Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

29-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Miami Marlins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The implementation of the universal DH bodes well for Anderson in 2022 if his body does not fail him the way it did in 2021. Much was made of Fernando Tatis' shoulder subluxations last year and how he avoided surgery; Anderson had the same problem but could not avoid surgery. His first shoulder issue cost him nearly three months, and that was followed by an oblique injury, COVID-19 and a second shoulder subluxation which led to him having surgery in mid-September. The problem now is that the surgery was on his front hitting shoulder, which hurts a hitter's ability to get full extension on their swing and generate full power. He's twice cleared the .800 OPS threshold in a season, but performance expectations should be modest coming off the procedure. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#478
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $4.48 million contract with the Marlins in March of 2022.
Resting again Wednesday
3BMiami Marlins
September 21, 2022
Anderson isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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Anderson has gone 0-for-8 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts over his last three games and will head to the bench for a second consecutive matchup. Jon Berti is starting in left field and leading off.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
15
1
16
14
10
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
5
4
2
6
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+88%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .674 202 24 6 19 1 .235 .302 .372
Since 2020vs Right .735 656 68 19 74 5 .245 .340 .395
2022vs Left .776 78 12 3 6 0 .257 .333 .443
2022vs Right .651 292 30 5 22 1 .223 .315 .336
2021vs Left .428 60 5 1 5 1 .158 .200 .228
2021vs Right .804 204 19 6 23 4 .278 .377 .426
2020vs Left .788 64 7 2 8 0 .286 .359 .429
2020vs Right .802 160 19 8 29 0 .243 .338 .464
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+21%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .736 453 50 14 48 3 .248 .336 .400
Since 2020Away .703 405 42 11 45 3 .237 .326 .377
2022Home .747 211 27 6 17 1 .249 .341 .405
2022Away .587 159 15 2 11 0 .206 .289 .298
2021Home .735 147 17 4 15 2 .256 .347 .388
2021Away .690 117 7 3 13 3 .240 .325 .365
2020Home .712 95 6 4 16 0 .233 .305 .407
2020Away .863 129 20 6 21 0 .273 .372 .491
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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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
25.9%
 
BABIP
.300
 
ISO
.129
 
AVG
.230
 
OBP
.319
 
SLG
.359
 
OPS
.678
 
wOBA
.304
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.6%
 
Barrels/PA
6.2%
 
Expected BA
.235
 
Expected SLG
.390
 
Sprint Speed
24.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
49.8%
 
Line Drive %
19.0%
 
Fly Ball %
31.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
2018
Anderson had his best year yet, at least judging by his career-high 121 wRC+, helping lead the Marlins to their first playoff berth since 2003. Whether or not he actually improved isn't clear, however. He made less contact than in either of his two previous full seasons, as his strikeout rate jumped significantly from 21.9% to 28.8%. When he did make contact, it came off the bat at a career-low 87.4 mph average exit velocity. Statcast suggests he overachieved by a fair amount, giving him a .228 xBA and a .425 xSLG, numbers which don't quite back up his .255 batting average and .465 slugging percentage. Overall, it's not the most compelling profile, but Anderson should at least do enough to be worth a later-round pick again this season. He has a locked-in role in an improving lineup, though he's still held back somewhat by the Marlins' pitcher-friendly home park.
This is the type of player that would be a much bigger deal in another market and another ballpark. Anderson is the guy in the Miami lineup pitchers don't want to beat them; his overall fantasy production is limited by his surrounding cast and his home park. If he hit in a better lineup and better park, 30 homers and 90-plus RBI would be a very real possibility for him in 2020. He is coming into his third full season at the major-league level and has shown improvement in the three years of MLB experience he has under his belt. He is too cheap for the Marlins to let go anywhere else, so the hope would be Derek Jeter and the other front-office officials improve his surrounding cast quicker so his fantasy value can grow in kind. For now, draft him for the improving player he is and hope his situation changes for the better while enjoying his dual-position eligibility.
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.
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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Out of Tuesday's lineup
3BMiami Marlins
September 20, 2022
Anderson is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Takes seat Thursday
3BMiami Marlins
September 15, 2022
Anderson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
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Two homers in loss
3BMiami Marlins
September 11, 2022
Anderson went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in a 9-3 loss Sunday against the Mets.
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Resting Wednesday
3BMiami Marlins
September 7, 2022
Anderson isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Opens scoring with homer
3BMiami Marlins
August 23, 2022
Anderson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two total runs scored in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Athletics.
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