Originally Posted by The Tom
Brian Anderson went 2-4 again tonight for Birmingham. He's really swinging it well since struggling early on. How short is his stay in Birmingham gonna be (I'm assuming hell stay for the rest of the year like Reed). I think Anderson will be a better pro than Reed. He's a good contact hitter like Reed (not AS good though), but he has good power (what is his HR projection in the majors) and is an excellent fileder. I wonder if we'll see him manning center for the sox next year.
Anderson is a very talented kid. He's not going to steal a lot of bases, but he is fast. HR-projection? Heck, I think 30 is a realistic projection in the majors. I think his potential numbers project to be similar to what Carlos Lee does: around .300, 30 HR's and 90-100 RBI's. I think that's a relatively safe projection, although he may not hit for that power until 2007/2008. He hits a lot of hard doubles, and those often turn into HR's as guys mature and fill out as they reach their mid to upper 20's. Great arm in CF and he's accurate due to great footwork.