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Andrew Albers (SP, MIN) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting

ANALYSIS: Albers had a great debut to his career by throwing 8.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed just four hits. He profiles as the type of pitcher who should be able to duplicate his numbers from the minors this season: for Triple-A Rochester, he threw 132.1 innings with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Albers held opposing batters to a .245 average and struck out 116 minor-league batters by pitching to contact and using impeccable control, but those strikeouts will likely not translate to the majors, which one reason why he remains on the scout list. The other is that Albers is the last option to fill a roster spot, which he will likely lose upon the recall of Scott Diamond.