Section 2 in the Minors: Ian Anderson
20-years old certainly isn't too young to make your major league debut and the 2018 Atlanta Braves have proven that a few times over. Outfielder Ronald Acuna, Jr is one of the favorites for National League rookie of the year and pitchers Kolby Allard and Bryse Wilson made their MLB debuts this season. All three players are 20-years old.
Shenendehowa grad Ian Anderson is also 20 and he isn't far behind Allard and Wilson. A New York State champion in high school, Anderson was a strikeout machine then and he has continued to blow batters away in his pro career. Before the 2016 third overall pick was promoted to Class AA Mississippi, Anderson led the league at the Braves Class A Advanced level in strikeouts.
Since draft day in 2016, the hard-throwing righty has climbed the minor league rankings all the way to #3 in the Braves farm system and he's a top-40 guy in all of baseball. He's likely to finish this season at Mississippi and Anderson joined Rodger and Chris on Big Board Sports to talk about his journey: