Shaun Anderson
Shaun Anderson
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Francisco Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Giants could look to stretch Anderson back out in spring training. His best path to 2020 fantasy relevance probably lies in the bullpen, where roles are in flux following the offseason departure of Will Smith. Anderson's ERA in relief was even worse than his 5.33 mark as a starter, though a lot of that damage was done in his final appearance of the season and the skills definitely played up. In 13.1 relief innings, Anderson had a 25.4 K% and 3.51 FIP, compared to a 15 K% and 4.97 FIP as a starter. He even picked up his first two career saves in September when Smith was unavailable. New manager Gabe Kapler will start with a blank slate, likely leaving roles up for grabs in spring training. Tony Watson has some experience closing and Anderson doesn't bring the velocity we typically like to see from a closer, but in the bullpen he'd be on the short list when the matchups call for a righty in the ninth. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in March of 2020.
Strikes out side
PSan Francisco Giants
July 26, 2020
Anderson struck out the side in the seventh inning Saturday against the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
He did not allow a baserunner and threw 10 of 17 pitches for strikes. Tony Watson followed him and got two outs, then Tyler Rogers got one out and Trevor Gott recorded the save in the ninth inning, but not before giving up an earned run. None of the three relievers who followed Anderson recorded a strikeout, so while he did not get the save opportunity, he was the most impressive of San Francisco's relievers while stymying the best offense in the National League.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Shaun Anderson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Shaun Anderson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
Even Split
2020
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .286 205 30 17 53 13 0 8
Since 2018vs Right .285 251 49 26 63 11 1 8
2020vs Left .143 7 4 0 1 0 0 1
2020vs Right .235 22 5 5 4 0 0 2
2019vs Left .292 198 26 17 52 13 0 7
2019vs Right .289 229 44 21 59 11 1 6
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.72 1.55 45.2 2 3 2 6.7 3.7 1.2
Since 2018Away 5.21 1.54 57.0 1 2 0 7.1 3.8 1.6
2020Home 7.71 2.14 2.1 0 0 0 3.9 11.6 3.9
2020Away 4.15 1.15 4.1 0 0 0 16.6 4.2 4.2
2019Home 5.61 1.52 43.1 2 3 2 6.9 3.3 1.0
2019Away 5.30 1.58 52.2 1 2 0 6.3 3.8 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Shaun Anderson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
1.80
 
K/9
12.2
 
BB/9
6.8
 
HR/9
4.1
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.169
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
103.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2601 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.1%
 
Swinging Strike
16.8%
 
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Rejoins big-league roster
PSan Francisco Giants
July 23, 2020
The Giants recalled Anderson from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.
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Sent to Triple-A
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Stretching out as starter
PSan Francisco Giants
February 26, 2020
Anderson is stretching out as a starter in spring training, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Moves down to setup duties
PSan Francisco Giants
September 18, 2019
Anderson fired two scoreless innings with a walk and three strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Red Sox.
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Notches second save
PSan Francisco Giants
September 13, 2019
Anderson tossed a scoreless inning Friday, allowing a hit and striking out one to earn the save in a 1-0 win over Miami.
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