The Dodgers have reportedly released Chris Anderson, their 2013 first-round pick.
The first to break the news was Southern California News Group reporter J.P. Hoornstra on April 1.
The Dodgers released pitcher Chris Anderson, their 2013 first-round draft pick.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) April 1, 2017
Another report surfaced on Tuesday, from Matt Eddy of Baseball America, confirming that Chris Anderson has in fact been released.
#Dodgers release 2013 first-round RHP Chris Anderson, who ran up a 4.81 ERA mostly as a reliever at High-A and Double-A last year.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) April 4, 2017
Since being drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft, Chris Anderson has had a rough go as a professional.
|2015 [+]||2 teams||–||Minors||9||10||4.74||26||24||1||0||0||0||133.0||137||81||70||14||8||68||3||100||.268||1.54||1.08|
|2016 [+]||2 teams||–||Minors||4||8||4.81||36||8||0||0||0||2||67.1||57||46||36||6||10||46||0||51||.227||1.53||0.82|
|Minors Career [+]||4 teams||Minors||23||25||4.37||101||69||1||0||0||2||380.2||373||219||185||31||29||201||3||347||.258||1.51||0.97|
2016 was another disappointing year for Anderson, who put up a 4.81 ERA. His inflated ERA followed him even when the Dodgers attempted to convert him from a starter to a reliever.
Anderson ended up reaching Double-A as a member of the Tulsa Drillers before being sent back down to the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes where he finished his 2016 season. After his release, the 24-year-old is now a free agent and can sign with any team.