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  • Brett Anderson is Back in Green and Gold (Again)
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 2/13/2019 -  4
    by signing a one-year deal with the Astros. A similar thing happened in writing that piece's sequel, covering a handful of the best of the unranked and unsigned free agents, as Brett Anderson pre-empted

  • Cubs Notes: Maddon, Hendricks, Anderson, Zagunis
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 2/27/2017 -  0
    Brett Anderson knows the numbers. Currently in camp with the Cubs, the 29-year-old southpaw was indoctrinated into the data game when he reached the big leagues with the Oakland A’s, in 2009. “I

  • Cubs Add Brett Anderson, Remain Vulnerable
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/24/2017 -  27
    -- one which they appear to have begun addressing on Monday evening. That's when Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs have reached an agreement with Brett Anderson -- for $3.5 million guaranteed, according

  • Effectively Wild Episode 749: Stan Conte on Injury Unknowns and Brett Anderson's 180
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 10/22/2015 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to recently resigned Dodgers VP of Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer Stan Conte about hidden injuries, fighting fatigue, and Brett Anderson's almost-miraculous season.

  • The Daily Grind: Happ, Anderson, Werth
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2015 -  6
    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

  • The Daily Grind: Kershaw, Nola, Anderson, Lowrie
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/14/2015 -  5
    , 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

  • The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2015 -  8
    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

  • The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/20/2015 -  7
    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: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2015 -  6
    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

  • Brett Anderson Just Set a Four-Year High in Innings
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 5/28/2015 -  2
    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

  • The Daily Grind: Anderson, Rodon, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/8/2015 -  1
    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

  • The Daily Grind: Bankroll, Graveman, Anderson, Stubbs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/9/2015 -  4
    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

  • Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 3/18/2015 -  9

  • Pitchers That Projection Systems Like More Than ADP
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 3/9/2015 -  4
    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

  • The Diamondbacks Rotation: There Will be (NL-Only) Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 2/16/2015 -  7
    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

  • The Other Uncertainty Regarding Brett Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/2/2015 -  16
    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

  • Uh Oh, The Brett Anderson Tease is Upon Us Again
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/16/2014 -  5
    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

  • Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions Revisited
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 9/29/2014 -  2
    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

  • J.A. Happ Hasn't Been J.A. Happ Lately
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 8/11/2014 -  2
    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

  • Should You Add Chase Anderson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 8/4/2014 -  5
    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

  • Brett Anderson's Breaking Ball: Slurve's Not a Dirty Word
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/25/2014 -  12
    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

  • Checking in on Brett Lawrie
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 5/21/2014 -  10
    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

  • Bill Geivett on Brett Anderson: Rockies Exec Breaks Down a Deal
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 3/21/2014 -  12
    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 Talley's Bold Predictions for 2014 Fantasy Baseball
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 3/12/2014 -  17
    eight at the position. Third Base - Brett Lawrie finishes as a top eight fantasy third baseman. Name PA HR SB R RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS Brett Lawrie 575 16 13 67 73 0.275

  • Oakland Sends Lottery Ticket Brett Anderson To Colorado
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 12/10/2013 -  22
    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

  • Brett Lawrie: Probably Not a Post-Hype Sleeper
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 11/8/2013 -  4
    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

  • Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions for 2013
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 3/25/2013 -  46

  • Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/29/2012 -  6
    "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 Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/22/2012 -  21
    . 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

  • Effectively Wild Episode 26: The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 8/22/2012 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson's Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland's potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free

  • Brett Anderson Close To Return
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/20/2012 -  8
    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

  • Vlad, Scott, Danks, Strasburg, Anderson: DLWW
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 7/18/2011 -  5
    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 Anderson's Elbow Eaten by Sliders?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/7/2011 -  33
    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

  • Tommy Hanson's Bandwagon
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/4/2011 -  32
    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

  • A's Sign McCarthy
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/14/2010 -  3
    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

  • Astros Add Rotation Options
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/13/2010 -  9
    , leaving the team with Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, Bud Norris, and J.A. Happ as locked-in starters. The season does not start tomorrow – it’s snowing, sillies – and as such the Astros have

  • The Jays Acquire Rajai Davis
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/17/2010 -  27
    of Louisville) they attempted to convert him to the rotation (as they are wont to do with college relievers; i.e. Dave Bush and Brett Cecil) the transformation failed and Magnuson went back to relieving. His

  • Marlins Ink John Buck
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/17/2010 -  15
    with a non-tender soon. That leaves Brad Davis and Brett Hayes in line for the backup job until John Baker returns and forms the John Buckner platoon with Buck. Even with an inflated cost per win

  • Derek Jeter's 4-6-3 Nightmare
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/5/2010 -  62
    %. That is a double play opportunity every six plate appearances. An absurd rate from a leadoff hitter and a tribute to how often Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson reach in front of The Captain

  • The Astros' Rotation Is Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/8/2010 -  19
    to falsify it. Yes, that same rotation features Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, J.A. Happ, Bud Norris, and Felipe Paulino. If their plan is to fingerprint and lock up any doubters like twin Foxes then so far

  • Anderson Dominating
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  4
    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

  • Scorched Earth in Houston
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/30/2010 -  16
    this week, the Astros will walk away with Brett Wallace, J.A. Happ, Jonathan Villar, whatever may come from the Yankees and without Oswalt, Berkman, and the $11 million sent to Philadelphia

  • The A's Rotation Without Sheets
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  16
    . 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

  • Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  42
    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

