|High School:||Western Branch|
As a freshman (2016): In his rookie season with the Yellow Jackets, Butler started all 44 games at short stop. Among his 176 at bats, Butler tallied 56 hits, 34 runs, 23 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and finished the season with a .318 batting average. Butler also notched 65 putouts, 137 assists, and was fifth in the conference for total plate appearances with 207. He scored the game-winning run in a 4-3 win over Roanoke (4/16).
Personal: Attended Western Branch High School and earned three varsity letters in baseball...Helped lead the Bruins to a 6A State Championship in 2014, a year in which they also won the 6A South Regional title and the Conference 2 Monitor-Merrimac tournament and regular season championships...The Bruins went back-to-back by winning the Conference regular season championship and the 6A South Regional championship in 2015...Butler was honored as an All-Conference selection and a 2nd Team All-Tidewater player in 2015.
Butler earned VHSL Academic Excellence awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for his accomplishments in the classroom and was also a part of the National Honor Society...He was a DECA member in 2012-2013 and was a Western Branch marshall in 2013-2014.
Butler's uncle, Justin Smith, is a 1994 graduate of Randolph-Macon and was a member of the men's tennis team.