Brett Anderson
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 2, #55, Arizona Diamondbacks | Stillwater HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 9 4.22 24 24 0 96.0 58 1.35
13 Seasons 67 74 4.07 222 210 3 1140.1 772 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 4-9 4.22 96.0 58 1.35
13 Seasons 222 67-74 4.07 1140.1 772 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 2716 586 24 4.1 3.2 88.3 114.4 -2.1 24.9 .241 .370 .316 .293 .321 32.9 15.5 6.1 3.69 3.51
2016 28 209 53 4 7.5 6.5 87.7 107.6 2.9 43.4 .348 .538 .504 .396 .411 28.3 8.1 6.5 11.91 7.13
2017 29 900 192 10 5.2 4.0 89.5 112.7 5.1 39.6 .317 .503 .370 .375 .415 44.3 15.1 8.4 6.34 6.36
2018 30 1203 271 21 7.7 6.3 89.0 117.0 4.8 31.7 .270 .437 .331 .321 .357 38.5 14.1 3.9 4.48 4.39
2019 31 2659 600 44 7.3 5.9 89.6 115.1 5.0 30.5 .283 .480 .308 .347 .370 40.0 12.1 6.6 3.89 5.44
2020 32 752 156 10 6.4 5.0 89.1 110.7 4.4 31.4 .274 .447 .328 .334 .369 48.1 15.8 5.0 4.21 4.80
2021 33 1508 321 30 9.3 7.3 90.9 112.9 3.0 30.8 .299 .472 .328 .363 .398 47.0 14.2 6.8 4.22 5.80
Player 9947 2179 143 6.6 5.2 89.3 117.0 2.7 30.4 .276 .444 .328 .334 .365 39.6 14.0 6.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Anderson relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(45.1%) ,
Changeup
(25.7%) ,
Curveball
(13.1%) ,
Cutter
(8.2%) ,
Slider
(7.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 67.4 10.4 20.8 1.4 34.8 39.9 25.3 1.9 57.2 9.2 18.6 6.1 4.1 3.2
2016 50.9 13.2 34.0 1.9 20.8 30.2 49.1 3.8 41.5 13.2 32.1 0.0 7.5 6.5
2017 50.5 13.5 33.3 2.6 29.7 40.6 29.7 5.7 37.0 13.0 28.6 9.4 5.2 4.0
2018 57.2 14.0 24.4 4.4 38.4 38.4 23.2 3.3 43.9 15.9 22.5 5.2 7.7 6.3
2019 55.5 16.3 23.7 4.5 37.8 41.2 21.0 3.5 43.0 16.0 24.2 5.2 7.3 5.9
2020 59.6 16.7 21.8 1.9 32.7 47.4 19.9 5.1 41.7 16.0 21.8 7.7 6.4 5.0
2021 58.9 15.6 23.7 1.9 42.4 38.3 19.3 5.6 41.7 11.8 25.5 5.9 9.3 7.3
Player 59.2 14.0 24.0 2.8 36.3 40.2 23.5 3.7 46.1 13.2 23.1 6.0 6.6 5.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Sinker MIL L 669 89.1 24.8 0.5 2 14.5 0.4 3
2021 4-Seamer MIL L 9 88.6 21.4 -4.0 -23 7.3 0.9 15
2021 Changeup MIL L 386 82.2 32.9 2.2 7 13.8 0.6 5
2021 Slider MIL L 110 81.6 46.3 5.8 14 4.0 -3.3 -45
2021 Curveball MIL L 194 76.0 59.9 1.3 2 5.9 -1.9 -24
2021 Cutter MIL L 123 85.7 27.3 2.5 8 0.6 -2.5 -81
2020 Changeup MIL L 180 82.7 30.4 0.2 1 14.0 1.4 11
2020 Sinker MIL L 305 89.7 22.8 -0.6 -3 14.9 0.8 5
2020 Cutter MIL L 89 87.3 24.2 3.8 13 1.5 -4.4 -151
2020 Curveball MIL L 79 76.1 60.2 0.7 1 6.8 -1.8 -21
2020 Slider MIL L 83 82.2 46.0 6.0 15 2.5 -4.0 -61
