DENVER The Colorado Rockies selected University of Oregon left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson with the 20th overall pick in the baseball draft.
The 6-4, 215-pound Anderson was 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA this season for the Ducks. He set a team record with 114 strikeouts.
His fastball isnt blazing, topping out around 92 mph, but Andersons deceptive delivery makes him hard to hit. He held teams to a .201 average this spring.
Anderson originally was drafted in the 50th round by Minnesota in 2008 but elected to go to Oregon. Hes the first Ducks players to be taken in the first round since San Diego selected Dave Roberts with the top pick in 1972.
This marks the third time in four years the Rockies have gone with a lefty with their first pick.
As a compensatory pick for losing Octavio Dotel in the offseason, Colorado selected Trevor Story, a shortstop out of Irving (Texas) High School, No. 45 overall.
Story could very well be looking at a move to second base, especially with All Star Troy Tulowitzki entrenched at short.