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Dodgers agree to terms with top two Draft picks

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have quickly announced the signings of their top two picks from last week's First-year Player Draft, first-rounder Chris Anderson and second-rounder Tom Windle.

Both players signed for the designated slot amount -- $2,109,900 for Anderson and $986,500 for Windle. Both will report to Camelback Ranch in Arizona for a weeklong minicamp, then start their careers at Class A Great Lakes.

Anderson is a 20-year-old right-hander from Jacksonville University, Windle a 21-year-old lefty from the University of Minnesota.

This year at Jacksonville, Anderson was 7-5 with a 2.49 ERA and a conference-leading 101 strikeouts in 104 innings with 27 walks. In his freshman year at Jacksonville, he was a closer. He blossomed after pitching in last summer's Cape Cod League.

Anderson, a 6-4, 225-pounder originally from Minnesota, said he compares his pitching style to Nolan Ryan, who retired in 1993, one year after Anderson was born. He was drafted in the 35th round of the 2010 first year player draft by the Chicago Cubs but didn't sign.

Windle overcame a 2012 left shoulder injury, performed well in the Cape Cod League as a starter and continued to advance this year. He throws three pitches -- fastball, slider and change-up -- while pitching more to contact.

Windle, 6-4 and 210, was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft but didn't sign.

The Dodgers have $5,211,700 to spend on their first 10 picks, ranking 25th in MLB.

The club also announced the signings of 12th-rounder Adam Law, a third baseman out of Brigham Young University, and their 26th-round pick Thomas Taylor, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Kansas. Law's father, Vance, played 11 big league seasons from 1980-91 (1988 All-Star) and grandfather, Vernon, won the 1960 Cy Young Award with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for

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