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Brett Anderson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

8.18

WHIP

2.09

K

16

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

His fragility is an old joke at this point, but like a sketch on Saturday Night Live, tell the joke enough times and it becomes funny again. Anderson deserves credit for the 180 innings that he pitche...

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2017 ADP:  475.81

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 2/1/1988   BORN: Midland, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Anderson Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Cubs in January of 2017.

July 26, 2017  –  Brett Anderson News

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The Cubs activated Anderson (back) from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday and designated him for assignment, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Brett Anderson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 A SOU 14 14 0 81.3 76 20 3 85 10 8 4 0 2.21 1.06
2007 19 A VIS 9 9 0 39.0 50 21 6 40 11 3 3 0 4.85 1.56
2008 20 A STO 14 13 0 74.0 68 34 5 80 18 9 4 0 4.14 1.16
2008 20 AA MID 6 6 0 31.0 27 9 3 38 9 2 1 0 2.61 1.16
2009 21 MAJ OAK 30 30 1 175.3 180 79 20 150 45 11 11 0 4.06 1.28
2010 22 R PHO 2 2 0 6.0 11 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.83
2010 22 AAA SAC 2 3 0 13.1 19 6 0 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 4.05 1.68
2010 22 MAJ OAK 19 19 0 112.3 112 35 6 75 22 7 6 0 0 0 2.80 1.19
2011 23 MAJ OAK 13 13 0 83.3 86 37 8 61 25 3 6 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
2012 24 A+ STO 5 1 0 2.0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2012 24 AAA SAC 5 5 0 23.1 27 11 4 18 5 1 1 0 0 0 4.24 1.39
2012 24 MAJ OAK 6 6 0 35.0 29 10 1 25 7 4 2 0 0 0 2.57 1.03
2013 25 A+ STO 1 1 0 3.1 5 5 2 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 2.26
2013 25 AA MID 1 1 0 3.2 6 6 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 14.73 3.13
2013 25 AAA SAC 1 1 0 2.1 3 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 2.86
2013 25 MAJ OAK 16 5 0 44.7 51 30 5 46 21 1 4 3 0 1 6.04 1.61
2014 26 AAA COL 2 2 0 9.1 8 1 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.96 1.10
2014 26 MAJ COL 8 8 0 43.3 44 14 1 29 13 1 3 0 0 0 2.91 1.32
2015 27 MAJ LAD 31 31 0 180.3 194 74 18 116 46 10 9 0 0 0 3.69 1.33
2016 28 A+ RAN 1 2 0 9.0 17 6 0 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.00 2.11
2016 28 AAA OKL 1 1 0 5.0 6 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2016 28 MAJ LAD 4 3 0 11.3 25 15 4 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 11.91 2.56
2017 29 AA TEN 6 5 0 27.1 34 14 2 15 9 2 2 0 0 0 4.61 1.59
2017 29 MAJ CHC 6 6 0 22.0 34 20 2 16 12 2 2 0 0 0 8.18 2.09
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3-Year Averages     14 14 0 78.3 87 34 7 50 21 4 4 0 0 0 3.91 1.38
Career  (View All)     133 121 1 707.7 755 314 65 523 195 40 45 3 3.99 1.34

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Brett Anderson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Brett Anderson Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 20 Jacksnville 6.0 4 3 2 0 3 4 1 0 0 W 0 3.00 1.17
Jul. 15 Mobile 4.0 8 5 3 0 1 4 0 3 0 L 0 6.75 2.25
Jul. 10 Montgomery 4.0 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 4.50 1.50
Jul. 5 Chattanooga 5.0 8 4 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 7.20 2.00
Jun. 30 Jackson 4.0 4 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.50
Jun. 25 Mobile 4.0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.25 1.25
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 12 8 5 0 4 8 1 3 0 1-1 0 4.50 1.60
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
23.0 29 16 13 2 9 15 1 3 0 2-2 0 5.09 1.65
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
27.0 34 17 14 2 9 15 1 3 0 2-2 0 4.67 1.59

Brett Anderson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201719319500.500
2016201111100.611
2015221371458921.284

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201792131125912.313
2016424314304.368
2015529793213617117.276

