December 14, 2020
Mayville State alumnus Nick Anderson, a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, has been named to the 2020 All-MLB First Team. The announcement was made Dec. 9. Only two relief pitchers are selected for the first and second team.
Anderson, who posted a 0.55 ERA and recorded six saves in 19 regular-season appearances for the Rays, was voted as a First-Team All-MLB member with Oakland's Liam Hendricks. Anderson struck out 26 in 16 1/3 innings and did not allow an earned run until Sept. 16 against the Nationals.
"Mayville State University Comets Baseball and all of Comet Nation are incredibly proud of Nick Anderson and his accomplishments in Major League Baseball,” said Mayville State University Head Baseball Coach Scott Berry. “Being honored as an All-MLB performer, where there are only 20 players chosen from the 32 teams in professional baseball's highest level, is an amazing accomplishment and one of which he should be very proud. We are ecstatic that he was recognized for his outstanding season and we look forward to many great years to follow.”
Hear Anderson talk about his MLB journey at https://www.mlb.com/video/nick-anderson-on-mlb-journey. See more about the All-MLB team selections at https://www.mlb.com/video/all-mlb-first-team-rps-announced?t=all-mlb-team.