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October 19, 2020 12:12 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Gives up first postseason runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson threw just three innings in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two.

Anderson's teammates gave him a two-run cushion by scoring in both of the first two innings, but he gave it all back in the third, with a two-out rally setting up a two-RBI single for Will Smith. He was not asked to come back out for the fourth inning. The 22-year-old finishes the postseason with a 0.96 ERA and a 31.2 percent strikeout rate in 18.2 innings.

October 14, 2020 11:12 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Issues five walks in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson tossed four scoreless innings Tuesday as he didn't factor into the decision in the win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS. He allowed one hit and five walks while striking out five.

Anderson had his second scoreless outing of the postseason during Tuesday's contest, but he didn't qualify for the win during his four-inning appearance. He struggled with command, as only 48 of his 85 pitches went for strikes while he issued five walks. However, his strikeout rate remained high against the Dodgers. The right-hander could make another start during the NLCS if necessary.

October 7, 2020 07:04 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Strikes out eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (1-0) recorded the win over 5.2 innings of scoreless work Wednesday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out eight in a victory over the Marlins in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Anderson fanned eight in a dominant outing. The 22-year-old threw 61 of his 94 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike on 10 of the 21 batters that he faced. The rookie has yet to allow a run this postseason. His next chance at taking the mound will come if the Braves advance to the NLCS.

October 2, 2020 07:04 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Tosses gem in playoff debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson picked up the win in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Round against the Reds on Thursday, striking out nine while walking two and allowing just two hits over six scoreless innings.

The stage certainly didn't look too large for the 22-year-old in his playoff debut, which was also just his seventh start at the big-league level. He did load the bases in the second inning on a single and a pair of walks, but that was the only time he allowed a runner to even reach second base. He's certainly earned a start in the NLDS against either the Cubs or Marlins.

September 25, 2020 02:44 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Let down by defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (3-2) took the loss Thursday as Atlanta fell 4-2 to the Marlins, giving up three unearned runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

The rookie took a shutout into the sixth inning, but an error by Adeiny Hechavarria to lead off the frame proved costly when Miami staged a two-out rally. Anderson closes out the regular season with an impressive 1.95 ERA and 41:14 K:BB through his first 32.1 big-league innings, and he should be a big part of Atlanta's rotation plans in the playoffs.

September 20, 2020 07:00 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Fans eight in first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (3-1) took the loss Saturday, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks over 4.2 innings as Atlanta was downed 7-2 by the Mets. He struck out eight.

The strikeouts salvaged some fantasy value for the rookie, but otherwise this was Anderson's worst start since he joined the rotation in late August. His control has begun to waver -- he threw only 58 of 99 pitches for strikes Saturday, and he's issued 11 free passes over his last 14.2 innings -- but Atlanta will live with the 22-year-old's growing pains as the team pushes to clinch the NL East title. Anderson will take a 2.36 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 into his final outing of the regular season, Thursday at home against the Marlins.

September 13, 2020 01:36 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Throws seven scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (3-0) earned the win Saturday at Washington after allowing one hit with nine strikeouts and three walks across seven scoreless innings.

The walks are somewhat of an issue as the 22-year-old issued at least three walks for the second straight contest, but he was otherwise dominant Saturday. Anderson has a 1.64 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB through his first four big-league starts (22 innings), and he lines up to pitch against the Mets next weekend.

September 8, 2020 11:24 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Lasts three innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks while striking out four across three innings Monday against Miami. He did not factor into the decision.

Anderson didn't allow any major damage, though he was inefficient and showed significant struggles with his control. He needed 83 pitches to record his nine outs, his shortest outing in the majors. Despite this down outing, Anderson has still had an impressive start to his big-league career, racking up 18 strikeouts across 15 innings while maintaining a 2.40 ERA. He's currently projected to make his next start Saturday at the Nationals.

September 4, 2020 08:24 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Receives extra rest day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will start Monday's game against the Marlins, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

The rookie lined up for a two-start week after earning the win Tuesday against the Red Sox, but Josh Tomlin had his start pushed to Sunday, which also bumps back Anderson's outing. The 22-year-old has allowed only three runs on seven hits with a 14:3 K:BB through his first 12 innings.

September 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Strong effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 10-3 victory over the Red Sox, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out eight.

While Atlanta's bats gave him plenty of run support, Anderson didn't need most of it as he held Boston in check over 96 pitches (61 strikes). The rookie has been a godsend for the team's banged-up rotation, delivering quality starts in both his trips to the mound so far with a 2.25 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB through 12 innings. Anderson will look for his third straight win in Sunday's home outing against the Nationals.

September 1, 2020 04:12 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Making second start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Given the Braves' lack of alternative starting options along with the fact that he limited an injury-ravaged Yankees lineup to one run over six innings in his MLB debut last week, there was little doubt Anderson would receive another turn through the rotation. Though he'll be making his first career road start Tuesday, Anderson will benefit from a matchup with another depleted lineup in the Red Sox, who are without slugger J.D. Martinez (hand).

