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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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

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Eddie Butler tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings Monday in a 2-0 win over the Giants.

Butler wasn't as impressive as the line indicated, as he struck out just one batter while allowing five hits and six walks. He also hit a batter. The Giants had plenty of chances, but just weren't able to capitalize. Butler secured his second major league win, but we remain skeptical about his ability to remain healthy and be a fantasy asset this season.
Apr 13 - 8:33 PM

Eddie Butler allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Butler, who made the Colorado rotation despite his third shoulder incident in less than a year, allowed four hits, walked four and struck out five tonight. He's certainly talented enough to succeed in the majors, but even ignoring all of the shoulder concerns, it's no sure thing that he's ready after he struck out 63 in 108 innings in Double-A last year. He doesn't seem like a very good bet in fantasy leagues.
Apr 9 - 12:07 AM

Eddie Butler has made the Rockies' Opening Day rotation.

Butler has dealt with shoulder fatigue recently and was knocked around in his final spring training outing, but that won't stop the Rockies from throwing him out there on Wednesday in Milwaukee. The young right-hander is arm intriguing arm over the long haul, but we wouldn't trust him for fantasy purposes yet.
Apr 5 - 3:01 PM

Eddie Butler struggled in his final spring start against the Mariners, yielding five runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Butler allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out one. He exits Cactus League action having allowed 10 earned runs in 17 innings on 21 hits and five walks with nine strikeouts. Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that manager Walt Weiss will wait until Sunday to decide if Butler will be on the Rockies' 25-man roster to open the regular season.
Apr 4 - 6:01 PM's Thomas Harding reports that "it appears Eddie Butler has the inside shot" for one of the spots in the Rockies' rotation.

Butler has had some shoulder fatigue over the last few days, but he threw long-toss on Wednesday and looks to be back on track physically. Harding adds that Christian Bergman is also "receiving heavy consideration," with Jon Gray and Chad Bettis also in the mix. Two of the pitchers will open the season in the rotation, but one of them might not be around long with Jorge De La Rosa (groin) expected back on April 14.
Apr 2 - 9:15 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) is still in the mix for a spot in the Rockies' starting rotation.

Butler, along with Christian Bergman, Jon Gray and Chad Bettis, are fighting for a finite number of spots in the rotation, and as of Wednesday nothing had been decided. Right shoulder fatigue threatened Butler's chances, but he threw long toss on Wednesday and Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the session went better than expected. Butler and Gray have the most long-term potential of the four, but it appears to be a toss-up as to who gets the job at this point.
Apr 1 - 9:14 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) took part in long toss drills on Wednesday.

Butler left Monday's Cactus League start after feeling fatigue in his right shoulder. It's a good sign that he's already starting to throw again. Butler has a history of shoulder problems. There's no timetable as to when he'll take the mound again. He was in the hunt for a rotation spot, but an arm injury at this point might take him out of the running.
Apr 1 - 2:03 PM

Eddie Butler left Monday's Cactus League start against the Athletics after one inning due to right shoulder fatigue.

Butler allowed one run on two hits and also walked two batters in his lone inning of work. He left the ballpark to get an evaluation. The 23-year-old is a finalist for a rotation spot this spring, but this isn't what you want to hear about his shoulder issues last year.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 30 - 5:13 PM

Eddie Butler held the Giants to one run over five innings in Wednesday's start.

The lone run came on a Norichika Aoki RBI triple in Butler's final inning. Overall, the right-hander gave up five hits, walked none, and struck out two. Now with 13 2/3 spring innings to his name, Butler has a 2.63 ERA and an 8/3 K/BB ratio. He's one of three finalists, along with Jon Gray and Christian Bergman, for the final spot in the Rockies' starting rotation.
Mar 25 - 6:48 PM

Eddie Butler threw three innings of no-hit ball in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers.

Butler struck out three batters and issued only one walk. It was an impressive outing from the 23-year-old right-hander, who should become a full-time member of the Rockies' rotation at some point this season. He was a supplemental first-round pick for Colorado in 2012.
Mar 10 - 7:02 PM

Eddie Butler has been pulled out of the Arizona Fall League because of upper back and shoulder discomfort.

Butler missed a chunk of the 2014 season with a rotator cuff strain, so the Rockies are treating this situation with great caution. "When I got here to Arizona, sat with the training staff and went over how things were going, they checked me out and said my body was fatigued," Butler told "They said it would be a better idea for me to stay here and get stronger, rather than go pitch."
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Eddie Butler pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up five runs Saturday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

The Rockies chose to give Butler another shot on Sept. 17 after his initial go-round in the majors back in June was quickly interrupted by a shoulder injury. He won his only previous start this month, but he didn't show much in this one. Overall, he struck out a total of three batters in 16 innings in the majors this year. It's practically assured that he'll open next year in Triple-A, and while he's still a quality prospect, his stock isn't as high as it was a year ago. A future in the pen remains a possibility.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Eddie Butler earned his first major league win after limiting the D'Backs to one run over six innings on Saturday.

It was a marked improvement over his previous start in which he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on June 6. The rookie right-hander scattered five hits and a walk while striking out one. The only mistake he made occurred in the fifth inning, when Jake Lamb hit a solo home run. It is not known yet whether Butler will get another turn in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:02:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:41:00 AM

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CF1Charlie Blackmon
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RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7David Hale
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5John Axford
6Christian Friedrich
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