Round 1—RHP Eric Arnett, Indiana University
Concerned with the 108 innings thrown with the Hoosiers in the Spring, the Brewers opted to ease Eric into the professional scene. He generally worked in two-to-three inning stints.
With a mid-90s fastball, the 21-year-old posted a 9.20 K/9 strikeout rate with the Helena Brewers.
Control is a bit of an issue, and Eric struggled to adapt to pro ball with a 6.00 and 5.73 ERA in June and July, respectively. The right-hander turned a corner in August, however, and ended the year with a 3.75 FIP—including sub-4.00 ERAs in both August and September.
His control seemingly improved with lengthier outings. Hopefully, his late-year success will catapult him into an elite pitcher for 2010. The "stuff" is there. It sim ...
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