Lars Anderson was the Red Sox 18th round draft pick in 2006, and he used to be their top hitting prospect as well. A lot has changed since his breakout year (2008 in Portland) to say the least, but even though he’s not getting recognized as much these days, he’s still putting up impressive stats and showing off his talent.
So far this year, he’s hitting .238/.370/.443 with 6 home runs and 11 doubles in 42 games. His average isn’t there obviously, but his extremely low BABIP of .200 may have something to do with that. Even more impressive is that Anderson has handled his shift to the outfield (note: he’s still playing 1st base as well) very well so far.
If he can refine his outfield play, he could be a great trade chip or 4th outfielder for the Red Sox down the line.
Photo by George Campbell
Andrew Rodriguez: What would you say is the best aspect of your game?
Lars Anderson: Different aspects show up and disappear so one day it might be my hitting, next maybe defense, etc.