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 16 90.2 17.8 -1.0 -6 8.8 2.6 42
2019 Slider OAK L 497 81.9 50.0 8.7 21 4.6 -1.8 -28
2019 Sinker OAK L 1,165 90.7 25.7 2.4 11 14.7 0.6 4
2019 Changeup OAK L 357 82.6 34.2 2.7 8 14.0 1.2 9
2019 Curveball OAK L 145 75.6 65.4 5.8 10 7.8 0.6 8
2019 4-Seamer OAK L 495 89.4 22.9 -5.0 -28 3.1 -3.2 -52
2018 Changeup OAK L 233 83.5 31.2 -0.5 -2 14.3 1.3 10
2018 4-Seamer OAK L 215 91.0 18.1 -1.3 -8 6.7 0.3 4
2018 Slider OAK L 299 82.0 50.4 9.3 23 3.1 -2.9 -48
2018 Sinker OAK L 373 89.9 24.1 0.8 3 14.1 0.1 1
2018 Curveball OAK L 77 75.7 64.9 3.8 6 6.5 -2.2 -25
2017 Curveball TOR L 99 75.3 63.1 3.5 6 5.9 -3.1 -35
2017 Changeup TOR L 113 83.6 28.5 -1.0 -3 14.8 1.3 10
2017 Slider TOR L 181 82.3 46.9 8.0 21 3.6 -2.0 -36
2017 Sinker TOR L 287 90.3 21.7 0.0 0 15.1 0.9 6
2017 4-Seamer TOR L 157 91.1 15.6 -0.2 -2 7.1 -0.3 -4
2016 Sinker LAD L 56 91.8 21.5 2.2 11 16.9 3.1 23
2016 4-Seamer LAD L 69 91.8 15.7 -1.2 -8 11.7 4.7 66
2016 Changeup LAD L 23 83.6 31.3 1.9 7 11.9 -0.4 -3
2016 Curveball LAD L 27 77.5 58.5 3.5 6 5.0 -3.7 -43
2016 Slider LAD L 33 82.8 43.7 6.1 16 1.5 -4.7 -76
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Sinker 0.2 1 680 45.1 199 .318 .509 .385 10.4 11.6 16.5 .322 .523 .398 51.9
2021 Changeup -1.5 -6 387 25.7 121 .188 .268 .245 19.3 13.2 20.5 .251 .332 .288 35.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -2 197 13.1 24 .261 .348 .283 24.1 29.2 38.9 .285 .421 .318 50.0
2021 Cutter 1.4 2 123 8.2 28 .308 .538 .384 30.2 17.9 13.5 .349 .642 .437 71.4
2021 Slider 4.7 5 112 7.4 34 .344 .563 .432 15.7 20.6 11.5 .315 .555 .386 44.0
2021 4-Seamer 11.0 1 9 0.6 3 .333 1.333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 .284 .857 .465 33.3
2020 Sinker 0.8 2 305 40.6 85 .316 .526 .408 11.4 8.2 9.5 .317 .495 .376 60.0
2020 Changeup -2.2 -4 180 23.9 55 .245 .340 .285 21.3 10.9 13.6 .270 .430 .310 41.7
2020 Cutter 0.4 0 89 11.8 21 .211 .368 .333 8.8 9.5 8.3 .291 .557 .391 35.3
2020 Slider 0.4 0 83 11.0 30 .192 .423 .292 38.8 50.0 27.8 .136 .238 .211 33.3
2020 Curveball -0.6 0 79 10.5 10 .400 .800 .505 33.3 20.0 15.4 .311 .495 .346 37.5
2020 4-Seamer -2.9 0 16 2.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .153 .534 .281 0.0
2019 Sinker 0.1 1 1,165 43.8 340 .291 .447 .365 13.0 7.9 11.6 .298 .511 .365 43.0
2019 Slider -0.5 -3 497 18.7 169 .239 .413 .314 23.2 24.9 17.3 .240 .421 .313 37.2
2019 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 495 18.6 118 .226 .302 .288 11.4 11.0 11.3 .273 .437 .334 40.4
2019 Changeup -1.5 -5 357 13.4 96 .231 .374 .280 25.9 7.3 9.9 .310 .532 .368 32.6
