Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Cody Anderson (SP, Akron): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO.
There were some rough patches earlier in the season for Anderson, but the organization’s top non-Bauer pitching prospect has turned things around of late. After Anderson’s 10-run implosion on May 7, the right-hander has put up a 2.15 ERA and in 29.1 innings (five starts). Anderson had a few good starts before the May 7 blowup, but those outings featured more walks than strikeouts. Changing that has been the key turnaround for Anderson lately, as the right-hander owns a 22:9 SO:BB in the 29.1 innings that have constituted his recent rebound. Anderson is not all the way back to where he was last year, but the right-hander does seem to be putting things together. Given his relative lack of experience — both at Double-A and as a pitcher in general — these bumps and bruises were bound to happen. What is most important for Anderson is to keep growing as a pitcher, something he seems to have been doing over the last month. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, June 6, 2014