Tyler Anderson, Starting Pitcher, Colorado Rockies, #44
Date of Birth: 12/30/1989
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: University of Oregon
Tyler Anderson, starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, was a top player at the University of Oregon. He finished his time there as the university's all-time leader in strikeouts with 285. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2008 but he opted instead to continue playing for Oregon. Three years later, he was drafted by the Rockies. He pitched as a starting pitcher in the Rockies' minor league system from 2012 through 2014.
Anderson had an elbow stress fracture in 2015 that kept him on the DL for the entire season. In 2016, he pitched in 19 games from the Rockies' starting rotation. He finished the season with 5 wins and 6 losses, 99 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 3.54 ERA in 114.1 innings.