Ian Anderson

Born: 05/02/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#3 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ATL)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 14th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 12, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Florida Fire Frogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame with an even lean body, still young, can add to frame, square shoulders, good projection remaining.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup; clean, compact arm action; low-maintenance operation he repeats well; quality downhill plane from OT slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 60 Mid-Rotation Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Future plus fastball w/ velocity and movement as his command develops.
Future plus fastball w/ velocity and movement as his command develops.
Fastball Velocity 60 65 93-95 92-96 Plus velocity, comes out easy, see improving slightly with additional physical gains.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Plus sink/run, used movement well.
Plus sink/run, used movement well.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Primarily pitched down, often spiked but has good intention of where to pitch it, was able to locate on outer edges as well in viewing, future avg command with additional reps.
Primarily pitched down, often spiked but has good intention of where to pitch it, was able to locate on outer edges as well in viewing, future avg command with additional reps.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 78-79 77-79 12/6 shape, plus action with quality depth, swing and miss offering, backed up at times and struggled with feel initially but improved, preferred off-speed pitch and used as strikeout offering, future plus offering.
12/6 shape, plus action with quality depth, swing and miss offering, backed up at times and struggled with feel initially but improved, preferred off-speed pitch and used as strikeout offering, future plus offering.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 60 85-86 85-88 Comfortable with arm speed, inconsistent at times with movement and execution, but improved later in game. At best showed similar FB movement with fade and diving action. Doubled up to LHH, threw to RHH who were sitting on FB's for strikes, showed advanced feel for pitching with it, future plus offering.
Comfortable with arm speed, inconsistent at times with movement and execution, but improved later in game. At best showed similar FB movement with fade and diving action. Doubled up to LHH, threw to RHH who were sitting on FB's for strikes, showed advanced feel for pitching with it, future plus offering.
Control
Control 40 50 Kept pitches down and used downhill plane to advantage, sometimes spiked offerings but had good intention of where to pitch. Will develop the control to start w/ more reps and development.
Kept pitches down and used downhill plane to advantage, sometimes spiked offerings but had good intention of where to pitch. Will develop the control to start w/ more reps and development.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Young, projectable righty; throws strikes w/ three pitches that flash plus. High ceiling and top prospect, profiles as impactful #3 starter able to pitch near the front of a big league rotation.