Drafted: 1st Round, 20th Overall 2011 First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies out of the University of Oregon.
- Baseball Reference
- Fan Graphs
- MLB.com Draft Scouting Video
From MLB.com Draft Scouting Report:
"Anderson fits the mold of the quintessential pitchability college lefty, an advanced arm who knows what he's doing on the mound and should, as a result, be able to get to the big leagues rather quickly. The Oregon product throws an average fastball, 89-92 mph, just enough to keep hitters honest. He commands it extremely well to get plenty of outs with it. It has some two-seam tail to the arm side and he'll throw a cutter as well. His changeup is probably his best pitch, a well above-average offering that has outstanding action. He has two breaking balls, a show-me curve that he'll use to get ahead of hitters early in the count and a good slider that goes down and in to right-handed hitters. A not quite as physical Andy Pettitte type, Anderson has some deception to his delivery that allows his stuff to play up. He may not have the highest ceiling in the Draft, but as a guy who won't take long to hit a big league rotation, he won't have to wait too long to hear his name called."Videos:
Strikeouts for the Oregon Ducks (thanks to YouTube user farmsystem):
Pitching for Oregon against Long Beach (thanks to YouTube user DiamondScapeBaseball):
- June 6/2011: Rockies select Oregon left-hander Tyler Anderson with top pick in Draft, by Thomas Harding @ MLB.com.
- Aug 16/2011: Rockies agree to terms with first round pick LHP Tyler Anderson, Press Release @ MLB.com.
- Aug 16/2011: Rox agree to terms with first-rounder Anderson, by Nick Kosmider @ MLB.com.