Ian Anderson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 170LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #3, Atlanta Braves | Shenendehowa (NY) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 2 1.95 6 6 0 32.1 41 1.08
2021 9 5 3.58 24 24 0 128.1 124 1.23
2022 10 6 5.00 22 22 0 111.2 97 1.51
3 Seasons 22 13 3.97 52 52 0 272.1 262 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 3-2 1.95 32.1 41 1.08
2021 24 9-5 3.58 128.1 124 1.23
2022 22 10-6 5.00 111.2 97 1.51
3 Seasons 52 22-13 3.97 272.1 262 1.33
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2020 22 571 81 1 1.2 0.7 86.7 114.5 8.9 18.5 .183 .233 .234 .242 .273 32.1 29.7 10.1 1.95 2.44
2021 23 2175 357 34 9.5 6.4 88.3 117.3 6.4 29.4 .240 .410 .293 .317 .374 38.7 23.2 9.9 3.58 4.27
2022 24 2005 341 21 6.2 4.3 89.2 113.4 8.4 32.0 .254 .383 .333 .323 .356 40.5 19.7 11.0 5.00 4.37
Player 4751 779 56 7.2 4.8 88.5 117.3 7.6 29.4 .239 .378 .303 .311 .355 38.8 22.5 10.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Anderson relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48%) ,
Changeup
(33.4%) ,
Curveball
(18.7%) ,


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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
2020 54.3 18.5 17.3 9.9 46.9 34.6 18.5 11.1 35.8 23.5 22.2 6.2 1.2 0.7
2021 52.1 20.4 21.8 5.6 39.2 35.9 24.9 7.6 37.5 19.6 21.0 4.5 9.5 6.4
2022 48.4 22.9 24.0 4.7 43.4 33.7 22.9 2.3 38.4 20.5 26.7 5.6 6.2 4.3
Player 50.7 21.3 22.3 5.6 41.8 34.8 23.4 5.6 37.7 20.4 23.6 5.1 7.2 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2022 4-Seamer ATL R 960 94.0 14.3 -0.4 -3 5.9 -0.3 -5
2022 Curveball ATL R 371 81.7 43.8 -6.9 -14 0.6 -6.4 -91
2022 Changeup ATL R 666 88.2 25.3 -2.0 -7 10.4 -3.5 -25
2021 Sinker ATL R 6 94.1 14.2 -5.3 -27 11.9 -2.1 -15
2021 Curveball ATL R 460 80.7 48.4 -4.4 -8 1.0 -6.7 -88
2021 4-Seamer ATL R 1,025 94.6 13.2 0.5 4 5.4 -1.3 -19
2021 Changeup ATL R 682 88.1 23.1 -4.0 -15 10.1 -3.1 -23
2020 Changeup ATL R 176 87.4 23.4 -3.8 -14 10.1 -2.6 -21
2020 Sinker ATL R 8 93.8 12.6 -7.1 -36 10.6 -3.2 -23
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 268 94.1 12.4 1.7 12 4.6 -2.3 -33
2020 Curveball ATL R 119 80.1 48.8 -4.7 -9 1.6 -6.4 -80
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 962 48.0 231 .306 .444 .380 18.1 10.4 9.9 .298 .460 .384 47.1
2022 Changeup 0.4 3 669 33.4 196 .209 .345 .286 36.5 31.6 22.4 .219 .322 .279 33.0
2022 Curveball -0.9 -3 374 18.7 66 .286 .476 .348 37.5 16.7 12.5 .214 .317 .251 34.6
2021 4-Seamer 1.2 13 1,025 47.1 246 .216 .349 .287 21.1 21.1 19.0 .242 .408 .319 40.6
2021 Changeup 0.7 5 684 31.4 197 .197 .370 .298 34.9 25.9 22.0 .216 .405 .315 31.7
2021 Curveball -0.5 -2 460 21.1 88 .268 .415 .348 35.9 23.9 17.9 .271 .414 .312 46.8
2021 Sinker -6.4 0 6 0.3 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .806 .883 .747 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 4 268 46.9 58 .212 .288 .299 15.2 25.9 21.1 .179 .253 .239 43.2
2020 Changeup 1.5 3 176 30.8 57 .104 .146 .218 39.8 33.3 31.1 .172 .202 .249 20.7
2020 Curveball 0.8 1 119 20.8 19 .263 .316 .303 40.5 31.6 21.4 .231 .273 .220 30.8
