DENVER -- Rockies lefty pitching prospect Tyler Anderson will not be ready to pitch at the start of Spring Training in order to allow a stress fracture in his left elbow to continue healing, the club announced Thursday.
Anderson, 25, the Rockies' top Draft pick out of Oregon in 2011, entered last season ranked the club's No. 12 prospect by MLB.com. He outperformed that expectation by going 7-4 with a 1.98 ERA in 23 starts at Double-A Tulsa, and earned Texas League Pitcher of the Year honors. But Anderson was shut down for the playoffs because of the elbow issue. He was also limited to 16 starts in 2013 because of a stress fracture.