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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. 300) / COL
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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

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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

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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 12:24:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 12:43:00 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.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 01:51:00 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
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 09:19:00 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.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 05:24:00 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.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 01:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Jose Reyes
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Eddie Butler
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Adam Ottavino
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Boone Logan
6Justin Miller
7Carlos Estevez
8Jairo Diaz
9Gonzalez Germen
10Christian Bergman
11Miguel Castro
12Jordan Lyles