After earlier reports that Tyler Anderson was heading to the Phillies in a trade, the deal fell through because of a medical review. Anderson is close to being traded to the Seattle Mariners. (Jeff Passan on Twitter)
Anderson has a 4.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 20% strikeout rate, and 5.8% walk rate in 103 1/3 innings with the Pirates. The increased cutter usage at 29.1% up from 18-19% in 2019 and 2020 has helped Anderson's results in 2021. Anderson's cutter elicits a 12.7% swinging-strike rate and .269 wOBA allowed. He should help provide depth for the Mariners and a solid streamer in 15-team leagues.