On the mound, Brunetti has posted a 1-0 record and 6.40 earned run average in nine relief appearances. He has struck out nine and walked five in 12 and two-thirds innings pitched.
"For him to do the things he's doing for us, putting us in a position as far as still being in the playoff hunt, I think that says the world about him and the upside he could have two or three years down the road," Bradley said.
Whether on the mound, at third base or batting, it's been a solid start to Brunetti's collegiate career.
"Definitely," Brunetti said of the pleasing year. "I've been getting a lot of good chances to play and a lot of fun with the team. It's been a good year for me.
"Just like our coach tells us, you have to show up to play every day and be ready to play."
In addition to his multi-skill abilities, Brunetti's dedication to build strength increased his chances to play.
"Anthony's a hard worker and he's self-motivated," Bradley said. "I can tell you he came in the fall probably about 170, 175 pounds. He sits right now somewhere between 185 and 190, and it's all muscle.
"He's been in the gym relentlessly and he's seen especially on the moundside, there's been a big-time improvement in his velocity. I would attribute that to just to the work ethic and the time he's put in trying to make himself better."
That hard work allowed Brunetti the opportunity to excel at both the plate and mound this season. His role may shift as the years pass and the team's needs change, but Brunetti said he's prepared to help any way he's asked - no two ways about it.
"I'm not really sure what I'll be doing in the future, but whatever coach needs me to do, whatever the team needs me to do, I'll be glad to do," he said.