Lars Anderson First Base

     
 

Born: September 25, 1987
Oakland, CA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 18th round, 2006
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Jesuit (CA)

Photo © Dave Letizi

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Fire Brand - Lars Anderson Talks Baseball
2009 Prospect Preview
2010 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 4.28.2010
Q&A with Lars Anderson (6.7.2010)
2011 Prospect Preview
2012 Prospect Preview
Anderson seeks versatility and opportunity ...  (4.18.12)

Traded to Cleveland for Steven Wright (July 2012)

Scouting Report
: Tall left-handed hitter with well, filled out frame. Smooth swing. Demonstrates strong patience at the plate, comfortably working counts to get offerings to drive.  Brings a plan to the plate and has knowledge of his strike zone. Lets the ball get deep on him and hits inside of the baseball.  Extends well with his arms to drive ball to opposite field. Struggles with breaking balls, which leads to swings-and-misses and weak contact on the ground.  Must improve contact skills to project as an average-to-better hitter for batting average at the big league level. Despite plus raw power, has trouble pulling the ball with lift.  Swing shows too much hook and lacks leverage due to looping hands during swing load.  Struggles to get good wood on inside fastballs.  Average-to-solid-average home run projection at big league level. Below-average speed. Defense around the first base bag has improved the last two seasons.  Has become more sure-handed. Digs throws in the dirt well.  Average range.  Adequate defensively.  Ability to stick on a major league roster heavily tied into offensive production.  Needs more consistency with focus and concentration.  Projects as an up-and-down major leaguer, with potential to carve role out on a second division team.   

 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2005 Jesuit HS   HS   17 24 70 25 26 6 1 5 28 49 10 9 1 0 0.371 0.458 0.700 1.158
  2006 Jesuit HS   HS   18 29 78 39 33 2 1 14 33 89 24 11 6 3 0.423 0.574 1.013 1.587
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 124 458 69 132 35 3 10 69 203 71 112 2 4 0.288 0.385 0.443 0.828
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 19 10 35 13 12 2 0 1 9 17 11 9 0 0 0.343 0.489 0.486 0.975
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 20 77 306 58 97 19 1 13 50 157 46 64 0 0 0.317 0.408 0.513 0.921
2008 Portland East AA Bos 20 41 133 27 42 13 0 5 30 70 29 43 1 0 0.316 0.436 0.526 0.962
2009 Portland East AA Bos 21 119 447 50 104 23 0 9 51 154 63 114 2 0 0.233 0.328 0.345 0.673
2010 Portland East AA Bos 22 17 62 13 22 5 0 5 16 42 7 16 1 1 0.355 0.408 0.677 1.086
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 113 409 49 107 32 3 10 53 175 51 125 2 2 0.262 0.340 0.428 0.768
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 22 18 35 4 7 1 0 0 4 8 7 8 0 0 0.200 0.326 0.229 0.555
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 136 491 65 130 31 2 14 78 207 80 120 5 0 0.265 0.369 0.422 0.791
  2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 93 340 49 88 22 2 9 52 141 56 89 1 0 0.259 0.359 0.415 0.774
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 6 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250
  2012 Columbus IL AAA Cle 24 18 56 4 11 5 0 0 7 16 9 18 0 0 0.196 0.219 0.286 0.605
  2013 Charlotte IL AAA CWS 25 66 227 20 44 7 0 2 14 57 33 72 1 0 0.194 0.302 0.251 0.553
  2014 Tennessee Sou AA CHC 26 37 124 14 39 11 1 2 12 58 16 20 0 0 0.315 0.390 0.468 0.858
  2014 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 26 34 87 12 25 5 0 4 19 42 11 18 0 0 0.287 0.370 0.483 0.853
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 8, 2006 by Blair Henry
Signing Bonus: $825,000
MiLB Debut: April 5, 2007 (Greenville)
Added to 40-man: September 6, 2010
MLB Debut:
September 6, 2010
     
  Awards
2006 Baseball America First Team HS All-American
Red Sox Minor League Top Quality Plate Appearances (May 2007)
Eastern League Player of the Week  (August 11-17, 2008)
2008 Red Sox ML Player of the Year
Eastern League All-Star (2009)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (Aug./Sept. 2010)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (May 2012)

SoxProspects.com Awards
2008 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 1B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 30 - July 6, 2008)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 4-10, 2008)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (August 2008)
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 1B
2008 SoxProspects.com Offensive Player
of the Year
2009 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 1B
2011 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 1B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 16-22, 2011)
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 


 
  

 
 

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