March 29, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #23 Lars Anderson

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #23 | Lars Anderson | Red Sox

Position | First Base

Bats/Throws | Left/Left

| September 25, 1987 (Oakland, California)

| Jesuit High School

| 6'4''

| 215 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Available

The Red Sox drafted Lars Anderson in the 18th round of the 2006 draft. Through 932 professional at-bats, Anderson is hitting .304/.404/.480 with 29 home runs and good plate discipline. It almost seems unfair, doesn't it? The Red Sox might have the most talent out of any team in all of baseball and it just doesn't seem fair for them to have players in their system such as Anderson. Considering Anderson has drawn comparisons to the Twins' Justin Morneau, it must send shivers down the spines of American League East teams to think that the Red Sox could have a player like Morneau in their already deadly lineup. Anderson shouldn't require much more time in the Minor Leagues and when he is ready, the Red Sox will most likely move Kevin Youkilis to third base despite him being one of the best defensive first basemen in the league. Defensively, Anderson moves well and is above average with his glove. In otherwords, the Red Sox will be fine defensively at first base even if Youkilis isn't there.

2008 Statistics
Level    G    PA    AVG    OBP    SLG   XBH    HR   BB
A       77   358   .317   .408   .513    33    13   46
AA 41 163 .316 .436 .526 18 5 29

2009 Outlook

Anderson will likely be in Triple-A with the Pawtucket Red Sox. He'll likely get his first cup of coffee at the Major League level this season.


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