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Brett Anderson (SP)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 2% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

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.