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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.7 4.76 1.42 29 2 2 0 0.2
Birth Date9-14-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age27 years, 10 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
0.32015
1.22016
2017
0.22018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 CLE MLB 15 15 91.3 7 3 0 77 24 44 9 .259 105 7.6 2.4 0.9 4.3 47% .237 .226 1.11 4.24 3.05 114 4.81 112.4 0.3
2016 CLE MLB 19 9 60.7 2 5 0 85 13 54 13 .257 112 12.6 1.9 1.9 8.0 40% .381 .294 1.62 4.80 6.68 95 3.50 77.4 1.2
CareerMLB3424152.0980162379822.2581089.62.21.35.844%.294.2551.314.464.501074.40101.01.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 MHV A- 3 1 5.0 0 0 0 4 4 3 0 .260 94 7.2 7.2 0.0 5.4 56% .250 .287 1.60 4.56 1.80 112 6.66 145.9
2012 LKC A 24 23 98.3 4 7 0 92 29 72 8 .262 98 8.4 2.7 0.7 6.6 44% .287 .252 1.23 3.85 3.20 100 4.71 100.7
2013 CAR A+ 23 23 123.3 9 4 0 105 31 112 6 .253 106 7.7 2.3 0.4 8.2 40% .296 .214 1.10 3.04 2.34 86 3.98 84.8
2013 AKR AA 3 3 12.7 0 0 0 16 9 10 2 .277 97 11.4 6.4 1.4 7.1 24% .359 .327 1.97 5.92 5.68 126 8.73 190.3
2014 AKR AA 25 25 125.7 4 11 0 141 45 81 17 .264 101 10.1 3.2 1.2 5.8 46% .312 .285 1.48 4.99 5.44 118 6.81 150.9
2015 CLE MLB 15 15 91.3 7 3 0 77 24 44 9 .259 105 7.6 2.4 0.9 4.3 47% .237 .226 1.11 4.24 3.05 114 4.81 112.4
2015 AKR AA 10 10 52.0 3 2 0 44 9 36 2 .261 97 7.6 1.6 0.3 6.2 46% .273 .210 1.02 2.96 1.73 94 2.66 63.6
2015 COH AAA 3 3 19.3 1 1 0 17 5 18 0 .247 108 7.9 2.3 0.0 8.4 41% .315 .209 1.14 2.22 2.33 89 3.43 85.0
2016 CLE MLB 19 9 60.7 2 5 0 85 13 54 13 .257 112 12.6 1.9 1.9 8.0 40% .381 .294 1.62 4.80 6.68 95 3.50 77.4
2016 COH AAA 13 6 32.3 0 2 1 32 10 40 4 .258 106 8.9 2.8 1.1 11.1 56% .329 .254 1.30 3.41 3.62 69 1.88 46.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 1288 0.5023 0.4992 0.8258 0.6600 0.3370 0.8852 0.7083 0.1742
2016 978 0.5112 0.5256 0.7510 0.6980 0.3452 0.8195 0.6061 0.2490
Career22660.50610.51060.79350.67640.34050.85680.66420.2065

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-20 2014-08-08 Minors 19 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CLE $545,000
2017 CLE $539,100
2016 CLE $511,400
2015 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,050,500
2018Current$545,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,595,500
3 yrTotal$1,595,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 17 d1 year/$0.545M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5114M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2011 (14-428) (Feather River JC, Calif.). $0.25M signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.8 2.3 0 10 10 50.1 44 14 41 6 .265 1.16 3.42 3.89 9.0 1.0
80o 3.3 2.2 0 9 9 44.6 42 14 37 6 .279 1.24 3.79 4.29 6.2 0.7
70o 2.9 2.1 0 8 8 40.7 40 13 33 6 .289 1.31 4.06 4.59 4.4 0.5
60o 2.6 2 0 7 7 37.5 39 13 31 6 .298 1.36 4.30 4.85 3.1 0.3
50o 2.4 1.9 0 7 7 34.5 37 12 28 5 .306 1.42 4.52 5.1 1.9 0.2
40o 2.1 1.8 0 6 6 31.6 35 11 26 5 .314 1.47 4.75 5.35 1.0 0.1
30o 1.9 1.7 0 5 5 28.6 33 11 23 5 .323 1.53 5.00 5.62 0.1 0.0
20o 1.6 1.6 0 5 5 25.1 30 10 21 4 .333 1.61 5.29 5.94 -0.8 -0.1
10o 1.2 1.4 0 4 4 20.5 27 9 17 4 .347 1.71 5.71 6.4 -1.6 -0.2
Weighted Mean2.31.907733.93612285.3041.404.495.072.00.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20192891002929178185591522845.3021.374.544.919.43.07.71.41.3
20202991002929181184581602845.3011.344.424.789.12.98.01.41.6
2021308902727160164541392445.3021.374.494.859.23.07.81.41.3
2022317902424143151451252345.3061.374.564.939.52.87.91.51.1
2023327802424139144451202145.3031.364.484.849.32.97.81.41.2
202433670202011612239991845.3051.394.614.989.53.07.71.40.8
2025345501515919430821445.3041.364.474.839.33.08.11.40.8
2026354501515879228751445.3051.384.554.929.52.97.81.40.7