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 145 5.5 18 .471 .471 .412 19.4 5.6 11.1 .330 .418 .348 43.8
2018 Sinker -1.7 -6 373 31.0 107 .253 .303 .278 5.9 1.9 3.3 .278 .378 .313 35.7
2018 Slider 0.9 3 299 24.9 84 .266 .392 .309 29.8 34.5 18.8 .198 .262 .231 48.0
2018 Changeup 0.8 2 233 19.4 63 .274 .532 .346 21.5 11.1 23.3 .249 .454 .305 27.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.8 4 215 17.9 57 .315 .574 .404 10.6 12.3 10.8 .351 .644 .432 41.7
2018 Curveball 4.0 3 77 6.4 21 .476 .857 .610 15.6 9.5 18.2 .352 .777 .474 52.6
2017 Sinker 1.3 4 287 31.9 80 .338 .507 .396 13.7 7.5 16.7 .365 .611 .444 35.4
2017 Slider 0.0 0 182 20.2 69 .277 .354 .304 27.4 30.4 20.0 .250 .346 .273 48.9
2017 4-Seamer 2.6 4 157 17.4 39 .355 .645 .479 16.9 17.9 17.9 .278 .425 .383 50.0
2017 Changeup 3.7 4 113 12.6 24 .435 .652 .448 17.6 4.2 5.3 .301 .399 .287 34.8
2017 Curveball -0.2 0 99 11.0 14 .214 .286 .218 37.5 0.0 0.0 .368 .561 .394 42.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 711 2,721 -4 -14 15 7 5
2010 432 1,650 -8 -17 8 6 -11
2011 354 1,347 -2 -6 4 5 2
2012 157 603 -8 -8 2 2 -12
2013 202 776 6 -2 6 1 11
2014 177 655 -1 -4 4 1 0
2015 763 2,763 -1 -13 8 8 2
2016 62 209 5 4 1 1 11
2017 250 897 -2 2 8 3 11
2018 332 1,197 8 -11 5 3 5
2019 741 2,659 -15 -21 17 10 -10
2020 202 752 -1 -9 4 4 -2
2021 409 1,508 -5 -9 11 5 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,716 49.6 62.3 88.1 30.0 65.1 44.0 58.5 46.0 17.3 7.3 67.2
2016 209 49.3 62.1 89.1 27.4 75.9 44.5 67.7 44.5 12.9 4.3 55.6
2017 900 47.5 66.2 83.0 27.4 67.4 45.5 57.4 45.8 20.4 7.9 78.9
2018 1,203 48.5 67.1 87.7 29.7 69.9 44.7 58.3 47.7 16.9 6.1 72.6
2019 2,659 51.6 66.5 88.5 27.3 64.7 42.6 59.2 47.5 17.0 8.2 75.1
2020 752 45.6 65.3 85.3 27.9 68.4 44.9 66.3 44.9 19.5 5.6 52.4
2021 1,508 43.0 62.1 91.8 26.2 64.4 41.6 56.2 41.6 16.4 5.2 72.2
Player 9,947 48.5 64.6 88.0 28.2 66.2 43.6 59.0 45.8 17.4 6.9 71.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 68 52 61 63 71 23 75 43 49 17 72 11 55 30 1 56 7
2016 36 6 20
2017 3 1 6 24 3 66 65 5 1 10 49 20 48 22 2 28 31
2018 33 12 20 33 58 36 25 29 24 3 99 3 70 17 1 31 19
2019 15 8 13 24 26 4 43 23 20 1 74 2 27 15 1 32 15
2020 32 18 29 41 44 23 58 35 5 9 90 9 53 10 8 44 22
2021 6 2 13 37 10 22 22 8 3 3 72 1 31 6 1 30 18
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.0 4 2.6 1 1 1 2 50.0
2017 22.9 5 5.9 -1 2 4 3 60.0
2018 22.9 10 9.4 1 8 5 5 50.0
2019 22.7 20 22.3 -2 14 14 11 55.0
2020 23.7 6 7.0 -1 4 7 2 33.3
2021 23.1 11 11.6 -1 8 13 2 18.2
Player 22.8 56 58.9 -3 37 44 25 44.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 4
