Comeback Players to Watch This Spring
3. Tyler Anderson – Left-Handed Pitcher
The time is now for Mr. Anderson. Although he has yet to see any big league action, the 26-year-old lefty was once considered a top pitching prospect in the Rockies organization. Originally drafted 20th overall in the 2011 draft, Anderson has been plagued by injuries since, and has yet to pitch over 125 innings in any single season. The low innings isn’t that big of deal when you realize that Anderson didn’t pitch a single inning in 2015 because of lingering elbow issues; that is much more concerning. Tyler is however on the team’s 40 man roster, indicating that the front office feels that he will be able to pitch in Spring Training this year.
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Breaking camp with the big league club in 2016 might be a stretch for Anderson, but you can bet if he stays healthy he will have plenty of opportunities to prove himself at Triple-A Albuquerque. He’ll probably never be a front line starter but he can provide much needed quality depth for the Rockies rotation. The front office and Anderson both badly need a healthy 2016 campaign.