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.312095215.682.81
20166.001022313.502.17
201592.33505322114.291.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201711.71007701.541.46
20165.311032110.133.00
201588.0740632473.071.30
Brett Anderson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 A SOU 14 14 81.3 9.41 1.11 8.50 0.33 79.5% 2.21 2.03 .336
2007 19 A VIS 9 9 39.0 9.23 2.54 3.64 1.38 72.7% 4.85 4.07 .386
2008 20 A STO 14 13 74.0 9.73 2.19 4.44 0.61 64.2% 4.14 2.65 .329
2008 20 AA MID 6 6 31.0 11.03 2.61 4.22 0.87 81.8% 2.61 2.97 .327
2009 21 MAJ OAK 30 30 175.3 7.70 2.31 3.33 1.03 1.74 71.2% 92.6 MPH 4.06 3.77 .317
2010 22 R PHO 2 2 6.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 81.8% 3.00 1.70 .502
2010 22 AAA SAC 2 3 13.1 8.24 2.06 4.00 0.00 72.7% 4.05 2.28 .432
2010 22 MAJ OAK 19 19 112.3 6.01 1.76 3.41 0.48 2.15 77.3% 92.1 MPH 2.80 3.33 .305
2011 23 MAJ OAK 13 13 83.3 6.59 2.70 2.44 0.86 2.48 71.8% 90.9 MPH 4.00 4.14 .310
2012 24 A+ STO 5 1 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 9.00 4.70 .415
2012 24 AAA SAC 5 5 23.1 7.01 1.95 3.60 1.56 75% 4.24 4.67 .328
2012 24 MAJ OAK 6 6 35.0 6.43 1.80 3.57 0.26 3.21 74.3% 91.5 MPH 2.57 2.83 .275
2013 25 A+ STO 1 1 3.1 17.42 5.81 3.00 5.81 40% 13.50 9.65 .522
2013 25 AA MID 1 1 3.2 8.44 11.25 0.75 0.00 40% 14.73 5.07 .499
2013 25 AAA SAC 1 1 2.1 8.57 12.86 0.67 0.00 66.7% 7.71 5.58 .433
2013 25 MAJ OAK 16 5 44.7 9.27 4.23 2.19 1.01 3.04 62.7% 91.7 MPH 6.04 4.01 .365
2014 26 AAA COL 2 2 9.1 7.91 1.98 4.00 0.00 90% 0.96 2.10 .312
2014 26 MAJ COL 8 8 43.3 6.02 2.70 2.23 0.21 3.27 76.8% 89.8 MPH 2.91 3.06 .316
2015 27 MAJ LAD 31 31 180.3 5.79 2.30 2.52 0.90 4.49 74.8% 90.7 MPH 3.69 4.01 .310
2016 28 A+ RAN 1 2 9.0 10.00 2.00 5.00 0.00 68.4% 6.00 1.64 .525
2016 28 AAA OKL 1 1 5.0 3.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.60 2.40 .331
2016 28 MAJ LAD 4 3 11.3 3.97 3.18 1.25 3.18 3.25 56% 91.3 MPH 11.91 7.96 .438
2017 29 AA TEN 6 5 27.1 4.98 2.99 1.67 0.66 70.7% 4.61 4.16 .343
2017 29 MAJ CHC 6 6 22.0 6.55 4.91 1.33 0.82 3.15 59.1% 90.0 MPH 8.18 4.56 .410
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 7 35.4 5.86 2.91 2.01 1.00 69.2% 4.74 4.31 .321
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3-Year Averages     14 14 78.3 5.74 2.41 2.38 0.80 73.3% 3.91 3.89 .319
Career     133 121 707.7 6.65 2.48 2.68 0.83 71.9% 3.99 3.77 .319

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Brett Anderson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 180.3 -4 42 -4 0 92 1 180 -4
2016 P 11.3 -2 4 -2 0 6 -2 11 -2
2017 P 22 2 4 2 0 10 1 22 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 2 -1 0 0 -3 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Brett Anderson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.55 K/9
POOR
4.91 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.8 HR/9
GREAT
3.15 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.18 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.09 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.56 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.410 BABIP
HIGH
59.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Anderson (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Anderson (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Anderson (back) will throw a three-inning simulated game at extended spring training Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Anderson (back) is headed to extended spring training to continue his rehab, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Anderson (back) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Anderson (back) has officially landed on the disabled list, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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Anderson (back) is expected to land on the disabled list, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

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Anderson was removed from Saturday's contest due to lower-back soreness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Anderson was removed from Saturday's start in the first inning due to what appears to be an injury, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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2017

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2016

Signed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal last winter, the notoriously oft-injured Anderson gave the Dodgers everything they could have asked for and perhaps more, setting career highs in starts (31) and innings (180.3) while posting a 3.69 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. His 5.8 K/9 was a career low, but Anderson's GB/FB was an elite 4.5 and he maintained solid control (2.3 BB/9). His 90.7 mph average fastball was in line with his career average, and though he finished on a down note in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Mets (3 IP, 6 ER), that shouldn't detract from what was overall a solid season. It was impressive to see what he was able to do as a relatively miscast No. 3 starter (due to the injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy). Anderson accepted the club's one-year $15.8 million qualifying offer in November but an injury once again stole the headlines this offseason, as he is slated to miss three to five months with a bulging disk in his back. Given that timetable, it is tough to invest in Anderson in most formats.

