Chase Anderson
Chase Anderson
33-Year-Old PitcherSP
Philadelphia Phillies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson does not have the velocity to get away with mistakes, so when his command wavers, the results get bad in a hurry. As a member of the Blue Jays in 2020, the right-hander saw the league hit .386 off his fastball and slug .895 with 13 extra-base hits as the pitch lost one mph from 2019. The rest of his pitches performed decently, but there is no success to be found when your primary pitch is getting beaten like a drum in the USC marching band. Anderson has a good changeup and a decent cutter, so he has enough pitches to continue as a starter, although he may find more success working in a Matt Andriese-like long-relief and spot starter role if his velocity is not going to come back. At age 33, Anderson may need to embrace a new role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#596
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Phillies in February of 2021.
Returns from COVID list
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 25, 2021
The Phillies reinstated Anderson from the COVID-19-related injured list Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Anderson was placed on the COVID-19-related IL for the second time this season June 10, but he's been healthy for quite some time, as he's made five rehab appearances at Lehigh Valley over the past three weeks. Though he was stretched out for starting duty during his time in the minors, Anderson is expected to fill a long-relief role in his return to Philadelphia.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
61
Last 10 Games
57
Last 5 Games
29
How many pitches does Chase Anderson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-51%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .212 414 84 37 78 20 4 14
Since 2019vs Right .301 511 105 40 138 32 4 27
2021vs Left .182 91 13 12 14 3 1 3
2021vs Right .373 91 16 5 31 9 1 4
2020vs Left .345 63 14 4 20 5 0 5
2020vs Right .305 88 22 6 25 6 0 6
2019vs Left .189 260 57 21 44 12 3 6
2019vs Right .280 332 67 29 82 17 3 17
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-52%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.96 1.18 120.1 7 5 0 9.1 2.8 1.2
Since 2019Away 6.97 1.66 90.1 3 5 0 6.5 4.0 2.5
2021Home 4.64 1.36 21.1 1 2 0 7.6 3.8 1.3
2021Away 9.64 1.77 18.2 1 2 0 5.3 3.9 1.9
2020Home 5.32 1.45 22.0 0 1 0 10.6 2.5 1.2
2020Away 13.03 2.28 9.2 0 1 0 7.4 3.7 7.4
2019Home 3.39 1.05 77.0 6 2 0 9.1 2.6 1.2
2019Away 5.23 1.53 62.0 2 2 0 6.7 4.1 1.9
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Stat Review
How does Chase Anderson compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.71
 
K/9
6.5
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
6.98
 
WHIP
1.55
 
BABIP
.312
 
GB/FB
0.98
 
Left On Base
59.4%
 
Exit Velocity
78.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2163 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.9%
 
