Butler was originally a 15th round pick by the Reds in 2015 out of the College of Charleston. Since being selected, Butler has been an offensive force. After tearing up the rookie leagues in 2015, he was aggressively jumped to High-A in 2016. Though Butler does not strike out a lot, he even more rarely walks. He walked just 11 times in his first 350 professional at bat. He also has struck out just 72 times over the same span, so regardless, he is putting the ball in play.