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Mar 18, 2006 - May 07, 2006   White  14
Various Ballparks- WI - -, WI
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 210   L/L

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Feb 11, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006   Red  17
Perfect Game Indoor Facility - Cedar Rapids, IA
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 206   L/L

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90
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Anthony Butler is a 2006 LHP with a 6'7'', 206 lb. frame from Oak Creek WI, who attends Oak Creek HS. He is an All-State basketball player in the middle of his season in Wisconsin but tells us he's been throwing consistently for the past 3-4 weeks, which tells us a lot about his dedication and direction. This was the best that we've seen Butler throw. He's in excellent condition and looks bigger than 6-7. Butler throws from a high 3/4's extended release with very good arm speed and gets outstanding downward plane to the plate. He repeats his delivery well, as you would expect a top athlete to do, and threw the ball where he wanted to. Butler's fastball topped out at 90 mph and was comfortable at 87-88. It has occasional explosive life at the plate and Butler showed he liked to throw inside to right handed hitters. Butler's curveball is hard and sharp at 75 mph and has very good downer biting action at times. He could throw more of them than he did this outing. Butler has been working on a 78-80 mph pitch he calls a cutter but which has true slider spin and bite. The pitch is still raw but shows promise, especially if he learns to throw it harder and not confuse it with his curveball release. Butler is also developing a change up that shows promise as well. The professional scouts are going to be very excited to see Butler this spring; 6-7 southpaws who throw 90, can spin the ball and are super athletic are few and far between. Butler has signed with Arkansas and is a very good student should he go the college route. Top Level National Prospect.
PG Grade 9.5




Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   Midwest Blazers  22
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 210   L/L

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90
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90
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71
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78
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Jun 17, 2005 - Jun 19, 2005   4-Green  19
Turner Field - Atlanta, GA
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 205   L/L

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86
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Anthony Butler is a 2006 left handed pitcher from Oak Creek, WI with a tall lean build at 6-7, 205 lbs. Butler has an excellent body for a developing power pitcher, especially a southpaw, and it's not surprising that he is an accomplished basketball player as well. Butler's arm action is good, with good extension and good downward plane to the plate. His fastball had good life at 86 mph and Butler was able to climb the ladder to hitters and overpower them high in the zone. His best pitch in Atlanta was a 74 mph curveball that had very good depth and downward action. He also showed good feel for a 73 mph change up. Butler threw good strikes and was poised and collected on the mound. He's the type of very projectable pitcher who scouts will wait patiently for the velocity to pick up, espcially given that Butler is a two-sport athlete from a northern tier state. We saw Butler later in the summer and early fall and the velocity was starting to come; he was touching the low 90's. Butler has big time potential and is a top level prospect. He is also a very good student.
PG Grade 9.0




Mar 28, 2005 - Apr 26, 2005   PG Wisconsin Steel  7
Various Ballparks- WI - -, WI
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 210   L/L

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Oct 22, 2004 - Oct 25, 2004   Wisconsin Blazers  1
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 210   L/L

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84
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84
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71
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Oct 01, 2004 - Oct 04, 2004   Wisconsin Blazers  1
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-7 210   L/L

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85
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1B
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85
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73
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71
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May 01, 2004 - May 02, 2004   Red  9
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-6 205   L/L

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83
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7.70
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84
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83
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70
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LHP Anthony Butler: The first thing you notice about this Wisconsin sophomore is that he’s a 6-6 left hander. There’s no quicker way to get a scout’s attention than to be a 6-6 lefthander. Although he’s a primary left handed pitcher, Butler further caught all the Perfect Game staff’s attention on the first day by showing good power in batting practice, athletic actions around the first base bag, then by throwing 84 mph across the diamond during drills. When he got to the mound the second day, Butler showed a long, smooth arm action from a mid ¾’s release point. His fastball was 80-83 mph with some tailing movement and it looked like he was very conscious of turning the ball over on his release. Once he got his feel for it, Butler’s 69-70 mph curveball was sharp and effective with a big horizontal break to it. Butler also mixed in a couple of change ups. There isn’t much question with his smooth arm stroke, size and athletic ability that Butler is going to add velocity as he matures, maybe a lot of it. Division I coaches and professional scouts need to be on the alert for this prospect.
PG Grade 9.0




Apr 26, 2003 - Apr 27, 2003   Gold  5
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Anthony Butler
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 175   L/L

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82
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7.34
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79
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82
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66
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69
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Butler was one of the top prospects at the Midwest showcase. He is a 6 foot 4 inch Freshman that showed us a beautiful arm action and an easy 80-82 mph fastball. In 3 years time we can only imagine how well he may end up being. He fits the prototypical pitchers body weighing in at just 175 pounds and his fastball has the kind of run that you can hardly teach. His curveball was a good looking one at 66 mph and his 68-70 mph change-up is already an effective pitch. He needs to be followed closely. It won't be long before we start hearing about his velocity jumping up there. Oh yea, he is Left-Handed !
PG Grade 8.0