Tyler Anderson

Position: LHP
Born: 12/30/1989
Height: 6'4
Weight: 210
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#20 overall) of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-2 with a 2.64 ERA in six starts combined between Modesto (High A), Hartford (Double-A) and Albuquerque (Triple-A), striking out 30 while walking 13 and allowing 23 hits in 30.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Albuquerque June 11 when LHP Jake McGee was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 6/12/2016

Debut Details
June 12, in a 2-1 win over the Padres. The starting pitcher, he did not get the decision but allowed just one run on six hits over 6.1 IP, striking out six without walking a batter. After giving up his first two big-league hits, back-to-back singles to Matt Kemp and Derek Norris, with two outs in the first, Anderson retired the next 10 batters he faced before surrendering an infield single to Alexei Ramirez to lead off the fifth inning. Taking a shutout into the sixth, he retired the first two batters he faced on ground outs before once again giving up back-to-back singles to Kemp and Norris before getting out of that jam. In the seventh, Anderson gave up a leadoff ground rule double to Ramirez and, with one out, was replaced on the mound by reliever Gonzalez Germen who gave up a two-out single to Jon Jay, allowing Ramirez to score for Anderson’s only run. Of 92 pitches thrown, 60 were for strikes.

Player Notes
Anderson has been beset by a myriad of injuries that have slowed his expected ascent. He began the 2016 season on the DL with an oblique strain, and had missed time in 2013, 2014 and 2015 with elbow problems, including a stress fracture. Even in 2014, though, he pitched through his pain for enough of the season to earn Texas League Pitcher of the Year honors, posting a 1.98 ERA for the Tulsa Drillers (Double-A) and limiting opposing hitters to a .216 average. He did not pitch at all in 2015, though, out with lingering effects from the old stress fracture originally suffered in 2013. When healthy (operative words), he has a fastball in the low 90s and a plus changeup, but his health issues had seen him tumble off the prospect lists coming into ’16. His strong start and promotion may change that now, though.