Brent Butler

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Justin Brent Butler

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"He's the kind of guy you can win games with." - Todd Helton

Not to be confused with Brett Butler, Brent Butler played 203 games for the Colorado Rockies from 2001 to 2003. He saw most of his action in 2002, when he batted .259/.287/.413 with 9 home runs and 55 runs scored. In his first six starts replacing Jose Ortiz for the Rox that year, Butler collected 11 hits, including two home runs off Mike Mussina as well as a double off the New York Yankees bullpen on June 18. He played mostly up the middle at second base and shortstop.

Brent also played 12 seasons in the minors during 1996-2007. He was drafted out of Scotland High in Laurinburg by the St. Louis Cardinals, making it up to Double A before being flipped to Denver as part of a package for Darryl Kile and two relievers. He hit around .333 in parts of three seasons with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox during his Rockie tenure, finishing his career with stops in the Tampa Bay, Atlanta and St. Louis organizations.

Through 2019, Brent is one of five major leaguers born in Laurinburg, the others being Wes Covington, Franklin Stubbs, Russ Adams and Alex Malloy.

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