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Birth Date5-2-1998
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
Age22 years, 4 months, 25 days
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2016 BRA Rk GCL 5 5 18.0 1 0 0 14 4 18 0 97 7.0 2.0 0.0 9.0 59% .304 1.00 1.97 0.00 79 2.48 54.8
2016 DNV Rk APP 5 5 21.7 0 2 0 19 8 18 1 97 7.9 3.3 0.4 7.5 60% .290 1.25 3.70 3.74 97 3.42 75.6
2017 ROM A SAL 20 20 83.0 4 5 0 69 43 101 0 103 7.5 4.7 0.0 11.0 50% .345 1.35 3.05 3.14 86 3.80 80.9
2018 BRV A+ FSL 20 20 100.0 2 6 0 73 40 118 2 96 6.6 3.6 0.2 10.6 47% .282 1.13 2.63 2.52 78 2.75 58.2
2018 MIS AA SOU 4 4 19.3 2 1 0 14 9 24 0 94 6.5 4.2 0.0 11.2 48% .304 1.19 2.43 2.33 85 3.29 69.6
2019 MIS AA SOU 21 21 111.0 7 5 0 82 47 147 8 94 6.6 3.8 0.6 11.9 46% .287 1.16 2.91 2.68 85 3.80 78.1
2019 GWN AAA INT 5 5 24.7 1 2 0 23 18 25 5 103 8.4 6.6 1.8 9.1 39% .277 1.66 6.42 6.57 119 4.87 100.2

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Year Team Salary


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020). Contract selected by Atlanta 8/25/20.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2016 (1-3) (Shenendehowa HS, Clifton Park, N.Y.). $4M signing bonus ($6.5108M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 21.4 0 0 25 25 112.4 80 49 116 10 .247 1.15 3.21 3.6 -4.8 -0.5
80o 19.2 0 0 23 23 104.7 81 49 108 11 .263 1.25 3.61 4.05 -9.5 -1.0
70o 17.7 0 0 22 22 99.3 81 50 102 11 .274 1.32 3.91 4.39 -12.6 -1.4
60o 16.5 0 0 21 21 94.7 82 50 98 11 .283 1.39 4.17 4.68 -14.9 -1.6
50o 15.3 0 0 20 20 90.6 82 50 94 11 .292 1.45 4.42 4.96 -16.9 -1.8
40o 14.2 0 0 19 19 86.5 81 50 89 11 .301 1.51 4.68 5.24 -18.7 -2.0
30o 13.1 0 0 18 18 82.3 81 49 85 11 .311 1.58 4.95 5.55 -20.5 -2.2
20o 11.8 0 0 17 17 77.4 80 49 80 10 .322 1.67 5.28 5.92 -22.3 -2.4
10o 10.1 0 0 16 16 70.9 79 48 73 10 .338 1.80 5.75 6.45 -24.4 -2.7
Weighted Mean15.300202090.280499310.2901.434.384.91-16.4-1.8

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2020-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you like the following young arms? Ian Anderson, Randy Dobnak, Logan Webb, and Tony Gonsolin. Is there a drop off after Anderson? or Gonsolin? or much at all?
(ironcityguys from daBurgh)
A lot, indifferent, nah, and a fair amount. Yes, I think there's a significant drop off between Anderson and Gonsolin, and then a bigger on from Gonsolin to Dobnak and Webb. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sorry for long question...H2H pts league. Players move up 1 Rnd each year. Please tell me what rounds you would keep the following group of players in rounds 1-8. I have the following picks available. 2 in the 8th, 1 in the 7th & 6th, 2 in the 5th, 2 in the 4th, none in Rnd 2 & 3, and 1 in the 1st. Bieber, Hiura, Vladdy, Y Alvarez, Tatis Jr can be kept anywhere in the 8th on down to 1. Soto and Acuna can be kept in the 7th on down, And Yelich can be kept in the 5th on down. If it helps I have Groshans, Luciano, N Marte, K Robinson, G Valera, Ian Anderson, T McKenzie, and Josiah Gray in my minor league system. We sat this season out. Thank you. Entire Minor league system graduated at the same darn time
(Kyle from Il)
Hopefully I interpreted the question right - 8th: Tatis & Vlad, 7th: Acuna, 6th: Soto, 5th Yelich & Bieber, 4th: Hiura & Alvarez .

