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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Radford
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / COL
Contract: view contract details
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Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Butler disappointed in nine starts and three relief appearances with the Rockies earlier this season, posting a 6.96 ERA in 54 1/3 innings. It's not clear what role he will fill over these final four weeks. Sep 6 - 5:47 PM

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Rockies optioned RHP Eddie Butler to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 25-year-old hurler posted a troublesome 6.96 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 36/15 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings with the Rockies. He'll look to get back on track at the Triple-A level while providing additional rotation depth for the pitching-starved Rockies.
Jul 5 - 6:54 PM

Eddie Butler was annihilated in Thursday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, surrendering six runs on 11 hits over five innings.

By all rights, Butler should have taken the loss, but the Rockies rallied to tie the game in the eighth inning and saved him from the outright defeat. Four of the six runs on his line came home in the third inning, when Socrates Brito and Jake Lamb both socked two-run homers off the 25-year-old right-hander. Butler has now allowed at least six runs in two of his last three starts, dragging his ERA from 4.13 to 6.71 in that short space. He will try for better results in a home start against the Blue Jays next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

Eddie Butler turned in a quality start in Tuesday's no-decision against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings.

Butler struck out four and walked four on the evening. A three-run home run by Justin Turner in the very first inning accounted for the scoring on his watch. He managed to settle in after that rough first inning. For the season, the 25-year-old right-hander holds a 5.48 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 28/10 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings. A home start against the Padres shows next on his schedule.
Jun 8 - 2:07 AM

Eddie Butler was pummeled in Thursday's loss to the Reds, surrendering eight runs on 11 hits over four-plus innings.

Yikes. Butler had already allowed four runs when he came back out to start the fifth inning, but that frame collapsed on him in a hurry. Four more would come home to score on his line when all was said and done. The 25-year-old right-hander has had his moments, but still holds a troubling 5.65 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. That ERA sat at 4.13 entering Thursday's start. He will try to maneuver back in that direction in a road showdown with the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 3 - 2:58 AM

Eddie Butler allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Giants.

Butler gave up just four hits and a walk, but one of those hits was a three-run home run by Buster Posey in the first inning. Butler has pitched fairly well through 32 2/3 innings this year, posting a 4.13 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, but he's just 2-2 to show for it. He'll look to get back above .500 Thursday against the Reds.
May 28 - 8:32 PM

Eddie Butler yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Nolan Arenado tied things up with a solo homer in the top of the sixth inning, but Butler found himself in line for the loss after giving up an RBI single to David Freese in the bottom of the frame. He gave up seven hits in all while walking none and striking out one. It was his second quality start of the year. Not surprisingly, both of them have come on the road. His next start will also be on the road, but fantasy owners should sit out a matchup against the high-powered Red Sox.
May 20 - 10:16 PM

Eddie Butler wasn't perfect and didn't have to be in Saturday's win over the Mets, allowing four runs on nine hits over five-plus innings.

Butler had the luxury of a 7-1 lead after three innings and while he went on to surrender a singular run in the fourth and two more in the sixth, he was never truly in danger of blowing the ginormous advantage. For the season, Butler holds a 4.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio across 19 innings. A road start against the Pirates shows next on his schedule. Trusting any starter on the Rockies is something of an adventure, but Butler is not without fantasy potential in deeper formats.
May 14 - 11:37 PM

Eddie Butler tossed six scoreless innings in the Rockies' defeat of the Giants on Sunday.

Butler and four other Rockies relievers combined for a rare shutout of San Francisco. Butler did his part by yielding just four hits and striking out six over six frames, and then Boone Logan, Carlos Estevez, Chad Qualls, and Jake McGee continued the run of zeros. Butler is a former top prospect with some upside in NL-only and deeper mixed league formats. He'll get the Mets at home next.
May 9 - 8:12 AM

Eddie Butler could not maintain his consistency in Tuesday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The Rockies handed Butler a 3-0 lead after two innings and he initially ran with it, not allowing a baserunner through 3 2/3 innings. Any hope of a headline night was squashed when he surrendered back-to-back home runs to Matt Kemp and Brett Wallace in the fourth inning. Two more runs would come home in the sixth inning to knock Butler out of commission for good, with one more scoring on his line after he had left the contest. The 25-year-old right-hander was called up in late April to take the rotation slot of Jorge De La Rosa (groin). His results over 16 starts in 2015 were less than encouraging and the former top prospect makes for a dicey fantasy option outside of deep NL-only formats. A showdown with the Giants in San Francisco awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
May 4 - 1:01 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Butler will take the rotation spot of Jorge De La Rosa, who was shuffled to the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain on Wednesday. In 16 starts for the Rockies last season, the 25-year-old Butler held a tough 5.90 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 44/42 K/BB ratio across 79 1/3 innings. Those in deep NL-only leagues might want to keep an eye on the former top prospect to see how he performs, but given his bloated numbers from last season, there is no immediate need to rush to the waiver wire to procure his services.
Apr 27 - 6:55 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Eddie Butler to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Butler put up an ugly 7.04 ERA over three appearances this spring. The former top prospect has certainly lost steam since the beginning of last season.
Mar 18 - 1:27 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 03:18:00 PM

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
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 03:25:00 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.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 09:48:00 PM

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LF1David Dahl
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CF1Charlie Blackmon
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S1Jon Gray
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R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Scott Oberg
6Jairo Diaz
7Matt Carasiti
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jeff Hoffman
12Chris Rusin
13Rayan Gonzalez
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