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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
53.7 4.11 1.29 43 3 3 0 0.6
Birth Date2-1-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2.42010
0.22011
0.62012
0.42013
1.72014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2009 OAK 21 30 30 175.3 175.3 0.0 11 11 0 0 13 0 735 180 94 79 20 271 45 44 3 150 4.06 3.74 4.80 21.0 2.4
2010 OAK 22 19 19 112.3 112.3 0.0 7 6 0 0 13 1 470 112 41 35 6 154 22 20 7 75 2.80 3.18 3.37 22.6 2.4
2011 OAK 23 13 13 83.3 83.3 0.0 3 6 0 0 7 0 356 86 40 37 8 123 25 24 7 61 4.00 4.00 5.15 1.0 0.2
2012 OAK 24 6 6 35.0 35.0 0.0 4 2 0 0 4 1 137 29 11 10 1 38 7 6 1 25 2.57 2.68 3.31 5.5 0.6
2013 OAK 25 16 5 44.7 23.7 21.0 1 4 3 0 2 0 200 51 32 30 5 77 21 20 0 46 6.04 3.88 4.27 3.6 0.4
2014 COL 26 8 8 43.3 43.3 0.0 1 3 0 0 5 0 180 44 18 14 1 61 13 10 0 29 2.91 2.96 3.44 10.3 1.1
Career9281494.0473.021.0273230442207850223620541724133124183863.733.524.2664.07.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 SBN A 14 14 81.3 4.15 107 .228 .251 .316 .370 .255 .323 99 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2007 VIS A+ 9 9 39.0 5.37 89 .276 .270 .351 .436 .274 .365 97 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2008 STO A+ 14 13 74.0 4.38 108 .234 .266 .331 .399 .262 .309 100 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2008 MID AA 6 6 31.0 4.42 92 .235 .263 .339 .394 .274 .324 87 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 OAK MLB 30 30 175.3 4.80 102 .248 .267 .331 .432 .261 .309 102 20.0 2.0 21.0 2.4
2010 OAK MLB 19 19 112.3 3.37 123 .234 .251 .316 .389 .248 .294 98 22.6 2.4 22.6 2.4
2010 SAC AAA 3 3 13.3 3.11 137 .279 .281 .353 .434 .270 .422 99 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2010 ATH Rk 2 2 6.0 2.88 137 .345 .294 .339 .389 .294 .611 98 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2011 OAK MLB 13 13 83.3 5.15 79 .265 .254 .320 .399 .259 .306 95 1.5 0.2 1.0 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 6 6 35.0 3.31 117 .210 .259 .318 .398 .262 .272 90 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
2012 STO A+ 1 1 2.0 5.51 83 .346 .312 .370 .499 .290 .400 94 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 SAC AAA 5 5 23.3 4.61 103 .288 .279 .341 .433 .270 .324 96 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2013 OAK MLB 16 5 44.7 4.27 94 .296 .259 .321 .409 .269 .359 93 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2013 STO A+ 1 1 3.3 9.96 -20 .427 .258 .331 .418 .284 .429 92 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 MID AA 1 1 3.7 3.38 107 .367 .251 .317 .378 .262 .429 84 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2013 SAC AAA 1 1 2.3 5.71 60 .311 .291 .370 .413 .278 .429 86 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2014 COL MLB 8 8 43.3 3.44 126 .228 .246 .307 .387 .259 .314 117 9.5 1.1 10.3 1.1
2014 CSP AAA 2 2 9.3 2.93 144 .181 .255 .312 .403 .247 .296 106 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 SBN A 8 4 0 14 14 81.3 76 10 85 3 61% .323 8.4 1.1 0.3 9.4 1.06 2.21 8.4 0.8
2007 VIS A+ 3 3 0 9 9 39.0 50 11 40 6 52% .365 11.5 2.5 1.4 9.2 1.56 4.85 5.4 0.5
2008 STO A+ 9 4 0 14 13 74.0 68 18 80 5 60% .309 8.3 2.2 0.6 9.7 1.16 4.14 15.2 1.5
2008 MID AA 2 1 0 6 6 31.0 27 9 38 3 56% .324 7.8 2.6 0.9 11.0 1.16 2.61 1.7 0.2
2009 OAK MLB 11 11 0 30 30 175.3 180 45 150 20 52% .309 9.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 1.28 4.06 21.0 2.4
2010 SAC AAA 1 0 0 3 3 13.3 19 3 12 0 51% .422 12.9 2.0 0.0 8.1 1.65 4.06 5.2 0.5