2027364501313798426681345.3061.394.574.949.52.97.71.50.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Ross Stripling 2017 3.75
2 94 David Phelps 2014 4.86
3 94 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
4 94 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
5 93 Jacob deGrom 2015 2.78
6 92 Mike Montgomery 2017 3.58
7 90 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
8 89 Nick Tepesch 2016 11.25
9 89 J.A. Happ 2010 3.81
10 89 Kyle Lobstein 2017 0.00 DNP
11 88 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
12 88 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
13 88 Jose Alvarez 2016 4.87
14 88 Adam Warren 2015 3.49
15 88 Burke Badenhop 2010 4.52
16 88 Matt Andriese 2017 5.02
17 88 Zack Godley 2017 3.54
18 87 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
19 87 Erik Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
20 87 Liam Hendriks 2016 4.45
21 87 Brandon Claussen 2006 6.55
22 87 Trevor Bell 2014 67.50
23 87 Kyle Gibson 2015 4.07
24 86 Allen Webster 2017 0.00 DNP
25 86 Mike Wright 2017 5.76
26 86 Aaron Heilman 2006 3.83
27 86 Anthony Ranaudo 2017 0.00 DNP
28 86 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
29 86 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
30 86 Randy Wells 2010 4.49
31 86 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
32 86 Nick Blackburn 2009 4.51
33 85 Billy Traber 2007 4.99
34 85 Chad Bettis 2016 5.18
35 85 Tyler Wilson 2017 8.22
36 85 Phil Coke 2010 3.90
37 85 Clay Hensley 2007 7.20
38 85 Andre Rienzo 2016 0.00 DNP
39 84 Doug Fister 2011 3.16
40 84 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
41 84 Zach McAllister 2015 3.65
42 84 Wade Miley 2014 4.60
43 84 Logan Verrett 2017 5.06
44 84 Shawn Hill 2008 6.68
45 84 Eric Surkamp 2015 10.80
46 84 Matt Belisle 2007 5.62
47 84 Cory Luebke 2012 2.90
48 84 Jeff Samardzija 2012 4.07
49 84 John Maine 2008 4.50
50 84 Josh Lindblom 2014 3.86
51 83 Sean Douglass 2006 0.00 DNP
52 83 Sean Gilmartin 2017 13.50
53 83 Adam Conley 2017 6.49
54 83 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
55 83 Justin Grimm 2016 4.10
56 83 Jeff Niemann 2010 4.44
57 83 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
58 83 Blaine Boyer 2009 5.93
59 83 Dustin Moseley 2009 4.91
60 83 Albert Suarez 2017 5.12
61 83 Zach Petrick 2017 0.00 DNP
62 83 Taylor Jungmann 2017 13.50
63 83 Brad Halsey 2008 0.00 DNP
64 83 Tyler Cravy 2017 0.00 DNP
65 83 Matt Barnes 2017 4.00
66 83 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
67 83 Jose Capellan 2008 4.50
68 83 Garrett Mock 2010 5.40
69 83 Joe Biagini 2017 5.87
70 83 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
71 82 Chris Rusin 2014 7.11
72 82 Tyler Anderson 2017 5.02
73 82 Scott Baker 2009 4.46
74 82 Chris Young 2006 3.61
75 82 Roenis Elias 2016 12.91
76 82 Carlos Frias 2017 0.00 DNP
77 82 Josh Tomlin 2012 6.45
78 82 Chad Qualls 2006 3.86
79 82 Anthony DeSclafani 2017 0.00 DNP
80 82 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
81 82 Michael Bowden 2014 0.00 DNP
82 82 David Huff 2012 4.72
83 82 Juan Nicasio 2014 5.67
84 82 Dave Bush 2007 5.31
85 82 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
86 82 David Purcey 2009 6.56
87 82 Alex Colome 2016 1.91
88 82 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
89 82 Dylan Axelrod 2013 6.24
90 82 Tom Mastny 2008 10.80
91 82 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
92 82 Brian Bannister 2008 6.26
93 81 Chase Whitley 2016 4.40
94 81 Stolmy Pimentel 2017 0.00 DNP
95 81 Jeanmar Gomez 2015 3.50
96 81 Tom Gorzelanny 2010 4.62
97 81 Stephen Fife 2014 6.00
98 81 Brent Suter 2017 3.64
99 81 Chris Bassitt 2016 6.43
100 81 David Buchanan 2016 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .295 .333 .520 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .290 .332 .457 .258
