Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
Out
Injury Oblique
Est. Return 7/23/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson is a tease to watch out of the bullpen. He has a live arm with a fastball that pushes into the upper 90s and a solid breaking ball. He has utilized that combination to strike out 28% of the major-league hitters he has faced over the past two seasons. He has also struggled to locate both pitches and has walked 16% of the hitters he has faced leading to a 4.75 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in just over 100 career innings. He simply cannot be used in high-leverage situations with that kind of walk rate. If he could find consistent command of his pitches, his career path could take off in a hurry as the expected stats were very much in his favor in 2019, but to date, he has been unable to get out of his own way. Read Past Outlooks
Throwing off mound again
PLos Angeles Angels
Oblique
May 13, 2020
Anderson (oblique) has resumed throwing off a mound, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
ANALYSIS
Anderson suffered a left oblique strain at the start of spring training and was originally expected to be sidelined to begin the season. With a potential Opening Day now expected to take place no sooner than early July, Anderson appears to be on track to begin the season ready to contribute out of the bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Justin Anderson generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Justin Anderson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2018
Even Split
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .227 203 59 36 37 11 0 5
Since 2017vs Right .220 255 68 36 47 8 1 4
2019vs Left .238 102 29 16 20 9 0 4
2019vs Right .227 115 31 16 22 7 1 2
2018vs Left .215 101 30 20 17 2 0 1
2018vs Right .214 140 37 20 25 1 0 2
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.19 1.47 53.2 3 2 5 11.6 6.0 0.8
Since 2017Away 5.36 1.58 48.2 3 1 0 10.7 6.7 0.7
2019Home 4.73 1.43 26.2 3 0 1 11.8 5.7 1.0
2019Away 6.64 1.77 20.1 0 0 0 11.1 6.6 1.3
2018Home 3.67 1.52 27.0 0 2 4 11.3 6.3 0.7
2018Away 4.45 1.45 28.1 3 1 0 10.5 6.7 0.3
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Justin Anderson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.88
 
K/9
11.5
 
BB/9
6.1
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
5.55
 
WHIP
1.57
 
BABIP
.332
 
GB/FB
0.92
 
Left On Base
64.0%
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2267 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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July 14, 2019
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March 27, 2019
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson spent the bulk of the 2017 season at the Double-A level, showing very little promise as he posted a 36:29 K:BB and a 5.06 ERA for Mobile. By May 14 of 2018, however, he'd picked up his first big-league save, and he'd go on to record three more for the Angels to go along with a 4.07 ERA in 55.1 innings. He throws hard but wasn't exactly dominant. To become a trustworthy high-leverage reliever, Anderson will have to make a considerable dent in his walk rate, which sat at an untenable 16.6% in his rookie campaign, second-worst among all pitchers who threw at least 50 innings. Control problems are unsurprising for a pitcher who throws his slider 55 percent of the time. Anderson's 27.8% strikeout rate is more good than great and isn't enough for him to overcome such a significant deficiency.
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Plays catch Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
Oblique
March 12, 2020
Anderson (oblique) played catch Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Recovery going well
PLos Angeles Angels
Oblique
March 9, 2020
Anderson has had no setbacks in his recovery from a left oblique strain but has yet to resume baseball activities, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Out with oblique injury
PLos Angeles Angels
Oblique
February 13, 2020
Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Anderson suffered an oblique injury in a workout and has been ruled out for 4-to-6 weeks, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. More specifically, Anderson is contending with a Grade 2 left oblique strain, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
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Returns from injured list
PLos Angeles Angels
September 8, 2019
Anderson (lat) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
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Ready for simulated game
PLos Angeles Angels
Lat
September 4, 2019
Anderson (lat) is expected to pitch in a simulated game as soon as Friday, the Associated Press reports.
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