Updated May 29, 2014 - 4:29 pm
D-backs analyst impressed with Chase Anderson
Anderson pitched five innings, gave up eight hits and struck out three to lead the D-Backs to a 12-6 victory over the San Diego Padres Wednesday night, becoming the first D-backs rookie to win his first three starts.
"He's got great stuff and he knows how to use it," former D-backs manager and current team broadcaster Bob Brenly told Bickley and Marotta Thursday afternoon on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "He's got three quality pitches. The changeup is a plus plus pitch and going along with the poise and stuff and fortunately for him the team has scored a boatload of runs when he has been on the mound so all those things kind of build his confidence."
Anderson, the ninth round draft pick of the D-backs in the 2009 amateur draft, began the year in Double-A Mobile where he went 4-2 with a 0.69 ERA for the BayBears before he was called up to replace the demoted Mike Bolsinger.
He made an immediate impact and showed flashes of brilliance in his first major league start on May 11th in a win over the Chicago White Sox giving up only two hits and striking out six in 5.1 innings pitched. He then proved his worth again against the Dodgers on May 18th earning another win.
Anderson has been aided tremendously by the D-backs offense, which has provided him with 35 runs in his three big league starts.
Brenly believes the University of Oklahoma product, who has a 4.02 ERA in 15.2 innings pitched, has a bright future with the organization.
"I think already he feels like he belongs here and can succeed here," Brenly said. "I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be a big part of this rotation moving forward for years."
- Dose of Venom: Jake Lamb's late grand slam propels Diamondbacks past Rockies
- Diamondbacks upend Rockies in series opener: By The Numbers
- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson: Daniel Hudson, Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock, Cody Ross may return soon
- Arizona Diamondbacks claim OF Nolan Reimold off waivers
- D-backs trade of Martin Prado to Yankees nearly didn't happen
- Augie Ojeda, former Arizona Diamondback - Friday August 29Doug and Wolf chat with former Diamondback Augie Ojeda.
- Travis Lee, former D-backs first baseman - Thursday August 28Travis Lee shares some stories and memories from playing with the D-backs.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President and CEO - Thursday August 28Derrick Hall discusses the home plate rule in the new instant replay system.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday August 27ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian believes Matt Williams is good for the Nationals.
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday August 26D-backs manager Kirk Gibson discusses possible changes to a six-man rotation.
- Reggie Sanders - former Diamondbacks outfielder - Tuesday August 26Reggie Sanders discusses the Diamondbacks' alumni game coming up this Saturday.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday August 21Derrick Hall gives his thoughts on the new MLB commissioner.