Ian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/2/1998 (23)
Ian Anderson Season Stats
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Ian Anderson News
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson struggled on the hill Friday in loss 9-5 loss to the Dodgers. Anderson gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings. He is now 4-3 with an ERA of 3.64. The right-hander now has lost his last two outings after winning his previous two starts. Fantasy managers who have Anderson have to be a bit concerned with him losing his last two decisions.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his start against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. The rookie right-hander was pulled at 110 pitches after allowing his first two hits of the game to start off the seventh inning. He ended up with just one run crossing the plate over six innings of work. Anderson now has a 3.20 ERA through eight starts this season. He has a solid K-BB of 47-21 and has given up just four home runs through 45 innings. Anderson may lack a lengthy track record of success but he's held big league hitters to a .194 batting average and is striking out well over a batter per inning over 14 games split between 2020 and '21.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson struck out seven batters during the club's 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. The rookie right-hander allowed three runs on six hits including a first-inning solo homer to Jean Segura over six innings of work. Anderson has struggled with his control in recent games and has walked five batters over his past 10 innings, including three on Saturday. Through seven starts in 2021, the 23-year-old has a 26% strikeout rate and a 53.5% ground-ball rate which has helped him keep the ball in the park with just four homers allowed in 39 innings of work. He remains a solid fantasy option in both dynasty leagues and redraft leagues.
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.