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 had trouble keeping the ball in the park during Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants. He went 5 2/3 innings, five hits allowed, four earned runs, two walks, and seven strikeouts in the 6-5 loss. Anderson allowed three home runs in this contest, but deserves the benefit of the doubt. He is posting a respectable 3.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 114/49 K/BB through 22 starts this season. Anderson should have a bounce back performance versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during his next outing.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson was tough to hit during Friday's game against the Miami Marlins. Anderson went five innings, five hits allowed, two earned runs, two walks, and nine strikeouts in the 6-2 victory. He has pitched well since coming off the injured list and doesn't appear to have missed a beat. Anderson will take a 3.61 ERA into his next start. Fantasy managers can continue believing in him down the stretch of the season.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson was not on his best game during Saturday's contest against the Colorado Rockies. He went three innings, five hits allowed, four earned runs, and four walks in the 7-6 loss. Anderson clearly struggled with his control and two home runs hurt him as well. Despite the rough outing, Anderson has been solid for the Braves this season. It's never easy pitching in Colorado, so fantasy managers should give him a pass here.
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.