2017 5 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 4 4 6 5 4 6 8 4 7 3 7 8 6 6 5 5 6 7 7 5 7 7
2018 10 11 12 9 9 10 9 10 8 7 10 9 8 5 8 11 6 12 6 10 11 9 9 10 10 11 10 9 10 9 15
2019 20 31 22 22 22 22 21 29 22 19 24 26 15 17 18 24 18 30 14 19 24 19 19 22 26 24 26 19 23 22 31
2020 6 9 6 7 5 7 0 7 7 11 8 5 5 3 3 9 8 8 5 8 9 8 6 7 7 7 6 5 8 7 11
2021 11 14 15 8 11 15 10 13 11 13 9 12 7 6 9 14 14 13 11 11 14 10 10 13 11 11 13 9 13 10 19
Player 56 76 64 54 55 64 48 68 56 56 57 60 42 37 47 69 52 74 41 57 70 54 52 60 62 61 65 52 62 57 87
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 91.8 0.6 90.6 -1.2 90.3 -0.3 90.3 0 89.2 -1.1 88.6 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 83.6 -0.3 83.6 0 83.5 -0.1 82.6 -0.9 82.7 0.1 82.2 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 80.6 80.4 -0.2 79.8 -0.6 80.7 0.9 80.5 -0.2 79.2 -1.3 78 -1.2
Exit Velocity 88.3 87.7 -0.6 89.5 1.8 89 -0.5 89.6 0.6 89.1 -0.5 90.9 1.8
Launch Angle -2.1 2.9 5 5.1 2.2 4.8 -0.3 5 0.2 4.4 -0.6 3 -1.4
Barrel % 4.1 7.5 3.4 5.2 -2.3 7.7 2.5 7.3 -0.4 6.4 -0.9 9.3 2.9
Hard Hit % 32.9 28.3 -4.6 44.3 16 38.5 -5.8 40 1.5 48.1 8.1 47 -1.1
Sweet Spot % 24.9 43.4 18.5 39.6 -3.8 31.7 -7.9 30.5 -1.2 31.4 0.9 30.8 -0.6
xBA .241 .348 0.107 .317 -0.031 .27 -0.047 .283 0.013 .274 -0.009 .299 0.025
BA .278 .446 0.168 .322 -0.124 .285 -0.037 .265 -0.02 .27 0.005 .276 0.006
xwOBA .293 .396 0.103 .375 -0.021 .321 -0.054 .347 0.026 .334 -0.013 .363 0.029
wOBA .316 .504 0.188 .37 -0.134 .331 -0.039 .308 -0.023 .328 0.02 .328 0
xSLG .37 .538 0.168 .503 -0.035 .437 -0.066 .48 0.043 .447 -0.033 .472 0.025
SLG .402 .732 0.33 .498 -0.234 .453 -0.045 .408 -0.045 .454 0.046 .439 -0.015
K% 15.5 8.1 -7.4 15.1 7 14.1 -1 12.1 -2 15.8 3.7 14.2 -1.6
BB% 6.1 6.5 0.4 8.4 1.9 3.9 -4.5 6.6 2.7 5 -1.6 6.8 1.8
Swing % 46 44.5 -1.5 45.8 1.3 47.7 1.9 47.5 -0.2 44.9 -2.6 41.6 -3.3
Whiff% 17.3 12.9 -4.4 20.4 7.5 16.9 -3.5 17 0.1 19.5 2.5 16.4 -3.1
In Zone % 49.6 49.3 -0.3 47.5 -1.8 48.5 1 51.6 3.1 45.6 -6 43 -2.6
Out of Zone % 50.4 50.7 0.3 52.5 1.8 51.5 -1 48.4 -3.1 54.4 6 57 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30 27.4 -2.6 27.4 0 29.7 2.3 27.3 -2.4 27.9 0.6 26.2 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.7 32.3 6.6 31.1 -1.2 25.5 -5.6 26.2 0.7 33.2 7 24.4 -8.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 67.7 9.2 57.4 -10.3 58.3 0.9 59.2 0.9 66.3 7.1 56.2 -10.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 62 .504 42 2 4.8 20 6 30.0
2017 250 .372 207 0 0.0 43 7 16.3
2018 333 .331 256 11 4.3 77 19 24.7
2019 741 .308 549 18 3.3 192 68 35.4
2020 202 .328 164 54 32.9 38 30 78.9
2021 409 .328 323 26 8.0 86 45 52.3

Pitch Tempo