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Butera Earns His Stripes

Butera Earns His Stripes

As his team works to turn its season around, Butera's role expands as an offensive threat, the manager of the pitching staff and as a team leader. He has lived up to his own preseason expectations by both his play and intangibles. Inside Pitch revisited the St. Lucie backstop just days after he was announced as a Florida State League All-Star.

"I was really excited; it's an honor," said Drew Butera of his All-Star selection. "It was always one of my goals to make the All-Star team. It's something I really worked hard towards. I want to keep improving myself and this is one big step." That recognition came after months of grinding work from the start of camp through now. As he entered his first season in St. Lucie, he wanted to...

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