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Eddie Butler

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

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0-1

ERA

4.30

WHIP

1.16

K

10

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After being designated for assignment last offseason after five rocky years in the Colorado, Butler was shipped to the Cubs prior to the 2017 campaign. The former top prospect was utilized as a true s...

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2018 ADP:  455.35

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Groin     EST. RETURN:  7/25/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 180   DOB: 3/13/1991
BORN: Chesapeake, VA   COLLEGE: Radford   DRAFTED: By COL In 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eddie Butler Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.

July 5, 2018  –  Eddie Butler News

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Butler (groin) made his second rehab appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over 1.1 innings.

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Eddie Butler Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 21 R GRA 13 12 0 67.2 59 16 1 55 13 7 1 0 0 0 2.13 1.07
2013 22 A+ MOD 6 13 0 67.2 58 18 7 67 21 3 4 0 0 0 2.39 1.18
2013 22 A ASH 6 9 0 54.1 25 10 2 51 25 5 1 0 0 0 1.66 0.92
2013 22 AA TUL 6 6 0 27.2 13 2 0 25 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.65 0.70
2014 23 A+ MOD 1 1 0 4.0 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 1.00
2014 23 AA TUL 18 18 0 108.0 104 43 10 63 32 6 9 0 0 0 3.58 1.26
2014 23 AAA COL 1 1 0 5.1 8 6 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 10.13 2.16
2014 23 MAJ COL 3 3 0 16.0 23 12 2 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.88
2015 24 AAA ALB 11 11 0 63.1 71 38 6 37 25 2 6 0 0 0 5.40 1.52
2015 24 MAJ COL 16 16 0 79.3 102 52 13 44 42 3 10 0 0 0 5.90 1.82
2016 25 AAA ALB 15 15 1 89.0 93 44 9 35 26 8 3 0 0 0 4.45 1.34
2016 25 MAJ COL 17 9 0 64.0 87 51 13 47 21 2 5 0 0 0 7.17 1.69
2017 26 AAA IOW 8 8 0 45.2 49 11 1 30 12 2 0 0 0 0 2.17 1.35
2017 26 MAJ CHC 13 11 0 54.7 50 24 4 30 28 4 3 0 0 0 3.95 1.43
2018 27 AAA IOW 5 5 0 13.1 21 12 4 9 5 0 3 0 0 0 8.10 1.98
2018 27 MAJ CHC 6 0 0 14.7 12 7 1 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 4.30 1.16
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3-Year Averages     15 12 0 66.0 79 42 10 40 30 3 6 0 0 0 5.73 1.65
Career  (View All)     55 39 0 228.7 274 146 33 134 103 10 20 0 5.75 1.65

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Eddie Butler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Eddie Butler Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 19 Memphis 5.0 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 L 0 1.80 0.80
Jul. 13 Nashville 3.0 5 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 6.00 2.00
Jul. 8 Nashville 3.0 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 6.00 2.00
Jul. 3 Memphis 1.0 5 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 36.00 7.00
Jun. 30 Memphis 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 27.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 3.7 IP/G
11.0 14 6 5 2 2 6 2 0 0 0-2 0 4.09 1.45
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 2.6 IP/G
13.0 21 13 12 4 5 9 2 0 0 0-3 0 8.31 2.00
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 2.6 IP/G
13.0 21 13 12 4 5 9 2 0 0 0-3 0 8.31 2.00

Eddie Butler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201821304100.190
2017100131518411.217
2016123201133515.308

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201840758001.229
2017137171332903.262
20161702710541228.342

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20186.70003418.101.80
201728.7210171522.831.43
201628.3120221079.532.08

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20188.00107101.130.63
201726.0220131325.191.42
201635.7130251165.301.37
Eddie Butler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jon Lester CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Eddie Butler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 21 R GRA 13 12 67.2 7.37 1.74 4.23 0.13 78.9% 2.13 2.34 .301
2013 22 A+ MOD 6 13 67.2 8.97 2.81 3.19 0.94 84.7% 2.39 3.59 .294
2013 22 A ASH 6 9 54.1 8.48 4.16 2.04 0.33 83.3% 1.66 3.35 .185
2013 22 AA TUL 6 6 27.2 8.27 1.99 4.17 0.00 89.5% 0.65 2.13 .201
2014 23 A+ MOD 1 1 4.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 25% 6.75 3.70 .177
2014 23 AA TUL 18 18 108.0 5.25 2.67 1.97 0.83 73.8% 3.58 4.18 .280
2014 23 AAA COL 1 1 5.1 7.06 5.29 1.33 0.00 45.5% 10.13 3.40 .435
2014 23 MAJ COL 3 3 16.0 1.69 3.94 0.43 1.13 2.62 64.3% 93.1 MPH 6.75 5.76 .333
2015 24 AAA ALB 11 11 63.1 5.28 3.57 1.48 0.86 64.4% 5.40 4.59 .316
2015 24 MAJ COL 16 16 79.3 4.99 4.76 1.05 1.47 1.97 70.2% 93.4 MPH 5.90 5.96 .331
2016 25 AAA ALB 15 15 89.0 3.54 2.63 1.35 0.91 68.2% 4.45 4.60 .280
2016 25 MAJ COL 17 9 64.0 6.61 2.95 2.24 1.83 1.75 60% 92.9 MPH 7.17 5.50 .357
2017 26 AAA IOW 8 8 45.2 5.97 2.39 2.50 0.20 83.3% 2.17 3.09 .330
2017 26 MAJ CHC 13 11 54.7 4.94 4.61 1.07 0.66 1.57 73% 93.4 MPH 3.95 4.70 .270
2018 27 AAA IOW 5 5 13.1 6.18 3.44 1.80 2.75 63.6% 8.10 7.40 .378
2018 27 MAJ CHC 6 0 14.7 6.14 3.07 2.00 0.61 3.75 62.5% 92.6 MPH 4.30 3.75 .260
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .8 6.77 4.67 1.45 0.96 67.8% 5.42 4.65 .330
Rest Of Season     0 1 17.2 6.52 4.33 1.51 0.98 67.4% 5.37 4.61 .326
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3-Year Averages     15 12 66.0 5.45 4.09 1.33 1.36 67.7% 5.73 5.32 .321
Career     55 39 228.7 5.27 4.05 1.30 1.30 67.2% 5.75 5.30 .321

