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Brian Anderson

#9 | 3B/RF/LF
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
Brian Anderson
Name: Brian Wade Anderson
Born: May 19, 1993 in Oklahoma City, OK
College: Arkansas
High School: Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (76th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2014 (signed for $600,000)
Anderson's tools and production haven't matched up this season, which is bad timing for his draft stock. A bigger year could have landed Anderson in the first round because of his athleticism, defensive versatility and hitting potential. At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Anderson has some similarities to former LSU player JaCoby Jones, though he doesn't quite have Jones' power potential. Anderson does have 60 raw power and led Arkansas in homers as a sophomore after finishing his freshman season as the center fielder on a College World Series team. Anderson's best tool his plus-plus arm, as he hit 95-96 mph off the mound during the fall, and he's an above-average runner as well. He's expanded his strike zone frequently this season to his detriment, and his baserunner could stand polish. Anderson has mostly played second base this season, a seeming waste of his arm strength, and he's tall for the position. He could profile better at third base if his power developed, or he could go back to the outfield. He also could stay at second if he can stay down on groundballs and keep the game from speeding up on him. Anderson will go out in the second if a team matches his future position with a second-round evaluation of his bat.
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