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Birth Date2-1-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 22 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 3.45 10.1 1.1
Career9281494.0473.021.0273230442207850223620541724133124183863.733.524.2663.97.0

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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 3.45 126 .229 .247 .308 .389 .260 .314 115 9.4 1.0 10.1 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 10.1 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
2014-08-05 - 60-DL - - - 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.

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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

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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).