Cody Anderson
Cody Anderson
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
60-Day DL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cody Anderson in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
To throw in Arizona League on Saturday
PCleveland Indians
Elbow
August 24, 2018
Anderson (elbow) will pitch in the Arizona League on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Anderson is slated to see his first game action following Tommy John surgery in March of 2017. If he cruises through his minor-league rehab assignment, there's a chance he could return from the disabled list sometime in mid-to-late September.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2016
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .326 142 25 5 44 9 2 7
Since 2016vs Right .342 128 29 8 41 6 1 6
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .326 142 25 5 44 9 2 7
2016vs Right .342 128 29 8 41 6 1 6
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Since 2016
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
2018
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2016
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 8.16 1.85 28.2 1 3 0 7.5 2.5 2.5
Since 2016Away 5.34 1.41 32.0 1 2 0 8.4 1.4 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 8.16 1.85 28.2 1 3 0 7.5 2.5 2.5
2016Away 5.34 1.41 32.0 1 2 0 8.4 1.4 1.4
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After struggling as a starter, the Indians shifted Anderson to a relief role last season, and while his results improved (4.34 ERA out of the bullpen compared to a 7.71 mark as a starter), the team is still planning on stretching Anderson out for rotation depth entering 2017. Overall, Anderson struck out right-handed batters at a 22.7 percent clip, while effectively limiting free passes to hitters on both sides of the dish (4.8 percent). Working with a four-pitch mix, Anderson has the arsenal necessary to become a useful back-end starter if he's given additional development time in that role, but he's more likely to be deployed as a swingman in the short term unless injuries to the starters ahead of him create a vacancy in the rotation. During the offseason, Anderson had a debridement procedure on his right elbow, which could delay his availability at the start of the Cactus League slate in March.
Anderson started the season at Double-A Akron (1.02 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 in 10 starts) before a quick three-start audition at Triple-A (1.15 WHIP, 8.4 K/9) landed him a spot in the Indians rotation for the final three months of the season. Anderson was effective despite a low K-rate in his first four starts, then got pounded for four starts before hitting the DL with a strained oblique. He did not allow more than two runs in any of his seven starts to close the season. His final five starts came against the Tigers and Twins twice and the White Sox once and he faced off against the Rays twice in his four-start stretch at the start, so he certainly benefited from a soft schedule. Anderson won the No. 4 starter spot in camp, thanks to increased fastball velocity that saw him sitting at 95-97 mph, up from an average velocity of 92.1 mph last season. With a greatly improved fastball and the tutelage of pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Anderson is a primed breakout candidate in 2016.
The transition from High-A to Double-A has been a rocky one for Anderson. He dominated the competition in the Carolina League in 2013, posting a 2.34 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 112:31 K:BB over 123.1 innings, but his ERA more than doubled with the move up in 2014 (5.44 ERA over 125.2 innings). Further, his strikeout rate dropped by more than two per nine innings, going from 8.2 K/9 with Carolina to 5.8 K/9 last season, and he gave up more home runs (17) than he did in the previous two years combined (16). Lefties crushed him to the tune of a .345 average and 10 homers, and the right-hander was even worse after the All-Star break, going 0-3 with a 7.67 ERA and .299 BAA in six second-half starts. Despite the massive step back, the Indians were still high enough on Anderson to add him to their 40-man ahead of the Rule 5 roster deadline, suggesting they have plans for him to contribute in the next year or two. It seems entirely possible that the team will move him to the bullpen to expedite his arrival.
Anderson began to open some eyes with his performance at High-A Carolina before earning a late-season promotion to Double-A Akron. The 6-foot-4 righty features mid-90s heater and a slider to go along with the occasional curveball and changeup. He closed out games in his junior college career, so he's still working on refining his secondary offerings. As long as the Indians continue to develop Anderson as a starter in the minors, he projects as a mid-rotation arm if he proves capable of handling the jump to Double-A.
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Throwing live BP
PCleveland Indians
Elbow
August 17, 2018
Anderson (elbow) has began throwing live batting practice but will not return by the end of August, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
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Progressing in throwing program
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Elbow
August 3, 2018
Anderson (elbow) has been playing catch out to 100 feet, and he'll advance to throwing off a mound within the next week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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On no-throw regimen
PCleveland Indians
Elbow
June 2, 2018
Indians manager Terry Francona said that Anderson (elbow) was recently reexamined by Dr. Keith Meister and instructed to rest for three weeks before resuming a throwing program, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Placed on 60-day DL
PCleveland Indians
Elbow
February 25, 2018
Anderson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday.
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Set for bullpen session Saturday
PCleveland Indians
Elbow
February 14, 2018
Anderson (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2017, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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