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Eddie Butler Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 54.7 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 14.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Eddie Butler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
6.14 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.07 BB/9
AVERAGE
92.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
3.75 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.30 ERA
POOR
1.16 WHIP
GOOD
3.75 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.260 BABIP
LOW
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Eddie Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler (groin) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Butler (groin) has been limited to throwing bullpen sessions at extended spring training since landing on the 10-day disabled list in April, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic Chicago reports.

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Butler was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right groin strain Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Butler (0-1) threw seven innings of relief Friday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five, but he took the loss as the Cubs fell 2-1 to the Marlins in 17 innings.

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Butler won the Cubs' final bullpen spot Wednesday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports.

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Butler is in the mix for the final spot in the Cubs' bullpen to open the season, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Butler (undisclosed) made his Cactus League debut Saturday against the Rangers, covering 1.2 innings and allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks.

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Butler was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.

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2018

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2017

Once one of the top prospects in the Rockies' system, Butler just hasn't been able to find any success at the major league level. The 25-year-old shuttled between Triple-A and the big leagues all season. Although he posted career-best marks in both K/9 (6.6) and BB/9 (3.0), those numbers were still underwhelming, and when paired with his career-worst 1.8 HR/9, it made for an awful year. The right-hander is only 25 years old, so there's still some room for development, but the window is closing for him. With a trade to the Cubs over the offseason, Butler will be hard-pressed to climb above a swingman role in 2017.

2016

The learning curve for a young starting pitcher is sharp enough as-is before adding a wrinkle like Coors Field into the mix. With a Triple-A affiliate in the PCL (first Colorado Springs, now Albuquerque), Rockies farmhands get a taste of how difficult it will be when they reach the majors, but nothing can really prepare them for Coors. Unfortunately for Butler, the venue didnít really matter in 2015. He was worse at home (7.28 ERA), but itís not like his 5.07 ERA on the road was drawing any positive attention. He had four pitches: mid-90s heat, a power slider, a quality changeup, and a show-me curve, but only the slider had even a modicum of success and that was confined to the road. He gets some discount for the venues, but Butler hasnít really had any success since leaving Double-A (5.80 at AAA, 6.04 at MLB) and without a move away from Colorado, itís hard not to envision more growing pains given the already-thin margin for error.

2015

Butler received his first call to the big leagues last June, with optimism abounding that he and, eventually, fellow top prospect Jon Gray, would immediately lock down spots in the Colorado rotation for seasons to come. Unfortunately, Butler barely had the chance to showcase his stuff. He fell victim to shoulder soreness following his debut and didnít pitch for the Rockies again until September, making it difficult to glean much from his uneven three-start sample. That being said, the long-term outlook remains bright for the 24-year-old, whose plus fastball and quality secondary offerings have allowed him to thrive in offense-heavy environments during his minor league career. The Rockiesí need for high-upside starters gives Butler an inside track on an Opening Day rotation spot, but the concerns with pitchers who call Coors Field home still apply. In fact, even if Butler does become the frontline starter the Rockies are banking on, his real-life value would more than likely outstrip his fantasy utility. The righty mostly gets by on inducing weak contact rather than making batters whiff, as his pedestrian 5.2 K/9 rate with Double-A Tulsa last season would illustrate. It remains to be seen if he will change his approach to miss bats as frequently as he did at lower levels of the minor leagues.

2014

Although he entered the past season as a highly-touted commodity within his own organization, Butler concluded 2013 as one of the more coveted prospects in all of baseball, after dominating at three different levels. It was at his last stop, Double-A Tulsa, where he was particularly unhittable, allowing just two earned runs over 27.2 innings, while striking out 25 and walking six. With a devastating three-pitch mix, highlighted by a fastball consistently clocked in the mid-90s, Butler is viewed as a potential top-of-the-rotation starter once he reaches his peak for the Rockies, who have lacked a legitimate ace since trading away Ubaldo Jimenez. The Rockies only have three rotation spots seemingly solidified at the moment, presenting Butler with an outside chance at grabbing a starting gig in the spring, but it's more likely that he opens 2014 in the high minors. If those levels continue to prove unchallenging for him, however, look for the 23-year-old to make his MLB debut at some point this season and remain a long-term fixture.