2015

The Rockies took a major risk in acquiring the polished, yet injury-prone Anderson from the Athletics last winter, but the gambit looked like it would pay off by midseason, as the lefty emerged as a veritable staff ace with a 2.84 ERA and 60 percent groundball rate over four July outings. Unfortunately, it was a fractured pinkie and eventual season-ending back surgery in August that added yet another chapter to Andersonís extensive injury history, preventing him from topping the 100-inning mark for the fourth consecutive season. Despite their annual need for pitching help and the flashes of frontline potential Anderson demonstrated last season, the Rockies were unwilling to pick up his $12 million option due to his continued inability to stay healthy. The Dodgers signed him to an incentive-laden one-year deal in December, where he will get an opportunity to get his career back on track.

2014

Anderson added to his injury-prone reputation by throwing just 44.2 innings in 2013 after suffering an ankle injury early in the season and never fully recovering. The difference in his 2013 campaign was that when he did actually pitch, he wasn't even remotely effective. Anderson compiled a 6.04 ERA in 2013 while making five starts and 11 relief appearances. The A's hoped he would provide a presence in the back end of the bullpen while also saving his arm, but his ERA was 4.71 as a reliever. Anderson does have a ton of potential and upside (he still struck out more than a batter per inning in 2013), but the likelihood of him ever cashing in on it lessens each season. The Rockies acquired Anderson in December, with the hope that he'll be able to overcome the injury bug and having to pitch half of his games at Coors Field.

2013

Anderson made a very successful return from Tommy John surgery and immediately slotted in as the A's ace down the stretch, making six regular season starts while compiling an ERA under 3.00 and a WHIP around 1.00. He did suffer a strained oblique in September, but looked fully recovered from that with a very effective outing in the ALDS. The main concern with Anderson is that his strikeout rate has never been as high as it was a rookie. The hope is the that the strikeouts pop back up with full health, and a healthy Anderson has a chance to move into the elite level of arms in the American League.

2012

Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery in July, which is expected to keep him sidelined until at least the All-Star break. He was humming right along with a tidy 2.77 ERA through his first seven starts, allowing 47 hits and a 35:8 K:BB over 48.2 innings, and tossing in a solid eight-inning start against the Angels in late May before leaving a start a week later and never returning. Anderson's arsenal featured a nasty slider prior to the injury, so it will be interesting to see how well and how often he's able to throw it upon his return. It's unlikely that he'll offer much more than 90 innings or so in 2012, but those in keeper leagues where Anderson is available won't want to forget about him.

2011

Anderson battled elbow problems for most of the first half of the season, limiting him to six starts before the All-Star break and just 19 overall. His strikeout rate dipped upon his return, perhaps a concession that his nasty slider was putting too much strain on his arm, as he fanned just 53 batters over his final 81.2 innings after returning from his second stint on the DL. His excellent control and home ballpark, combined with the A's offseason focus on getting more offense, should place him among the AL's elite if he can stay healthy, even if he doesn't approach 200 strikeouts in a full season.

2010

Anderson earned a spot in the A's rotation with a strong spring despite just six starts above Single-A entering the season. He was the A's ace by mid-season, posting a 3.48 ERA, 1.193 WHIP and a superb 86:20 K:BB rate over his final 14 starts covering 88 innings. He carved up righties, holding them to a .247 BAA and fanning 114 in 130.1 innings. He seems destined to be the next A's ace and should build upon a nice rookie season.

2009

Anderson continued to rocket through the minors, starting six games at Double-A Midland as a 20-year old. His composite season totals (105 innings, 95 hits, 27 walks, 118 Ks) and projectable frame (6'4 and left-handed) gives the A's a legit No. 1 starter prospect. A mid-season promotion to Triple-A Sacramento is all but a given, lining him up for a 2010 major-league debut.

2008

A 2006 second-round pick, Anderson has an excellent strikeout rate and command which drew a mid-season promotion to High-A Visalia and put him on the keeper league radar. The 6-4 southpaw finished his first season as a pro with a 125:21 K:BB ratio in 120.1 combined innings between Low- and High-A, which is even more impressive when you consider that Anderson was just 19 years old. His command and mound presence are well above average for his level of experience, a byproduct of his background as the son of highly-regarded college pitching coach - and current Oklahoma State manager - Frank Anderson. Anderson wasn't as lights out after his promotion to High-A, but he's got the potential to move fast through Oakland's system after coming over from Arizona in the Dan Haren trade.