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Lars Anderson

#41 | 1B
Sydney BlueSox Sydney BlueSox
Name: Lars Eric Anderson
Born: Sep 25, 1987 in Oakland, Calif. USA
High School: Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 18th round (553rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2006 (signed for $825,000)
Anderson has as much helium as any high school hitter in California, rising up draft boards as he dominated his league and showed plus power from the left side. With a tall, big-boned frame and lefthanded-hitting, lefthanded-throwing profile, Anderson is just what scouts look for at first base. He played for USA Baseball's junior national team in 2005, and his .464 average and 11 RBIs in eight games helped Team USA win a silver medal in the Pan American Championship in Mexico. Anderson's campaign for the first round further gained steam at the National Classic high school tournament in March, when he hit several long homers. He led California's prep players with 14 home runs and has long arms that produce a swing with plenty of leverage, giving him power to the biggest part of the park. He's spread out at the plate, patiently waits for balls to get deep and shows the bat speed to catch up to good fastballs. He's a solid athlete who played basketball in high school and is an average defender, but his value is in his bat.
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