1997, Detroit Tigers
Anderson dominated the Southwest Conference during his time at Rice, posting a 1.82 ERA in his final season and setting multiple records. He enjoyed a solid rookie season in 1998, going 5-1 out of the bullpen with a 3.27 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 44 innings (thanks in large part to a triple-digit fastball). But Anderson's career took a tragic turn when he participated in an octopus-throwing contest in an effort to win Detroit Red Wings playoff tickets. Anderson tore a muscle in his right armpit, losing his electric fastball forever. He last appeared in 2005 with the Rockies, when he posted a 12.60 ERA in 12 games.