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Brett Anderson (SP)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 10% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Brett Anderson pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out three. 60-of-100 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has not allowed more than three earned runs since April 21, a stretch of six starts. On the season, he's compiled a 3.47 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and has struck out 34 batters in 49.1 innings. Anderson hasn't pitched more than 100 innings since 2010 so it's going to be tough to trust him all season long. He's locating his fastball and keeping hitters off-balance with his curveball. Utilize him while he's healthy and playing. He won't rack up too many strikeouts but can help in ERA and wins.


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Brett Anderson pitched 6.1 innings Wednesday night in San Francisco. He pitched brilliantly but two walks really cost him and directly led to two earned runs. Anderson allowed six hits, three earned runs, three total walks, and struck out seven. 67-of-112 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The final line doesn't show how well Anderson pitched. The Giants did not get on the board until the sixth inning. In addition, one of the earned runs charged to Anderson occurred when Yimi Garcia replaced him in the seventh inning and promptly allowed a two-run home run to Buster Posey. Anderson threw his fastball in the 92 mph range and mixed in a 78 mph curveball and 84 mph slider. This makes back-to-back games of 7+ strikeouts. Anderson has proven he's more than a spot-starter. He makes a viable SP 5. Just be wary of his extensive injury history.


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Brett Anderson becomes the first Dodger to pitch a complete game this season. He went five innings in a game that was called due to rain. Anderson allowed six hits, one earned run, walked one, and struck out one. 40-of-63 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson won't rack up many strikeouts, but could be useful in the right matchup. When his control is on, he can keep an opposing team off-balance with his fastball/curveball combination. When he's off, he can get pounded due his lack of possessing electrical stuff.


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Brett Anderson pitched six innings of shutout baseball Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed five hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: When his control is on, he can be very effective as evidenced by today's performance. When he's off, it could be ugly. His fastball sits around 89 mph and he throws a curveball. Anderson could be a decent spot-start option in the right matchup.


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Brett Anderson was cruising along until the fifth inning where the Giants tagged him for three earned runs. He struck out three, walked two, and gave up five hits. 46-of-74 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson doesn't fool anyone with his stuff. He is about hitting his spots and using his curveball to keep batters off-balance. Unfortunately, his fastball doesn't have enough zip to keep hitters honest. Anderson could help in wins because of the defense and offense the Dodgers possess. He probably won't kill you in ERA and WHIP but won't strike out many. Purely a spot-start pitcher in the most favorable of matchups.


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Brett Anderson wasn't fooling anyone Tuesday night at AT&T Park. The Giants collected nine hits and scored four runs in four innings. Anderson did not walk a batter and struck out one. 48 of 72 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson won't strike out many but can be useful for wins, ERA, and WHIP in the right matchup. Against the Giants, he had a 5.25 ERA in three games entering Tuesday night's contest. As evidenced tonight, in the wrong matchup it could be an ugly experience.


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Brett Anderson pitched five solid innings Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed six hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, and struck out three. His only mistake was a curveball that Nelson Cruz crushed to dead center. He left the game with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, but the bullpen got him out of the jam. 50 of 73 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was efficient and kept the Mariners bats off-balance all night. He threw his fastball at 91 mph, curveball at 78 mph, and slider at 83 mph. If he can stay healthy, Anderson provides some fantasy value as he pitches in Chavez Ravine, with a good defense behind him, and a solid offense. He could rack up some wins and help in ERA and WHIP. Strikeouts won't be plentiful and there is always injury risk but the cost to acquire him in minimal.


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Brett Anderson pitched a solid six innings in his Dodgers debut. The only blemish was in the third inning when he gave up a huge three-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt. He walked one and struck out four. 66 of 94 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson's fastball topped out at 89 mph and the curveball was in the 75 mph range. Location wasn't that great as he kept throwing his curveball high. The Goldschmidt home run was on a first-pitch fastball after he allowed two consecutive hits on his curveball. Anderson is not going to strike out many batters. He could be a serviceable streaming option, though, with the possibility for wins and decent ERA/WHIP help.


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Brett Anderson did not allow an earned run in six innings of work Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed four hits, one walk, and struck out two. Anderson threw 42 of his 74 total pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson probably can't be relied on to pitch too many innings this year, as he hasn't topped 85 innings pitched since 2011. While he is healthy though, he could be a viable spot-start pitcher. As the #134 starting pitcher off the board, you won't get many strikeouts from Anderson but wins, quality starts, and ERA help are definitely a possiblity with a solid defense and offense that the Dodgers possess.


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Brett Anderson got roughed up by the cross-town rival Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles. He surrendered three earned runs off seven hits, one being a towering homerun by Albert Pujols. Anderson did not walk anyone and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is still slated to be the fifth starter in the Dodgers rotation. His extensive injury history and lack of over-powering stuff makes it difficult to utilize a roster spot on him. He will probably be on the waiver wire and could be useful for a spot start or two.


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Brett Anderson gave up two hits and one walk Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. He struck out two in three scoreless innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is slotted to be the fifth starter for the Dodgers. Pitching in Chavez Ravine, with an improved defense and a solid offense, gives Anderson some fantasy value as he is the #113 starting pitcher. The only problem is that he is a huge injury risk. The last time he has pitched more than 120 innings was 2010.


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Brett Anderson sharp in debut

Mon, Mar 9th 7:08pm EDT
By Stan Son

Brett Anderson gave up one hit in two innings pitched Monday against the San Francisco Giants. He struck out one batter and did not walk anyone.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson seems to be the front-runner for the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation. Pitching in Chavez Ravine, with the upgraded Dodgers defense and potent lineup, provides tremendous upside for Anderson. The problem is his injury history. He has not pitched more than 84 innings since 2010. He is currently ranked as the #117 starting pitcher. He's worth the risk at those prices.


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Brett Anderson feeling good

Wed, Mar 4th 4:32pm EST
By Matthew Davis

Brett Anderson faced hitters today and was happy with the results, having no issues with his back. Anderson has not pitched since having season ending surgery for rupturing a disc in his back last year. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson signed a 1-yr/$10M deal plus $4M in possible incentives with the Dodgers this off-season. The problem with Anderson is staying on the field. He hasn't logged a full season since 2009. I wouldn't expect much from him due to his health history but if you're in an NL only league you might want to throw $1 at him for one of your reserve spots and hope to catch lightning in a bottle.


Dodgers signing LHP Brett Anderson

Mon, Dec 15th 7:15pm EST
By Stan Son

Multiple reports have the Dodgers signing LHP Brett Anderson to a 1 year $10 million deal. He would essentially replace Dan Haren and give the Dodgers 3 lefties in their starting rotation: Kershaw, Ryu, and Anderson. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is only 26 years old but has been injured the past 4 seasons. He had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and back surgery last year. When healthy, he was one of the bright young stars as he hurled a perfect game in 2009 and broke the Oakland A's single-season rookie strikeout record. He could be a late round steal if he can stay healthy. He's going to pitcher- friendly Chavez Ravine, Rick Honeycutt is an excellent coach, Yasmani Grandal is one of the best pitch framers, and he will be around Clayton Kershaw.