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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
74.3 4.21 1.40 53 5 4 0 0.5
Birth Date2-1-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42013
0.22014
1.02015
-0.22016
0.52017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 OAK MLB 30 30 175.3 11 11 0 180 45 150 20 .261 102 9.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 52% .309 .248 1.28 3.72 4.06 80 3.43 73.5 4.2
2010 OAK MLB 19 19 112.3 7 6 0 112 22 75 6 .248 98 9.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 55% .294 .234 1.19 3.18 2.80 84 3.26 73.7 2.6
2011 OAK MLB 13 13 83.3 3 6 0 86 25 61 8 .259 95 9.3 2.7 0.9 6.6 59% .306 .265 1.33 3.99 4.00 90 3.89 90.4 1.2
2012 OAK MLB 6 6 35.0 4 2 0 29 7 25 1 .262 90 7.5 1.8 0.3 6.4 61% .272 .210 1.03 2.67 2.57 81 2.86 65.5 1.0
2013 OAK MLB 16 5 44.7 1 4 3 51 21 46 5 .269 93 10.3 4.2 1.0 9.3 62% .359 .296 1.61 3.88 6.04 91 4.00 95.7 0.4
2014 COL MLB 8 8 43.3 1 3 0 44 13 29 1 .259 117 9.1 2.7 0.2 6.0 63% .314 .228 1.32 2.96 2.91 102 4.54 111.4 0.2
2015 LAN MLB 31 31 180.3 10 9 0 194 46 116 18 .259 93 9.7 2.3 0.9 5.8 67% .310 .264 1.33 3.97 3.69 102 4.63 108.2 1.0
2016 LAN MLB 4 3 11.3 1 2 0 25 4 5 4 .264 90 19.9 3.2 3.2 4.0 51% .429 .445 2.56 7.94 11.91 110 7.18 159.0 -0.2
2017 CHN MLB 4 4 20.3 2 0 0 21 11 14 1 .251 93 9.3 4.9 0.4 6.2 52% .303 .285 1.57 3.90 3.54 112 6.65 155.9 -0.4
CareerMLB131119706.04043374219452164.258989.52.50.86.659%.311.2571.333.713.85913.9991.59.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 SBN A 14 14 81.3 8 4 0 76 10 85 3 .255 99 8.4 1.1 0.3 9.4 61% .323 .228 1.06 2.14 2.21 67 1.92 81.8
2007 VIS A+ 9 9 39.0 3 3 0 50 11 40 6 .274 97 11.5 2.5 1.4 9.2 52% .365 .276 1.56 4.66 4.85 81 2.17 86.6
2008 STO A+ 14 13 74.0 9 4 0 68 18 80 5 .262 100 8.3 2.2 0.6 9.7 60% .309 .234 1.16 3.38 4.14 68 1.33 78.6
2008 MID AA 6 6 31.0 2 1 0 27 9 38 3 .274 87 7.8 2.6 0.9 11.0 56% .324 .235 1.16 3.10 2.61 71 1.87 72.2
2009 OAK MLB 30 30 175.3 11 11 0 180 45 150 20 .261 102 9.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 52% .309 .248 1.28 3.72 4.06 80 3.43 73.5
2010 OAK MLB 19 19 112.3 7 6 0 112 22 75 6 .248 98 9.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 55% .294 .234 1.19 3.18 2.80 84 3.26 73.7
2010 SAC AAA 3 3 13.3 1 0 0 19 3 12 0 .270 99 12.9 2.0 0.0 8.1 51% .422 .279 1.65 2.68 4.06 95 4.84 103.5
2010 ATH Rk 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 11 0 6 0 .294 98 16.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 44% .611 .345 1.83 2.76 3.00 91 2.91 90.8
2011 OAK MLB 13 13 83.3 3 6 0 86 25 61 8 .259 95 9.3 2.7 0.9 6.6 59% .306 .265 1.33 3.99 4.00 90 3.89 90.4
2012 OAK MLB 6 6 35.0 4 2 0 29 7 25 1 .262 90 7.5 1.8 0.3 6.4 61% .272 .210 1.03 2.67 2.57 81 2.86 65.5
2012 STO A+ 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .290 94 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .400 .346 2.00 5.31 9.00 106 6.75 117.4
2012 SAC AAA 5 5 23.3 1 1 0 27 5 18 4 .270 96 10.4 1.9 1.5 6.9 51% .324 .288 1.37 5.12 4.24 98 4.86 104.8
