Cubs Quick Hits: Comparing Eddie Butler’s Cubs Spring Training and Rockies Release Points
Eddie Butler, former top 25 MLB prospect, didn’t pan out with the Rockies, but the Cubs are looking to capitalize on the hard-throwing righty by potentially tweaking his mechanics. In particular, Chris Bosio is trying to revert Butler’s release point back to his farmhand days when it was about 5 inches lower than his 2016 innings.
Now that we finally have Spring Training footage of Butler to dissect, we can make some comparisons. I honestly can’t tell from the below GIFs whether anything has changed in any big way, largely because the camera angles are dramatically different, with the the Spring Training game having a low vantage point.
What do you think? Does it look different?