Andrew Russell – is he a Peter Moylan clone?
Australian pitching legend Phil Dale seems to have repeated his successful signing of side-armer Peter Moylan with his signing last year of two way player Andrew Russell.
Since his promotion to AAA Andrew has been simply outstanding. Yesterday he extended to 8 the number of consecutive games in which he has not allowed an earned run. In only 1 game in that time has a run crossed the plate whilst he was on the mound and that was an unearned run on July 31st. Currently he has a 1.72ERA after 12 games and 15.2 innings.
Whilst Andrew achieved success as a two way player for the Aces the Braves signed him to pitch, clearly seeing many similarities with Peter. They are both side armers, a relative rarity in the game and they both throw hard.
That he is having such success so soon at the AAA level could well mean that Dale has pulled another winner out of the Aussie hat for the Braves.