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Portrait of Jimmy Anderson

Jimmy Anderson PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 574.7 25 47 1 241 5.42 1.3
Birth Date1-22-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1999 PIT 23 13 4 29.3 20.3 9.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 127 25 15 13 2 35 16 14 1 13 3.99 4.81 5.86 3.5 0.3
2000 PIT 24 27 26 144.0 141.0 3.0 5 11 0 0 10 1 648 169 94 84 13 247 58 56 7 73 5.25 4.57 5.14 17.4 1.9
2001 PIT 25 34 34 206.3 206.3 0.0 9 17 0 0 17 2 922 232 123 117 15 325 83 69 11 89 5.10 4.46 5.91 3.8 0.2
2002 PIT 26 28 25 140.7 136.7 4.0 8 13 0 0 13 0 636 167 91 85 20 265 63 58 5 47 5.44 5.51 6.66 -11.9 -1.2
2003 CIN 27 8 7 38.7 37.7 1.0 1 5 0 0 0 1 184 60 39 38 8 103 14 13 0 13 8.84 6.08 6.79 -2.5 -0.1
2004 BOS 28 5 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 10 4 4 0 15 3 3 0 3 6.00 3.66 3.92 1.6 0.2
2004 CHN 28 7 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 0 0 1 0 0 0 42 9 5 5 0 10 3 3 2 3 4.66 3.89 4.87 0.1 0.0
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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
1995 AUG A 14 14 76.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LYN A+ 10 9 52.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LYN A+ 11 11 65.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAR AA 17 16 97.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CAR AA 4 4 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLG AAA 21 21 103.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 35 17 123.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PIT MLB 13 4 29.3 5.86 83 .235 .273 .338 .449 .255 .242 100 1.1 0.1 3.5 0.3
1999 NAS AAA 21 21 133.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 27 26 144.0 5.14 101 .267 .266 .336 .433 .258 .314 102 19.5 1.8 17.4 1.9
2000 ALT AA 1 1 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NAS AAA 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PIT MLB 34 34 206.3 5.91 77 .261 .260 .325 .425 .258 .300 101 -1.7 -0.2 3.8 0.2
2002 PIT MLB 28 25 140.7 6.66 54 .292 .257 .324 .409 .256 .293 102 -14.2 -1.4 -11.9 -1.2
2003 CIN MLB 8 7 38.7 6.79 60 .333 .262 .327 .423 .259 .349 104 -3.4 -0.3 -2.5 -0.1
2003 FRE AAA 8 8 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LOU AAA 9 9 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 5 0 6.0 3.92 127 .310 .269 .326 .419 .255 .455 107 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2004 CHN MLB 7 0 9.7 4.87 89 .222 .263 .328 .406 .260 .265 94 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 16 15 94.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 1 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUR AAA 10 9 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.156 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 1 1 5.3 7.32 -206 .000 .265 .340 .442 .266 .278 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2005 ROC AAA 12 11 62.0 5.99 73 .262 .269 .341 .425 .252 .292 94 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2005 ROU AAA 4 4 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 22 4 43.2 6.84 81 .290 .265 .335 .409 .264 .364 124 2.7 0.3 3.8 0.4

