May 9, 2010: Today's Starting Pitcher

RHP ERIC ARNETT: Selected by Milwaukee in the 1st round of the 2008 draft out of Indiana University.

LAST SEASON: Arnett was sent to Helena shortly after signing with the Milwaukee Brewers. In his first pro season, Arnett appeared in 14 games (nine starts) for the Pioneer League affiliate of the Brewers. Arnett went 0-4 with a 4.41 ERA. He walked 21 and struck out 35 over 34-2/3 innings for Helena.

LAST START: Arnett made the start against Quad Cities on May 4 at Time Warner Cable Field. He pitched three shutout innings, allowed one hit, and struck out three before rain forced a suspension in the game. Arnett was not involved in the decision.

RANKED: Baseball America rated Arnett as the #4 prospect in the Brewers system in their 2010 Prospect Handbook. They also named him the #10 prospect in the Pioneer League after the 2009 season.

BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA: Arnett went 12-2 with a 2.50 ERA in his final season with the Hoosiers. Arnett was a First-Team All Big Ten selection and a co-pitcher of the year in the Big Ten.

ALL-EVERYTHING: Arnett attended Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio. He was an All-Ohio Capital Conference and All-County selection in his final three seasons with the Warriors. In his senior season, Arnett was named Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year.

TRIPLE THREAT: Arnett also played football and basketball at Watkins Memorial High. He was an All-Conference selection in those sports as well.

VS. CEDAR RAPIDS: Arnett allowed six runs on five hits with two walks and a strikeout in five innings against the Kernels on April 22 at Time Warner Cable Field. Arnett was not involved in the decision as the Rattlers went on to an 11-6 win.

VS. ANGELS: Arnett made one start against Orem, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Angels, in 2009. He pitched one inning, allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out one without allowing a run. He was not involved in the decision.

INNINGS PITCHED: 5.1 (9/9/09 @Great Falls)
STRIKEOUTS: 6 (9/4 @Billings)

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