D-backs Roster & Staff

Michael Butcher #23

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Is in his fourth season as pitching coach with Arizona and 19th overall. . During his tenure with the Angels (2007-15), they ranked among AL teams in quality starts (2nd, 796), wins (2nd, 807), complete games (T-2nd, 58), ERA (3rd, 4.00) and shutouts (3rd, 105) ... his starters led the AL with 590 wins, while his relievers tied for first with 409 saves ... Prior to his 1-year stint as Joe Maddon's pitching coach with the Rays in 2006, spent 6 seasons in the Angels' Minor League system (2000-05) ... was pitching coach for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League in 2003 ... In his 13 seasons as pitching coach for Tampa Bay (2006), Los Angeles-AL (2007-15) and Arizona (2016-), 13 different pitchers were named to an All- Star Team: Scott Kazmir (2006), Francisco Rodriguez (2007-08) John Lackey (2007), Joe Saunders (2008), Ervin Santana (2008), Brian Fuentes (2009), Jered Weaver (2010-12), Jordan Walden (2011), C.J. Wilson (2012), Hector Santiago (2015), Zack Greinke (2017-18), Robbie Ray (2017) and Patrick Corbin (2018).

2018

Arizona finished in the Top 3 in the NL in both ERA (3.72) and strikeouts (1,448) for the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in club history (also: 1999 & 2001) ... The D-backs' 3.72 ERA was the second best in franchise history, trailing only the 3.66 mark set in 2017 ... Arizona's 1,448 strikeouts also ranked second in club history, behind only the 1,482 done in 2017 ... Under his watch, Arizona has posted the 3 highest strikeout totals in club history (1,482 in 2017, 1,448 in 2018 and 1,318 in 2016), the 2 lowest ERA (3.66 in 2017 and 3.72 in 2018) and 2 of the 4 lowest WHIPs (1.25 in 2018 and 1.27 in 2017).

PLAYING CAREER

Made 115 relief appearances over 4 Major League seasons with California (1992-95) and was 11-4 with 9 saves and a 4.47 ERA ... Was teammates with Torey Lovullo with the Angels in 1993 ... Played 11 Minor League seasons with: Kansas City (1986-88), California (1988-1995, '98), Cleveland (1996) and Seattle (1996) ... Selected by the Royals in the second round of the 1986 June Secondary Draft.

PERSONAL

Married to Tami ... has 3 children: Madison, Tatum and Brooks ... Is a 1983 graduate from United Township High School in East Moline, Ill ... played baseball, football and wrestled ... Family owns Aunt Chilada's and Rustler's Rooste restaurants in Phoenix ... Won Best Taste and Top Chef honors at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif. during the annual Angels Charity Cooking Challenge…his dish, Pasta Diablo, a spicy linguine, was available on the menu for a year and part of the proceeds went to charity.