Will Anderson, the St. Louis Cardinals’ 26th round selection in 2013 from Cal State - Monterey Bay, began his professional career with nine starts for Johnson City. The right-hander, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday next week, logged a 4.71 ERA.
In May, he was given a chance to fill in at A-Advanced Palm Beach and made a strong three-inning outing that led to a save. Since being assigned to State College for short-season ball, Anderson has continued to pitch very well.
Not normally a strikeout pitcher, on June 29, he set the Spikes team record with 10 strikeouts. Anderson’s 2.31 ERA coming into the All-Star break is fourth-best in the New York-Penn League.
In the following interview, exclusive to The Cardinal Nation, Anderson discusses his career to date and specifically his 2014 improvement.
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