• Full name Anthony Wayne Bender
  • Born 02/03/1995 in Petaluma, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Debut 05/05/2021
  • Drafted in the 20th round (613th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2016 (signed for $172,500).
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    Bender will be a two-way player at Cal State Northridge if he gets to school. A 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, he was limited by some back issues this spring, tossing just 16 innings. He's an arm-strength prospect who has hit 95 mph consistently when healthy, with some reports he's reached higher velocity. His slider earns fringe grades. He'll close for Northridge if he makes it to college.

Career Transactions

  • Miami Marlins placed RHP Anthony Bender on the 60-day injured list. Recovery from Tommy John surgery.

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