2010 ATH Rk 0 0 0 2 2 6.0 11 0 6 0 44% .611 16.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.83 3.00 2.4 0.2
2010 OAK MLB 7 6 0 19 19 112.3 112 22 75 6 55% .294 9.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 1.19 2.80 22.6 2.4
2011 OAK MLB 3 6 0 13 13 83.3 86 25 61 8 59% .306 9.3 2.7 0.9 6.6 1.33 4.00 1.0 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 4 2 0 6 6 35.0 29 7 25 1 61% .272 7.5 1.8 0.3 6.4 1.03 2.57 5.5 0.6
2012 STO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 4 0 0 0 60% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.3 0.0
2012 SAC AAA 1 1 0 5 5 23.3 27 5 18 4 51% .324 10.4 1.9 1.5 6.9 1.37 4.24 3.4 0.3
2013 MID AA 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 6 4 3 0 57% .429 14.7 9.8 0.0 7.4 2.73 14.73 0.5 0.1
2013 STO A+ 0 1 0 1 1 3.3 5 2 6 2 56% .429 13.5 5.4 5.4 16.2 2.10 13.50 -1.3 -0.1
2013 SAC AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.3 3 3 2 0 71% .429 11.6 11.6 0.0 7.7 2.57 7.71 -0.0 -0.0
2013 OAK MLB 1 4 3 16 5 44.7 51 21 46 5 62% .359 10.3 4.2 1.0 9.3 1.61 6.04 3.6 0.4
2014 COL MLB 1 3 0 8 8 43.3 44 13 29 1 63% .314 9.1 2.7 0.2 6.0 1.32 2.91 10.3 1.1
2014 CSP AAA 1 0 0 2 2 9.3 8 2 8 0 78% .296 7.7 1.9 0.0 7.7 1.07 0.96 3.4 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 2722 0.5246 0.4456 0.8326 0.5826 0.2944 0.9159 0.6509 0.1665
2010 1650 0.5315 0.4267 0.8395 0.5906 0.2406 0.9247 0.6022 0.1591
2011 1347 0.5494 0.4254 0.8412 0.5568 0.2652 0.9053 0.6770 0.1536
2012 523 0.5201 0.4455 0.8112 0.5515 0.3307 0.9400 0.5783 0.1803
2013 765 0.4732 0.4327 0.7915 0.5718 0.3077 0.9082 0.5968 0.2054
2014 655 0.5038 0.4458 0.7945 0.5576 0.3323 0.9402 0.5463 0.2055
Career76620.52320.43670.82680.57440.28470.91890.62570.1708

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-06 2014-09-29 60-DL 54 49 - Low Back Surgery L4-L5 Bulging Disk 2014-08-15
2014-04-13 2014-07-13 60-DL 91 83 Left Fingers Surgery Fracture - Index Finger HBP 2014-04-17 -
2013-09-14 2013-09-18 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-04-30 2013-04-30 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-30 2013-08-28 60-DL 120 104 Right Foot Stress Fracture Navicular -
2013-04-28 2013-04-29 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-20 2013-04-20 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-13 DTD 5 4 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2013-03-11 2013-03-16 Camp 5 0 - Upper Back Spasms - -
2012-09-20 2012-10-10 DTD 20 14 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-03-13 2012-08-20 60-DL 160 120 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-07-14 -
2011-06-06 2011-09-29 60-DL 115 102 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-07-14
2010-08-27 2010-08-27 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Hyperextension -
2010-06-04 2010-07-30 15-DL 56 46 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2010-04-25 2010-05-29 15-DL 34 30 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Tendon -
2010-03-18 2010-03-28 Camp 10 0 Neck Stiffness -
2009-07-12 2009-07-12 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2009-05-05 2009-05-15 DTD 10 8 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-04-28 2009-04-28 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2009-03-20 2009-03-20 Camp 0 0 Left Forearm Tightness -
2008-05-19 2008-05-31 Minors 12 0 Thumb Soreness -
2007-07-28 2007-08-26 Minors 29 0 Head Concussion Car Accident -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 COL $6,000,000
2014 OAK $2,000,000
2013 OAK $5,750,000
2012 OAK $3,250,000
2011 OAK $1,250,000