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
1995 AUG A 4 2 0 14 14 76.7 51 31 75 1 0% .000 6.0 3.6 0.1 8.8 1.07 1.53 0.0 0.0
1995 LYN A+ 1 5 0 10 9 52.3 56 21 32 1 0% .000 9.6 3.6 0.2 5.5 1.47 4.13 0.0 0.0
1996 CAR AA 8 3 0 17 16 97.0 92 44 79 3 0% .000 8.5 4.1 0.3 7.3 1.40 3.34 0.0 0.0
1996 LYN A+ 5 3 0 11 11 65.3 51 21 56 2 0% .000 7.0 2.9 0.3 7.7 1.10 1.93 0.0 0.0
1997 CLG AAA 7 6 0 21 21 103.0 124 64 71 9 0% .341 10.8 5.6 0.8 6.2 1.83 5.68 0.0 0.0
1997 CAR AA 2 1 0 4 4 24.7 16 9 23 1 0% .238 5.8 3.3 0.4 8.4 1.01 1.46 0.0 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 9 10 0 35 17 123.7 144 72 63 8 0% .000 10.5 5.2 0.6 4.6 1.75 5.02 0.0 0.0
1999 PIT MLB 2 1 0 13 4 29.3 25 16 13 2 65% .242 7.7 4.9 0.6 4.0 1.40 3.99 3.5 0.3
1999 NAS AAA 11 2 0 21 21 133.7 153 41 93 5 0% .000 10.3 2.8 0.3 6.3 1.45 3.84 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 5 11 0 27 26 144.0 169 58 73 13 72% .314 10.6 3.6 0.8 4.6 1.58 5.25 17.4 1.9
2000 NAS AAA 0 0 0 2 2 13.0 18 4 7 0 0% .000 12.5 2.8 0.0 4.8 1.69 4.15 0.0 0.0
2000 ALT AA 1 0 0 1 1 9.0 7 1 6 0 0% .000 7.0 1.0 0.0 6.0 0.89 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 PIT MLB 9 17 0 34 34 206.3 232 83 89 15 70% .300 10.1 3.6 0.7 3.9 1.53 5.10 3.8 0.2
2002 PIT MLB 8 13 0 28 25 140.7 167 63 47 20 70% .293 10.7 4.0 1.3 3.0 1.64 5.44 -11.9 -1.2
2003 CIN MLB 1 5 0 8 7 38.7 60 14 13 8 58% .349 14.0 3.3 1.9 3.0 1.91 8.84 -2.5 -0.1
2003 FRE AAA 1 4 0 8 8 43.3 65 15 17 3 0% .363 13.5 3.1 0.6 3.5 1.85 6.44 0.0 0.0
2003 LOU AAA 6 1 0 9 9 60.7 61 14 30 2 0% .292 9.0 2.1 0.3 4.4 1.24 3.11 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 10 3 3 0 55% .455 15.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.17 6.00 1.6 0.2
2004 CHN MLB 0 0 1 7 0 9.7 9 3 3 0 59% .265 8.4 2.8 0.0 2.8 1.24 4.66 0.1 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 1 1 1 0 0% .200 5.3 5.3 0.0 5.3 1.18 5.29 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 6 5 0 16 15 94.7 108 35 42 7 0% .308 10.3 3.3 0.7 4.0 1.51 4.28 0.0 0.0
2005 ROU AAA 2 2 0 4 4 25.0 30 10 12 1 0% -1.261 10.8 3.6 0.4 4.3 1.60 3.24 0.0 0.0
2005 DUR AAA 2 4 0 10 9 51.7 52 22 21 0 0% -1.156 9.1 3.8 0.0 3.7 1.43 4.18 0.0 0.0
2005 ROC AAA 4 4 0 12 11 62.0 62 32 41 5 52% .292 9.0 4.6 0.7 6.0 1.52 2.90 -1.9 -0.2
2005 IOW AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 6 2 2 1 72% .278 10.2 3.4 1.7 3.4 1.51 3.40 -0.5 -0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 2 3 0 22 4 43.2 58 19 35 7 55% .364 12.1 4.0 1.5 7.3 1.78 5.83 3.8 0.4

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 CIN $600,000
2002 PIT $305,000
2001 PIT $285,000
2000 PIT $215,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,405,000
4 yrTotal$1,405,000

 

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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
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Diagnostics

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 The Pirates gave Anderson 89 major league starts to prove himself, showing great patience in a guy with mediocre control, no strikeout pitch, and a big league weight problem. Finally, after his third straight plus-5 ERA campaign, Pittsburgh released him during the winter meetings. Anderson had the prototypical marginal leftyís skills: deceptive delivery, average-minus fastball, average slider, average splitter, and a plus turned-over change. He might have been able to turn those skills into a league-average ERA in Pittsburgh; itís possible but not likely he can do that with the Reds.
2002 Credit where itís due: the Pirates have stuck with Anderson well beyond any reasonable analysis of his performance dictated, and their persistence has paid off. Anderson lives by keeping the ball down, inducing ground ball after ground ball. That's not a good strategy with the Bucsí current infield, but thereís a hint of a young Jamie Moyer here, and the defense has to improve eventually.
2001 He continued to throw his sinker for strikes, retained his extreme ground-ball tendencies, improved after returning from a demotion (his ERAs were 5.89 before the break and 4.76 after), and was league-average on the whole. That's pretty good for a 24-year-old rookie with a spotty minor-league record. Jimmy Anderson is still too susceptible to the extra-base hit and needs to sharpen his control, but thereís reason for cautious optimism here. For a player who looked like a lost cause two years ago, thatís damn good, and the credit should go to pitching coach Pete Vukovich.
2000 Heís a statistical fraud whose bubblegum-card stats don't tell the whole story. The ERAs and won/lost records are nice, but no pitcher survives in the majors with strikeout-to-walk ratios like that. Anderson hasn't been a truly effective pitcher since 1997, and there's no sign that he's going to start now.
1999 Converted to the bullpen with the same ugly results. There really is no such thing as a pitching prospect, as he looked like a lock after a strong '96 in Double-A.
1998 Just canít seem to jump one level a season without scuffling, which isnít a great sign. However, Andersen remains the top left-handed starting pitcher in the Piratesí farm system, with a solid fastball-slider combination, and will return to Calgary this season to await a midseason callup.
1997 Heís cruised through the minors with a 2.51 ERA. His attitude has been questioned, but not his arm: a fastball/slider combo thatís left minor leaguers pounding balls into the dirt.

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order PenaltyMitchel Lichtman2013-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-13Christina Kahrl2006-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 19-22Christina Kahrl2006-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Getting SeparationJoe Sheehan2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-5Christina Kahrl2004-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 17-20Christina Kahrl2004-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL PreviewJoe Sheehan2004-04-05
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-04-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-23, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-27
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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