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Brian Anderson

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Brian Anderson
Name: Brian Nikola Anderson
Born: Mar 11, 1982 in Tucson, Ariz. USA
High School: Canyon del Oro HS, Oro Valley, Ariz.
College: Arizona
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1,259.287.357.46944
Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2003 (signed for $1,600,000)
Anderson improved his draft worth as much as any player in the country. He was hardly on the radar at the start of the year after an injury-plagued 2002 season and is now knocking on the door of the first round. His numbers tell the story. A .275 hitter with five homers and six stolen bases in 2002, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder raised his average more than 100 points while tripling his home run and stolen base totals. He was the best everyday player in the Pacific-10 Conference. Anderson worked closely with Wildcats coach Andy Lopez to revamp his swing and entire approach to hitting. The result has been better rhythm and bat speed. All other parts of his game have come together as well. He's a solid center fielder with above-average arm strength. He did not pitch this year after leading the Wildcats with four saves a year ago, though his fastball has been clocked as high as 94 mph. With his improved showing offensively, his performance has finally matched his considerable tools.
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