- Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now
- Brett Anderson Close To Return
The surging Oakland Athletics are about to receive a big boost. Brett Anderson's rehab assignment comes to an end on Monday, and he's expected to rejoin the team. Anderson has shown a lot
- Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
Oakland's Brett Anderson fits the profile. One of the shiny baubles picked up in the December 2007 Dan Haren deal, Anderson ripped through the minor leagues (9.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 56.5 GB
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
punch of Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson will fill out a rotation worn thin by the continued health issues of nominal ace Justin Duchscherer. Starting with Anderson, let's meet Oakland's latest
- Brett Anderson Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
. In one regard, this was a profoundly bad time for the A's given their position in the playoff race, but on the other hand, Colon was suspended a day after Brett Anderson made his 2012 season debut
- Should You Add Chase Anderson?
performance over the last 30 days and found Chase Anderson as the best available pitcher according to that metric. I didn't know much about Anderson other than the fact that he's from Wichita Falls
- The Other Uncertainty Regarding Brett Anderson
the official signing by the Dodgers of left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract upon which the two parties agreed in principle about two weeks ago (and which could pay even more
- Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
"It's his second start and he looks like he's in midseason form!"
An exasperated Matt Underwood of SportsTime Ohio let out the preceding utterance after Brett Anderson dropped a 78 MPH curveball
- Brett Anderson's Elbow Eaten by Sliders?
was so high, and the innings minimum non-existent, our 25-pitcher sample was made up entirely of relievers. Now with Brett Anderson reporting some general elbow soreness and a hefty slider percentage
- Brett Anderson's Breaking Ball: Slurve's Not a Dirty Word
their pitchers learn. Brett Anderson is a product of a baseball family and one such organization, and yet he continues to ply his trade mostly by throwing a strong breaking ball or two, when he's
- Oakland Sends Lottery Ticket Brett Anderson To Colorado
If it's possible to both buy low and sell low simultaneously, then that might be just what the Rockies and Athletics did by swapping 25-year-old lefty starters Drew Pomeranz and Brett Anderson
- Auction Draft: How I Lost Brett Anderson
The one player I really, really wanted and didn't get was Brett Anderson. I was laying in the weeds on him for the entire draft and he didn't get nominated until the 18th round. I
- Anderson Dominating
As far as AL West aces go, most people could probably give you three easily: Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez, and Jered Weaver. Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics has largely flown under the radar
- Uh Oh, The Brett Anderson Tease is Upon Us Again
I have been a Brett Anderson fan since his early minor league days. A pitcher with an extreme ground ball tendency that also has above average strikeout ability and possesses excellent control
- Bill Geivett on Brett Anderson: Rockies Exec Breaks Down a Deal
Bill Geivett says Brett Anderson will be successful pitching at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies acquired the 26-year-old left-hander from the Oakland A’s this past December as part of a three
- Brett Anderson Just Set a Four-Year High in Innings
When the Dodgers signed Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million dollar deal this offseason there was a tinge excitement because a well thought of arm was headed to a well thought of organization
- Anderson's Step Forward
I watched Brett Anderson carve up the Mariner offense (granted, one missing both Ichiro and Adrian Beltre) last night and was highly impressed, as is getting to be routine. If you watch this 21-year
- The Diamondbacks Rotation: There Will be (NL-Only) Value
belongs to Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill. Let me quickly dismiss Cahill because Anderson is more interesting.
As a starter, Cahill's ERA was 6.31, but his xFIP was an even 4.00. His BABIP and strand
- Rookie Roll Call: Anderson and Cahill
are Anderson, Porcello, Cahill et. al faring so far? After taking a peek at Porcello and Perry last time around, let's now shift our focus out West to Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill.
- Pitchers That Projection Systems Like More Than ADP
Hammel, Jake Peavy, Wei-Yin Chen, Dan Haren, Jason Vargas, Bartolo Colon, Chase Anderson, J.A. Happ, Kris Medlen
Relievers: Aroldis Chapman, Koji Uehara, Joaquin Benoit, Sean Doolittle, Addison Reed
- J.A. Happ Hasn't Been J.A. Happ Lately
is no small task given the lower-than-normal replacement level in this particular league. Last week I considered Chase Anderson's viability but was outbid for him by a FAAB-hoarder. This week I want
- The Daily Grind: Anderson, Rodon, Plouffe
for exploitation. Over a dozen pitchers are viable targets for a stack. One name who jumps to the forefront is lefty Brett Anderson. Usually, I would consider him to be a stream candidate. Today he'll have
- FanGraphs Audio: More Like "Best" Anderson
In which the panel turns their respective guns around.
Brett Anderson? More Like Best Anderson.
Houston: Bad or Superbad?
