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Sleeper Alert

For those of you following the Minor League Notes this year (everybody, right?), Zach Braddock should be a familiar name.  You may not have heard of him before, but he's been lights-out at West Virginia so far.  Kevin Goldstein takes notice:

Braddock struggled with his command during his debut at Helena in the Pioneer League, but his full-season debut has been a revelation so far. His fastball sits consistently in the lower 90s and has nice sinking action, and Braddock has been giving Sally League hitters fits with it this year, most recently striking out 12 in 5.2 innings of shutout work against Greensboro on Friday. In three outings, the 19-year-old has yet to allow a run in 13 innings, giving up just six hits and whiffing 20. If your ADD prevented you from reading this paragraph, then just read these two words: sleeper alert.

Given the Brewers track record with high-profile pitching prospects (the Mark Rogerses of the world, not the Gallardos), it's always nice to hear of another low-profile arm in the minors.  If Braddock turns into the next, say, Carlos Villanueva, that'd be fantastic.