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Ian Anderson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 170LBS | Age: 23

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #3, Atlanta Braves | Shenendehowa (NY) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 5 3.58 24 24 0 128.1 124 1.23
2 Seasons 12 7 3.25 30 30 0 160.2 165 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 9-5 3.58 128.1 124 1.23
2 Seasons 30 12-7 3.25 160.2 165 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 86.7 114.5 8.9 18.5 .183 .233 .234 .242 .274 32.1 29.7 10.1 1.95 2.46
2021 23 2175 357 34 9.5 88.3 117.3 6.4 29.4 .237 .406 .293 .316 .372 38.7 23.2 9.9 3.58 4.30
2746 438 35 8 88 117.3 6.9 27.4 .226 .371 .281 .301 .354 37.4 24.5 10
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Anderson relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.1%) ,
Changeup
(31.4%) ,
Curveball
(21.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1025 566 459 47.1 94.6 246 218 47 30 11 0 6 52 170 .216 .239 .349 .401 .284 .316 87.2 5 2045 7.0 21.1 19.0
2021 Changeup 684 297 387 31.4 88.1 197 173 34 20 6 0 8 51 123 .197 .214 .370 .406 .291 .315 83.3 2 1646 6.9 34.9 22.0
2021 Curveball 460 250 210 21.1 80.7 88 82 22 14 6 0 2 21 62 .268 .265 .415 .407 .309 .309 89.1 8 1895 6.8 35.9 17.9
2021 Sinker 6 5 1 0.3 94.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .802 1.000 .877 .879 .749 82.9 18 2081 6.9 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 268 121 147 46.9 94.1 58 52 11 9 1 0 1 15 37 .212 .179 .288 .254 .266 .241 93.2 20 2046 7.3 15.2 21.1
2020 Changeup 176 70 106 30.8 87.4 57 48 5 3 2 0 0 19 29 .104 .173 .146 .203 .200 .250 81.4 3 1748 7.2 39.8 31.1
2020 Curveball 119 65 54 20.8 80.1 19 19 5 4 1 0 0 6 13 .263 .231 .316 .273 .251 .220 82.0 -6 2098 7.1 40.5 21.4
2020 Sinker 8 2 6 1.4 93.8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .120 .000 .121 .175 .265 48.7 -18 2023 7.2 50.0 33.3


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 54.3 19.8 16 9.9 46.9 34.6 18.5 11.1 35.8 23.5 22.2 6.2 1.2
2021 52.1 20.4 21.8 5.6 39.2 35.9 24.9 7.6 37.5 19.6 21 4.5 9.5
52.5 20.3 20.8 6.4 40.6 35.6 23.7 8.2 37.2 20.3 21.2 4.8 8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 ATL R 6 94.1 14.2 -5.1 -26 11.9 -2 -14
2021 Curveball ATL R 460 80.7 48.4 -4.1 -8 1 -6.7 -88
2021 4-Seamer ATL R 1024 94.6 13.2 0.5 4 5.4 -1.2 -19
2021 Changeup ATL R 679 88.1 23.1 -4 -15 10.1 -3 -23
2020 Curveball ATL R 119 80.1 48.8 -4.6 -9 1.6 -6.5 -80
2020 Changeup ATL R 174 87.4 23.4 -3.8 -14 10.1 -2.6 -20
2020 Sinker ATL R 8 93.8 12.6 -6.8 -35 10.6 -2.9 -22
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 263 94.1 12.4 1.7 12 4.6 -2.3 -33
! 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 6.4 0 6 0.3 2 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .802 .877 .748 50
2021 Curveball 0.3 1 460 21.1 88 .268 .415 .334 35.9 23.9 17.9 .265 .407 .31 46.8
2021 Changeup -0.7 -4 684 31.4 197 .197 .37 .298 34.9 25.9 22 .214 .406 .316 31.7
2021 4-Seamer -1.2 -12 1025 47.1 246 .216 .349 .287 21.1 21.1 19 .239 .401 .317 40.6
2020 Sinker -7.4 -1 8 1.4 4 0 0 .4 50 25 33.3 .12 .121 .266 0
2020 Curveball -0.8 -1 119 20.8 19 .263 .316 .303 40.5 31.6 21.4 .231 .273 .22 30.8
2020 Changeup -1.4 -2 176 30.8 57 .104 .146 .218 39.8 33.3 31.1 .173 .203 .25 20.7
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 268 46.9 58 .212 .288 .299 15.2 25.9 21.1 .179 .254 .24 43.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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 1020 94.6 100 17.8 12:45 12:30 15
! 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 -11 -14 5 5 -16
2021 552 2259 -18 -23 12 12 -17
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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 49.9 60 78.9 26.2 52 40.1 60.9 43.1 28.9 8.8 72
2021 2175 46.6 68.7 78.9 26.3 50.3 40.6 58.7 46.1 28.5 7.6 80.6
2746 47.3 66.8 78.9 26.3 50.7 40.5 59.1 45.4 28.6 7.8 78.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 96 92 99 100 82 97 99 79 80 79 33 66 96 67 9 7
2021 41 48 40 36 45 13 20 60 50 48 28 69 41 72 10 2
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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 0.8 0 2 2 0 0
2021 23.9 16 18.5 -3 8 10 11 68.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
2021 16 21 22 18 21 18 16 21 19 21 20 19 14 18 17 21 16 18 18 20 14 15 16 19 18 20 18 17 23 16 21
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.1 94.6 0.5
Offspeed Velocity 87.4 88.1 0.7
Breaking Velocity 80.1 80.7 0.6
Exit Velocity 86.7 88.3 1.6
Launch Angle 8.9 6.4 -2.5
Barrel % 1.2 9.5 8.3
Hard Hit % 32.1 38.7 6.6
Sweet Spot % 18.5 29.4 10.9
xBA .183 .237 0.054
BA .172 .221 0.049
xwOBA .242 .316 0.074
wOBA .234 .293 0.059
xSLG .233 .406 0.173
SLG .23 .371 0.141
K% 29.7 23.2 -6.5
BB% 10.1 9.9 -0.2
Swing % 43.1 46.1 3
Whiff% 28.9 28.5 -0.4
In Zone % 49.9 46.6 -3.3
Out of Zone % 50.1 53.4 3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 26.3 0.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.9 30.8 6.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 58.7 -2.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 137 .227 66 0 0.0 71 10 14.1
2021 525 .292 272 97 35.7 253 137 54.2

Pitch Distribution