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Josh Anderson

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/10/1982   BORN: Somerset, KY   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in June of 2010.

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Anderson was placed on the DL at Triple-A Gwinnett with a fractured right hand, the Gwinnett Daily Post reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 A LEX 73 343 299 69 97 19 12 3 4 31 47 9 33 47 2 2 7 .324 .402 .425 .827
2004 21 A SAL 66 307 280 45 75 21 13 6 2 21 31 4 13 53 7 0 7 .268 .317 .379 .696
2005 22 AA COR 126 568 519 66 145 26 16 9 1 25 48 19 29 78 10 2 8 .279 .326 .351 .677
2006 23 AA COR 130 609 560 83 173 32 25 4 3 50 43 13 27 73 8 4 10 .309 .349 .384 .733
2007 24 AAA ROU 132 564 513 64 140 25 17 6 2 43 40 8 32 75 10 1 8 .273 .325 .341 .666
2007 24 MAJ HOU 21 75 67 10 24 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 5 6 0 1 2 .358 .413 .403 .816
2008 25 AAA RIC 121 541 494 77 155 33 25 4 4 40 42 7 30 57 8 3 6 .314 .358 .405 .763
2008 25 MAJ ATL 40 146 136 21 40 11 7 1 3 12 10 1 8 33 1 0 1 .294 .338 .426 .764
2009 26 MAJ KAN 44 123 118 20 28 4 3 0 1 8 12 3 5 21 0 0 0 .237 .268 .288 .556
2009 26 MAJ DET 74 175 165 22 40 8 4 4 0 16 13 2 8 22 1 0 1 .242 .282 .315 .597
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KAN/DET 118 298 283 42 68 12 7 4 1 24 25 5 13 43 1 0 1 .240 .276 .304 .580
2010 27 AAA GWI 19 59 53 8 10 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 11 3 0 1 .189 .232 .208 .440
2010 27 AAA LOU 17 41 40 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 6 1 0 0 .125 .125 .175 .300
2010 27 AAA NAS 17 55 49 9 12 2 2 0 0 2 4 1 3 9 3 0 0 .245 .288 .286 .574
Career  (View All)     179 519 486 73 132 26 17 5 4 47 36 7 26 82 2 1 4 .272 .313 .352 .665

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2009 107 49 32 29 5

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Josh Anderson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 A LEX 343 299 9.6% 13.7% 0.70 84% .375 .101
2004 21 A SAL 307 280 4.2% 17.3% 0.25 81% .324 .111
2005 22 AA COR 568 519 5.1% 13.7% 0.37 85% .327 .072
2006 23 AA COR 609 560 4.4% 12% 0.37 87% .351 .075
2007 24 AAA ROU 564 513 5.7% 13.3% 0.43 85% .317 .068
2007 24 MAJ HOU 75 67 6.7% 8% 0.83 91% .393 .045
2008 25 AAA RIC 541 494 5.5% 10.5% 0.53 88% .349 .091
2008 25 MAJ ATL 146 136 5.5% 22.6% 0.24 76% .370 .132
2009 26 MAJ KAN 123 118 4.1% 17.1% 0.24 82% .281 .051
2009 26 MAJ DET 175 165 4.6% 12.6% 0.36 87% .280 .073
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KAN/DET 298 283 4.4% 14.4% 0.30 85% .280 .064
2010 27 AAA GWI 59 53 3.4% 18.6% 0.18 79% .238 .019
2010 27 AAA LOU 41 40 0% 14.6% 0.00 85% .147 .050
2010 27 AAA NAS 55 49 5.5% 16.4% 0.33 82% .300 .041
Career     519 486 5% 15.8% 0.32 83% .320 .080

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Josh Anderson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Anderson signed a minor league contract with Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Anderson was released by the Reds.

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Anderson was sent to the Reds' minor league camp on Thursday.

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Anderson signed a minor-league deal with the Reds on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Anderson will split the time in center field with Willie Bloomquist and Mitch Maier, the Royals' official site reports.

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Anderson was in a Royals' uniform Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Anderson (birth of child) is expected to join the Royals on Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Anderson has not yet reported to the Royals because he is with his wife expecting the birth of their first child, the Royals' official site reports.

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The Royals acquired Anderson from the Tigers on Thursday for cash considerations, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Anderson, obtained in a trade from Detroit in July, batted .240 with 24 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 2009. Anderson split time with Mitch Maier in center field after Jose Guillen succumbed to a season-ending injury. A career .272 hitter, Anderson has great speed, but does not reach base enough to warrant significant playing time. He will compete for a reserve outfield position this spring and could fill the role as a late-inning pinch-runner.

2009

Anderson made a strong impression in a late-season trial with the Braves and could be in the mix for a starting role in 2009. Anderson hit .314 at Triple-A and then was a catalyst at the top of the order for the Braves in September. However, he doesn't draw enough walks or have enough power to hold an everyday job. His speed will make him valuable for fantasy purposes as he's stolen over 40 bases each of the last four seasons. Anderson could compete for the center field job or a platoon role in left field. Even as a reserve, he'll be valuable due to his speed.

2008

Anderson spent most of the year with Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .273/.325/.341 with 17 doubles and 40 steals in 48 tries in 132 games. He earned a September callup and hit .367 with three doubles in 67 at-bats, but was dealt to the Braves for Oscar Villarreal in November. Anderson will back up Mark Kotsay in center field, but could get plenty of at bats. He's got great speed, which will make him valuable even in a reserve role. However, he likely lacks the power and patience at the plate to hold an everyday job.

2007

Anderson hit .308/.349/.385 with 26 doubles and 43 steals in 56 chances at Double-A Corpus Christi in 2006. Plate discipline has always been a problem for him, and that did not change last year, as he struck out 73 times compared to just 27 walks. With the recent departure of Willy Taveras, the Astros could be looking for speed at the top of their order, but Anderson will have to show some progress at Triple-A Round Rock before he gets a chance.

2006

Speed thrills. Anderson is a prospect because he's fast; he does little else with the bat, with embarrassingly little power give his environments. The Astros have a better version of this starting in center field (Willy Taveras), so Anderson's current upside is as a fourth outfielder.

2005

Anderson impressed in a short stint with the Low Single-A Lexington. Anderson hit .326 and stole 48 bases in just 73 games before being promoted to High Single-A Salem. He's a few years away but will be a valuable fantasy asset for his speed if he gets to the majors with Houston.

2004

Anderson was chosen in the fourth round of the 2003 draft based on his ability to hit for average and steal bases. The former Eastern Kentucky standout has blazing speed and has been clocked at 6.4 seconds in the 60-yard dash. The centerfielder’s arm is considered average by major league standards, but the former high school basketball prospect possesses the unusual trait of being truly ambidextrous and can throw equally well with either arm. His mid-round selection is based on scouting reports that feel the lack of power will likely make him a fourth outfielder but the early results in Rookie league were solid. If he can continue to hit and steal at the same pace in the higher levels this might change, particularily in the Astros’ organization where they have little in the way of left-handed leadoff types. The 2004 season should find him at low Single-A Lexington with a promotion to high Single-A a possibility