With the 18th pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft, the Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson, a junior from Jacksonville University.
Anderson is currently 20-years-old at 6 foot 4 inches tall and 225 pounds. Scouts projected Anderson to go towards the back end of the first round.
Jon Sickels of MinorLeagueBaseball.com said of Anderson: "Strongly built at 6-4, 225, Anderson showed sharpened command this spring of a plus fastball/plus slide combination. His change-up also improved, and he profiles as an inning-chewing mid-rotation starter."
Keith Law of ESPN said: "Anderson has the size, roughly the fastball velocity and the potential out pitch in that slide to profile as a No. 2 starter."
Johnathan May of MLB.com said: "Anderson was a hot commodity early, but recent struggles have lead to a late fade. He could be this year's Michael Wacha, who was in early 1-1 conversations last year but fell to St. Louis at No. 19."
Anderson's journey to Chavez Ravine is officially underway, joining Zach Lee and company as the top Dodgers pitching prospects.