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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Radford
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Rockies optioned RHP Eddie Butler to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The former top prospect has been a disaster this season, holding a 5.90 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 44/42 K/BB ratio over 79 1/3 innings covering 16 starts. Butler is still plenty young enough (24) to right the ship, but the start to his big league career has been discouraging, to say the least. Aug 14 - 3:18 PM

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Eddie Butler was shellacked by the Mets in Thursday afternoon's loss, allowing six runs on seven hits over four innings.

The Rockies staked Butler to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, a lead that did not even last until the end of the frame. The Mets jumped on the 24-year-old right-hander for three runs in the bottom of the first on a trio of RBI doubles. They would score once more in the third and twice more in the fourth to drive Butler from the game. He's now allowed four or more runs in four of his last six starts and continues to hold some of the most depressing numbers in baseball for a starter, including a 5.90 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 44/42 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings. A home start against the Nationals is up next as that ERA inches closer and closer to 6.00
Aug 13 - 3:25 PM

Eddie Butler failed to impress in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings.

Butler struck out two and walked four on the afternoon. Wilson Ramos nicked him for a two-run single in the second inning, but he mostly limited the damage after that point, allowing just a pair of solitary runs over the next four innings. A quick look at Butler's overall numbers will tell you that this was actually one of his more serviceable starts. On the whole, he owns a 5.50 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 40/41 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings. The WHIP and K/BB are downright terrifying. Butler will take to the road against the Mets in his next start.
Aug 8 - 9:48 PM

Eddie Butler faltered in a loss to the Mariners on Monday, allowing seven runs in four innings.

He didn't have anything working on this particular evening, as the Mariners bashed three homers, including back-to-back solo taters by Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz in the second inning. The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out two. Butler owns a poor 5.45 ERA on the year along with a 1.79 WHIP and a 38/37 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to defeat the Nationals in a road start next.
Aug 4 - 12:24 AM

Eddie Butler was handed a no-decision Friday after allowing three runs over six innings against the Reds.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning. Butler allowed six hits and three walks (two of them intentional) while striking out three. Things could have been worse, but he managed to strike out opposing pitcher Anthony DeSclafani with runners on twice to avoid further damage. Butler has a 4.77 ERA with more walks (33) than strikeouts (32) over 12 starts this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Jul 25 - 12:43 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Butler will start on Sunday in San Diego. The right-hander was sent down last month after posting a 4.80 ERA and has been given another opportunity despite a 6.27 ERA in six starts since his demotion.
Jul 19 - 1:51 PM

Eddie Butler will be recalled to start on Sunday in San Diego.

There had been speculation that Jon Gray could come up for his major league debut, but the Rockies apparently determined that he's not ready yet. Butler is taking David Hale's (groin) spot in the rotation. He was sent down last month after posting a 4.80 ERA and will get another shot despite a 6.27 ERA in six starts since his demotion. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the young righty.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 19 - 9:19 AM

Rockies optioned RHP Eddie Butler to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Butler was rocked for six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday by the Marlins in his latest turn in the Rockies' rotation, watching his ERA rise to 4.80 and his WHIP jump to 1.82. The 24-year-old right-hander will try to work out some kinks on the farm.
Jun 9 - 5:24 PM

Eddie Butler was tagged for six runs in 5 1/3 innings by the Marlins on Friday.

It's the most runs Butler has allowed through 11 starts this season. He's held his own for the Rockies, but his 29/30 K/BB ratio through 54 1/3 innings would hardly seem to suggest better days are in store.
Jun 6 - 1:28 AM

Eddie Butler fired six innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Butler moved up a day in the rotation after Jorge De La Rosa (finger) was scratched. He gave up an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning, but held the Phillies off the board the rest of the way. Butler induced 11 ground balls while striking out three and walking just one batter. This was his first win since April 24. Butler owns a 4.22 ERA on the year with a troubling 26/28 K/BB ratio over 49 innings, so he's not a consideration in most fantasy leagues.
May 30 - 6:35 PM

Eddie Butler will start for the Rockies against the Phillies on Saturday afternoon.

Jorge De La Rosa was scratched from his scheduled start with a cut on his left middle finger, so Butler will move up a day to take his place. He owns a 4.60 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and troublesome 23/27 K/BB ratio over 43 innings on the year.
May 30 - 11:06 AM

Eddie Butler surrendered four earned runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Todd Frazier got him with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and then Billy Hamilton smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Marlon Byrd capped off the scoring for Cincinnati with a solo shot in the sixth. Colorado won it when Nolan Arenado hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth. Butler, 24, is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, and 23/27 K/BB ratio in 43 innings this season. He gets the Phillies on the road next time out.
May 25 - 4:14 PM

Eddie Butler surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

It goes down as a complete game for Butler, the first of his career. He has a nice enough 3.73 ERA for the Rockies, but it comes with an ugly 19/19 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings and a 1.66 WHIP. He'll probably get better, but he's not recommended right now.
May 9 - 1:52 AM

Eddie Butler improved to 2-1 on Friday, though he did allow four runs on nine hits over six innings.

It wasn't a great outing for the 24-year-old Butler, but Chris Heston was slightly worse and the Rockies managed to come away with a 6-4 win. Butler struck out three and walked two in the contest. The Giants scored runs on a two-run homer by Justin Maxwell in the second, an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the third and an RBI double by Brandon Belt in the fifth. Butler currently holds a 3.27 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP across 22 innings. If you're willing to dance on the edge of a WHIP knife, the pitcher does have some upside. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in a road outing next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 25 - 2:56 AM

Eddie Butler pitched five innings against the Dodgers on Sunday, surrendering two runs on six hits.

He struck out four and walked one in the contest. Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson burned him with RBI doubles in the second inning. It was another in a line of OK, but unspectacular starts for Butler, who has yet to last six innings (but also has yet to allow more than two runs in a start). It's difficult to see much on the fantasy front here, at least in the short term. Long term, Butler is just 24 years old and has shown that he can hang with major league hitters, which isn't nothing.
Apr 19 - 7:58 PM