2010 OAK $750,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,400,000
2011Current$8,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$19,400,000
6 yrTotal$19,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dLegacy Sports4 years/$12.5M (2010-13), 2014-15 option

Details
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options. Signed extension with Oakland 4/16/10, replacing 1 year/$0.41M deal signed 3/8/10. $1M signing bonus (paid 8/5/10, 11/1/10, 3/1/11, 11/1/11) 10:$0.5M, 11:$1M, 12:$3M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$8M club option $1.5M buyout, 15:$12M club option $1.5M buyout. Oakland exercised 2014 option 11/1/13. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 12/10/13. (A's to pay Rockies $2M in the deal.)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (2-55) (Stillwater HS, Okla.). $0.95M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 6.1 4.4 0 16 16 110.3 94 23 87 9 .285 1.06 3.06 3.33 21.9 2.2
80o 5.9 4.7 0 16 16 103.6 94 23 82 10 .299 1.14 3.43 3.73 17.5 1.8
70o 5.8 4.9 0 16 16 98.8 95 23 78 10 .310 1.19 3.71 4.03 14.2 1.4
60o 5.7 5.1 0 16 16 94.8 95 23 75 10 .319 1.24 3.94 4.28 11.5 1.2
50o 5.6 5.3 0 16 16 91.2 94 23 72 10 .328 1.29 4.16 4.53 9.0 0.9
40o 5.4 5.5 0 16 16 87.6 94 23 70 10 .336 1.34 4.39 4.77 6.5 0.7
30o 5.3 5.8 0 16 16 83.8 94 23 67 9 .345 1.39 4.63 5.04 3.8 0.4
20o 5.1 6 0 16 16 79.5 93 23 63 9 .356 1.46 4.93 5.35 0.9 0.1
10o 4.9 6.4 0 16 16 73.7 92 23 59 9 .370 1.55 5.34 5.8 -3.3 -0.3
Weighted Mean5.65.30161690.79323729.3261.284.144.59.30.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 61% 14% 16% 97%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152791102828171191471321954.3441.394.755.1710.02.56.91.00.4
201628101103030185196451352054.3271.314.354.739.62.26.61.01.3
201729101103131201212451552354.3271.284.264.639.52.06.91.01.6
2018307902323138156311061854.3411.364.935.3610.22.06.91.20.1
20193181002626156173361161954.3351.344.564.9610.02.16.71.10.8
2020328902626151164361081854.3291.334.534.939.82.26.51.10.8
202133780222213214327931754.3241.294.474.869.81.86.31.20.8
202234780212112113329881654.3301.344.675.079.92.26.51.20.4
202335780212112213528871654.3301.344.655.0510.02.16.41.20.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3742.124.438.918.135.8160.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 82 Jaime Garcia 2013 4.23
2 80 Dallas Braden 2010 3.88
3 79 Curt Simmons 1955 5.14
4 78 Bill Singer 1970 3.30
5 78 Derek Holland 2013 3.80
6 78 Scott Kazmir 2010 6.18
7 77 Dwight Gooden 1991 3.79
8 76 Johnny Antonelli 1956 3.43
9 76 Paul Maholm 2008 3.88
10 76 Andy Pettitte 1998 4.58
11 76 Jose Rosado 2001 0.00 DNP
12 76 Matt Garza 2010 4.13
13 76 Rick Reuschel 1975 4.42 DNP
14 75 Fernando Valenzuela 1987 4.30
15 75 Jon Niese 2013 4.28
16 75 Don Newcombe 1952 0.00 DNP
17 75 Steve Carlton 1971 3.92
18 75 Steve Avery 1996 4.81
19 75 Erik Hanson 1991 4.23
20 75 Burt Hooton 1976 3.69
21 75 Chris Volstad 2013 10.80
22 74 Alejandro Pena 1985 10.38
23 74 Edwin Jackson 2010 4.77
24 74 Zach Duke 2009 4.27
25 74 Johnny Cueto 2012 3.03
26 74 Bob Friend 1957 4.14
27 73 Gene Brabender 1968 3.83
28 73 Brian Matusz 2013 3.71
29 73 Brett Cecil 2013 2.97
30 73 Justin Masterson 2011 3.71
31 73 Jonathan Sanchez 2009 4.52
32 73 Jim Kaat 1965 4.12
33 73 Felix Hernandez 2012 3.26
34 73 Tom Gorzelanny 2009 5.74
35 73 Cole Hamels 2010 3.19
36 73 Bill Bonham 1975 5.22 DNP
37 73 Jon Matlack 1976 3.23
38 72 Frank Sullivan 1956 4.17
39 72 Britt Burns 1985 4.16
40 72 Matt Harrison 2012 3.46
41 72 CC Sabathia 2007 3.51
