2011 MLB Draft Tracker: Rockies Select Oregon Lefty Tyler Anderson

20. Colorado Rockies: Tyler Anderson (LHP, Univ. of Oregon)   

The 6-4 lefty is the first Oregon Duck selected in the first round since third baseman Dave Roberts went first overall in 1972, to the Padres. The Ducks' No. 1 starter in every season since baseball was reinstated in 2009, Anderson's already a polished pitcher with a low-90s fastball and a robust secondary arsenal - slider, curve, changeup - that he wields with sharp control. He's supposed to have excellent makeup, too.

Everybody loves his mechanics, and Anderson's rare among amateur pitchers if only because his changeup might be his best pitch. Nobody's expecting an ace, but if he's healthy projects as a solid No. 3 in the major leagues. Anderson's statistical perforamnce was impeccable: he went 8-3, 2.17 ERA with a 114/35 K/BB in 108 innings. He was first drafted in the 50th round by the Minnesota Twins back in 2008, out of high school in Las Vegas.

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