Colby Lewis: America's Sweetheart
- Checking in on Brett Lawrie
In the preseason I hypothesized that Brett Lawrie was not going to be a post-hype sleeper. This past week one of my best Twitter friends, Moe Koltun (@moeproblems), asked if my thoughts on Lawrie had
- The Daily Grind: Happ, Anderson, Werth
talked about Brett Anderson's favorable matchup against the Rockies. I still love it, and he costs just $7,200. He left his last start with a calf cramp. Even if he's healthy, he doesn't consistently
- Atlanta Signs Anderson
One of the last standing California Angels has officially moved on. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey Jr. were subjects of multiple rumors over the past few weeks as both were sought after by Atlanta
- Anderson Used to Shift His Position on the Mound
We here at Fangraphs are big Brett Anderson fans: Dave Cameron has a huge crush on him; I fawned over his crazy slider; Marc Hulet saw him as the AL ROY favorite last August and then was devastated
- Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions
- The Daily Grind: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
to earn a win against John Danks.
Also consider: Brett Anderson, Jesse Chavez, J.A. Happ
Pitchers to Exploit: There are plenty of exploitable pitchers tomorrow. David Phelps isn't the worst of them
- The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
this season is mighty encouraging. Keep an eye on him.
Also consider: Charlie Morton, Vincent Velasquez, Jeremy Hellickson, Brett Anderson
Pitchers to Exploit: Adam Morgan was once
- The Daily Grind: Kershaw, Nola, Anderson, Lowrie
, Lowrie, Mercer
Pitchers to Start: Like Kershaw today, Brett Anderson will face a Rockies lineup that can't hit lefties. There is some risk to the matchup. Anderson, like Buehrle below, is the sort
- Vlad, Scott, Danks, Strasburg, Anderson: DLWW
on the DL, it might be a good time to pick him up and see if he will pitch in the majors this season.
Brett Anderson (36% ESPN, 48% Yahoo) – Stick a fork in him and send him to the WW. TJS has him out
- Brett Lawrie: Probably Not a Post-Hype Sleeper
When we were divvying up guys for third base week, I selected Brett Lawrie assuming I could take the angle that he was poised to be a post-hype sleeper. When he came up in 2011 as a 21 year old
- Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
Anderson. On the surface, the deal is a bit confusing. The two are essentially equals – although Kotsay has a better bat – but Anderson is nearly seven years younger. Kenny Williams cooperated
- Brett Talley's Bold Predictions for 2014 Fantasy Baseball
eight at the position.
Third Base - Brett Lawrie finishes as a top eight fantasy third baseman.
- Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions Revisited
being more valuable than Zobrist this year.
Third Base – Brett Lawrie finishes as a top eight fantasy third baseman.
When I wrote about Lawrie in May, I talked about how more fly balls and a return
- The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
affordable options that are worth a stab. The first is Brett Anderson against the hapless Phillies. Said Phillies are actually accruing a solid collection of offensive players headlined by Cesar Hernandez
- Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions for 2013
- The Daily Grind: Bankroll, Graveman, Anderson, Stubbs
to Brett Anderson in Arizona. When he's healthy, he tends to limit the damage with Dallas Keuchel quality ground ball rates. Don't count on strikeouts, but the other rate stats should fall into place
- Veteran Arms on the Move, Again
The bigger story here is not that Lopez was released, but that Oakland is looking at him. It’s a logic fit, mostly because Lopez is cheap, available, and able to eat pitches so that Brett Anderson
- Tommy Hanson's Bandwagon
A question without a correct answer: Who is the National League’s version of Brett Anderson? The answer that felt right to me at the time of this writing: Tommy Hanson.
As common readers
- Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
and Joe Torre. There were about a dozen different moves and tweaks to analyze from this series but one in particular stood out as worthy of examination: intentionally walking Garret Anderson.
Let me set
- David Price Swallows Flames
southpaws comparable to the 93-94 MPH heat are Jon Lester, Francisco Liriano, and Brett Anderson.
Price is arguably the least accomplished of the quintet. What, with Sabathia and Lester being perennial Cy
- The A's Rotation Without Sheets
. Brett Anderson – who returns this week – and Dallas Braden are the two best pitchers on the squad and neither has managed to stay healthy this season either. Vin Mazzaro is a relatively new addition
- How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Starting Pitching
Gallardo – drafted
Gavin Floyd – trade
Brett Anderson – trade
Jorge de la Rosa -- trade
Jason Hammel - trade
CC Sabathia – free agent
Ryan Dempster – free agent
Roy Oswalt – draft
- A's Sign McCarthy
and is older than he should be. In fact, if the Athletics Opening Day rotation includes McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez, Dallas Braden, and Trevor Cahill, then McCarthy would actually
- Fan Projection Targets - 12/28/09
Today's three targets share two things in common: 1) each is a centerfielder, and 2) each stands shorter than 6'. They are Rajai Davis, Tony Gwynn (Jr.), and Brett Gardner.
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