Left-handed hitters are supposed to struggle against southpaws. That hasn't been the case with Anderson. He's managed to hit .307 against southpaws in his two years as a pro, a touch better than his .302 mark against right-handers.
Scouting report: He has an advanced approach to hitting, simple mechanics, knowledge of strike zone and plus power to all fields. He should hit for average and power in the big leagues and he's worked hard on his defense to the point where he's a good first baseman.
Upside potential: All-Star-caliber first baseman that will contend for batting titles and RBI crowns, with plenty of homers to boot.
They said it: "We're happy with the progress that he's made. He's always shown the ability to hit from the day he walked into the organization. He's continued to improve in his discipline and his ability to drive the ball. He's also made strides defensively, so there's a lot of things to like here. He's somebody we're very excited about." -- Red Sox Farm Director Mike Hazen
He said it: "For me, there's nothing more enjoyable than hitting a ball well, and seeing that trajectory, and having that feeling in the bat where it's almost a feeling of nothing, yet it's something. It's almost like magic." -- In Baseball Prospectus Q&A