2013 OAK MLB 16 5 44.7 1 4 3 51 21 46 5 .269 93 10.3 4.2 1.0 9.3 62% .359 .296 1.61 3.88 6.04 91 4.00 95.7
2013 STO A+ 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 5 2 6 2 .284 92 13.5 5.4 5.4 16.2 56% .429 .427 2.10 9.77 13.50 95 3.39 97.2
2013 MID AA 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 6 4 3 0 .262 84 14.7 9.8 0.0 7.4 57% .429 .367 2.73 4.69 14.73 113 7.40 126.7
2013 SAC AAA 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 .278 86 11.6 11.6 0.0 7.7 71% .429 .311 2.57 5.71 7.71 108 5.13 108.3
2014 COL MLB 8 8 43.3 1 3 0 44 13 29 1 .259 117 9.1 2.7 0.2 6.0 63% .314 .228 1.32 2.96 2.91 102 4.54 111.4
2014 CSP AAA 2 2 9.3 1 0 0 8 2 8 0 .248 105 7.7 1.9 0.0 7.7 78% .296 .182 1.07 2.63 0.96 102 4.36 99.6
2015 LAN MLB 31 31 180.3 10 9 0 194 46 116 18 .259 93 9.7 2.3 0.9 5.8 67% .310 .264 1.33 3.97 3.69 102 4.63 108.2
2016 LAN MLB 4 3 11.3 1 2 0 25 4 5 4 .264 90 19.9 3.2 3.2 4.0 51% .429 .445 2.56 7.94 11.91 110 7.18 159.0
2016 RCU A+ 3 2 9.0 0 1 0 17 2 10 0 .274 96 17.0 2.0 0.0 10.0 52% .515 .356 2.11 2.16 6.00 89 2.57 93.1
2016 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 .265 91 10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 78% .333 .243 1.20 2.92 3.60 97 4.56 104.6
2017 CHN MLB 4 4 20.3 2 0 0 21 11 14 1 .251 93 9.3 4.9 0.4 6.2 52% .303 .285 1.57 3.90 3.54 112 6.65 155.9

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 0.5198 0.4386 0.8166 0.5668 0.2999 0.8928 0.6607 0.1834
2010 1650 0.5285 0.4188 0.8205 0.5757 0.2429 0.9143 0.5714 0.1795
2011 1347 0.5264 0.4105 0.8318 0.5430 0.2633 0.9065 0.6607 0.1682
2012 518 0.5232 0.4305 0.8027 0.5461 0.3036 0.9392 0.5333 0.1973
2013 764 0.4529 0.4280 0.7768 0.5434 0.3325 0.9149 0.5899 0.2232
2014 654 0.4969 0.4404 0.7813 0.5569 0.3252 0.9503 0.4953 0.2188
2015 2702 0.4745 0.4467 0.8219 0.5975 0.3106 0.9243 0.6440 0.1781
2016 206 0.4660 0.4369 0.8667 0.6042 0.2909 0.9483 0.7188 0.1333
2017 336 0.4196 0.4107 0.7681 0.6170 0.2615 0.8851 0.5686 0.2319
Career108990.50070.43220.81430.57190.2920.91360.62040.1857

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2017 CHN $3,500,000
2016 LAN $15,800,000
2015 LAN $10,000,000
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
8 yrPrevious$45,200,000
2011Current$3,500,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$48,700,000
9 yrTotal$48,700,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 0 dLegacy Sports1 year/$3.5M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2017). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/17. Performance bonuses based on starts: $0.5M for 11 GS. $0.75M each for 14, 17 GS. $1M each for 20, 23, 26 GS. $1.5M for 29 GS.
  • 1 year/$15.8M (2016). Accepted qualifying offer from LA Dodgers 11/13/15.
  • 1 year/$10M (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16/14. $5M signing bonus (paid 1/15/15 and 2/15/15). Performance bonuses: $0.3M each for 150, 155 innings pitched. $0.35M each for 160, 165, 170, 175 IP. $0.4M each for 180, 185, 190, 195, 200 IP.
  • 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.) Colorado declined 2015 option 11/2/14.
