The Braves announced a series of roster moves today, recalling the right-hander Huascar Ynoa and holder Chadwick Trump. To create a spot on the active roster, you’ve chosen correctly Ian Anderson and outfielder William Heredia.
The most notable of these moves is the demotion of Anderson, who has been entrenched in the rotation for some time. In the year Called up to the big leagues for the first time in August 2020, he made six starts and posted a 1.95 ERA in the shortened season. That was surprising enough to earn Anderson a spot in the club’s postseason, as he pitched four more games with a 0.96 ERA by the time Atlanta reached the NLCS.
Last year, Anderson proved he wasn’t a short-term burst by playing well throughout the campaign. Despite one trip to IL, Anderson made 24 starts with a 3.58 ERA in 2021, then four more postseason starts with a 1.59 ERA, helping Atlanta win the World Series.
The 24-year-old takes a step here in 2022, but is currently sporting a 5.11 ERA on the year. In the year His 29.7% strikeout rate dropped to 23.2% in 2020 and 19.8% this year. His 11.3% walk rate is a career high and his 47.4% ground ball rate is a career low. His .318 BABIP is significantly higher on the year than in previous seasons, so there may be some bad luck, but there is also a lot of blue on him. Statistics page, when the beats clearly make good contact with him. With the emergence of beginners Spencer Strider and find Jake Odorizzi, Anderson’s fight seems to have won the front five. He joins the Gwinnett Stripers and tries to get things back on track.
The move is not expected to have a major impact on Anderson in terms of tenure, at least in the short term. It came this season with a service period of one year and 94 days, which will increase to 120 more days in 2022. Although he spent the rest of the season in the minors, he would finish the campaign with a 2.025 average. That still puts him on track to reach arbitration for the first time after 2023 and free agency after 2026, although future option assignments could change that timeline.
Trump’s call was important because of Travis d’Arnaud’s leg injury last night. Although the x-ray was negative, by Justin Toscano Atlanta Journal Constitution, D’Arnaud will likely be unavailable for a few days. That remains William Contreras As the primary catcher, Tromp stepped in as the backup.