2016 MLB Draft Profiles: Ian Anderson And More Prep Pitchers Who May Fall To Dodgers
2016 Mlb Draft Profiles: Ian Anderson And More Prep Pitchers Who May Fall To Dodgers
Peter R. Barber-Daily Gazette Photographer

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Holding three selections within the first 36 picks of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked on multiple occasions to college pitchers.

However, the organization can go a multitude of routes with their draft picks, including one being gambling on talented prep pitcher(s) who may fall due to signability concerns. With that in mind, the following youngsters are some to keep in mind.

Ian Anderson, Shenendehowa High School (NY)

Position: RHP

Ht/Wt: 6’3/190

B/T: Right/Right

DOB: 5/2/1998

Anderson is one of the wild cards in this year’s draft. He goes to high school in New York, so he’s had to deal with a very wet Northeast spring, and he’s also been hampered by an oblique injury as well as a case of pneumonia.

However, when healthy, Anderson shows promising stuff and a good deal of projection. He has a whippy arm action, slinging fastballs in the low 90s, touching the mid 90s. His arm is loose and he’s pretty skinny, leading most evaluators to believe there’s more in the tank.

His curveball flashes plus and he also will throw the occasional changeup. A look at Anderson’s delivery:

With few looks this spring and a Vanderbilt commitment, Anderson could end up on campus when all is said and done. However, a team like the Dodgers with multiple early picks could lure him away from college and add yet another promising arm to their stable of pitching prospects.

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