Chase Anderson's sophomore season confirmed what we learned during his rookie season: He's a pretty average pitcher. That's average in the major-league sense, which is of course a lower threshold than in Fantasy. He generally throws strikes but pitches to contact and gives up too many home runs to get away with it, giving him a projected ERA somewhere in the 4.00 range. The Diamondbacks no longer had use fo rhim with the additions of Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller this offseason, so they shipped him to Milwaukee where he'll actually get to pitch. Of course, he may not be a part of the Brewers' long-term plans, so if he doesn't get off to a good start, he could get replaced by someone younger. He's no more than a late-rounder in NL-only leagues.
Anderson was traded to the Brewers on Saturday in a five-player deal, ESPN's Keith Law reports. Perhaps the Brewers see something with Anderson that they think they can improve, but at the very least he will be a capable innings eater while their young pitchers continue to develop. He had a 4.30 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 152.2 innings with Arizona last year, and will see a downgrade in defense and run support in Milwaukee.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Chase Anderson took a no-decision after 5 1/3 innings of work in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Rockies. He allowed one earned run over four hits and three walks, while striking out four. Anderson settled down after allowing a DJ LeMahieu sacrifice fly in the second inning, limiting the Rockies to just one run in his final start of the season. While he managed to improve his walk rate considerably from last season, Anderson's dreadful second half and paltry 6.54 K/9 leaves little reason to think he'll have mixed-league value in 2016.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Chase Anderson struck out ten Wednesday night, giving up one earned run on one hit while walking two in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers. Anderson took a tough luck no-decision after a terrific outing -- retiring 18 of 20 hitters after giving up a leadoff home run to Chase Utley. Despite putting up eight runs in each of the first two games of this series against the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks offense could only muster one run of support for the right-hander. If nothing else, Wednesday's outing will secure Anderson's rotation spot through the season.
Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson will receive the start Wednesday against the Dodgers, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Anderson was temporarily dropped from the rotation after giving up five runs over two innings back on a Sept. 8 against the Giants, but starter Rubby De La Rosa's struggles versus the Dodgers this season will result in manager Chip Hale granting Anderson another opportunity. The right-hander has been pummeled in eight second-half starts, producing a 6.08 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 40 frames.
Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson threw a four-inning simulated game on Friday and could make a start next week, reports Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. Anderson said that he is working on a cutter in his side work, which could diversify his repertoire. He threw his sim game on the same day that teammate Rubby De La Rosa took his regular turn, which could offer a tip about when Anderson would make his next start as manager Chip Hale previously suggested that De La Rosa may not make his next start against the Dodgers, against whom he has struggled. If Anderson does face the Dodgers, it won't be an easy assignment, but it will be on the road in a more pitcher friendly ballpark than Chase Field.