Ian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/2/1998 (25)
Ian Anderson Season Stats
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Ian Anderson News
Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery, according to sources. Anderson began the year at Triple-A Gwinnett after a rough 2022 season, and he struggled in his first start in the minors before being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow. He'll miss the rest of the 2023 season but is expected to return in 2024. Fantasy managers should expect Anderson to at least miss the start of next season, though, and after last year's disappointing performance, his fantasy value is obviously way down now. The 24-year-old posted a 5.00 ERA and 1.51 WHIP with 97 strikeouts and 54 walks in 22 starts over 111 2/3 innings for the Braves last year. He can be dropped in all single-year fantasy leagues now.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson (elbow) has been placed on the seven-day minor-league injured list with a right elbow injury. The Braves are still evaluating him at this time. Anderson gave up six runs (four earned) on four hits (three home runs) while walking two and striking out one in just two-thirds of an inning in his first start for Triple-A Gwinnett last week, but it's likely his elbow was already bothering him then. Fantasy managers that have been stashing the 24-year-old right-hander shouldn't expect him to make his 2023 debut with the Braves for some time, but hopefully his right elbow injury isn't a season-ender. Stay tuned for updates on how long he might be out.
Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson didn't have the start he wanted in his first outing for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, as he allowed six runs (four earned) on four hits (three homers allowed) while walking two and striking out one in just two-thirds of an inning. The 24-year-old struggled to a 5.00 ERA (4.25 FIP), 1.51 WHIP and career-low 19.7 percent strikeout rate in 22 starts for the Braves in 2022 in his third major-league season, and he didn't look very great in spring training either. The Braves will want to see better results from him before they consider him for a big-league promotion, even with lefty Max Fried (hamstring) on the injured list. Bryce Elder is expected to replace Fried in the rotation for now.
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.