Despite only ranking as the preseason #7 Draft Prospect in the Atlantic Sun by Baseball America, Anderson probably has more early season helium than any other pitcher in the nation. While I'm not ready to put in him the discussion at #4, there is a buzz around him, both here at TwinsDaily and nationally. Anderson has put himself in the first-round discussion though and, being a local product, that is deserving of his own thread.
Personally, I consider Windle and Anderson to be on about the same tier. I think Anderson has some projection left, so he may climb. Windle is left-handed, so he has that going for him. Both should be in the discussion for the Twins 2nd round pick (as of today) if they're available.
3/24 EDIT: Anderson has helium and is in the top-half of the first round discussion. I'm guessing the Twins will send a few scouts to the JU/FGCU game on 5/3, though I know they've seen him already.
2/15 vs Radford - 7 IP, H, BB, 13 K, 2 HBP. 83 pitches/55 strikes. (No decision.)
2/22 vs Richmond - 7 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 119/81. (Loss, 0-1.)
3/1 vs TCU - 9 IP, 7 H, 3 R, ER, BB, 13 K, 138/91. (Win, 1-1.)
3/8 vs UCF - 8 IP, 4 H, BB, 10 K, HBP, 108/74. (Win, 2-1.)
3/15 vs ECU - 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, WP, 112/69. (Win, 3-1)
3/22 vs USC Upstate - 8.1 IP, 8 H, BB, 10 K, WP, 9:6 FO:GO. (Win, 4-1)
3/28 vs Mercer - 6 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 10 K, 3:4 FO:GO. (Loss, 4-2)
4/5 vs Stetson - 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, ER, BB, 5 K, WP, HBP. (Win, 5-2)
4.12 vs Kennesaw St - 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, WP. (Loss, 5-3)
*This post will be updated throughout the season. Please link game stories or other related Anderson-themed posts below.
Edited by Jeremy Nygaard, 19 April 2013 - 08:11 PM.