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Chris Anderson

RHP | TwinsMIN
Chris Anderson
Name: Christopher Ryan Anderson
Born: Jul 29, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minn. USA
High School: Centennial HS, Circle Pines, Minn.
College: Jacksonville
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 245 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 (signed for $2,109,900)
Big and physical at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Anderson should give Jacksonville its first-ever first-round pick. Like the Dolphins' third-round product of 2012, outfielder Adam Brett Walker, Anderson is a Minnesota prep product, and he's evolved from the team's closer as a freshman to its Friday ace as a junior. His performance has improved significantly through his college career, as he has boosted his strikeouts, cut his walks and become more consistent across the board. Early in the season, under a heavy workload, Anderson showed scouts a front-of-the-rotation fastball, pitching downhill and touching 96 mph. He's usually in the 90-94 mph range, holds his velocity and throws strikes. He got strikeouts early both with the fastball and slider, which flashed plus. He also throws a much-improved changeup. Anderson generates velocity more from strength than arm speed, and most scouts see him as an innings-eater in the middle of a rotation. His timing helps, as a consensus starter in a year short on college arms.
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