- Full name Keaton Michael Anthony
- Born 06/24/2001 in Fort Wayne, IN
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 211 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Iowa
School: Iowa Source: 4YR
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 22.1
Anthony exploded onto the scene in 2022, when he hit .361/.455/.678 with 14 home runs and 22 doubles in 53 games. He was off to more of the same during a strong 2023 campaign and slashed .389/.505/.694 with nine home runs and 21 doubles, though he missed the final month of the season, when Iowa had a gambling investigation that involved multiple sports. Anthony’s last game of the season was May 2 against Illinois State. The 6-foot-4, 211-pound righthanded slugger has an advanced approach at the plate with strong swing decisions, and he gets started with a minimal load and quick, explosive hands that help him spray the ball all over the field. He has shown the ability to drive the baseball with authority to either gap and has above-average raw power that translates well in games. Anthony managed a 91.5 mph average exit velocity this spring, and he did so while making contact at an 83% clip. Anthony will expand the strike zone at times, though he’s always walked at a solid rate with minimal strikeouts in the Big Ten. His future professionally is either at first base or a corner outfield spot, where he will have at least average arm strength, though he did serve as Iowa’s designated hitter this spring.
- OF Keaton Anthony assigned to Iowa Hawkeyes.