2013 MLB Draft results: RHP Chris Anderson selected by Dodgers with the No. 18 pick

Ronald Martinez

The Dodgers selected RHP Chris Anderson with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. With a vicious fastball-slider combo, Chris Anderson brings considerable upside.

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."

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