42 72 Alex Fernandez 1996 3.84
43 72 Dana Eveland 2010 7.29
44 72 Jim Abbott 1994 4.94
45 72 Dick Ellsworth 1966 4.92
46 72 Mike Witt 1987 4.66
47 72 John Lannan 2011 4.29
48 72 Jeremy Bonderman 2009 8.71
49 72 Bartolo Colon 1999 4.26
50 71 Kelly Downs 1987 4.02
51 71 Randy Tomlin 1992 3.67
52 71 Charles Nagy 1993 7.03
53 71 Joba Chamberlain 2012 4.79
54 71 Sean Marshall 2009 4.54
55 71 Lindy McDaniel 1962 4.46 DNP
56 71 John Danks 2011 4.70
57 70 Ned Garver 1952 3.90
58 70 Atlee Hammaker 1984 2.73
59 70 Kevin Appier 1994 3.95
60 70 John Candelaria 1980 4.40
61 70 Steve Busby 1976 5.27
62 70 Matt Morris 2001 3.58
63 70 Mark Buehrle 2005 3.76
64 70 Kevin Millwood 2001 4.91
65 70 Roy Oswalt 2004 3.80
66 70 Joey Hamilton 1997 4.62
67 70 Ross Detwiler 2012 4.11
68 70 Francisco Liriano 2010 3.62
69 70 Andy Sonnanstine 2009 7.68
70 69 Dave Righetti 1985 3.20
71 69 Billy O'Dell 1959 3.34
72 69 Brett Myers 2007 4.33
73 69 Mike Boddicker 1984 3.27
74 69 Steve Trout 1984 3.79
75 69 Ed Halicki 1977 3.67
76 69 Ricky Nolasco 2009 5.40
77 69 Ricky Romero 2011 3.40
78 69 Justin Thompson 1999 5.36
79 69 Mark Eichhorn 1987 3.31
80 69 Scott Diamond 2013 5.98
81 69 Manny Parra 2009 6.94
82 69 Mike Mussina 1995 3.49
83 69 Mike Pelfrey 2010 3.88
84 69 Zack Greinke 2010 4.66
85 69 Yovani Gallardo 2012 3.79
86 69 Dontrelle Willis 2008 9.38
87 69 Johnny Podres 1959 4.29
88 68 Claude Osteen 1966 3.45
89 68 Jordan Zimmermann 2012 3.17
90 68 Vida Blue 1976 2.68
91 68 Vin Mazzaro 2013 2.81
92 68 Gio Gonzalez 2012 3.12
93 68 Chad Billingsley 2011 4.69
94 68 Dean Chance 1967 3.43
95 68 Andy Messersmith 1972 2.97
96 68 Vinegar Bend Mizell 1957 4.16
97 68 Sam McDowell 1969 3.51
98 68 Derek Lowe 1999 3.05
99 68 Luke Hochevar 2010 5.33
100 68 Bert Blyleven 1977 3.11

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .291 .343 .435 .280
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .326 .372 .260
18 Split (Multi) .032 .017 .063 .020
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .302 .375 .535 .307
31 vs R (2013) .281 .358 .400 .286
38 Split (2013) .021 .017 .135 .021
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Once the shining prince of the Oakland pitching corps, Anderson missed the majority of the season recovering from his 2011 Tommy John surgery. He came back in September and pitched effectively down the stretch, joining an all-rookie rotation during the playoff chase and then shutting down Detroit for six-plus innings to notch the win in his first career postseason appearance. The son of a former Division I head baseball coach, Anderson is in a great system to nurture his pitching development and bring him back safely from injury. The left-hander's velocity was back to pre-injury levels and his pitch command was within range. Anderson is poised to reclaim his spot near the top of the pecking order in the Oakland rotation.
2012 When healthy, Brett Andersonís name deserves a spot on the list of talented young lefties in the game. His slider-heavy arsenal features a lively low-90s fastball he can spot in the zone to induce weak contact. But after a promising rookie campaign in 2009, injuries limited his overall effectiveness during his sophomore season, and thanks to a chance encounter between his elbow and Dr. James Andrews, the up-and-coming southpaw will be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. It's a big blow for the Athletics and for Anderson, as that talented arm isnít guaranteed to return to the field with the same sharp stuff that gave him the label in the first place.
