Angels 2016 40th Round Pick: Brad Anderson

Updated: June 14, 2016

In the last round of the MLB draft, the Angels select 1B Brad Anderson from Pepperdine University. It may of been the last round of the draft, but nothing is better than being drafted by your hometown team that you grew up loving.

Brad Anderson was born and raised right here in Yorba Linda where he attended Esperanza High School in Anaheim. He is a local kid who grew up loving the Angels. He has now captured his dream by being drafted by his hometown team.

In High School, Anderson helped lead the Esperanza Aztecs to back-to-back league titles. He won league MVP, hitting .444 during his senior season.

Anderson has spent the last four year playing first base for Pepperdine where he started 180 games and hit .279 for his career. He hit 25 career home-runs and 34 career doubles. He also posted a .445 career slugging percentage.

Anderson led the Waves to back-to-back WCC championships where he earned tournament MVP in 2015.

Brad Anderson brings a big bat to the Angels organization. He is a very talented first basemen with lots of power to all fields. He works hard and will bring lots of life to his future teams.

-Ryan Grochmal

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