Indians prospect Cody Anderson has made a pretty smooth transition from a relief to starting pitcher role, and now the 2011 14th-round pick has blossomed into one of the team's top prospects.
Baseball America ranks the right-handed pitcher as the Indians' fifth-best prospect.
"There aren’t a lot a lot of stories of guys converting from relief to being a starter," vice president of player development Ross Atkins told MLB.com. "There are different reasons: It’s hard to be a starter. You have to be effective, durable and throw multiple pitches to throw for strikes. Scouts identified potential in him as a bullpen pitcher in college, then identified the person that would have the mental components to make the change. He’s arguably our best pitching prospect, with (Trevor) Bauer. He’s made himself into certainly someone who has all the attributes to make himself into a MLB starter."