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Brett Anderson

#30 | LHP
Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics
Brett Anderson
Name: Brett Franklin Anderson
Born: Feb 1, 1988 in Midland, Texas USA
High School: Stillwater (Okla.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201880.14.481.281.465.27
Career821.14.091.342.386.49
Drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 (signed for $950,000)
Anderson's package doesn't quite fit together. He's arguably the most polished pitcher with quality stuff in the draft, no surprise considering his father Frank had long been one of college baseball's most respected pitching coaches before becoming the head coach at Oklahoma State. Brett locates an 89-91 mph fastball at will, and at times it ranks as his third-best pitch. He has a hard, 78-83 mph curveball that's a strikeout pitch and an advanced changeup for a teenager. He also has a slower, get-me-over version of his curve. He repeats his delivery and arm slot every time. Anderson has excelled on the international stage, pitching Team USA's youth and junior teams to silver medals the last two summers. So what's not to like? Scouts say it's Anderson's glaring lack of athleticism. He has a soft, 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame, and he has trouble fielding bunts and covering first base. Some scouts say he has the best command of any high school lefty in recent memory, while others say he may be the worst athlete taken in the first round in years. Nevertheless, he almost certainly will go in the first round.
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