Thursday, August 05, 2004

Prospect Review - Andrew Brown

Continuing with my look at Akron prospects:

RHSP Andrew Brown
Age: 24 (Born 2-17-1981)
Roster Status: On 40-Man Roster
2004 Stats: (AA) 40.1 IP, 4.02 ERA, 58 SO, 14 BB (Jacksonville)
(AA) 50.1 IP, 5.19 ERA, 52 SO, 28 BB (Akron)
Ranked #20 in Los Angeles' organization by Baseball America

The second player received for Milton Bradley, Brown has eye-popping stuff, as evidenced by his strikeout ratios, but has battled both injury and wildness over this season. He's already on the 40-man roster, so the Indians aren't going to rush him; he'll probably finish the year in Akron, and go to Buffalo in 2005. I'd really like the Indians to give Andrew every opportunity possible to show he can start; he has a blazing fastball along with a couple good breaking pitches, a combination that should be good enough to get batters out multiple times in a game.

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