Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
25-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Miami Marlins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
For a player with as little prospect pedigree and buzz as Anderson, he had himself a nice little rookie season. He was the second-best hitter on a poor Marlins team, finishing 13 percent better than league average with the bat after accounting for park effects (113 wRC+). His plate-discipline profile was pretty much exactly in line with his minor-league track record, with Anderson walking 9.3% of the time while striking out at a 19.3% clip. The big drawback was the lack of power. Anderson had 34 doubles but only 11 homers and a .127 ISO, and his 51.8% groundball rate and .397 road slugging percentage don't portend much improvement in that department in the years to come. His 19.7% line-drive rate also points to a batting average in the .270s being maybe his ceiling. With his steady plate skills and an everyday role, the soon-to-be 26-year-old Anderson appears primed to once again be relevant in the corner infield, if only as a textbook accumulator. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed with the Marlins for $600,000 in June 2014.
Accounts for team's lone run
3BMiami Marlins
April 14, 2019
Anderson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.
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Anderson tied the game in the sixth with a solo blast to left field, but the Marlins would fall 3-1 in a 14-inning affair. He's now homered in back-to-back contests, though his batting average thus far leaves something to be desired (.228 over 15 games).
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+49%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+45%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .692 225 21 3 17 0 .242 .333 .359
Since 2017vs Right .758 614 80 10 59 4 .275 .357 .401
2019vs Left .477 24 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .227
2019vs Right .712 50 3 2 2 2 .233 .340 .372
2018vs Left .751 171 18 3 13 0 .252 .357 .395
2018vs Right .759 499 69 8 52 2 .280 .357 .402
2017vs Left .543 30 3 0 3 0 .241 .267 .276
2017vs Right .787 65 8 0 5 0 .273 .369 .418
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+45%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .745 447 61 9 42 3 .263 .351 .394
Since 2017Away .735 392 40 4 34 1 .270 .349 .385
2019Home .690 54 3 2 3 2 .229 .315 .375
2019Away .476 20 0 0 0 0 .176 .300 .176
2018Home .760 341 52 7 36 1 .272 .358 .403
2018Away .753 329 35 4 29 1 .274 .356 .397
2017Home .702 52 6 0 3 0 .244 .346 .356
2017Away .710 43 5 0 5 0 .282 .326 .385
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Stat Review
How does Brian Anderson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). 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.
BB/K
0.41
 
BB Rate
11.5%
 
K Rate
28.2%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.116
 
AVG
.217
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.641
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson lacks impact tools, realistic upside, a high floor and a record of performance at age-appropriate levels in the minors. But he will likely be the Marlins' starting third baseman on Opening Day, so he's got that going for him, which is nice. Prior to 2017, he impressed after getting drafted in the third round in 2014 in the lower levels as a 21-year-old, and had a nice 49-game run at High-A as a 23-year-old, but other than that, he had been roughly a league-average hitter at each stop. However, last season he hit .275/.361/.492 with 22 home runs in 120 games across stops at Double-A and Triple-A before making his big-league debut in September, where he whiffed 29.5 percent of the time. He could hit .250 or .260 with double-digit home runs if everything breaks right. In most organizations he would profile as an organizational depth piece, but after Miami gutted its roster this offseason, Anderson will be a part of a youth movement in 2018.
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Hits first 2019 homer
3BMiami Marlins
April 13, 2019
Anderson went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 10-3 win over Philadelphia.
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Heads to bench
3BMiami Marlins
April 10, 2019
Anderson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
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Still hitting high in order
3BMiami Marlins
April 7, 2019
Anderson will bat third and man third base in Sunday's game against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Heating up ahead of Opening Day
3BMiami Marlins
March 21, 2019
Anderson went 2-for-2 with two walks, a triple, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
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Cranks two-run homer
3BMiami Marlins
February 28, 2019
Anderson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run homer in Thursday's game against the Astros.
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