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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chad Anderson played four pro seasons, added slider in fourth

Chad Anderson 1990 Martinsville Phillies card
Spartanburg's Chad Anderson added a new pitch to his repertoire in May 1993 and it seemed to work, according to The Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

It worked as Anderson threw eight innings of five-hit ball.

"This is the second game that I've thrown the slider and I think it helps by adding another pitch for the hitter to have to think about," Anderson told The Herald-Journal. "It worked well tonight for me and I also had better control on my fastball than during my last start."

Anderson's extra pitch, however, didn't work out in the long run. Overall, he went 7-14, with a 4.42 ERA. It was also his final season as a pro.

Anderson's career began in 1990, taken by the Phillies in the 12th round of the draft out of Roseburg High School in Oregon.

Anderson played his first season at rookie Martinsville. He went 1-6 in 13 starts, with a 4.97 ERA.

He returned to Martinsville for 1991, also getting time at short-season Batavia. Between them, he went 4-5, with a 3.27 ERA. He got 15 starts back at Batavia in 1992

Anderson then moved to single-A Spartanburg for 1993. He went seven innings in a May victory, striking out six. In an August loss, he gave up seven earned in three innings. Overall, he turned in that 7-14 record in 29 starts, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,932
Made the Majors: 881 - 45.6%
Never Made Majors: 1,051-54.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 376
10+ Seasons in the Minors:218

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