2012 MLB Draft Results: Rockies Nab Eddie Butler With No. 46 Overall Pick

The Colorado Rockies had a second selection in the 2012 MLB Draft on Day 1 and used its Compensation A pick (No. 46 overall) to draft RHP Eddie Butler of Radford. The Rockies received this pick as a result of seeing Mark Ellis sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent this past offseason.

Radford is 6 feet 2 and 165 pounds. His fastball reaches the mid-90s, but he usually sits in the lower end of the 90s. He throws a slider and a changeup, but the latter pitch needs work if he hopes to stay a starter.

In 2011, the Rockies used its Compensation A pick on shortstop Trevor Story, who is hitting .300/.391/.589 with 15 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 34 RBI.

The Rockies will resume drafting with the rest of the league on Tuesday afternoon when Round 2-15 will take place. Colorado has an extra pick in the Compensation B Round, which comes after Round 3, as a result of not signing 2011 third-round pick Peter O'Brien.

To learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.