Butcher is in his second season as pitching coach with Arizona (32nd overall in professional baseball)...Served as pitching coach with Tampa Bay (2006) and Los Angeles-AL (2007-15) prior to joining the D-backs...10 different pitchers were named to the AL All-Star Team in his 10 seasons with the Rays and Angels (2006-15)...From 2007-15, oversaw an Angels staff that ranked second in quality starts (796) and wins (807) and third in ERA (4.00).
Is in his second season as pitching coach with Arizona (32nd overall in professional baseball)...In 2016, the D-backs established a club record with 8.17 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and 1,318 strikeouts...In his 10 seasons as pitching coach for Tampa Bay (2006) and Los Angeles-AL (2007-15), 10 different pitchers were named to the AL 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) and Hector Santiago (2015)...During his tenure with Los Angeles, the Angels ranked second in the AL in quality starts (796) and wins (807), tied for second in complete games (58), fi nished third in ERA (4.00) and shutouts (105) and fifth in opponent average (.255)…his starting pitchers also led the AL during that span with 590 victories, while his relievers tied for fi rst with 409 saves...Prior to his 1-year stint as Joe Maddon's pitching coach with the Rays, spent 6 seasons in the Angels' Minor League system as pitching coach with Rookie Advanced Butte (2000), Double-A Arkansas (2001) and Triple-A Salt Lake (2002) and their pitching coordinator from 2003-05…pitching coach for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League in 2003.
Made 115 relief appearances over 4 Major League seasons with California and was 11-4 with 9 saves and a 4.47 ERA...On July 6, 1992, made his Major League debut vs. Blue Jays and struck out his only batter faced (Derek Bell)...Earned his first 2 victories 2 days apart @ Yankee Stadium on Aug. 21 and 23, 1992...Led Angels' relievers with 6 wins in 1995...Played 11 seasons in the Minor Leagues in the following organizations: Kansas City (1986-88), California (1988-1995, '98), Cleveland (1996) and Seattle (1996)...Selected by the Reds in the fourth round in the 1986 draft but did not sign…signed with the Royals after being drafted in the second round of the June Secondary Draft later that year.
Michael Dana Butcher...Married to Tami…has 3 children: Madison, Tatum and Brooks...Attended Northeast Oklahoma A&M...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 Roost restaurants in Phoenix.