August 27, 2020 01:20 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Lights out in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (1-0) earned the win in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees after allowing one run on one hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings.

The 22-year-old was electric in his big-league debut and started things off with five no-hit frames, but Luke Voit hit a solo homer during the sixth inning to break things up. Anderson appeared fully stretched out and reached 90 pitches, and he's next set to take the mound early next week in Boston.

August 25, 2020 07:24 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Debut postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson won't make his MLB debut Tuesday against the Yankees since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The 22-year-old had his contract selected earlier in the day and was primed for a matchup opposite Gerrit Cole, but he'll need to wait one more day. The Braves and Yankees will play a traditional doubleheader Wednesday, with Anderson scheduled to start Game 1.

August 25, 2020 11:52 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Making MLB debut against Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson's contract was selected and he will start Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

This is far from a soft landing for the right-handed Anderson, as he will have to face a tough Yankees lineup, albeit one with few left-handed hitters. While Anderson is one of Atlanta's top pitching prospects, he has logged walk rates north of 10 percent at Double-A and Triple-A, so he is not a safe option, regardless of which team he is facing. His fastball is his best pitch when he is locating it, and his secondary offerings have been inconsistent but can flash plus.

August 24, 2020 03:16 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: May make debut Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson could be called up from the Braves' alternate site to start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Mark Bowman of reports.

After recently optioning Kyle Wright to the alternate site and moving Touki Toussaint to the bullpen, the Braves are down to a three-man rotation at the moment. Due to off days Monday and Thursday, the Braves will be able to get by with four starters until Sept. 1, but the team will still need a replacement for Toussaint on Tuesday. Assuming the Braves are ready to start his service clock, Anderson would probably rank as the best option to join the rotation, as the 22-year-old righty would be on a normal rest schedule after completing his most recent simulated game at the alternate site Thursday. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft, Anderson split the 2019 campaign between Triple-A Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi, finishing tied for fourth in strikeouts in all of minor-league baseball (172). Control was an issue for Anderson, however, as he posted walk rates north of 10 percent at both affiliates.

August 22, 2020 10:12 AM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Debut could come soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will likely make his big-league debut in the next couple of weeks, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He's throwing real well," manager Brian Snitker said Friday. "He had another good outing yesterday. I came into this whole year thinking we'd see Ian Anderson at some point this year. I thought that in February and March before we broke this thing down. I think there's still a good chance we're going to see him."

Atlanta's rotation has been gutted by injuries and pitchers getting jettisoned due to poor performances, and both Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson were recently sent back to the team's alternate training site after failing to secure a regular spot. Anderson could be the next man up, but with scheduled off days coming Monday and Thursday, the team doesn't need a fifth starter at the moment. The 22-year-old's next chance to slot into the existing rotation would come Sept. 1 in Boston, but Anderson could also bump aside one of the long relievers holding down the fort before then.

June 29, 2020 05:52 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Makes 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Anderson was promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett last season after a solid run with Double-A Mississippi, but he amassed a 6.57 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over five starts with the Triple-A club. He was able to turn things around in major-league spring training this season, posting a 1.59 ERA and 6:2 K:BB over 5.2 innings before play was suspended. If the 22-year-old can improve his command as part of the 60-man roster, it wouldn't be out of the question to see him make his major-league debut at some point in 2020.

March 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Dazzles in split-squad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson struck out two over three perfect innings in Tuesday's split-squad game against the Orioles.

Facing what could well be Baltimore's Opening Day lineup, the 21-year-old right-hander was dominant in his first Grapefruit League start, fanning Chris Davis and Dwight Smith along the way. Anderson has a 1.59 ERA and 6:2 K:BB through 5.2 innings this spring, and while he's set to begin the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, a fast start could put Atlanta's No. 5 fantasy prospect in the team's rotation plans over the summer.

January 22, 2020 09:16 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Gets camp invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will join the Braves' big-league camp this spring.

Anderson has only made five starts at the Triple-A level and may therefore not push for an Opening Day rotation spot, but his debut will likely come at some point his year. He struggled to a 6.57 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Gwinnett in 2019, yet he recorded a strong 2.68 ERA in 21 starts for Double-A Mississippi earlier in the year.

August 5, 2019 02:16 PM
Braves' Ian Anderson: Moves up to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves promoted Anderson from Double-A Mississippi to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Braves are teeming with impressive young arms in the upper levels of their minor-league system, and Anderson may be the most impressive of the lot. He experienced little resistance from Southern League competition during his time with Mississippi, logging a 2.68 ERA and striking out 147 across 111 innings. The 21-year-old will face a much stiffer test while making the jump to Triple-A, where offensive production has been on the rise this season thanks in part the incorporation of the same baseball being used in the big leagues. If Anderson acquits himself well in the heightened offensive environment, he could earn a callup to Atlanta in September, though a bullpen role would likely await him in that scenario.

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2018AAX-Mississippi Braves 19.1440210249142.361.204
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