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Anderson started 112 games for the Brewers over the last four seasons, but the team decided it would rather part ways than pay him the $8.5 million on his contract and traded him to the Blue Jays over the offseason. Anderson shined in 2017 and posted a respectable 3.83 ERA during his time in Milwaukee, but a 4.70 FIP over that span suggests he got a bit lucky, and he also served up home runs at a high clip (1.6 HR/9) the last two years and did not pitch in any of the 11 postseason games the Brewers played in 2018 and 2019. Anderson will now pitch for a third team, and given his salary and the Blue Jays' lack of starting pitching options he figures to open the season at or near the top of the Blue Jays' rotation. Anderson has been better than league average in both ERA and WHIP three years running, but that streak could be in danger heading to a home park where left-handers piled up long balls a season ago.
The Brewers signed Anderson to a contract extension prior to last season, but his performance really slipped, as he had trouble keeping the ball in the park. He lost his spot in the rotation late in the season and was not a factor in the team's postseason hunt. The main source of Anderson's issues were his struggles with the long ball, as he served up a whopping 30 home runs. He still threw his fastball harder than he did earlier in his career, but not as hard as he did in 2017, and last season's ratios fall right in the middle as well. The Brewers have options on Anderson's contract through 2022, so they no doubt are hoping he can regain his form from two seasons ago. Whether or not he does will likely determine if he's a regular in the rotation all season, or winds up in a swing role like last year.
Anderson quietly posted a 3.02 ERA after the All-Star break in 2016, and he did not slow down last year, finishing the season with easily the best ERA and WHIP of his career. An injury he suffered while hitting cost him two months right in the middle of his campaign, but he was a model of consistency over his final 16 starts, giving up more than two earned runs just four times over that span and never giving up more than three runs when he did. Two keys to success for Anderson last year were an improved fastball (93.1 mph) and the best home-run prevention numbers of his career. His strikeouts will not wow fantasy owners, but the Brewers showed their belief in him by inking him to a four-year extension over the offseason. If Anderson can maintain his increased velocity and keep the ball in the park, both the team and fantasy owners will be happy with their investment in 2018.
For the second straight year, Anderson threw just over 150 below-average innings. Anderson was touched up for 28 home runs in 30 starts and has still yet to finish a season with a HR/9 below 1.0. Until he can fix that, it will be hard to believe in Anderson's ability, especially considering he also is the owner of a mediocre 2.5 K/BB. But if there is any reason to believe, it can be seen in his post-All-Star performance. In his final 13 starts of the season, Anderson managed a 3.02 ERA with 53 strikeouts over 65.2 innings. However, even during Anderson's best stretch of the year, hitters still managed 10 home runs and a .460 slugging percentage against him. He'll reliably eat some innings, but Anderson has proven too hittable over the course of his career to believe he'll turn into anything more than a back-end starter at this point.
Anderson was second on the Arizona staff last year with 152.7 innings pitched, though the results were average at best. He went 6-6, while compiling a 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. His 4.14 FIP and 4.17 xFIP suggest he could be slightly better than he was last season, although he is still not a very exciting fantasy pitcher. His strikeout rate also regressed in his second major league season, falling from 8.3 K/9 in 2014 to 6.5 in 2015. The Brewers saw something they liked, however, and acquired him as part of the haul for Jean Segura. The move increases Anderson's fantasy floor, as he is assured a rotation spot to start the season in Milwaukee, whereas he would have been a bullpen arm in Arizona. However, now that he is with the rebuilding Brewers, wins will be difficult to come by, and he is unlikely to make up for that with ratios and strikeouts.
Anderson spent the bulk of his rookie year with an ERA in the 3.00s, but a pair of six-run outings in his final six starts helped push his final mark up to 4.01. Like so many other Arizona arms, Anderson struggled with home runs, so the low-3.00s ERA he carried through 15 starts felt a bit unstable, though, interestingly, he didn’t give up a single homer in either of those six-run meltdowns late in the season. Already 27, he is a bit of a late bloomer, which makes it tough to add any real projection to what we saw in 2014. He missed enough bats to contribute in the category, but there was too much traffic on the basepaths -- a factor that makes the home run troubles even more concerning. The former ninth-round pick is penciled in for a rotation spot, but if the team adds outside options or a prospect proves ready sooner than expected, Anderson will be among the first to lose his spot.
Anderson spent the 2013 campaign at the Triple-A level in Reno in the tough Pacific Coast League. It was a year of regression for the 26-year-old, who walked more batters (33) in fewer innings (88) than he did in 2012 (25 walks in 104 innings). Control has been his strong suit in his career so far, but he has a lot of other young pitchers within the organization to compete with to make the big league roster out of spring training.
Anderson went to the Arizona Fall League to build up his workload following a Double-A season that was cut to 104 innings because of an elbow injury. Although he turned 25 in November, Anderson's age is less of a concern than it might be otherwise as he pitched in college and has been slowed by injuries throughout his professional career. If his 97:25 K:BB with Double-A Mobile is any indication, there's a big league future here, although he's often left out of conversations about the organization's supply of young pitching talent. Anderson does not throw hard, but he boasts a four-pitch arsenal that he controls well. As a result, he may become an option for the back of the Arizona rotation.
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Rehabbing at Triple-A
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Undisclosed
July 10, 2021
Anderson (COVID-19 list) made his third rehab start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, tossing 65 pitches (40 strikes) while working three innings and surrendering four earned runs on six hits, no walks and six strikeouts.
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Back on COVID list
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Undisclosed
June 10, 2021
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Returns from COVID list
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 8, 2021
The Phillies reinstated Anderson (COVID-19) from the COVID-19 restricted list Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Heads to COVID IL
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
June 6, 2021
The Phillies placed Anderson on the COVID-19-related injured list prior to Sunday's game against the Nationals.
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Bound for bullpen
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 21, 2021
Anderson will move to the bullpen, with Spencer Howard set to start in his place Saturday against the Red Sox, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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