Ian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/2/1998 (24)
Ian Anderson Season Stats
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Ian Anderson News
Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson (oblique) strained his left oblique while pitching for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sept. 8 and will be out at least a month. It basically rules out any chance that he could have returned to Atlanta's rotation for the end of the regular season and even possibly the postseason now. Anderson was demoted to the minors last month when the Braves acquired righty Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros at the trade deadline. The 24-year-old had a 5.00 ERA (4.25 FIP), 1.51 WHIP and 97 K's in 22 starts for the Braves before being demoted. In his four starts at Gwinnett he hasn't been any better, surrendering 13 earned runs on 25 hits while walking 10 and striking out 23 in 21 2/3 frames.
The Atlanta Braves optioned right-hander Ian Anderson and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday and recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa and selected catcher Chadwick Tromp's contract in corresponding moves. Anderson was solid last year with a 3.58 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 24 starts, but he's really struggled in 2022, going 9-6 with a 5.11 ERA (4.24 FIP), a 1.54 WHIP, 93 strikeouts and a league-high 53 walks in 105 2/3 innings over 21 starts. He'll head to the minors in order to work on his control. Ynoa has made two starts for Atlanta this year, allowing 10 earned runs on 11 hits (two homers) while striking out eight and walking six in just 6 2/3 frames. He also has a 5.38 ERA in 72 innings at Gwinnett, but there is some strikeout upside here.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson was superb on Saturday as he allowed just one hit over six-scoreless frames in his club's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The victory took his record to 9-6 on the season as he struck out nine batters in the contest while issuing just one free pass in the 97-pitch outing. It was the first time the right-hander lasted six innings since a June 19 start and a nice bounce back contest after he gave up seven runs over three innings last weekend. Anderson will take an underwhelming 4.99 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into his next start versus the division-rival Mets.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson went 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA and 3.45 xFIP over 32 1/3 IP in a successful first MLB season. The 22-year-old also posted a sexy 29.7 K% and pitches for a contending club, so it's no surprise that fantasy managers are eager to add him to their rotations at an ADP of 91.86. Unfortunately, his stuff doesn't support the strikeouts. Anderson features a three-pitch repertoire: fastball-changeup-curve. His fastball averaged 94.5 mph last season, but its 2,063 RPM spin rate ranked in the ninth percentile of big-league pitchers. It only generated a 6.2 SwStr%. Both his change (18.9 SwStr%, 42.3 Zone%, 26.7 O-Swing%) and curve (14.3 SwStr%, 39.5 Zone%, 30.6 O-Swing%) were solid, but neither is the true wipeout pitch generally needed for a 30 K%. Their low Zone% marks are also the reason for his inflated 10.1 BB%. Anderson's "luck metrics" such as his .250 BABIP and 4.5% HR/FB could be due for regression as well, though it's worth noting that his .184 xBA and .234 xSLG were both close to his actual marks of .172 and .230, respectively. Low-spin fastballs can limit the damage on balls in play, but Anderson is probably too expensive unless the strikeouts repeat.