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Dodgers make Chris Anderson their first pick in MLB draft

Dodgers make Chris Anderson their first pick in MLB draft
The Dodgers selected right-hander Chris Anderson with the No. 18 overall pick in Major League Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday. (Todd Drexler)

The Dodgers chose Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick, No. 18 overall, in Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

Anderson, 20, had a 7-5 record with a 2.49 earned-run average for Jacksonville this season.

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In 104 2/3 innings, he had 101 strikeouts and limited batters to a .231 average.

Anderson's fastball reportedly tops out at about 96 mph, and he has a better-than-average slider.

The Dodgers' next pick is No. 56 overall. After that, they have the 92nd pick.

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