|Hometown:||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|High School:||Spring Valley HS|
2011 Pac-10 All-Conference
2011 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
2011 Louisville Slugger All-American Second Team
2011 Team Awards: Most Valuable Pitcher
2011 ABCA All-West Region
2010 Pac-10 All-Conference
2010 Collegiate National Team
2010 Team Awards: Most Valuable Pitcher
Single-Game Strikeouts: 14 at Long Beach State (March 4, 2011)
Single-Season Innings Pitched: 107.2 (2011)
Single-Season Strikeouts: 114 (2011)
Career Starts*: 46
Career Strikeouts: 285
Career Strikeouts Looking*: 80
Runners Picked Off*: 16
OREGON TOP 10
Single-Season Wins: 8 (2011) Ties for fifth
Single-Season Innings Pitched: 102.2 (2010) Ranks second
Single-Season Strikeouts: 105 (2010) Ranks second
Career Wins: 17 – Ties for third
Career Appearances*: 47 – Ranks fourth
Career Innings Pitched: 292.1- Ranks second
*record began in 2009
2011 MLB DRAFT
Selected in the first round (20 overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Tyler Anderson was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on June 6.
The native of Las Vegas was the 20th overall pick after spending three seasons as Oregon’s Friday-night starter.
Anderson was part of Oregon’s original class as the Ducks brought back baseball for 2009 after the program was discontinued following the 1981 season.
The southpaw was Oregon’s second first-round draft pick in the history of the club, and the first since Dave Roberts was taken as the No. 1 overall pick in 1972.
Anderson is also the first pitcher to be taken in the first round in the history of the Oregon baseball program.
Anderson came to Oregon after graduating Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas in 2008. After three years with the Ducks, Anderson’s work ethic was a major reason he turned his 2008 50th round selection (Minnesota Twins) into a first-round pick in 2011.
Following his junior season on the mound, Anderson was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American Second Team, and was also announced as one of the 30 semifinalists for the 2011 USA Golden Spikes Award.
Anderson received Oregon’s eighth All-American honor in program history, and the first since Roberts earned the recognition in 1972.
Anderson was also named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team for the second consecutive season, after completing the year with an 8-3 record, 2.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 107 and 2/3 innings on the mound.
The left-hander holds the Oregon all-time record with 285 career strikeouts, and holds the Oregon single-season record with 114 strikeouts (2011). On March 4, 2011, Anderson dealt a career-high 14 strikeouts in a win at Long Beach State, also claiming the Oregon single-game strikeout record.
In 2010, Anderson became the first Duck named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team in 39 years, and he also became the first player since Oregon baseball was reinstated for the 2009 season to receive the honor on two occasions.
His 17 career wins at Oregon tie for third all-time, and Anderson is the first UO pitcher to record back-to-back seasons with at least 100 strikeouts (105, 2010; 114, 2011). During his career, Anderson averaged 8.77 strikeouts per nine innings.
From 2009-2011, Anderson made 46 starts on the mound for the Ducks and pitched in four combined shutouts, while tossing 292 and 1/3 innings in a Duck uniform. Of his 285 career strikeouts, 80 were looking. He also picked off 16 runners during his career.
SINGLE-GAME SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS Innings Starter
9.0 vs. #23 Arizona (4/21/11)
9.0, 2x, last vs. #23 Arizona (4/21/11)
0.1 at Washington (5/23/10)
14 at Long Beach State (3/4/11)
14 at Long Beach State (3/4/11)
AS A JUNIOR • 2011
Was named to the 2011 Pac-10 All-Conference team for the second year in a row…was also named a 2011 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist as well as a member of the 2011 Louisville Slugger All-American Second Team…in 15 starts during 2011, recorded 12 quality outings, and also posted six starts with double-digit strikeouts…led the Ducks with an 8-3 record on the mound and set two new Oregon single-season records pitching 107 and 2/3 innings while striking out 114 (5th Pac-10, 22nd nation)…finished the year with a 2.17 ERA (4th Pac-10)…walked just 33 batters and held opposing batters to a .201 clip (5th Pac-10)…finished second in the Pac-10 picking off seven runners…his 6.27 hits allowed per 9.0 innings ranked 24th in the country…season highlights included tossing the second complete game of his career, allowing two runs on three hits while fanning nine in the series-opening 4-2 win over No. 23 Arizona on April 21…in his final appearance in an Oregon uniform at PK Park on May 27, pitched the Ducks to a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Oregon State in the Civil War Series opener, holding the Beavers to one run in seven and 1/3 innings, scattering four hits and fanning 10...exited the OSU game to a standing ovation of 3,052 in the top of the eighth…earned his first win of the season at Long Beach State, tossing eight shutout innings and striking out a career-best and new Oregon single-game record 14 in UO’s 5-0 victory (03/04)...recorded his fourth straight quality start and second consecutive win pitching eight innings and allowing just two runs - one earned - on four hits and three walks while striking out 12 in eight innings on the mound as Oregon opened the series against BYU with a 6-3 victory (03/10)... with 11 strikeouts at San Diego, claimed the Oregon all-time record surpassing Jon Wheeler (222), and delivered a nearly untouchable performance tossing eight shutout innings and allowing just two hits and one walk while facing 28 batters and retiring 18 straight in UO’s 6-3 victory (03/19)...in his sixth quality start of the season, tossed seven innings of one-run baseball and struck out seven in a 2-1 victory over Wichita State (03/25), issuing just one walk...allowed two unearned runs on five hits while striking out 10 in eight and 1/3 innings of work as the Ducks defeated USC 4-2, and after issuing a walk – his only of the game – to lead off the fourth against the Trojans, retired 14 consecutive batters until surrendering a two-out single to Kevin Roundtree in the eighth (04/15)…held No. 20 California to one run on six hits in seven and 2/3 innings on the mound in a no decision, and twice kept the Bears off the scoreboard despite allowing a runner at third with just one out in the sixth and seventh innings (04/29)...held Stanford to one unearned run on four hits and four walks, and in seven innings on the hill, struck out seven in a 6-2 win over the Cardinal (05/13).
