Top Prospect #18: Brett Anderson

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NAME: Brett Anderson
POSITION: Pitcher
AGE: 20 | BATS: L | THROWS: L
ORGANIZATION: Oakland Athletics

2008 STATISTICS
LVL G IP W-L ERA SO GO/AO
MiLB 20 105.0 11-5 3.69 118 1.92

Scouting Report: We saw an incredible improvement from Anderson from a year ago after showing a lot of growth on the mound. Anderson has always had superb command of his pitches and can work them on either side of the plate. His fastball saw a slight increase hitting as high as 95 mph but sitting more consistently in the low-90’s. What makes him even more effective is the fact that his secondary pitches – a curve, slider and change – can be used as both out pitches or thanks to his confidence in them, at any point in the count. At this point in time it’s difficult to project where he will fall in the rotation. Originally he looked to be a middle of the rotation guy, but thanks to his improvement in his fastball (and his command being his greatest asset) he is able reach higher as a top of the rotation starter.

By Matthew Whipps
The Diamond Cutter
Major & Minor League Baseball Columnist
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4 Responses to Top Prospect #18: Brett Anderson

  1. Mike says:

    We could use another Mark Mulder…Heck, we could use Mark Mulder. Anderson, de los Santos, Gio, Simmons, Cahill….something’s got to give here, that’s alot of talent!

  2. E K says:

    Oakland is definitely stock piling some intriguing prospects. You’ve got to believe AT LEAST a couple of them will pan out.

  3. I will be showing my hand on this and my list but I like Cahill more than Anderson and think he’s going to be spiffy.

    Somehow the A’s always have solid young pitchers coming out of their ears. They never hold on to them, but that’s another story.

  4. Mike says:

    Back in th ’60’s the A’s were basically the Yankees farm team- the more things change, the more they stay the same. The day Cliff Pennington is a Yankee is the day I switch over to the Professional LaCrosse league.

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