Butler, a 6-2 200-pound switch hitter, comes to Gateway after batting .278 with ten home runs and 55 RBI in 90 games with the RiverHawks in 2011. A versatile infielder, Butler played 50 games at second base, 12 at third base and ten at first base.
“He has the ability to play numerous positions and has the chance to be a key part of our team,” Grizzlies manager Phil Warren said. “He’s a switch hitter and is good clubhouse guy. We really like his versatility.”
Butler, a native of Pensacola, Fla., played college baseball at Mississippi State University and was drafted by the Mets in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He spent two seasons at Low-A before wrapping his time with the Mets at Single-A Savannah in 2011.