SUMMER OF 2010
Spent his summer playing for the Collegiate National Team as Team USA took home the silver medal at the FISU World Championships…the CNT finished its summer with a record of 16-3, while Anderson was 1-0 on the mound with a 0.00 ERA in three starts…he pitched in two combined shutouts, and in 16 total innings, allowed just six hits and three walks while striking out 14…was rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect from the 2010 Collegiate National Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE • 2010
Oregon’s Friday-night starter, became the first Duck named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team in 39 years…finished the 2010 season with a 7-5 record on the mound and a staff-leading 2.98 ERA (5th Pac-10)…led the Ducks with 102 and 2/3 innings on the mound while walking just 33 and striking out a staff-best 105…his 105 strikeouts were a new Oregon single-season record, ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 36th nationally…held opposing batters to a .219 clip (6th Pac-10)…his 7.36 hits allowed per nine innings ranked 34th in the country…was named to the College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the Year watch list…his season highlights included pitching 5 and 2/3 innings on the mound , and surrendering three runs on four hits and three walks while also striking out three on 87 pitches in UO’s 7-3 upset of then No. 4 Cal State Fullerton (02/19)…pitched eight shutout innings, scattering seven hits while striking out 10 in Oregon’s 7-2 victory at Fresno State (3/5)…extended his shutout streak to 16 innings, after tossing eight shutout innings and scattering three hits while striking out 11 without issuing a walk in a 5-0 victory over Seattle (3/12)…pitched 21 consecutive scoreless innings before allowing two runs in a 16-2 victory over Nevada...in that game, Anderson earned his third consecutive win after allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings of work while striking out four (3/19)…earned an undeserved loss in arguably his best performance of the season after tossing a one-run complete game against then No. 1 Arizona State…held the Sun Devils to one run on four hits in the first complete game of his career while fanning 10 and walking no one (4/1)…tossed 5 and 2/3 innings allowing two runs – one earned – in Oregon’s 5-2 victory at then No. 22 Stanford (4/9)…tossed 6 and 2/3 innings, holding USC to two runs on four hits while striking out 10 in Oregon’s 12-2 win (4/23)…threw seven and 1/3 innings of two-run baseball, but the bullpen surrendered the go-ahead run in a 3-2 loss to Washington State (4/30)…tossed 6 and 1/3 innings of one-run baseball, holding Oregon State to three hits while striking out six in a 2-1, 10th-inning loss (5/7)…tossed 7 and 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, allowing four hits and issuing five walks while striking out six in Oregon’s 5-0 win over East Tennessee State (5/14).
AS A FRESHMAN • 2009
One of Oregon’s weekend starters, finished his season with a 2-9 record and 6.26 ERA in 82 innings pitched...began the season as the Friday starter before moving to No. 2 in the rotation for the majority of Pac-10 action...on the year, made a staff-leading 15 starts, dealing 66 strikeouts...started the season extremely strong, pitching in back-to-back historical wins...in the season opener at Saint Mary’s tossed 5 and 2/3 innings, holding the Gaels to three runs (two earned) in the Ducks 5-3 victory (2/20)...in UO’s home opener, pitched a career-high eight innings of shutout baseball, holding defending national champion and 15th-ranked Fresno State to six hits, while striking out five, as Oregon went on to win 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth (2/27)...helped Oregon pick up its first home Pac-10 Conference victory, tossing 7 and 2/3 innings of one-run baseball in a 2-1 win over Stanford (4/3)...held the Cardinal to one run on six hits while striking out nine...dealt a career-high 12 strikeouts in a 4-0 loss to Portland (3/20).
2008 MLB DRAFT
Selected in the 50th round (1,491 overall) by the Minnesota Twins in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
A 2008 graduate of Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada...played four seasons of baseball for head coach Mike Gomez...was a scholar-athlete and was named to the honor roll for the Grizzlies.
Parents are John and Mary Anderson...has two sisters, Jamie and Jenna...majoring in political science.