Brian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1993 (28)
Brian Anderson Season Stats
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Brian Anderson News
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (shoulder) underwent a procedure to repair his left shoulder capsule on Tuesday. The surgery was successful and he is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2022. Anderson had been dealing with shoulder discomfort for a great deal of the year and he attempted to play through it while he was active. He appeared in 67 games for the Marlins this year and slashed .249/.337/.378 with seven home runs, five stolen bases, 28 RBI and 24 runs.
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (shoulder) is on his way back to the injured list, and may not play again this season. Anderson previously spent time on the injured list with a left shoulder subluxation, and that's what this new injury is being described as also. If Anderson's season is indeed over, he'll finish 2021 with a .249/.337/.378 line in just 67 games played. Anderson hasn't played in more than 126 games since his rookie season of 2018. Isan Diaz and Joe Panik figure to get most of the starts at third base for the Marlins for the remainder of the season. Neither player should be anywhere near any fantasy team.
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. He went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Reds. The 28-year-old will get a routine day off. Anderson is slashing .237/.312/.360 with six home runs, 25 RBI, 20 runs, and four stolen bases over 234 plate appearances in 2021. Isan Diaz is starting at third base and batting sixth in Sunday's game. Diaz can be used as a streamer and is locked in at the plate in August. The 24-year-old is hitting .296 (16-for-54) with two home runs, four RBI, and a stolen base over 18 games during the month.
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.