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Brett Anderson (SP)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 19% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Brett Anderson allowed two hits in the first six innings Wednesday night in Cincinnati. Then the seventh inning happened. He allowed three hits in the inning and three runs eventually scored, but all were unearned because of an error by Chase Utley. Anderson walked one and struck out four. 58-of-92 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has allowed more than three earned runs three times all season long. He can be a competent starter for the back of your rotation. The Dodgers defense helps his ground ball tendencies and the offense should support him for plenty of win opportunites. He's not exciting but is a solid option.

 

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On a night when Mike Fiers tossed a no-hitter against the Dodgers, Brett Anderson went six innings, allowed seven hits, three earned runs, zero walks, and struck out five. Two of the hits allowed were home runs. 57-of-85 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson could be a fantasy asset in quality start leagues. He won't strike out many and the WHIP could get a little high. The Dodgers are currently struggling but they still possess a good defense and offense. Things should turn around. On the season, Anderson has a 3.52 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed three earned runs on six hits Saturday night against the Reds. He walked two and struck out three in six innings. 65-of-103 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: With the win, Anderson notched his seventh of the season. In 23 starts, he's pitched three games in which he's induced less than 10 groundballs. That's been a big key for his success. On the year, Anderson is sporting a 3.48 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, with 90 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings pitched.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits Monday night against the Washington Nationals. Ian Desmond hit a two-run home run in the first inning, then the Nationals tagged Anderson for five runs in the sixth inning. He walked three and struck out one in five innings. 50-of-89 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: When Anderson's control is off, expect results like tonight. He's a soft tossing lefty that tries to induce ground balls. Tonight was the first time walking three batter since mid-June. On the season, he has a 3.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He's tossed 13 quality starts in 22 games.

 

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Brett Anderson pitched six innings against the Phillies Wednesday night. He allowed one earned run on four hits, walked two, and struck out five. 57-of-92 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That makes 14 quality starts out of 21 for Anderson. He has been a godsend for the Dodgers pitching staff. It's ironic that Anderson has been the most healthy out of all the offseason acquisitions, considering his extensive injury history. Anderson is definitely useful in fantasy as he's now sporting a 3.06 ERA, 1.28 ERA, and 86 strikeouts in 123 2/3 innings.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed two earned runs on five hits Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics. He walked one and struck out two in seven innings of work. 64-of-94 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Good to see Anderson pitch well after his Achilles injury. He is a ground ball pitcher so his BABIP and FIP will be elevated. He served up a home run in tonight's game, but usually induces ground balls, as evidenced by his 66.4% mark on the season. As long as he keeps the ball on the ground, Anderson can be a back of the rotation fantasy asset.

 

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Brett Anderson threw 34 pitches in a bullpen session on Friday. He also performed some simulated fielding and felt fine after the session. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson should be good to pitch next week.

 

Brett Anderson received some good news on Wednesday, when the MRI on his Achilles only showed minor inflammation. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson will play catch tomorrow. If that session goes well, then he will resume a bullpen session on Friday. Great news for Anderson, considering his vast injury history. It's a shame that the injury occurred now, though, as he had really been pitching well. Hopefully, Anderson can resume his success when he returns.

 

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Brett Anderson had to leave Tuesday's game after attempting to field a comebacker. The ball kicked off his leg and Anderson landed awkwardly. His final line was: 2.2 innings pitched, three earned runs, five hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: The extent of the injury is not known for sure yet. Further tests will be performed, but early indications seem to be an Achilles' tendon injury.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed three runs in seven innings on Sunday afternoon against the Brewers. He allowed eight hits including two home runs and struck out three while walking none. He easily could have gone deeper into the game had he not been pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning, as he had thrown just 82 pitches, 57 for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The home runs were uncharacteristic of the groundball specialist Anderson, and they were just his eighth and ninth of the season in 108 innings. He'll carry a solid 3.17 ERA to the All-Star break, but he remains merely a low-end fantasy option due to his below-average strikeouts (6.42 per 9 innings) and subpar WHIP (1.30).

 

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Brett Anderson allowed four runs (three earned runs) in five innings Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. He walked two and struck out five. 62-of-87 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is a finesse, ground-ball pitcher that relies on control and changing speeds, so there is little room for error. He has a career .312 BABIP. So far in 2015, he has a .323 mark. The five strikeouts are nice but that is not his forte. Anderson will remain a relevant fantasy option, health permitting, but expect an occasional outing like tonight.

 

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Brett Anderson struck out seven in seven innings Wednesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed one earned run on seven hits and walked two. 62-of-95 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That makes eight quality starts in the last nine for Anderson. He's going deep into games and has struck out 17 in the last 14 innings pitched. He has an extensive injury history but he looks very strong right now, as he's throwing close to 100 pitches every outing. He's definitely a fantasy option right now, and if he continues to strike out batters like the past two games, then he could be gold in the second half.

 

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Brett Anderson brilliant in Miami

Fri, Jun 26th 10:36pm EDT
By Stan Son

Brett Anderson struck out a season high 10 Marlins to earn his fourth win of the season. He allowed one earned run on five hits and walked one. 73-of-113 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Early in the season, Anderson was routinely throwing roughly 70 pitches per game. Over the past month, he's eclipsed 100 pitches five times. The Dodgers probably had him on a program due to his extensive injury history. With one more inning pitched, he will throw the most innings in a season since 2011. Don't expect many games like today, but Anderson is definitely a serviceable fantasy option. Hopefully he can remain healthy.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed one earned run on five hits Sunday night against the rival Giants in six innings. He walked two and struck out one. 50-of-85 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is basically the National League Mark Buehrle. They are both soft-tossing lefties that rely on control and keeping opposing batters off-balance. Their stats are very similar. Anderson: 3.29 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts in 82 innings. Buehrle: 3.90 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts in 92.1 innings. They are both serviceable fantasy options as long as you know what you are buying.

 

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Brett Anderson gutted through eight innings Tuesday in Arlington. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits, walked three, and struck out four. 74-of-114 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The 114 pitches thrown were a season high. That's a great sign as Anderson has dealt with a myriad of injuries over the years. The soft-tossing lefty won't strike out many and will walk around three batters-per-game, but he's allowed three or fewer runs in all but one game this season. Utilize him while he's healthy.

 

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Brett Anderson was only able to go five innings Wednesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed four earned runs, eight hits (two home runs), walked one, and struck out three. 55-of-91 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson left the game in-line for the win. He is not a strikeout pitcher but always keeps the Dodgers in the game. As long as he remains healthy, he can be provide value as a SP 5, but just be aware that this is the most innings he's pitched since 2011.

 

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Brett Anderson was humming along until the Cardinals got to him for two earned runs in the eighth inning to take a 2-1 lead. He ended up going 7.2 innings, allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out five. 56-of-88 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Really tough loss for Anderson. Pitch count was low and he kept the Cardinals at bay for most of the game. He's now pitched four quality starts in a row and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a game since April 21, when he gave up four to the Giants. Hopefully the injury bug doesn't bite him again this year, because he's definitely become a solid back-end fantasy option.

 

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Brett Anderson allowed two earned runs on five hits Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals. He walked three and struck out five. 61-of-102 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has so far posted a 3.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and struck out 39 batters in 55.1 innings. The often injured lefty has pitched the most innings since 2011, when he went 83.1. Anderson can be a serviceable, yet unspectacular, option for your fantasy pitching staff.

 

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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.