Brian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1993 (29)
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Brian Anderson News
The Miami Marlins placed infielders Joey Wendle (hamstring) and Brian Anderson (back) on the injured list on Wednesday. Wendle will go back to the injured list due to a right hamstring strain, while Anderson is dealing with back spasms. Wendle left the game early on Monday against the Colorado Rockies with right hamstring pain just two weeks after a stay on the IL for the same hamstring. Fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if he's out longer this time around. He was hitting a solid .284/.340/.420 with two home runs, 11 RBI, 12 runs scored and four steals in 88 at-bats. With both Wendle and Anderson on the shelf, Luke Williams will see increased playing time at the hot corner. He's starting at third base and is batting ninth in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela on Wednesday.
Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (back) remains out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies. This marks his third game in a row that Anderson has missed due to back spasms. It's unclear how long Anderson is going to be sidelined, but hopefully he'll avoid a trip to the injured list. Fantasy managers should consider Anderson day-to-day until further notice.
The Miami Marlins placed third baseman Joey Wendle (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a right hamstring strain and activated third baseman Brian Anderson from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. Wendle's IL placement is retroactive to May 12. Wendle left the game early on Wednesday with more right hamstring tightness. It's a blow to the Marlins, as he was hitting a solid .304 with two home runs and four stolen bases over 87 plate appearances. It's unknown if Wendle will be ready to return from the IL when he's eligible. Anderson is starting at the hot corner and batting seventh on Friday against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes. He should see most of his playing time at third base until Wendle is able to return, but DFS gamers should avoid him on Friday against Burnes.
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.