'd get rid of Cosart even though he's at the MLB level. He's hurting you at this point. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Eddie Butler this year? Cup of coffee sometime this year in Coors?
(John from Colorado)
I think so. IF he does get to the Major League level it will be an abbv. stint. I think his profile will play well in Coors as well but we've said that before about guys who flamed out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)You gave both Eddie Butler and Marcus Stroman a B- for their mechanics. Stroman had a better baseline (No grades <50 or >65) while Butler had higher peaks (70 torque 60 momentum) and lower valleys (35 balance, 45 posture), with a comparable release distance (55). My question in 2 parts: 1) While Stroman's height is usually the focal point of the SP/RP discussion; everything but his height says SP. Could it be argued that Butler is the more likely a late inning option?; and 2) What adjustments do you think these two could make to improve to achieve [better] success for a rotation future?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Awesome question, AJ.

1) Pitchers who lack balance in the delivery are at high risk for over-exposure in the rotation, and based on current mechanics I would say that Stroman is a better bet for the rotation than Butler. So it could definitely be argued that Butler is the better late inning option, with the caveat that I think Stroman is the more likely bullpen guy.

2) Stroman mostly needs to improve consistency of timing by repeating his pace to the plate while maintaining plus momentum. Balance (and often posture) typically round out later in a pitcher's development path, as the player gains functional strength and finds his peak physical form. These elements bode well for Butler, but he has multiple elements of balance that require improvement (vertical and lateral). So it could take time before he is ready to be successful at the highest level.

On the jukebox: Van Halen, "Mine All Mine" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason, How your doing well. I like to know where do you see Eddie Butler ceiling and what the pitch that made him move up so quickly?
(Jim from Tampa)
#2 starter; multiple fastball looks; incredible movement and velocity; changeup is pitch that really pushed him ahead. He has three plus pitches (two of which grade close to 70 (or above). Underrated arm. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Eddie Butler be??
(maxpowers from Chicago)
He can be extremely good, and while I have no research basis to back this up whatsoever, I feel like the hard two-seamer/change-up combo will give him the best chance to succeed in Colorado as compared to other pitchers who have struggled there. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, If you were looking to add to your rotation and hold the rights to some young players who would you count on from this short list. Tyler Thornburg, Eric Johnson (whats the upside on Eric) Eddie Butler, Andrew Heaney?
(Jim from Tampa)
Hi Jim:

I don't know if you can really count on prospect pitchers, so that makes this a tough question to answer. I like Heaney better than Butler just because of the park difference (though I think Butler can play with that sinker). Of the four, I like Thornburg best. Johnson's upside for me is as a mid-tier rotation guy, although I could also see him not quite getting there. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have 4 rookies on my starting staff Heaney Cosart, Jim Nelson, Eddie Butler, Erik Johnson or I should say I own there contracts who are the ones that show the best chances of being the better pitchers this year and next?
(Jim from Tampa)
Butler and Heaney are head and shoulders above the other three. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of an impact do you think pitching at Coors will have on Jonathon Gray and Eddie Butler? I realize it is a difficult place to pitch, but these two guys are filthy!
(Bill from New York)
There haven't been many arms that have come through Coors Field with that type of talent, so it is difficult to project the impact the environment will have on the two pitchers. I do think are exceptionally talented and have a chance to put any remaining Coors Field Effect questions to bed by demonstrating that if you put really talented pitchers on that field, they'll find a way to perform. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Eddie Butler and Heaney in a keeper league points. Where do you see the ceiling for Jarred Cosart and Tyson Ross?
(OB1kenobiI from Tampa)
Neither Cosart or Ross rates with Butler and Heaney for me in real life. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me 5 SP prospects you are higher on than industry? I really like Eddie Butler, despite Coors looming.
(JoJo from SD)
Joe Ross, Chris Anderson, Jesse Hahn, Edwin Diaz, Miguel Almonte. I like Butler too (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)How concerned are you about Jonathan Gray and Eddie Butler pitching in Coors? Both have power stuff, and Butler's change should negate a lot of the platoon advantage, but I'm still worried about any pitcher in that park. Do either look like top-20 fantasy SP given the park they'll pitch in?
(TommyC from Illinois)
Mildly concerned. It's going to be a challenge for sure, but both guys are talented enough to overcome it. In reality, it's extremely difficult for a pitcher in Coors (barring another humidor change) to be a top-20 pitcher for fantasy purposes. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got a minor league draft for a keeper league coming up, and I know I'll be choosing between Jonathan Gray, Kohl Stewart, Eddie Butler, Garin Cecchini, Clint Frazier, Tyler Glasnow. My team is in a win over the next 2-3 years type mode, which of the 6 do you prefer, or if it is close between a few guys, why? Thanks!
(TommyC from Illinois)
Frazier. Love me some Clint Frazier. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Eddie Butler crack that updated Top 10?
(DF from Wilmington, NC)
Butler's not quite there for me yet. He's got serious helium and is flying up rankings right now, but I don't think he's in the class with guys like Walker, Giolito, Taillon, Bradley, etc. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your long-term view on Eddie Butler's future?
(DF from Wilmington, NC)
I was psyched to see the development gains last season, and he has the stuff to play at any altitude. I will be taking an in-depth look at Butler later this winter in the Bush League series. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)More on Eddie Butler please. Ceiling of a #2? Hearing lots of potential reliever labels but he seems to have 3 pitches. Can he and Gray actually pitch with success in Coors?
(sean3258 from Coatesville)
Not many pitchers can actually pitch in Coors, so I'll hold back judgments on that front. Butler as #2 is the ceiling; the stuff is legit. You hear reliever because of his delivery, his short-burst potential, and because he's a ginger and people are afraid of gingers. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your best bet on Eddie Butler: SP or closer? If SP, do you see ace potential?
(Fist from Seattle)
Closer if he's not a SP, but he's a SP for me. He's sort of an unorthodox guy but seems to make it work; reaches both sides of the plate with all three pitches and repeats/commands well. Three future plus offerings, as well, with an elite fastball. As I wrote in my report, I think he's a low no. 2/high no. 3 starter. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tell me something good and something bad about Eddie Butler? Would you bet on him being a starter long term?
(steve from Pittsburgh)
This is a good place to start, as I'll see Eddie Butler on Friday (plus Taijuan Walker tomorrow, so this is a pretty solid prospect week for me). The good on Eddie Butler: he'll flash three plus pitches including a plus-plus fastball with big life. It's nasty, nasty stuff. The bad: it's not 100 percent a starting pitcher. The delivery has some scouts thinking he may end up in the 'pen. But the good news on the back of that is that even if he does, it's closer-type stuff. The command is progressing, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he shows me on Friday. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite starting pitcher prospect out of the group? (Most likely to stick at SP taken into account) Mike Foltynewicz, Tyler Glasnow, Eddie Butler, Aaron Sanchez, and Lucas Giolito?
(Fish72292 from New Hampshire)
That's a tough list, especially since we're comparing upper-level pitchers (Folty and Butler) with complex-league pitchers (Giolito). I like all of those guys. I'd probably go Butler though, because we're talking ceiling + probability of big leagues with the Double-A guy. Highest ceiling of the group? Probably Giolito. Which makes it a tough one to answer. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a keeper league that includes a 12 player minor league roster for the future. I currently own Stetson Allie and Rafael De Paula, my question is would you drop either or both of them for any of the following players: Alex Dickerson, Franklin Barreto, Eddie Butler, Lucas Sims? Thanks for your help!
(Jeff from Kansas City)
I'd take all of those guys over Allie, and especially Butler and Sims. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Eddie Butler, Tyler Glasnow or Miguel Almonte. Who's the future star?
(Sam from St. Louis)
Hi Sam.