  • 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.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5.4 3.7 0 14 14 92.9 81 25 66 9 .263 1.15 3.19 3.52 13.0 1.4
80o 5.3 3.9 0 14 14 86.3 81 25 61 9 .277 1.23 3.52 3.89 10.1 1.1
70o 5.2 4.1 0 14 14 81.7 80 25 58 9 .287 1.29 3.77 4.15 8.0 0.9
60o 5.1 4.2 0 14 14 77.8 80 25 55 8 .296 1.35 3.98 4.38 6.2 0.7
50o 5 4.4 0 14 14 74.2 79 25 53 8 .304 1.40 4.18 4.6 4.5 0.5
40o 4.9 4.5 0 14 14 70.7 78 25 50 8 .312 1.46 4.39 4.82 2.8 0.3
30o 4.8 4.7 0 14 14 67.0 77 24 47 8 .320 1.52 4.61 5.06 0.9 0.1
20o 4.6 4.9 0 14 14 62.8 76 24 44 8 .330 1.59 4.87 5.35 -1.4 -0.1
10o 4.4 5.1 0 14 14 57.2 74 23 41 8 .345 1.69 5.24 5.76 -4.6 -0.5
Weighted Mean54.30141473.77824528.3021.394.164.584.70.5

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018305501616958928771164.3031.233.974.658.42.77.31.00.9
201931440131377732461964.3061.264.024.718.52.87.11.10.7
2020323309952491741664.3061.284.164.878.53.07.11.00.4
2021335501515908827691164.3031.284.164.878.82.76.91.10.6
202234340101059562045864.2921.284.375.128.53.06.81.20.3
202335340111162632145864.3091.354.485.249.13.06.51.20.2
202436780212112712439861364.3051.294.144.848.82.86.10.90.9
202537101103131202205521312164.3081.274.014.699.12.35.80.91.6
202638560181810710732721364.3041.304.254.979.02.76.11.10.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 66)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 79 Jaime Garcia 2016 4.93
2 76 John Lannan 2014 15.75
3 73 Casey Janssen 2011 2.26
4 70 Charlie Morton 2013 3.96
5 69 Justin Masterson 2014 6.30
6 69 Tommy Milone 2016 6.82
7 69 Bill Bonham 1978 3.78
8 69 Brian Matusz 2016 14.00
9 69 Jason Schmidt 2002 3.79
10 69 Ross Detwiler 2015 7.87
11 69 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
12 69 Tommy John 1972 3.28
13 69 Francisco Liriano 2013 3.02
14 68 Lenny DiNardo 2009 11.81
15 68 Sergio Mitre 2010 3.83
16 68 Jon Niese 2016 5.73
17 68 Chris Reitsma 2007 8.37
18 67 Derek Holland 2016 5.25
19 67 Wandy Rodriguez 2008 4.26
20 67 Russ Meyer 1953 5.13
21 67 Manny Parra 2012 5.98
22 67 Roberto Hernandez 2010 4.19
23 67 Matt Harrison 2015 6.75
24 67 Aaron Laffey 2014 0.00 DNP
25 67 C.J. Wilson 2010 3.66
26 67 Rick Reuschel 1978 3.60
27 66 Mark Buehrle 2008 4.36
28 66 Sam McDowell 1972 4.71
29 66 Andy Hassler 1981 3.57
30 66 Paul Maholm 2011 3.99
31 66 Kyle Snyder 2007 4.80
32 66 Jason Vargas 2012 3.85
33 66 Edgar Gonzalez 2012 5.04
34 66 Andy Ashby 1997 4.84
35 66 Tyson Ross 2016 13.50
36 66 Clayton Richard 2013 7.52
37 66 Ricardo Rodriguez 2007 0.00 DNP
38 65 Marc Rzepczynski 2015 7.46
39 65 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
40 65 Charles Nagy 1996 3.61
41 65 Mitch Talbot 2013 0.00 DNP
42 65 Scott Diamond 2016 27.00
43 65 Casey Fossum 2007 8.41
44 65 Matt Young 1988 0.00 DNP
45 65 Chan Ho Park 2002 5.87
46 65 Chris Capuano 2008 0.00 DNP
47 65 Daniel Cabrera 2010 0.00 DNP
48 65 Bob Friend 1960 3.17
49 65 Zach Duke 2012 1.32
50 64 Daniel Hudson 2016 6.16
51 64 Wil Ledezma 2010 7.32
52 64 Josh Outman 2014 3.18
53 64 Jeff Robinson 1990 3.45
54 64 Scott Erickson 1997 4.06
55 64 Al Leiter 1995 3.93
56 64 Atlee Hammaker 1987 3.90
57 64 Chris Short 1967 2.44
58 64 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
59 64 Matt Garza 2013 4.23
60 64 Dillon Gee 2015 6.58
61 64 John Grabow 2008 2.96
62 64 Pete Vuckovich 1982 3.86
63 63 Bobby Parnell 2014 9.00
64 63 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
65 63 Edinson Volquez 2013 6.02
66 63 Seth McClung 2010 0.00 DNP
67 63 Bruce Berenyi 1984 5.04
68 63 Yunesky Maya 2011 5.23
69 63 Zane Smith 1990 3.22
70 63 Mike Sirotka 2000 4.57
71 63 Brett Myers 2010 3.54
72 63 Dwight Gooden 1994 6.97
73 63 Randy Wells 2012 5.65
74 63 Brandon Claussen 2008 0.00 DNP
75 63 Jason Berken 2013 0.00 DNP
76 63 Hyun-jin Ryu 2016 11.57
77 63 Felipe Paulino 2013 0.00 DNP
78 63 John Lackey 2008 3.91
79 63 Nate Robertson 2007 4.96
80 63 Nick Blackburn 2011 5.52
81 63 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
82 63 Mike Maddux 1991 2.74
83 63 Jeff Karstens 2012 4.07
84 63 Mike Morgan 1989 3.01
85 63 Marvin Freeman 1992 3.78
86 63 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
87 63 Bill Short 1967 3.86
88 63 Mike Timlin 1995 3.00
89 62 Jason Hammel 2012 3.66
90 62 Bartolo Colon 2002 3.28
91 62 Lance Cormier 2010 4.06
92 62 Rich Harden 2011 5.23
93 62 Tom Candiotti 1987 5.89
94 62 Todd Coffey 2010 5.92