For your graduates, I'd definitely keep Anderson and keep an eye on Triston and his health the ROS before making that decision. (Mark Barry)
2020-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bryce wilson,Tucker Davidson Ian Anderson or pray for rain?
(Ralphie from Boulder)
Wilson is already up so we're getting close. I've been talking with Jeffrey Paternostro about Anderson a lot. On some level I understand the hesitation, on another level...he's the best starter not currently in the rotation and I think they need to stop messing around there. If you build your system around talented arms, why remain gunshy on using those talented arms when attrition strikes? Let's see what they've got. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know all will be revealed soon in your Dynasty list, but I’m in a bit of a conundrum with Griffin Canning in a keeper league. Considering the current state of his elbow but also his secure rotation spot, where would you place Canning among this batch of pitching prospects?
(Monty from Chapel Hill)
We have Canning between Ian Anderson (69) and Daulton Varsho (70), though I would not oppose ranking him behind, say, Daniel Lynch (83). The elbow injury is concerning, but we are withholding a more significant drop at the moment. (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who you rather have in a dynasty fantasy league: Ian Anderson or Spencer Howard?
(BSK from Baltimore)
It's pretty close but I'd take Anderson right now. If you said you preferred Howard, I wouldn't scream at you until you cried, though. But I could. I have that ability. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Ian Anderson just promoted to AAA. What are the reports of him in 2019? What do you see as his ceiling?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
I don't think much has changed. I liked what I saw in the Futures Game, but he also doesn't pop in that environment like some other guys do. I think he's a strong No. 3 starter with a chance for more. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any pitchers in the high minors that you’re interested to see debut or make their second or third major league starts after a call-up? A la Mitch Keller, Brock Burke, etc.
(ayzzya from Texas League)
This year? Keller, for sure, and I'm still excited to see Brendan McKay continue to adjust to the big leagues. I'm not sure they'll debut this year, but I'm particularly excited to see guys like Graterol, Mize, and Ian Anderson. (JP Breen)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Touki Toussaint ever be able to hold down a starting pitcher spot on the braves?
(Homer from Nashville)
Not if he can't throw strikes consistently. The likes of Ian Anderson coming up behind him also make it more unlikely. I think he'll primarily be a reliever in the bigs. (JP Breen)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ian Anderson get the call to Atlanta this year? Or are the Braves likely to avoid starting the arbitration clock? His BB rate has been slightly elevated at AA this season.
(ironcityguys from urban area)
Not this year. I expect we'll see him sometime in May next year, if I was hazarding a guess. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks in advance Craig, I was expecting Braves Ian Anderson to get the big league call by now, I've had him stashed on my bench waiting patiently. Do you think he gets the call this year, and do you think he's worth rostering in a 14 team 38 man roster. (My team is loaded with high end SP prospects but light on quality MLB SP's)
(rflippin from Lake Forest, CA)
I would expect Anderson to get a bump to Triple-A soonish, but wouldn't expect to see him in the majors this year barring more injuries from Atlanta, especially with Keuchel around now. Yes he's worth rostering there but I wouldn't be rostering a ton of pitching prospects generally -- too much attrition. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, I could use a long-term CF as I'm currently deploying Harper in the 8 spot and next year I can probably deploy Gallo there and Harper back to RF. But with the dearth of LF options, I need Gallo there. Starling Marte is available in my 20-team dynasty (his owner has Trout). I have plenty of young pitching )Ian Anderson, Jesus Luzardo, Alex Reyes, Dustin May, Chris Paddack), and some more seasoned pitching (Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer). If I offered Luzardo, you think that's a fair offer to fill my OF?
(Mike from Milwaukee)
I feel like most Luzardo owners would think this is too rich and most Marte owners would think this isn't rich enough, which means it's probably about right. You can't trust Marte to play in more than 120 games and he's on the wrong side of 30, but Luzardo is a pitcher with arm injuries. Risks abound. (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi JP. 2 questions: Any tips on under the radar SP in the high minors w/2/3 upside? Already have gallen. Second, what are your thoughts on Zach Plesac?
(pats1124 from Durham, NC)
Not to be glib, but I'm not sure there are under-the-radar guys in the upper minors with that kinda upside. The internet community has gotten so much better at this stuff. Maybe a guy like Kyle Muller? Tony Santillan? I still don't think Brusdar Graterol or Ian Anderson get enough love. As far as Zach Plesac is concerned, he's interesting because the velocity ticked up significantly. I'm skeptical of his ability to stick in the rotation because he lacks a true breaking ball, and straight fastball/changeup guys don't have a great recent track record in the big leagues. (J.P. Breen)
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Excluding anyone in the majors currently and also Vladdy dadi... give me your top 5 prospects of your choice to start a dynasty with.
(Rocky from Los Angeles )
I'll stick to guys I've seen, however briefly. Hitters would be Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Nick Madrigal. All are young, have very advanced hit tools and really understand the strike zone. Pitchers would be Mitch Keller, Brusdar Graterol and Ian Anderson. They each already have the requisite pitches and enough command of each to have pretty high floors and the chance to be great fantasy starters. (Scott Delp)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Ian Anderson ranked higher on the "regular" prospect list than on the Dynasty list. Is that because his perceived ceiling isn't very high? Thanks!
(Hoss from The Plains)
I really, really like Anderson. I think it's just a function of us docking all pitchers somewhat given the attrition rate. He also probably won't have the elite strikeout rate we really crave from dynasty guys. But he's very good, and we're excited about him. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Jeff McNeil and Ian Anderson and their potential ceilings?
(bob m from philly)
Jeff McNeil is a 6. Ian Anderson could be a 7. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-09-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Ian Anderson be? Is he a potential #1 in your mind? Does Wil Smith have the stuff and the opportunity to be the Giants closer again next year? Thx
(bob from pa)
He could be. That's the ceiling. Smith has the stuff to close, sure. I don't see him as a top shelf guy, though, and the Giants might want to get their money's worth from Melancon. (Mike Gianella)
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Touki the top arm in the Braves system?
(Lenny from March of dimes)
Hmm. I can't decide from him, Ian Anderson and maybe Bryse Wilson? OK, maybe not Wilson, I'm just really biased toward him. The first two have top of the rotation upside. Feels like every starter in that org is at worst a mid-rotation guy. Sheesh. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do prospects with boring names like Ian Anderson get overlooked? What do you expect of Ian Anderson?
(Jacob from DC)
I haven't been able to say Heliot Ramos without hearing the "Stelio Kantos" song from American Dad in my head for months. You might be onto something. I like Ian Anderson, but have him a bit behind the other Braves arms because he's been used lightly and needs a bit more refinement than the names ahead of him. Could be a bit of a cold weather prep arm bias. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which Braves pitcher has the highest upside ?
(Jason from Charlotte)
Greg Maddux.