Do I have to pick just one?

As i said in the Correa/Russell question, it's always tough with guys below AA to guess a trajectory. With pitchers it's especially tough; Double-A is really where we get a good look at whether or not a guy is going to be good enough or if he'll flame out. If I had to pick one, it would be Glasnow. I like guys in the minors with over a strikeout an inning. The walk rate concerns me, but that's something that he could ultimately fix. If you're not striking out over a batter an inning in the low minors, are you going to do that in the Majors. A few guys have done it, but it's the exception and not the rule. It's Glasnow for me. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi again ZM, Deep dynasty league... What are your thoughts on Preston Tucker, Jesse Hahn or Eddie Butler? thanks again awesome stuff.
(Andy B from WI)
Eddie Butler has an impact arm I would get him on my team if I could. Jesse Hahn has two potential plus pitches, but has injury history and I wonder what it will be going forward. I'm not on the Preston Tucker wagon. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Im in a 20 team dynasty league with a 5 man prospect roster. Staring me in the face on the waiver wire are Puello, Berrios, Stratton, and Eddie Butler. Would you add any of these guys over current guys on my roster Wilmer Flores, Chris Owings, Alen Hanson?
(Alec from Scottsdale, Az)
I really like Butler and Berrios, but I dont know anything about fantasy baseball so I'm not much help. If you want any advice about my fantasies for Tom Verducci, please re-submit. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I'm very excited about Eddie Butler but do you think he will be able to overcome the tragedy of pitching in Coors Field? Thanks!
(Mike from Colorado)
Probably not. I love the arm, but that's a tough environment. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Eddie Butler? Real break-out prospect or just SSS?
(Luca from Italy)
I know of one "talent evaluator" that dislikes Butler with a passion, but the rest of the people I know like him very much and pushed for him to be in the top 50. The ceiling isn't frontline, but the stuff is very good, so the floor (as a reliever) is high. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Rafael De Paula? Legit or just overpowering inferior competition?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Both! He and Eddie Butler have probably been the two best arms in the Sally League. By the way, Eddie Butler doesn't get enough love! I've written him up twice on the Monday Morning Ten Pack. I had a scout tell me "best pitching prospect in the Sally League" earlier this season, and then after Butler was promoted to High-A, another scout told me "immediately the best pitching prospect in the Cal League." 2/3 starter potential with a 7 fastball and plus-plus life. (Jason Cole)


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Eddie Butler has thrown 103 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph), Change (90mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (90mph).