Saturday, March 14, 2009

Brett Anderson 2009

A lot can go wrong between AA and the Majors, but statistically, Oakland pitching prospect Brett Anderson has almost everything you'd want to see in a future star. He's 21 years old. His strikeout rates have been above one per inning at every stop in the minor leagues. His control has been good at all levels as well. And he's in an organization where getting an opportunity is never a problem for young players. The only negative I can see is that his minor league home run rates have been relatively high, which probably indicates that he's an extreme flyball pitcher. However, he's good enough other than that, that he should still be very effective. I expect him to excel this year in AAA, and probably to get a shot at the majors in September, or coming out of Spring Training in 2010.