September 25, 1987
18th round, 2006
School: Jesuit (CA)
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Anderson seeks versatility and opportunity ... (4.18.12)
Traded to Cleveland for
Steven Wright (July 2012)
hitter with well, filled out frame. Smooth swing. Demonstrates strong
patience at the plate, comfortably working counts to get offerings to
drive. Brings a plan to the plate and has knowledge of his strike
zone. Lets the ball get deep on him and hits inside of the baseball.
Extends well with his arms to drive ball to opposite field. Struggles with
breaking balls, which leads to swings-and-misses and weak contact on the
ground. Must improve contact skills to project as an average-to-better hitter for batting average at the big league level.
Despite plus raw power, has trouble pulling the ball with lift.
Swing shows too much hook and lacks leverage due to looping hands during
swing load. Struggles to get good wood on inside fastballs.
Average-to-solid-average home run projection at big league level.
Below-average speed. Defense around the first base bag has improved the
last two seasons. Has become more sure-handed. Digs throws in the
dirt well. Average range. Adequate defensively. Ability
to stick on a major league roster heavily tied into offensive production.
Needs more consistency with focus and concentration. Projects as an
up-and-down major leaguer, with potential to carve role out on a second