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 has pitched to a 6.48 ERA and a 4.85 FIP in his first two starts this season. It's a small sample early, but Anderson has thrown just 8.1 innings so far. He's collected eight strikeouts and six walks on the season. It's very much been a tale of two starts for the 23-year-old. Anderson gave up five walks, five earned runs, and three hits against just one strike in 2.2 innings in his first start of the season against the Cincinnati Reds. In his next outing six days later against the San Diego Padres, the right-hander struck out seven batters over 5.2 frames while giving up just two hits, a solo home run, and a walk.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson (toe) left his appearance as a precaution in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a blister on his right big toe. Anderson is scheduled to start his first game of the regular season this Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, but it remains to be seen if the blister issue will cause him to be skipped in the rotation. The 23-year-old should be able to make his first start of the season this weekend, but it makes him a little bit more risky as a DFS play, as he might have his pitch count limited to kick things off. Anderson was solid for the Braves and fantasy managers in 2021, going 9-5 with a 3.58 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 124 strikeouts and 53 walks in 24 starts in his second big-league season.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson helped lead the team to a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the NLDS. He pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out six. The 23-year-old right-hander had some trouble keeping the ball in the yard during the final stretch of the regular season. He allowed seven home runs over 26.2 innings in September and had a 4.39 ERA over that stretch. However, Anderson has certainly begun to develop a reputation as a strong postseason pitcher. Dating back to last year, he has now thrown 23.2 postseason innings across his short career and he has allowed just two earned runs while striking out 30 batters.
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.