Anderson To Sign With Diamondbacks

Stillwater High School standout pitcher Brett Anderson, the son of OSU baseball coach Frank Anderson, has agreed in principle to a contract that is expected to pay him a bonus of $950,000, the Arizona Republic is reporting in Thursday's edition. The deal is expected to be finalized today.

The 6-4, 215-pound left-hander was a second-round selection - 55th player overall - of the Diamondbacks in the June draft.

Cowboy baseball fans have been watching as negotiations between the Anderson family and the Diamondbacks turned serious this week with school starting at OSU on Monday. If he had not reached an agreement with the Diamondbacks and enrolled at Oklahoma State he would not have been eligible to be drafted again until after his junior year.

Anderson, according to the Arizona Republic story, will receive tuition expenses of about $80,000 for use when he plans to attend college.

Anderson put up some incredible numbers while playing the last three years at Stillwater High School. As a senior, he was 9-0 with two saves in 57 1/3 innings pitched, allowing just 27 hits while striking out 102 and walking but nine. His season ERA was 0.37.

For his three-year high school career, he finished with a 22-2 record, 164 2/3 innings pitched, 94 hits allowed, 276 strikeouts, 21 walks and a 0.9 ERA.

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