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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.
Butler will start for the Rockies on Saturday. The righty struggled in his major league debut back in June and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers in the minors this season (3.99 ERA, just 69 strikeouts over 117 1/3 innings). However, he remains a top pitching prospect and might be worth a flier in NL-only formats. Sep 17 - 8:41 AM

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Eddie Butler will be recalled to start on September 23 against the Padres.

Butler was optioned to the minors in July after recovering from his shoulder injury, but the Rockies are now ready to give him another shot. It's not clear whether he'll be given just the one start or an addition one before the end of the season. Butler was limited to just 122 2/3 frames between the majors and minors because of the shoulder ailment.
Sep 15 - 10:16 PM

Rockies activated RHP Eddie Butler from the 15-day disabled list; option him to Double-A Tulsa.

Butler had been expected to rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Tuesday, but those plans were altered after he was touched up for six runs on eight hits and three walks in a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. He should get another shot later this season, but for now he'll continue to hone his craft. "Just giving him time to get sharp," manager Walt Weiss said. "He's been out for a while. He's had a couple rehab starts. But we're giving him time to get everything in order and be ready to come back and help us. He's probably going to need more time."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 20 - 8:28 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Butler made a rehab start with High-A Modesto last weekend, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks over four innings. It appears that will be his lone rehab outing before being activated even though he only got his pitch count up to 58. Butler doesn't figure to pitch deep into Tuesday's outing, but the young righty is worth rostering again in deeper formats.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 18 - 9:58 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over four innings in his first rehab start with High-A Modesto Saturday.

Butler got his pitch count up to 58 and reportedly hit 96 mph on the radar gun, so it was a positive showing all in all. The Rockies are hoping that the young right-hander will be ready to rejoin the rotation not long after the All-Star break.
Jul 13 - 8:49 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) tossed 55 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

Butler reported feeling great after the workout. The next step for the young right-hander could be a minor league rehab assignment and he should be ready to rejoin the Rockies' rotation by the end of July. Butler has been out since June 9 with rotator cuff inflammation.
Jul 8 - 5:26 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) said he "felt good" during a simulated game Saturday.

Butler threw 35 pitches to fellow rehabber Carlos Gonzalez. "Everything felt good," Butler said. "I've just got to figure out how to get that fastball in on CarGo. ... We're both up there testing each other." There's no timetable for Butler's return, but he appears close to a rehab assignment.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 6 - 10:27 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Saturday.

Butler has made nice progress in his recovery from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The Rockies haven't set a timetable for his return, but rejoining the rotation before the end of the month would seem to be doable.
Jul 2 - 3:56 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program and is expected to begin throwing off a mound again soon.

The Rockies slowed down Butler's rehab last week, but he's made the necessary progress in recent days to ramp things up again. There's no timetable for the young right-hander's return, as the club will obviously proceed cautiously.
Jun 24 - 10:39 PM

The Rockies have decided to slow down Eddie Butler's (shoulder) rehab after getting a second opinion from Dodgers team doctor Neal ElAttrache on Monday.

Butler threw 10 pitches off the slope of the mound Monday and felt fine, but the Rockies will back him off for a few days. "Eddie is doing good. There is no pain," head trainer Keith Dugger said. "(ElAttrache) suggested that we go a little slower, so we are going to back off for a few days. Then Eddie will start throwing again." There's no timetable for Butler's return.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 18 - 9:50 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) could be cleared to begin long-toss at a distance of 90 feet on Saturday.

The young right-hander is battling a bout of shoulder inflammation, but felt better on Friday after doing strengthening exercises. He still appears unlikely to return to the Rockies until July.
Jun 13 - 8:13 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) will be shut down from throwing for at least five days.

An MRI on Butler's shoulder showed merely inflammation, but the Rockies will proceed cautiously with the young right-hander. Butler will require a rehab assignment once he's built back up enough strength in the shoulder. He seems unlikely to return before the end of the month.
Jun 10 - 6:13 PM

Rockies placed RHP Eddie Butler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Awful news for the rookie right-hander. Butler allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings last Friday against the Dodgers in his major league debut. It's unclear how much time he might miss.
Jun 9 - 5:41 PM

Making his major league debut, Eddie Butler gave up six runs over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Butler showed good stuff, but location was an issue for him and the Dodgers made him pay. He gave up 10 hits and three walks while notching just two strikeouts. Things should get better for him from here, but he's not a consideration in standard mixed fantasy leagues right now.
Jun 7 - 12:45 AM

Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.

Butler will make his major league debut on Friday at home versus the Rockies. Ranked by Baseball America before the season as the No. 24 prospect in the game, Butler boasts a 2.05 ERA and 238/84 K/BB ratio over 286 professional innings. He struck out only 40 over 68 2/3 Double-A frames this season but has put up a 2.49 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. The righty is worth a shot in all fantasy formats.
Jun 6 - 12:49 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Jackson Williams
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3Rafael Ynoa
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Drew Stubbs
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Charlie Blackmon
2Michael Cuddyer
3Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Brett Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio
9Christian Friedrich
10Rob Scahill
11Franklin Morales