2011 Anderson's coming-out party was supposed to be held in 2010, but instead it was delayed by a first half that featured the disabled-list stints, aborted comebacks, and returns to the shelf that come with elbow tendinitis, the default term for arm ouchies that doctors can't necessarily find the source of. Once healthy, he was good, but also a very different pitcher from the '09 version, as he began to mix in a sinker with his four-seam fastball and depended much more on his slider as a secondary offering. The result was more ground balls but fewer strikeouts, which leaves us wondering which version will show up this season. Whiffs are more important than worm-burners when forecasting long-term success, and Anderson seemed a better bet when he was missing more bats. Regardless, he's an above-average big-league starter at an age when most southpaws are still stuck on the farm.
2010 The son of a pitching coach, Anderson was always a mature product with above-average stuff and command, so it wasn't a big surprise to see him handle his own as a 21-year-old in the big leagues. What was surprising was how much of a forward leap he took during the year, as he now looks like a potential All-Star. His curve and changeup were always advanced for his years, but it was with his fastball that he took the largest step forward in 2009, because during the second half of the season the big lefty was parked at 93-94 mph while touching 97. There was much debate going into the year as to whether Anderson or Trevor Cahill was the better prospect, but one year later, it's less of an argument, as Anderson has upgraded from good to great.
2009 Carlos Gonzalez was the best prospect in the Haren deal at the time it was consummated, but it looks like Anderson is going to turn out to be the best player brought to Oakland in the exchange. The son of a pitching coach, he was the most polished pitcher in the Arizona system as a teenager, but scouts were always turned off by his dumpy, unathletic frame.Last spring, he came to camp 25 to 30 pounds lighter and took another step forward because off it, with his low-90s fastball grading up because of its excellent movement and location. Unlike most pitchers his age, Anderson has advanced secondary offerings and an excellent feel for his craft. He's moving up rapidly, could be in Oakland by the end of the year, and has All-Star potential.
2008 A second-round pick in 2006, Anderson is the son of the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State, so it's no surprise that he's arguably the most polished high school pitcher to be drafted in years. How often do you find a teenager with plus-plus command? How often do you find one with an outstanding changeup? Anderson has both as well as a plus curve and average-velocity fastball. He's not a pure power pitcher and is also a little pudgy, but if you had to gamble on any teenage pitcher to reach the majors (not star mind you, just get there), Anderson might be your best bet. That ability to move up fast may serve him particulary well now that he's been transplanted to an Oakland team that needs pitching as part of the Haren deal.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Anderson or Trevor Cahill? I am leaning towards Cahill, am I leaning the wrong way?
(Scott Frew from Oakville)
I lean with you, but there are plenty who lean the other way. You can honestly make a good arguement for either, and while I still prefer Cahill, I'm sure they'll be very close on the Top 100. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like Brett Anderson better than Trevor Cahill and my friends look at me like I have 6 heads...Why????
(Josh from Oak/CA)
I like Trevor Cahill better than Brett Anderson, but you're friends are crazy to look at you like that. I bet if I found 20 scouts who have evaluated the pair, neither would get more than 12 votes. They're very close and you could make an argument either way. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the young starting pitchers that weren't as hyped as the Joba's and the Homer's has the potential to develop into dominant strike out pitchers?
(kenfa03 from Texas)
One guy I'm watching closely is Brett Anderson with the A's - just got promoted to Double-A. If he can make the transition in the Texas League, he could come quick. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan: James Simmons is ahead of Gio Gonzalez? Based on your comment about de los Santos, does this mean the A's got next to nothing for Swisher?
(oira61 from San Francisco)
Uh oh, I feel like what I wrote got contorted a bit. I certainly didn't mean to imply ... that. My comment about de los Santos was that he shouldn't be clumped below Brett Anderson because of a bad month. Simmons and Gio are probably on equal timetables to help the Majors. I know KG saw and heard great reports concerning Gio in Spring Training, so I'm not closing any doors. I think they got good value for Swisher, it's just going to take some time. (Bryan Smith)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)I am eagerly anticipating the debut of Jarrod Parker this year. Do you think he can fly through the minors like say, Kershaw or Bailey?
(Phil from Chicago)
Well both Kershaw and Bailey spent most of their first season in the Midwest League, and that's what I expect out of Parker -- maybe a similar schedule to Brett Anderson's a year ago. Parker will be in South Bend, so he won't be too far from home, and I think that comfort will allow him to be one of the league's most dynamic players. He's a fantastic talent, and I'm looking to see him, too. (Bryan Smith)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brett Anderson has thrown 7,894 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (81mph), Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (88mph).