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Eddie Butler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 9 - 5:24 PM

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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.
Jun 6 - 1:28 AM

Eddie Butler fired six innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Butler moved up a day in the rotation after Jorge De La Rosa (finger) was scratched. He gave up an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning, but held the Phillies off the board the rest of the way. Butler induced 11 ground balls while striking out three and walking just one batter. This was his first win since April 24. Butler owns a 4.22 ERA on the year with a troubling 26/28 K/BB ratio over 49 innings, so he's not a consideration in most fantasy leagues.
May 30 - 6:35 PM

Eddie Butler will start for the Rockies against the Phillies on Saturday afternoon.

Jorge De La Rosa was scratched from his scheduled start with a cut on his left middle finger, so Butler will move up a day to take his place. He owns a 4.60 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and troublesome 23/27 K/BB ratio over 43 innings on the year.
May 30 - 11:06 AM

Eddie Butler surrendered four earned runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Todd Frazier got him with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and then Billy Hamilton smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Marlon Byrd capped off the scoring for Cincinnati with a solo shot in the sixth. Colorado won it when Nolan Arenado hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth. Butler, 24, is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, and 23/27 K/BB ratio in 43 innings this season. He gets the Phillies on the road next time out.
May 25 - 4:14 PM

Eddie Butler surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

It goes down as a complete game for Butler, the first of his career. He has a nice enough 3.73 ERA for the Rockies, but it comes with an ugly 19/19 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings and a 1.66 WHIP. He'll probably get better, but he's not recommended right now.
May 9 - 1:52 AM

Eddie Butler improved to 2-1 on Friday, though he did allow four runs on nine hits over six innings.

It wasn't a great outing for the 24-year-old Butler, but Chris Heston was slightly worse and the Rockies managed to come away with a 6-4 win. Butler struck out three and walked two in the contest. The Giants scored runs on a two-run homer by Justin Maxwell in the second, an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the third and an RBI double by Brandon Belt in the fifth. Butler currently holds a 3.27 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP across 22 innings. If you're willing to dance on the edge of a WHIP knife, the pitcher does have some upside. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in a road outing next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 25 - 2:56 AM

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

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

MLB.com'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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Tyler Chatwood
7Jordan Lyles
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Tommy Kahnle
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Christian Friedrich
9Christian Bergman
10Yohan Flande
11Adam Ottavino