Kent McKay Anderson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of South Carolina
- Debut April 15, 1989
- Final Game September 6, 1990
- Born August 12, 1963 in Florence, SC USA
The California Angels drafted Kent Anderson in the 4th round of the 1984 amateur draft. After signing with scout Alex Cosmidis, the 20-year-old infielder spent the season with the class A California League Peoria Chiefs. He appeared in 67 games, got 223 at-bats and hit for a .224 average.
Kent would spend 5 seasons in the minors before getting a chance in the major leagues. It was be the 1989 California Angels that put him in their infield and the 25-year-old played in 86 games and fielded at a .972 percentage, mostly at shortstop. His batting average was at .229, with 51 hits in 223 at-bats. Anderson was there again in 1990, appearing in 49 games, with 143 at-bats and 44 hits for a .308 average. Again, mostly at the shortstop position, he fielded at a .964 clip.
He spent 1991 with the Pacific Coast League Edmonton Trappers and 1992 with the PCL Calgary Cannons and wound up his pro baseball career in 1993 in the AAA American Association, splitting time between the Indianapolis Indians and the Iowa Cubs.
Anderson is the brother of former major league outfielder Mike Anderson.
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