Scott Richard Anderson (born August 1, 1962 in Corvallis, Oregon) is a former professional Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Texas Rangers in 1987, the Montreal Expos in 1990, and the Kansas City Royals in 1995.
Anderson played high school baseball at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. In 1980, he threw 95 strikeouts, had an earned run average (ERA) of only 0.69, and threw four shutouts. He was originally drafted in the 16th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics, but did not sign with them. He played four years of college baseball for Oregon State University.
He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1984 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers. After signing with them, he spent his first minor league season as a starting pitcher with the Burlington Rangers, where he pitched 14 games, finishing the season with a 3–6 record and an ERA of 2.50. He spent the 1985 season playing for the Tulsa Drillers. For Tulsa, he pitched 28 games, starting 27 of them. He posted a 9-6 record with a 3.67 ERA, two complete games and a shutout. He started the 1986 season as a relief pitcher playing for the Drillers. After ten games, where he earned five saves, he was promoted to the Oklahoma City 89ers. Anderson pitched in 48 games for the 89ers, finishing the season with a 5-7 record, a 2.96 ERA, and 15 saves. At the end of the 1986 season, he was called up to the Rangers' Major League roster, and earned a spot in the bullpen by the end of spring training.