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Minor Achievements: Futures Game follow-up

Updated: July 16, 2008, 3:10 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com

Two pitchers who were former second-round picks have been raising their profiles this season, and both appeared at the Futures Game. Are they legit?

[+] EnlargeBrett Anderson
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesBrett Anderson has been quite impressive for the Oakland organization.
Brett Anderson, a 2006 draftee out of an Oklahoma high school, and yet another pitcher the A's received in the Dan Haren trade, struck out 80 in 74 innings in high Class A ball before being promoted to Double-A, where he fanned 12 without walking a batter in his first start. That's even more impressive when you consider that at age 20, he's the third-youngest pitcher at that level.


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