95 62 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
96 62 Tom Gorzelanny 2012 3.38
97 62 Carlos Carrasco 2016 3.94
98 62 Charlie Furbush 2015 2.49
99 62 Brian Duensing 2012 5.86
100 62 Ricky Romero 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .328 .370 .407 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .282 .330 .446 .282
18 Split (Multi) .046 .040 -.040 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .611 .600 .667 .499
31 vs R (2016) .368 .415 .763 .420
38 Split (2016) .243 .185 -.096 .079
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Listen, you already know where this comment is going, but it's got to be said. Brett Anderson threw 180 innings in 2015. That's the most he's thrown in one season in his career. It's only the second time he's crossed the 150-innings mark; the first time was in 2009. Anderson's 180 innings were just 25 fewer than he threw from 2011 to 2014 combined. He avoided the disabled list. He finally did it. Yet as happy as you have to be for Anderson, it's hard not to feel a little let down by his very average performance, to combat the sense that for five years we held our collective breath for Jon Niese with a better Twitter account. There's more upside here to be sure—Anderson is still just 28 and appeared more potent with the Rockies in 2014—but he's going to need a team that loves to gamble that he'll be both healthy and impactful moving forward. Give Anderson props for being self-aware on that last point: He accepted the Dodgers' qualifying offer despite reportedly having a multi-year deal on the table.
2015 It took three starts for Anderson to return home to the 60-day disabled list. With two stints last year, his career total of games missed on the DL surpassed his career total of innings pitched (he's averaged 82 over his six seasons). He hasn't reinjured his surgically repaired left elbow, but Anderson's myriad other injuries have prevented a full season for five years now. In 2014, it was his lower back and his left index finger that screwed everything all to hell. Somehow, all this added up to a $10 million contract from the Dodgers. Maybe they're counting on him taking over the team's Twitter account.
2014 Anderson was slated to start Oakland's April 29th matchup with the Angels, but he was scratched due to a sprained ankle suffered 10 days prior. He was eventually called upon when the game went deep into the night and wound up throwing 79 pitches over five-plus frames in the 19-inning marathon. In another context, this would have been heroic, Willis Reedian stuff. This was April, though, so in retrospect the entire adventure seems reckless. Anderson's foundation was visibly compromised by the hobbled ankle on his landing leg and he exacerbated the injury so severely that he was sidelined for the next four months. Oakland picked up his $8 million option before trading him to Colorado for Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen; considering he has thrown just 163 innings total over the past three seasons, the tandem transactions give you a good sense of how tantalizing his stuff remains.
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 Andersons 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 isnt 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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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Oakland AthleticsPatrick Dubuque2017-03-16
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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Chicago CubsJared Wyllys2017-03-14
Rumor Roundup: Down But Not OutAshley Varela2017-02-27
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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin BullpensBryan Grosnick2017-02-06
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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin BullpensEric Roseberry2017-02-06
Transaction Analysis: Windy City DepthJared Wyllys2017-01-28
Banjo Hitter: Best of the RestAaron Gleeman2017-01-24
Cold Takes: A Season Before DyingPatrick Dubuque2017-01-10
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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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Brett Anderson has thrown 11,587 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Curve (74mph) and Change (83mph).