"The one thing about Josh is he has tremendous instincts," Peterson said. "He is way more mature than his years, as far as pitching is considered.
"He has a great feel for the game," he added. "He is very self-motivated. He takes instruction during the game very well."
"He is going to get stronger and he is going to get better and he is going to mature," Albany said.
For the second half of this season after the All-Star break, Hader has a simple strategy that he hopes will move him along to Frederick, the next rung on Baltimore's minor league ladder.
"Basically the same thing I did in the first half," Hader said. "Just stay consistent, and work down in the [strike] zone with less walks."
Position: Pitcher, throws left
High school: Old Mill
Team: Delmarva Shorebirds, low Class A South Atlantic League
Statistics through June 19: Record of 3-2, with 1.94 ERA in 11 starts.