Evan Anundsen, RHP, Brewers (High-A Brevard County)
Tuesday's stats: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K
Anundsen is not a great prospect by any means. A fourth-round pick out of a Colorado high school in 2006, he went 12-8 with a 4.27 ERA in 2008 in his full-season debut while allowing more than a hit per inning. What he is good at is throwing strikes and keeping the ball on the ground, and he's never been better at it than he was Tuesday. A 10:30 a.m. start might have helped him, but give credit where credit is due. With an 88-91 mph fastball with heavy sink and run combined with a solid-but-unspectacular breaking ball/changeup combination, Anundsen now has a 1.44 ERA in four starts for the Manatees, and many are projecting him as at least a big league reliever and maybe even a solid innings eater as a starter. Whatever the assessments, they are dramatically more positive than they were a year ago.