2020 Sinker 7.5 1 8 1.4 4 .000 .000 .400 50.0 25.0 33.3 .120 .121 .266 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 662 88.2 98 14.1 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Curveball 368 81.7 46 5.3 7:15 6:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 958 94.0 99 17.3 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Changeup 679 88.1 99 15.4 1:15 1:30 -15
2021 Curveball 458 80.7 64 8.7 7:00 6:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,020 94.6 100 17.8 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Changeup 155 87.4 98 15.7 1:15 1:30 -15
2020 Curveball 113 80.2 62 8.8 7:15 6:15 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 248 94.1 100 18.6 12:30 12:30 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 215 922 12 14 -4 -5 16
2021 601 2,456 19 28 -13 -14 20
2022 493 2,005 -1 24 -15 -12 -4
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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 %
2020 571 50.1 59.8 78.9 26.3 52.0 40.3 60.9 43.1 28.9 8.6 71.4
2021 2,175 46.6 68.7 78.9 26.3 50.3 40.7 58.9 46.1 28.5 7.6 80.6
2022 2,005 43.6 70.8 81.6 28.4 51.7 40.0 56.8 46.9 28.4 6.4 80.5
Player 4,751 45.7 68.4 80.0 27.2 51.1 40.4 58.2 46.1 28.5 7.2 79.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2020 96 93 99 100 82 97 99 79 80 79 33 66 36 65 11 7 99
2021 42 49 43 40 44 13 20 60 49 48 28 69 32 70 12 2 94
2022 28 27 47 65 15 39 70 31 27 27 11 70 39 52 3 1 93
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25.8 1 0.4 1 2 1 0 0.0
2021 23.7 17 18.1 -1 5 13 8 47.1
2022 24.0 12 12.6 -1 4 12 4 33.3
Player 23.9 30 31.1 -1 11 26 12 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
2021 17 20 18 18 21 18 21 19 12 14 17 19 19 13 17 22 16 16 19 19 17 20 22 20 16 15 22 21 19 18 16
2022 12 12 13 13 14 12 14 10 8 6 11 16 13 11 13 18 12 10 13 14 10 13 18 15 9 8 17 15 14 13 12
Player 30 32 32 32 36 30 36 29 20 20 28 37 32 24 30 40 29 27 32 34 27 33 41 35 25 23 40 37 33 31 28
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.1 94.6 0.5 94.0 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 87.4 88.1 0.7 88.2 0.1
Breaking Velocity 80.1 80.7 0.6 81.7 1.0
Exit Velocity 86.7 88.3 1.6 89.2 0.9
Launch Angle 8.9 6.4 -2.5 8.4 2.0
Barrel % 1.2 9.5 8.3 6.2 -3.3
Hard Hit % 32.1 38.7 6.6 40.5 1.8
Sweet Spot % 18.5 29.4 10.9 32.0 2.6
xBA .183 .240 0.057 .254 0.014
BA .172 .221 0.049 .264 0.043
xwOBA .242 .317 0.075 .323 0.006
wOBA .234 .293 0.059 .333 0.040
xSLG .233 .410 0.177 .383 -0.027
SLG .230 .371 0.141 .408 0.037
K% 29.7 23.2 -6.5 19.7 -3.5
BB% 10.1 9.9 -0.2 11.0 1.1
Swing % 43.1 46.1 3.0 46.9 0.8
Whiff% 28.9 28.5 -0.4 28.4 -0.1
In Zone % 50.1 46.6 -3.5 43.6 -3.0
Out of Zone % 49.9 53.4 3.5 56.4 3.0
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 26.3 0.0 28.4 2.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.9 31.0 7.1 30.2 -0.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 58.9 -2.0 56.8 -2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 137 .227 66 6 9.1 71 10 14.1
2021 Shifts 508 .282 261 91 34.9 247 136 55.1
2022 Shifts 493 .333 253 139 54.9 240 73 30.4
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 161 17.6 27.3% 2.5% 100 25.1 0.0% 10.0%
2021 682 16.1 38.3% 1.0% 306 23.9 0.0% 9.8%
2022 591 16.2 36.2% 1.2% 293 23.8 0.0% 8.9%
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Pitch Distribution