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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Anderson gave up six runs over 3 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision as the Cubs rallied to beat the Brewers 9-7.
The Brewers jumped Anderson for three runs in the first inning and then added a couple more in the third. Anderson retired the next two batters after yielding a leadoff homer in the fourth, but manager Joe Maddon decided that was enough. The Cubs were down four runs at the time but outscored the Brewers 7-1 the rest of the way. Anderson has now added a clunker in addition to two nice showings. He'll try for better results in Pittsburgh and Boston next week. Apr 19 - 12:41 AM

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Brett Anderson pitched five scoreless innings against his former team as the Cubs topped the Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday.

Anderson worked around four walks, as the Dodgers' problems against anyone with a functional left arm were an issue again today. Anderson has allowed one run over 10 2/3 innings to date. The Cubs won't worry if he doesn't throw more than five innings per start as long as they're quality innings.
Apr 13 - 5:35 PM

Brett Anderson allowed one earned run, five hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Friday against the Brewers.

Anderson didn't receive much run support in a low-scoring game which went into extra innings at Miller Park. The left-hander threw 55 of his 90 pitches for strikes in his debut in a Cubs uniform. He is looking to get his career back on track after being limited to just four appearances (three starts) with the Dodgers in 2016 after surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. So far, so good.
Apr 7 - 11:59 PM

Brett Anderson had a shaky night Thursday in the Cubs’ exhibition loss to the Astros, allowing four runs (three earned), eight hits and one walk over five innings of work.

Anderson had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, allowing home runs to Josh Reddick and Jose Altuve. At least one base runner reached in each of his five frames. Anderson did well to beat out Mike Montgomery for the final spot in the Cubs’ rotation but we wouldn’t expect him to have an especially long leash. Anderson won't be worth your time in fantasy.
Mar 30 - 11:40 PM

Brett Anderson turned in a respectable outing in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies, surrendering one earned run over four innings.

Anderson did allow six hits, but mostly managed to stay out of trouble. He struck out two and walked one in the outing. The 29-year-old southpaw will be working as the fifth starter in the Cubs' rotation this coming season. There is little fantasy appeal, here. Anderson has thrown more than 100 innings just once in the last six campaigns.
Mar 25 - 7:41 PM

Brett Anderson has made the Cubs' rotation.

He essentially beat out Mike Montgomery. Anderson projects to start the Cubs' fourth regular-season game, behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, and John Lackey. Kyle Hendricks, last year's ERA king, will open the 2017 regular season as the Cubs' fifth starter.
Mar 23 - 2:33 PM

Brett Anderson gave up two earned runs in three innings Tuesday against the Brewers.

Anderson struck out three and issued only one walk, but the Brewers' travel lineup tagged him for five singles and a double. The left-hander is trying to nail down a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day rotation after signing a one-year, $3.5 million free agent contract with the organization in late January. He made just four appearances last season for the Dodgers.
Mar 14 - 5:59 PM

Brett Anderson started against the White Sox on Monday and tossed a scoreless inning while allowing one hit.

He struck out one batter and did not allow a walk. Anderson missed all but four games of last season with the Dodgers and signed a free agent deal with the Cubs this winter. He will battle Mike Montgomery for the final slot in the Cubs starting rotation this spring. He has a 3.86 ERA in 685 2/3 career innings. He has a long injury history but has pitched well when healthy. Pitching in front of the Cubs' fantastic defensive alignment and supported by their elite offense, he would make a strong late-draft sleeper if he wins a rotation slot.
Feb 27 - 11:41 PM

Cubs signed LHP Brett Anderson to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The agreement was reported earlier this week and is now official. The deal reportedly includes incentives which could max out at $10 million. Anderson was limited to just four appearances (including three starts) with the Dodgers last year due to back, wrist, and finger injuries, and is generally a poor bet to stay healthy, but he'll give the World Champions some rotation insurance going into the spring.
Jan 26 - 4:54 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Brett Anderson has passed his physical with the Cubs.

The Cubs have yet to make an official announcement, but it's the final step in making his contract official. Of course, given his long injury history, passing the physical wasn't a mere formality. Anderson will reportedly receive a $3.5 million base salary, with incentives which could max out the deal at $10 million. Mike Montgomery currently projects to be the fifth starter for Chicago, but that could change depending on how Anderson looks in the spring.
Jan 25 - 4:02 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Brett Anderson has agreed to a contract with the Cubs, pending a physical.

We can't consider Anderson passing the physical a slam dunk given all his previous injury issues. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan says the contract is worth $3.5 million and contains incentives that could push the total to $10 million. Anderson didn't have any arm problems in 2016, but he was limited to just 11 1/3 innings with the Dodgers due to back, wrist and blister issues. He's made more than eight big league starts just once in his last five campaigns. However, Anderson has mostly pitched well when able to take the mound, and Rosenthal says the Cubs were impressed by a bullpen session the southpaw threw recently in Arizona. He'll be an option for their rotation, although he might be on the outside looking in as it stands right now.
Jan 23 - 9:51 PM

Brett Anderson pitched relatively well in Thursday's no-decision against the Rockies, yielding four runs on six hits over five innings.

This was Anderson's first start since hitting the disabled list with a blister near the end of August. He struck out two and walked one on the evening. The majority of the damage on his line touched home in a three-run second inning. Anderson has made three starts this season and has given up at least four runs in every one of them. He is scheduled to make one more start this season, on the road against the Padres next Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw has been sidelined the past few weeks due to a blister on his pitching hand. He has made just two starts for the Dodgers this season, allowing 11 earned runs in only four innings of work (24.75 ERA). He can be avoided for fantasy purposes on Thursday.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) will start for the Dodgers on Thursday at home against the Rockies.

It will be just his third appearance for Los Angeles in 2016. Anderson threw five innings of one-run ball Friday in a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he's not a very trustworthy fantasy streaming option against a good Colorado offense. The left-hander has officially yielded 11 earned runs in four major league innings this season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) pitched well in Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing one run on three hits over five innings.

The southpaw punched out five and didn't walk a batter. Given the depth of the injuries in the rotation, Anderson could work his way into the postseason mix if he pitches well once rejoining the Dodgers next week.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM