Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Miami Marlins
60-Day IL
Injury Finger
Est. Return 3/1/2020
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.
Shifts to 60-day IL
3BMiami Marlins
Finger
September 3, 2019
Anderson was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
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Anderson has already been shut down for the season after fracturing a finger on his left hand, so this move simply clears up a roster spot.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
21
52
15
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
21
6
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+13%
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 .726 324 29 9 28 0 .243 .327 .399
Since 2017vs Right .791 961 126 22 111 7 .276 .357 .434
2019vs Left .738 123 8 6 12 0 .232 .301 .438
2019vs Right .834 397 49 14 54 5 .271 .355 .478
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
Even Split
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .777 673 88 17 75 5 .263 .355 .422
Since 2017Away .773 612 67 14 64 2 .272 .343 .430
2019Home .810 280 30 10 36 4 .255 .354 .457
2019Away .811 240 27 10 30 1 .269 .329 .481
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
21.9%
 
BABIP
.305
 
ISO
.207
 
AVG
.261
 
OBP
.342
 
SLG
.468
 
OPS
.811
 
wOBA
.355
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
44.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
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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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Will avoid surgery
3BMiami Marlins
Finger
August 27, 2019
After visiting a specialist, it's been determined that Anderson will not require surgery on his left hand, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Diagnosed with broken finger
3BMiami Marlins
Finger
August 23, 2019
Anderson suffered a broken finger in his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game agianst the Phillies, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
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Day-to-day with hand bruise
3BMiami Marlins
Hand
August 23, 2019
Anderson has been diagnosed with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game against Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Exits early
3BMiami Marlins
Hand
August 23, 2019
Anderson was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Three hits in loss
3BMiami Marlins
August 21, 2019
Anderson went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk Tuesday in the Marlins' 5-1 loss to the Braves.
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