Ian Anderson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/2/1998 (23)
Ian Anderson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ian Anderson News
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 starting pitcher Ian Anderson finished strong during his last start of the regular season. He went six innings, three hits allowed, two earned runs, three walks, and two strikeouts in the 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Anderson was serviceable this season, posting a 3.58 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 124/53 K/BB ratio across 128 1/3 innings. He should be a key piece to the Braves postseason rotation alongside Max Fried and Charlie Morton.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson was locked in during Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went seven innings, two hits allowed, one earned run, one walk, and eight strikeouts in the 9-2 win. To be fair, the Diamondbacks don't have much firepower on offense, but Anderson made easy work of them. Anderson will take a 3.60 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts into his next start versus the Philadelphia Phillies. He'll be a favorable fantasy option in an important matchup versus Philly.
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.