Nick Anderson
Nick Anderson
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson was traded from the Twins to the Marlins in November 2018 and earned a spot on the Opening Day roster, and he delivered quality innings out of the bullpen in Miami in his first taste of big-league action with a 2.71 FIP and 37.1 K% in 45 outings. The Marlins then flipped him to the Rays at the trade deadline, where he took another step forward with a 1.62 FIP and 41:2 K:BB across 21.1 innings. He recorded one save and 16 holds between the two teams. Anderson is a two-pitch pitcher and uses a curveball (40% usage) to compliment a 96-mph fastball, and he turned into one of the more dominant relievers in the league during the second half with a 45.5 K-BB%. Anderson figures to begin the 2020 campaign in a high-leverage role for the Rays, and after the team traded Emilio Pagan in February, there's a chance Anderson closes. It's not a lock, however, and even if he is the primary closer, Anderson will likely lose occasional chances based on matchups. Read Past Outlooks
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#153
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Marlins in March of 2019. Traded to the Rays in July of 2019.
Grabs second win
PTampa Bay Rays
September 26, 2020
Anderson (2-1) was credited with the win against the Phillies on Friday, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed no hits and issued one walk.
ANALYSIS
Anderson was slightly less efficient than usual, throwing only half of his 16 pitches for strikes and walking his third batter this year. However, the right-hander still managed his fourth consecutive scoreless effort, and he became the pitcher of record when Joey Wendle laced a go-ahead two-run single in the home half of the eighth, which proved to be the difference in the contest. Anderson will likely continue to be one of manager Kevin Cash's most trusted bullpen assets in the postseason.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Nick 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 Nick Anderson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-79%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .234 148 60 11 32 9 1 5
Since 2018vs Right .156 172 76 9 25 2 2 4
2020vs Left .160 25 12 0 4 0 0 1
2020vs Right .034 31 14 2 1 0 1 0
2019vs Left .250 123 48 11 28 9 1 4
2019vs Right .183 141 62 7 24 2 1 4
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
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.68 1.07 44.0 5 4 4 15.1 2.3 1.4
Since 2018Away 1.69 0.83 37.1 2 1 3 14.9 2.4 0.5
2020Home 1.13 0.75 8.0 2 1 4 12.4 3.4 1.1
2020Away 0.00 0.24 8.1 0 0 2 16.2 0.0 0.0
2019Home 4.25 1.14 36.0 3 3 0 15.8 2.0 1.5
2019Away 2.17 1.00 29.0 2 1 1 14.6 3.1 0.6
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 Nick 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
8.67
 
K/9
14.3
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
95.2 mph
 
ERA
0.55
 
WHIP
0.49
 
BABIP
.166
 
GB/FB
0.32
 
Left On Base
90.9%
 
Exit Velocity
82.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2166 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.5%
 
Swinging Strike
22.5%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson may be the rare 28-year-old with no major-league experience worth knowing. A 32nd-round pick by the Brewers back in 2012, Anderson never signed and instead went to the Frontier League until the Twins purchased his contract in 2015. After recording a 2.25 ERA in 183.2 minor-league innings, split over four seasons, Anderson was acquired by the Marlins, who immediately placed him on their 40-man roster. There may be no organization in baseball better to try to break in with than Miami. It would be a surprise to see him anywhere near the closer conversation early in the season, but after striking out 36.2% of batters while walking just 7.8% at Triple-A last season, it's conceivable that Anderson could work his way towards a high-leverage role as the season progresses.
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Snags sixth save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 21, 2020
Anderson struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Monday, earning the save against the Mets.
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Takes first loss
PTampa Bay Rays
September 17, 2020
Anderson (1-1) was charged with the loss in an extra-inning defeat at the hands of the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing a hit on two runs (one earned) over one inning while striking out the side.
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Grabs fifth save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 16, 2020
Anderson struck out both the batters he faced to record his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Nationals.
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Picks up save in return
PTampa Bay Rays
September 5, 2020
Anderson (forearm) threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday to earn his fourth save of the season. He struck out one batter and issued one walk.
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Returns from injured list
PTampa Bay Rays
Forearm
September 4, 2020
Anderson (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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