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Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson


Age: 24Bats: RThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #234
Best / Worst #150 / #316
ADP #407

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Ian Anderson: Coaching staff encouraged after early spring work

The Atlanta Braves’ coaching staff is reportedly encouraged with Ian Anderson’s early spring work, which includes him featuring a slider he added in the off-season.

Fantasy Impact

Anderson is in need of a bounce back season after posting the worst numbers of his young career in 2022. Despite winning 10 games, the 24-year-old posted a 5.00 ERA and a .264 batting average against in 22 games. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his progress in Spring Training to see if Anderson can return to his 2021 form.

Jesse Garcia5 weeks ago
Ian Anderson optioned to Triple-A on Sunday

The Braves optioned Ian Anderson to Triple-A on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Anderson has had a terrible season, with his 5.11 ERA being fourth-worst among starters. With the Braves' acquisition of Jake Odorizzi, they now have five starters they can start with relative confidence, and Anderson simply wasn't needed anymore. He'll try to get right in the minors but, to the extent you were still relying on him for some reason, feel free to move on.

Dan Harris33 weeks ago
Ian Anderson struggles in win Friday

Ian Anderson pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, four walks, and four earned runs Friday. He struck out three Mets and earned a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact

Anderson has had a rough season and could potentially be in danger of losing his spot in the rotation if he cannot right the ship. In 21 starts he has posted a 5.11 ERA, .266 OBA, and a career high 4.51 K/9 ratio. The 24-year-old was very effective in 2020 and 2021, so it remains to be seen if the Braves will let him work out his troubles in the rotation or the bullpen.

Jesse Garcia33 weeks ago
Ian Anderson blanks Arizona on Saturday

Ian Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out nine during Atlanta's win over Arizona on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Anderson was exceptional, cruising through the first four innings, then only allowing a double to Jake McCarthy and walking Buddy Kennedy in the fifth inning before ending his night. He was able to induce an impressive 16 swinging strikes, nine strikeouts and 35 percent CSW and saw a slight uptick in velocity across his three-pitch arsenal. It was a huge bounce-back effort for Anderson after he was crushed for seven earned runs in his last start. He has been highly inconsistent this season, seemingly alternating great starts with very poor outings. Fantasy managers should continue to be wary of the righty and stream him only in plus matchups. On the season Anderson is now 9-6 with a 4.99 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 90 strikeouts over 20 starts. He'll next take the mound in a road matchup against the Mets on Friday.

Devon Bruce34 weeks ago
Ian Anderson shelled in loss on Sunday

Ian Anderson pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks during Atlanta's loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Anderson had strung together a solid three starts in a row but was smacked around early in this game, allowing five runs in the first inning alone. He issued three free passes, the ninth time this season that he has allowed three or more walks in a game. Anderson has been a burden on the Braves rotation so far as the rest of the starters have all put together solid seasons. He now has an 8-6 record with an unsightly 5.31 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with an 81:48 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 95 innings. He'll look to get back into the win column in a matchup against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Devon Bruce35 weeks ago
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