One of the biggest risers in the minors this year has been Colorado Rockies hurler Eddie Butler. The 6-foot-2, 180, righty has already pitched at three levels in 2013. In two starts most recently for Double-A Tulsa, Butler has not allowed a run. The 22-year-old has not issued a walk, scattered five hits and fanned 12 hitters. Butler features a power, sinking fastball, which misses bats or yields weak groundballs. Opposing batters are hitting .186 against Butler, who has notched a 2.28 GO:AO ratio. Butler has 130:46 K:BB ratio through 132 innings in 2013. If his secondary pitches (slider and curveball) continue to develop, it could be a scary proposition for opposing hitters.
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