Javelinas pitching coach Ace Adams from the Cardinals system isn't concerned about some uncharacteristic walks issued by Butler in the AFL early on.
"I am not worried about that stat as he always throws strikes," Adams said… "I love his competitiveness. He has a good arm and a great breaking ball – a little slurve that he throws - and he gets after it with his fastball. He is 92-94 (MPH)."
In this exclusive audio interview, Butler talks about the challenge players face when they change levels during the season and the importance of family support to help move automobiles and belongings. He discusses the importance of confidence not arrogance on the mound as well as how he learned the hard way not to change his pitching style when moving up a level.
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Other interviews in this series:
Coming: David Kopp, Oscar Taveras and pitching coach Ace Adams.
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