Hard-hitting offensive player who is very versatile ... played first base for most of freshman season ... could also play third base or the outfield ... earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a freshman ... also named to CAA All-Rookie team ... member of 2013 Pre-Season All-CAA team ... played for Youse's Orioles in the Cal Ripken Summer Baseball League last summer ... finished the season as the 13th-leading hitter in the league with a .338 batting average ... also scored 33 runs while hitting two home runs with 25 runs batted in ... drafted by Baltimore Orioles in the 50th round of the amateur draft in June, 2011 ... has deceptive speed ... should be a productive run producer for the Tigers.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in 53 games and made 52 starts ... batted .308 to finish second on the team in hitting ... started 43 games at first base and five at third base ... also started in left field four times ... earned second team All-CAA honors as utility player ... named to CAA's All-Rookie team ... honored as CAA Rookie of the Week after leading Tigers to three-game sweep over George Mason ... had a .422 on-base percentage ... set Tiger single season record by getting hit by a pitch 20 times ... also drew 19 walks ... tied for team lead with 14 stolen bases in 19 attempts ... led Tigers by scoring 40 runs ... hit five doubles, two triples and one home run ... tied for team lead with 34 runs batted in ... had five three-hit games ... led Tigers to win over The Citadel in first college game with two hits ... had a two-run single at Louisiana-Lafayette ... led Tigers past Navy with two hits and three runs batted in ... had one hit and two RBI's in 11-0 victory over UMBC ... contributed two hits to Tigers' 3-2 win over Virginia Commonwealth ... helped Tigers to three-game sweep over George Mason by hitting .667 with five runs scored and four RBI's ... had two hits, including a triple, and scored three runs in 11-3 win over the Patriots ... led Tigers to 8-4 win over Mason with two hits and three RBI's ... hit first college home run in series finale against the Patriots ... had two hits in win over Delaware State ... helped Tigers to 6-1 win at Delaware with three hits, including an RBI double ... batted .429 with two RBI's in two-game series at Virginia ... helped Tigers to win over Delaware State with two hits and two runs scored ... helped Tigers to a 11-1 win over Georgia State with three hits and two RBI's ... batted .417 with six runs scored in three-game series against Georgia State ... batted .455 in series at UNC Wilmington ... had three hits and scored three runs in win over Maryland Eastern Shore ... had a two-run single and an outfield assist in 4-3 win over Hofstra ... batted .300 in three-game sweep over James Madison ... scored five runs in series against the Dukes ... went 5-for-12 in CAA Tournament ... had an RBI single in loss to Delaware ... helped Tigers to 16-8 win over George Mason with three hits and four runs scored ... had one hit in loss to Virginia Commonwealth in season finale.
BACKGROUND: Four-year varsity player at John Carroll High School ... three-sport standout who also played football and basketball for the Patriots ... batted .486 as a senior for the Patriots with 11 home runs as a senior ... two-time All-MIAA selection ... led the Patriots to a 15-6 record and a number 10 ranking in the Baltimore area ... named second team All-Metro ... named pre-season All-State ... batted .579 as a junior for Coach Joe Stetka ... led the Patriots to a MIAA playoff berth ... hit 39 doubles in career with 16 home runs and 150 runs batted in.
PERSONAL: Lists parents as people he admires most ... die-hard fan of the Baltimore Orioles ... also roots for the Baltimore Ravens ... favorite TV show is "ESPN SportsCenter" ... enjoys listening to music by Tom Petty ... favorite actor is Will Ferrell ... father played football at Salisbury ... father is a Salisbury graduate ... son of Matt and Cindy Butler ... born on July 23, 1993 in Bel Air, Md. ... major is sports management.