Eddie Butler's career off to great start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2013) Rockies starting pitcher prospect Eddie Butler is off to a great start for Class A Asheville. Through three starts, he's 1-0 with a 2.20 ERA and .127 opponents' batting average.
Butler has also struck out 17 and walked nine in 16 1/3 innings.
"I'm feeling pretty good working with [pitching] coach [Joey] Eischen on our mental approach and going after batters," Butler told MLB.com. "I'm trying to attack guys with fastballs and put guys away when I have the chance. If I miss my shot, the mindset is to go right back at them and try to get a ground ball."
Butler, who is a 2012 supplemental first-round draft pick, is 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 16 career outings (15 starts). Butler, who is considered the Rockies' 10th-best prospect by MLB.com, is striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings.