Brian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1993 (28)
Brian Anderson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Brian Anderson News
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (shoulder) is expected to miss "at least several weeks" with a left shoulder subluxation, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Anderson exited Monday's game early after the team says he aggravated the injury when sliding into third base. This is a tough blow for managers who had Anderson on their roster, as he had begun to heat up this month after a slow start to the year, slashing .297/.366/.438 with two home runs, three steals, six RBI and 10 runs scored over 19 games in May. With Anderson out, the Marlins will likely turn to a combination of Isan Diaz and Jon Berti to handle third base.
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (shoulder) was removed from Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He appeared to have suffered a shoulder injury when sliding into third base in the second inning. Jon Berti replaced Anderson at third base and could see a few starts, assuming Anderson misses time. The organization is likely going to release more updates on Anderson's status following the game. Anderson has struggled at the plate lately, so maybe a few days off could help him find his groove.
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson had a solid day at the plate Saturday, going 3-for-4 with three singles. He came around to score twice. Anderson has endured a tough start to his season, but he's been better of late, slashing .391/.500/.652 with a homer and two steals over his last seven games. This might be a final opportunity to buy Anderson from a disappointed fantasy manager on the cheap.
Brian Anderson has been consistently getting better at the plate since his debut season of 2017. After posting isolated power marks just slightly over .100 in 2017 and 2018, 2020 marks the second season in a row where he's had one over .200. Over the past two seasons, Anderson's power rise has been due to increases in his Statcast metrics, most notably his barrel rate, which in 2020 was a career-best 9.6%. Further adding to the power development, Anderson saw a great increase in pull rate, climbing over 11% to 43% last season. Pulling the ball more usually leads to more power, and his spray chart from last season shows that, with the majority of his home runs going to the pull side. One concerning area from Anderson's 2020 season was that his strikeout rate spiked to 28.8%, by far the worst of his career. It appears that selling out for more power caused him to whiff more, with a whiff rate that was ten percentage points worse than league-average. The power increases are nice and make him a more intriguing fantasy option, but he'll need to manage the strikeout rate for him to become a more complete hitter. Overall, Anderson is a good late-round option at third base, as he should accumulate a good amount of counting stats while hitting the in the middle of the Miami order.