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Ryan Butler

RHP | PadresSD
Ryan Butler
Name: Ryan Jerome Butler
Born: Feb 23, 1992 in Charlotte, N.C. USA
High School: Kell HS, Charlotte
College: Charlotte
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career943.541.383.067.28
Drafted in the 7th round (207th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2014 (signed for $186,900)
Butler played at Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High, which opened in 2006 and has quickly built a strong baseball program, with its alumni list headlined by Braves lefthander Alex Wood. Butler helped the school win a state championship in 2009, tossing a four-hit shutout in the title game as a sophomore. The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder wasn't heavily recruited by Atlantic Coast Conference schools and wound up at Marshall, but pitched just 15 innings there and transferred to Northwest Florida State JC. He then hurt his elbow, requiring Tommy John surgery. Thirteen months later, back home in Charlotte, Butler threw a bullpen for the Charlotte coaching staff and hit 96 mph. A Yankees scout was also at the workout, and New York drafted him in the 16th round last year. Butler didn't sign, and he has been a workhorse this season for Charlotte who profiles as a fourth starter. He holds the velocity on his fastball, which at its best sits 92-94 mph and touches 97 with heavy sink. His slider and changeup are solid complementary pitches. He has more confidence in the changeup, which earns some average grades and at times has similar action as his fastball. Butler is 22 and one of the older prospects in consideration for the first 10 rounds.
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