Ian Anderson

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Ian Theodore Anderson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Ian Anderson was the third overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft, taken by the Atlanta Braves out of a high school in New York state.

He began his professional career with the GCL Braves and also appeared for the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League that year. In 10 starts, he went 1-2, 2.04, allowing 33 hits in 39 2/3 innings while striking out 36 batters. In 2017 he was assigned to the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League to begin the season.

He was named to the roster of the National League team for the 2019 Futures Game.

He made his major league debut on August 26, 2020, in the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. He was even better than advertised, not giving up a hit in his first five innings, before Luke Voit hit a solo homer with one out in the 6th inning. He finished the inning without allowing another hit and received credit for his team's 5-1 win, that incidentally broke Gerrit Cole's streak of 28 consecutive undefeated starts. On September 12th, he allowed just 1 hit over 7 innings in a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Jessica Camerato: "Anderson, 'ice in his veins,' stays scoreless", mlb.com, October 14, 2020. [1]
  • Adam McCalvy and Jessica Camerato: "'Old soul': Anderson's stuff beyond his years: Braves' Game 3 starter, 23, 'just a really mature guy'", mlb.com, October 28, 2021. [2]
  • Charles Odum (Associated Press): "Braves RHP Ian Anderson to have season-ending surgery", Yahoo! News, April 11, 2023. [3]

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