Grading every Rockies’ first round pick in franchise history

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

2011 – Tyler Anderson LHP (20th overall) University of Oregon

Prior to the 2013 season, Anderson was named the 6th best prospect in the Rockies’ farm system. He suffered a stress fracture in his elbow in 2013, which led to the Rockies being very careful with his innings pitched. In 2014, Anderson finished with a 2.08 ERA over 112.1 innings with the Tulsa Drillers, earning him Texas League Pitcher of the Year. He was added to the Rockies’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.

Numbers with Rockies: (minor league numbers) 23-10, 2.38 ERA, 263 K, 328.1 IP

Where Are They Now? Anderson is slowly working his way up in the Rockies’ farm system, spending last season in Double-A where he had a lot of success.

Grade: B. So far so good for Tyler Anderson. He has had some setbacks but has rebounded strongly. The Rockies have high hopes for this kid.

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