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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Cubs optioned RHP Eddie Butler to Triple-A Iowa.
Butler held a 3.07 ERA and 0.95 WHIP for the Cubs this spring, although he struck out just seven over 14 2/3 innings. The former top prospect will be part of Iowa's rotation. Mar 27 - 7:34 PM

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Eddie Butler allowed no runs and one hit while punching out four batters in a 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Thursday.

It was a masterful effort for the 25-year-old who was acquired in a trade with the Rockies last month. Butler improved his ERA to a sterling 2.70 in 10 spring innings. The former top prospect has a dismal 6.50 ERA in 159 1/3 career innings but that will likely improve greatly now that he has escaped Coors Field. He is slated to begin the season as a starter at Triple-A.
Mar 16 - 7:02 PM

Eddie Butler yielded one run and one hit while providing one strikeout over two innings of work Wednesday in the Cubs’ Cactus League win over the Royals.

Butler allowed a leadoff home run to Alcides Escobar in the first inning but settled down after that, retiring six of Kansas City’s next seven hitters. The former Rockie is a long shot to crack the Cubs’ Opening Day roster but should make a few cameos at Wrigley throughout the year. The 25-year-old should benefit from a change of scenery after posting a hideous 9.53 ERA at Coors Field last season.
Mar 1 - 7:05 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Eddie Butler and international bonus slot No. 74 from the Rockies for RHP James Farris and international bonus slot No. 28.

Butler was designated for assignment by the Rockies after the Greg Holland signing last week. A former highly-regarded pitching prospect, the 25-year-old owns a rough 6.50 ERA in the majors. Still, he throws hard and the Cubs will take a chance on getting his career back on track. Getting out of Coors Field should help, at the very least.
Feb 1 - 12:30 PM

Rockies designated RHP Eddie Butler for assignment.

The club needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to add Greg Holland and it looks as though Butler was the odd-man out. The 25-year-old owns a troublesome 6.50 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 159 1/3 innings in his big league career.
Jan 28 - 10:50 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 05:47:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 06:54:00 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.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 12:31:00 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.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 02:07:00 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.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 02:58:00 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.
Sat, May 28, 2016 08:32:00 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.
Fri, May 20, 2016 10:16:00 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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 11:37:00 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.
Mon, May 9, 2016 08:12:00 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.
Wed, May 4, 2016 01:01:00 AM