The Los Angeles Dodgers have selected Jacksonville University right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson with the No. 18 pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft.
Anderson was considered to be a potential top-10 pick early in the spring, but inconsistent stuff, weak competition, and a heavy workload caused his stock to drop. He had an ERA of 2.49 with 101 strikeouts in 104 2/3 innings pitched.
Anderson throws a good fastball and a potentially plus slider as his main two offerings. However, he will have to develop his changeup and command to continue as a starter. Alternatively, his potent fastball-slider combo make a home in the bullpen a possibility.
John Sickels of Minor League Ball described Anderson as a strongly-built 6'4, 225 pounds and observed that he "showed sharpened command this spring of a plus fastball/plus slider combination. His change-up has also improved, and he profiles as an inning-chewing mid-rotation starter."