I dunno, man. I can tell you who intrigues me the most, just because of the narrative around them selecting him at the time and his pro success to date. That's Ian Anderson. But I'll leave questions of the absolute highest ceiling to our prospect gurus. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sixto Sanchez or Ian Anderson?
(Carlo from California)
Sixto. And yeah, I've seen the reports on Anderson this year. They are great. He's a great prospect. Sixto. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which Braves pitching prospect has the ace/#2 potential based on strikeout pitches?
(Harry from Lancaster, PA)
I've been extremely encouraged with what I've seen of Ian Anderson, who the team selected just a few months ago in the top five. However, I'm going with 19-year-old southpaw Kolby Allard. He's struck out greater than a batter per inning at Single-A Rome this season while posting a 3.73 ERA in just over 60 innings. It blows my mind that 13 teams passed on him in the 2015 draft. (George Bissell)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. Please rank these starting pitchers in terms of stuff: Dillon Cease, Thomas Szapucki, Alec Hanson, Cal Quantril, Luiz Gohara, Ian Anderson, Justin Dunn, Michael Kopech.
(Ralph from Bronx)
Hmmm...pure stuff. This is a great question.

Lets go...Alec Hanson first maybe? He doesn't throw as hard as Kopech but I think he has a better breaking ball right now in its pure form. Then Kopech, I suppose, just because of the velo. Let's say Cease third, Dunn fourth? Those guys could be reversed, too. Quantrill fifth, Ian Anderson, then Gohara, then Szapucki. All these guys have great stuff though. (Adam McInturff)

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