  • Attempting to Peg Fausto Carmona's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/13/2010 -  11
    Carter, Brett Anderson, Aaron Cunningham, Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez, and Greg Smith. It’s safe to say Carmona is unlikely to command that size (in quantity at least) of a return. Tim Hudson

  • Ryan Braun and Infield Hits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/7/2010 -  32
    While perusing the season’s infield hits leaders, I ran across a fair share of usual suspects. Ichiro leads the pack (as he is wont to do) and names like Juan Pierre, Brett Gardner, Rajai Davis

  • What the Florida Marlins Should Do
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/14/2010 -  10
    . As for pitching, the Marlins have a drove. There’s Chad James, Ryan Tucker, Brad Hand, Jhan Martinez, and yes, even old familiar names like Andrew Miller and Brett Sinkbeil – although it’s important to note neither

  • The Ones That Got Away: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2010 -  16
    The Astros are actually a special case. They have not one connection to the top talents of the 2010 draft, not two, but three. Derek Dietrich, Chad Bettis, and Brett Eibner were all drafted and went

  • Franklin Gutierrez's Patience
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/24/2010 -  26
    . Unlike Eckstein and the usual suspects of the slap-hitting mafia (Brett Gardner and Luis Castillo included), Gutierrez hits for power, which makes him more like Bobby Abreu and Kevin Youkilis, only

  • Alex Gordon Demoted
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/2/2010 -  45
    choice. Gordon may not be Evan Longoria, Ryan Zimmerman, or George Brett, but those players should not be the baseline comparison for Gordon. He’s produced 5 WAR in roughly 1,400 plate appearances

  • David Price Swallows Flames
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/26/2010 -  13
    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

  • Anderson Used to Shift His Position on the Mound
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 4/26/2010 -  25
    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

  • FanGraphs Audio: More Like "Best" Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/20/2010 -  7
    Episode Twenty-One In which the panel turns their respective guns around. Headlines Brett Anderson? More Like Best Anderson. Houston: Bad or Superbad? Colby Lewis: America's Sweetheart

  • Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/16/2010 -  10
    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

  • Renteria's Five Hit Day
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/7/2010 -  18
    you explain Brett Gardner and Billy Butler sharing something in common besides Matt Klaassen’s heart?

  • Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/31/2010 -  19
    reign supreme. 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

  • Auction Draft: How I Lost Brett Anderson
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 3/28/2010 -  19
    -batted speedsters. 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

  • Fan Projection Targets - 12/28/09
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/28/2009 -  2
    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. Here's a random

  • Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/16/2009 -  13
    , although as we witnessed with Brett Wallace, not always without blips. Gonzalez is a lefty with a low-to-mid-90s fastball and ridiculous slider. His fastball has some riding action in to left

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Starting Pitching
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2009 -  32
    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 Aaron

  • The Buccos Emerging Star
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/15/2009 -  2
    ; placing him ahead of centerfielders like Josh Hamilton and Rick Ankiel (also Brett Gardner, which is odd.) After taking over for Nate McLouth and seeing Nyjer Morgan, Jack Wilson, and Adam LaRoche find

  • Veteran Arms on the Move, Again
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/10/2009 -  4
    . 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

  • Anderson's Step Forward
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/26/2009 -  24
    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

  • Tigers Grab Huff
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/17/2009 -  6
    The Tigers added another bat to the equation today, acquiring Aubrey Huff from the Orioles in exchange for pitcher Brett Jacobson. Huff figures to play some DH for the Tigers, this could

  • Veteran Pitchers Everywhere
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/6/2009 -  14
    into the transaction. The Yankees signed Russ Ortiz for added depth meanwhile the heir to that position, Brett Tomko, was signed by the Athletics. Much like Ponson, Ortiz is the sufferer of a poor ERA

  • Pirates Trade John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/31/2009 -  17
    , Hunter Strickland, Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Brett Lorin, Aaron Pribanic, Tim Alderson, Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio, and Josh Harrison Let’s focus on the last few names on each list

  • Yankees Snag Jason Hirsh
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/29/2009 -  6
    being the Yankees are simply throwing Hirsh into a minor league rotation. Maybe they try him as the long reliever at some point down the road – Brett Tomko was designated for assignment to clear room

  • Introducing Tommy Everidge
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/29/2009 -  6
    your career in the majors. Everidge isn’t even the most beloved hefty slugger with the addition of Brett Wallace last week, but he’s the one A’s fans get to take joy in watching first. Selected

  • Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  11
    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

  • The Yankees Have Offense in Reserve
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/23/2009 -  8
    has hit to date is impressive, even when you take their ballpark into consideration. Alex Rodriguez's odd, abbreviated season has seen him contribute only a run and a half more than Brett Gardner

  • Rookie Roll Call: Anderson and Cahill
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/1/2009 -  0
    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. The Oakland

  • Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 4/5/2009 -  5
    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

  • A Collection of Career Batting Leaderboard Tidbits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/14/2009 -  27
    runs. Albert Pujols has the chance to pass Shoeless Joe Jackson, Wade Boggs, Duke Snider, George Brett, and Reggie Jackson within the next season. Pujols needs about 60 wRAA to crack the top 50 all

  • Atlanta Signs Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/23/2009 -  0
    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

  • Waiver Wire City
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/17/2009 -  0
    would have him post a 5.21 FIP in Triple-A, but the Brewers saw something they liked here. Perhaps a total disregard for the homerun numbers, given the ballpark. Yankees sign Brett Tomko (minor league