The Dodgers signed pitchers Chris Anderson and Tom Windle, their top two picks in the First-Year Player Draft last Thursday. Both signed for the assigned slot value — Anderson for $2,109,900 and Windle for $986,500 — and will report to the Dodgers’ facility in Glendale, Ariz for a week of training. They will then be assigned to Single-A Great Lakes.
Anderson, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound right-hander, went 7-5 with a 2.49 ERA and three complete games in 14 starts this season for Jacksonville University, earning second team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors. The 20-year-old junior limited opposing hitters to a .231 batting average with a conference-best 101 strikeouts in 104.2 innings pitched.
Windle, 21, went 6-4 with a 2.14 ERA in 14 starts for the University of Minnesota as a junior in 2013, and threw the first 9-inning no-hitter in school history on March 8 against Western Illinois.
“What I was proud of is that they wanted to get after it, get going,” Dodgers scouting director Logan White said. “I asked ‘em, ‘you need 10 days, two weeks? They said, ‘no, we want to be Dodgers.’ ”
The Dodgers also signed 12th-round selection Adam Law, a third baseman from BYU, and 26th-round pick Thomas Taylor, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Kansas.