Red Sox prospects of the past and where they have landed

May 28, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of Fenway Park from inside of the green monster score board prior to a game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of Fenway Park from inside of the green monster score board prior to a game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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BOSTON – SEPTEMBER 08: Lars Anderson
BOSTON – SEPTEMBER 08: Lars Anderson /

Lars Anderson

I thought Lars Anderson was going to simply be an All-Star. A potential .300 hitter with home runs in double digits and RBI in triple digits.  A blond version of Ted Williams in appearance and swing.  A beautiful left-handed swing.

Anderson hit a developmental wall at Portland and then at Pawtucket. The .300+ average never materialized and brief exposure in Boston was dreadful. Since his Red Sox days, Anderson has been passed around like a cheap bottle of wine from organization to organization.

Anderson last played for the Dodgers affiliate at Tulsa – Double-A ball – in 2016. A .271 average and just seven home runs in 88 games. Anderson is now in Independent ball, but that is in Japan for the Kochi Fighting Dogs. Manny Ramirez is a teammate.