Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 180 Bats: R Throws: R
The 22-year-old just missed out last year despite leading all New York-Penn League relievers with 14.67 strikeouts/nine innings pitched after fanning 50 in 30 2/3 innings pitched as Reliever of the Year in the Cardinals organization. Butler sports a fastball that is in the 92 to 95 MPH range and complements it with a good slider.
He has made steady progress through the Cardinals system with his work ethic and demeanor on the mound. Success has followed him since his days at Wabash Community College. Check out these numbers and notice the steady improvement.