The Colorado Rockies selected Tyler Anderson with the 20th pick in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The 21 year-old, left-handed pitcher attended the University of Oregon. Anderson stands 6’4″ tall and weighs 215 pounds. He was slotted as the 23rd overall pick by Wally Fish in the S2S Mock Draft.
This year Anderson went 8-3, with a 2.71 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 107 innings pitched. Anderson holds three major Ducks records including 285 career strikeouts, 114 strikeouts in a single season and 14 strikeouts in a single game.
I’ve held the opinion all spring that Tyler Anderson’s overall package wasn’t that far off from southpaws ranked ahead of him, like Hultzen and Bradley. Anderson has the polish and makeup that will allow him to move quickly through the minor leagues.
[Anderson] showed only average stuff that didn’t match his stat line or even produce many swings and misses.
Anderson’s already a polished pitcher with a low-90s fastball and a robust secondary arsenal – slider, curve, change-up – that he wields with sharp control. Nobody’s expecting an ace, but if he’s healthy projects as a solid No. 3 in the major leagues.