2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Brian Anderson
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Miami Marlins 3B/OF Brian Anderson to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
When identifying potential breakouts, Brian Anderson checks most of the boxes. He’s projected to bat second in the Marlins lineup, so more plate appearances leading to more counting statistics like runs and RBI. Miami moved the fences in by over 11 feet in the right-center alley for a player who hits the ball well to right field, check. Entering his power peak turning 27 in May, check.
On August 23rd last year, Anderson took a Vince Velasquez fastball off his hand resulting in a fracture. This cost him the rest of his season resulting in Anderson appearing in 126 games with 57 runs, 20 home runs, 66 RBI, five stolen bases and a .261/.342/.468 slash line. Fortunately, Anderson’s season being cut short along with the power spike in baseball shrouds his breakout. Beneath his surface statistics, Anderson kept his walk and strikeout percentages within two points compared to 2018 while increasing his isolated power to .203 along with almost doubling his home run per fly ball rate...