18 Split (Multi) .005 .001 .064 .018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .326 .352 .578 .293
31 vs R (2016) .342 .383 .558 .295
38 Split (2016) -.016 -.031 .019 -.002
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 Peripheral measures showed that Anderson’s dazzling September in 2015 wasn’t something he was likely to repeat. His 2016 showed that this was true. While he added a bit of velocity to his fastball and was significantly better with two of the three true outcomes, he was significantly worse on the third (that HR total is a bit HoRrendous) and allowed far more hard contact. He improved after shifting to the bullpen, but not enough to make him look any better than the fringy fifth starter he seems destined to be. The fact that his offseason kicked off with elbow surgery probably won’t help, either.
2016 On June 17th, Shaun Marcum had an absolute disaster of a start (two-plus innings, six earned runs) and inadvertently jump-started Cody Anderson's big-league career. Forced into duty as Cleveland's new no. 5, Anderson promptly navigated lineups the way the Millenium Falcon dodged asteroids, never more than one step away from disaster but never closer, either. Big Country has the stuff of a swingman, with a pedestrian fastball and good-but-not-elite control, so it would be a mistake to expect him to replicate the runaway success of his 2015 season—especially the 1.38 ERA in September that won him the AL Pitcher of the Month honors. (Despite a 3.85 FIP, harumph.) Predictive metrics like cFIP see the big righty as a fringy starter going forward, but he'll always have 2015.
2015 Repeating Double-A did broad righty Cody Anderson no favors as he got hit around again in 2014. He has a four-pitch mix but none of them miss bats.
2014 With a sturdy frame and a four-pitch mix, Anderson has long had the toolset to start, but he was hidden as a closer at Feather River College until the Indians plucked him in the 14th round of the 2011 draft. The right-hander boasts a plus slider and a mid-90s fastballthe tandem he employed most often out of the bullpenbut he also spins a curveball and commands a changeup, which complement his best offerings and give him an adequate recipe to retire lefties. Andersons arm has relatively low mileage because of his history in relief, though the downside is that he may need extra time to adjust to higher-level hitters. Once the command comes together, Anderson could settle in as a middle-of-the-rotation starter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a 13 team AL only league, is Cody Anderson a keeper at $5
(Jason from Rockaway NJ)
Yeah, but it's on the bubble. (Mike Gianella)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Cody Anderson a viable fantasy option for 2016?
(Eddie from Ohio)
Can't see it. Don't think he has a spot in the rotation and even if he did, he can't strike out anyone and last year's ERA is a mirage. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)AL Only league, $260 cap. Is Cody Anderson of Cleveland protectable at $5?
(Jason from Rockaway)
In an AL-only? Sure. (George Bissell)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about ranking MLB-debuting starting pitchers Jorge Lopez, Tyler Duffey, Cody Anderson, Zach Davies, John Lamb, Colin Rea, Mike Montgomery and Jerad Eickhoff for long-term value in a dynasty sim league, if you please? Are there big tiers or divisions there? Thanks for all your time spent on scouting and chats.
(delatopia from the 415)
Lopez is a clear No. 1 to me. After that I'd go Rea, Davies, Lamb, Eickhoff, Duffey, Anderson, Montgomery. (Christopher Crawford)


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