Alan Butts

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Butts in 2014

Alan Butts is a bullpen catcher for the Atlanta Braves baseball team. He currently wears number 55.


Butts attended North Clayton High School and then Valdosta State University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Public Relations-Speech Communications. While with Valdosta, he played under coach Tommy Thomas.

He currently resides in Newnan, Georgia. His nephew, Brett Butts, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and pitches in their farm system.

Atlanta Braves career[edit]

In 1992, Butts joined the Braves. His former role was to coordinate the scouting reports of all Braves' opponents as well as take part in other pre-game preparations. He served as a liaison between the Braves' advance scout and the team itself, helping the team prepare for each series. During each game, he aids the bullpen coach and pitchers in the bullpen. He currently serves as the team's bullpen catcher.[1]

He was a bullpen catcher on Bobby Cox's NL team at the All-Star Game in 2000, also pitching in the Home Run Derby.[2]