Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Three new arms

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:10 AM

I know it's about to be football season in Missoula, and attention is already shifting away from baseball and the Osprey, but the local minor league team made some big news today.

According to multiple Twitter reports from the team this morning, three top pitching prospects are scheduled to join Missoula today.

First-round pick Archie Bradley actually broke the news on his account last night.

"Change of plans...I'm headed to Missoula, Montana in the morning to pitch for the osprey!" he wrote.

The team confirmed as much this morning, adding that two other top draft picks — Andrew Chafin and Anthony Meo — would join Bradley on the squad. All three pitchers were chosen in the top 63 picks of this year's amateur draft.

Bradley, a 19-year-old, was picked seventh overall, making him the second-highest picked player to ever play in Missoula. Here's more from the Diamondbacks:

Bradley was 12-1 with a 0.29 ERA in leading Broken Arrow High School to the Oklahoma 6A state championship this year. He can touch 96 mph with his fastball, throws a power curve and a changeup and has plus command.

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