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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

'TRIPLE A' MAKES SIMBL DEBUT

Fireball-Throwing #1 Pitching Prospect Does Well In First SIMBL Start; Will Las Vegas GM Hannah's Youth Movement Pay Off?


The SIMBL's #1 pitching prospect, Alan Alexander Anderson, (above) made his debut in 2020 SIM 23 against Chicago.  The 20 year-old with the 100 MPH fastball went 5.1 innings giving up one earned run while walking five and sitting down five.

By Lance Stanley
SIMBL Contributor

Hi again youngsters.  Lance Stanley Reporting.

In the most anticipated pitching debut in baseball since Stephen Strasburg, the Las Vegas Hustlers called up the SIMBL's #1 pitching prospect, 20 year-old fireball-throwing Alan Alexander "Triple A" Anderson and he made his debut in 2020 SIM 22.

Some SIMBL pundits questioned Hustlers GM Carl Hannah for bringing up his prized prospect before he is fully developed but Hannah doesn't seem to be worried.  Those criticizing Hannah's decision cite that bringing Anderson up too early could damage his development long-term as seen so many times before with prospects being called up before they were ready.

"We know that 'Triple A' isn't fully developed at this point.  He's still a baby.  But, with the season winding down and rosters now expanded to 40 men, we wanted to give Alan a taste of SIMBL hitters and to test him a little bit to see how far he is from being a SIMBL pitcher," said Hannah while watching the game.

Hannah made Anderson, with elite 8/8/9 potential ratings, the 15th overall pick of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft after watching Rochester GM Jamey Carter also take a risk two picks earlier when the Roosters made young prospect Julian Winfield the 13th overall selection.

Winfield has gone on to fully develop years beyond his age of 22 years-old and he has emerged quickly into one of the SIMBL's future superstars and will easily win this season's SL Rookie Of The Year Award.  "The General" is hitting .303 with 33 HR and 99 RBI and already has accomplished a 30 HR/30 SB season in his rookie campaign.  Winfield's breakout season and Anderson's recent debut is a call out to the rest of the SIMBL that the younger talent taken in the last two amateur drafts and the risk picks taken in the 2019 SIMBL New File Inaugural Draft are on their way to try to make a change of balance in the league.

Hannah hopes that Anderson and his 100 MPH fastball develops fully like Winfield for his franchise's sake.

"Yes, we know we made a very risky pick in that draft but we have full confidence that Alan will be the most dominating pitcher in the SIMBL for the next ten years," Hannah proclaimed.

Anderson, currently the #3 overall prospect in the SIMBL, was solid yet unremarkable in his SIMBL debut on September 5, 2020 against Chicago. He went 5.1 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned run and struck out five but walked five as well.

Anderson started this season at AA Reading where he struggled with an 0-4 record and a 5.19 ERA.  He later was promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley where he stabilized and developed going 10-6 with a 3.80 ERA.

Anderson, who has studied Strasburg's mechanics and is very comparable to the Washington Nationals phenom, is gifted with one of the most dominating arms in the SIMBL.  Blessed with a 98-100 MPH fastball, he also has very talented splitter and cutter pitches to go along with his changeup.

Anderson made his mark on SIMBL scouts recently at the SIMBL All-Star Game weekend where he pitched a simulated game closed to the public which put him up against some of the SIMBL's top hitters and sluggers.  According to scouts and sources close to the private workout, Anderson struck out four out the six batters he faced.  Some of the alleged SIMBL All-Star batters he faced were Chicago's Cesar Delgado, San Diego's Kory Stone, Knoxville's Jason Flynt, Calgary's Carlos Molina and Matthew Brown and Los Angeles' Cliff Mills.

As of the 9/7/2010 league date, here are the top ten prospects in the SIMBL:

1. Julian Winfield RF Rochester
2. Micah Irwin C Tacoma
3. Alan Alexander Anderson SP Las Vegas
4. Lance Stanley III CF Dallas
5. Shane King RF Chicago
6. Vincent Miller RF Los Angeles
7. Michael Lonewolf RF Tacoma
8. Brody McIlmoyle SP Asheville
9. Francisco Dominguez CF Dallas
10. Joe Hayes RF Knoxville

 
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