Michael Olmsted opens eyes wherever he goes.
At 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds with a thick beard, Olmsted is a mountain of a man and stands out in a crowd. This spring training, he's doing his best to stand out on the mound in order to try and earn a spot in Milwaukee's bullpen.
Thus far, he's done just that. With a fastball that sits in the mid-to-upper-90's, Olmsted has allowed just one run and two hits while striking out 10 in five innings this spring. A dark horse to make the Opening Day roster at the start of camp, the 25-year-old has put himself in position to make his big league debut sooner rather than later.
"He's doing a good job," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He has a lot of punch outs in the innings he's pitched, which shows he had deception and stuff. I think what we see from him is a guy that continues with the velocity that he has and he's throwing strike, he's a guy that we are looking at. Whether it's out of camp o...