- Full name Andrew J. Anderson
- Born 03/22/1994 in Reno, NV
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Galena
- Debut 08/01/2017
- Drafted in the 21st round (668th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Anderson moved through the system slowly his first three years, then had Tommy John surgery that wiped out his entire 2015 campaign. He vaulted his way back to prospect status upon his return in 2016, pounding the strike zone with a plus fastball and struck out more than a batter per inning between low Class A Lakewood and high Class A Clearwater. It was compelling enough that the Phillies added him to the 40-man roster after the season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. After showing an average fastball earlier in his career, Anderson sat at 91-95 mph and touched 97 with explosive life through the zone. He throws an average curveball that he leans on as his primary offspeed pitch. In working his way back from surgery, Anderson didn't focus much on his changeup, a below-average pitch that will be important for him to develop to remain a starter. He shows an occasional slider in his repertoire as well. Durability is a risk factor with Anderson, but he shows the stuff and control to pitch at the back of a rotation or in a big-league bullpen. Double-A Reading is his next stop.