Brian Anderson

Position: 3B
Born: 05/19/93
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .275 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs and 21 doubles in 120 games between Jacksonville (Double-A) and New Orleans (Triple-A) for a .491 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Jacksonville on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/01/17

Debut Details
September 1, in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies. The starting third baseman, he batted sixth and went 1-for-3. In the first, with the bases loaded and two outs, a wild pitch by right-handed Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed Dee Gordon to score while Anderson was at the plate, but he then grounded out to second to end the inning. In the fourth, with one out, he reached on an infield single to second. In the seventh, facing right-handed reliever Edubray Ramos, he led off the inning by striking out looking.

Player Notes
The University of Arkansas product came into the 2017 season ranked No. 9 among's Top 10 minor league third basemen and third on the Marlins' prospect list. An outstanding defensive player with a strong arm, he's a smart and selective hitter who projects for decent power as well. He can play first, second and outfield if needed, but he has such promise defensively at third that that may not be necessary. In 2016, he combined between Jupiter (High A) and Jacksonville to hit .265 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs in 135 games after batting .235 at Jupiter with eight home runs and 62 RBIs in 132 games in 2015. He opened his pro career in 2014 by hitting a combined .300 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs in 59 games between Batavia (Short-Season A) and Greensboro (Class A) in 2014.