Friday, June 07, 2013

Welcome to the Blue, Chris Anderson & Tom Windle - A Couple Fantasy Baseball Cards For Them

I'm probably jumping the gun here.  After all, the Dodgers still need to sign their two newest draft picks.  Nevertheless, I thought it would be nice to make a couple of homemade Dodgers' Baseball cards for them.  They are fashioned after the 1974 Topps set; complete with yellow background draft pick signage.

Also, I'm obviously late in announcing these two first picks on this blog as I was cheering on the Kings at the Staples Center last night.  Unfortunately, I came home in a unruly mood as the Kings lost a tight one, 3 to 2.

Anyway, the Dodgers selected Chris Anderson with the 18th pick.  He is a right-handed pitcher from Jacksonville University, stands a tall 6' 4", and is said to throw three plus pitches - a fastball, curve and slider.
“We’re extremely excited to have selected a player of Chris’ ability level,” said Dodger Vice President, Amateur Scouting Logan White. “He’s a big physical young man with three quality Major League pitches and a bulldog-competitive makeup to go with it.”
Via Justin Barney at the Florida Times-Union:
“I knew a couple minutes prior. I couldn’t hold back any emotion,” said Anderson, a Lino Lakes, Minn. native, who was watching the draft with friends and family back home. “Soon as the pick was made, it was just … it feels great. I know that it’s just one of those things at the end of the day. My goal isn’t just to be a first-round pick. My goal is to get to the big leagues, and this is just another step to get me to do that. JU’s had a lot of guys have success [in the major leagues], and I want to be one of those guys as well.”
It sounds like he is ready to sign.  BTW, Chris Anderson has a twitter account at @SeeAyy.   Go and check out these links for more background on Anderson.

Tom Windle was the Dodgers' 56th pick in the 2013 Draft.  He is a also 6'4", and a left-handed pitcher from the University of Minnesota - a cold weather Baseball environment.  Hence, the presence of snow in the photo I used above for his fantasy Baseball card. Go ahead and follow Tom on twitter at @tomwindle38.

Via Tyler Mason at Fox Sports North:
"I think he has a chance to play the game for a while and has a chance to play at the next level if he stays healthy and continues to develop like he has," Gophers coach John Anderson said earlier this year. "He's got great makeup, great poise on the mound. He's got a quiet confidence to him. I think he's got the intangibles. I think he's got what it takes from the neck up."
Go and check out these links for more background on Windle.
Tommy's announcement of this pick is a gas.

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