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Brian AndersonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2007 MLB Years: 1993-2005
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-439, DH-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrian James Anderson
Height6-1Weight183BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 26,1972 [46.086]PlacePortsmouth,Virginia
High SchoolGeneva (Geneva,OH)
CollegeWright State University (Dayton,OH)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$680,000
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1994-MLB-#56 ... 1994-MLB-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1993 [21.137]
OrganizationsARI [5] CAL [3] CLE [3] KCA [3] SFN [3] MON [1] Awards4Awards Voting1-4
TBC Player ID1298Retrosheet IDandeb002MLBAM ID110230
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (LHP) in 1994 ... Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 Expansion Draft (#2 pick) ... Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 2004
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts23Walks83Hittable39SO/BB66vsPower39Hitting14Durability53Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1993Midland AngelsTexAAcal-ST21013.37220000010.216542090001.5013.501.69--7.590.00.000-
1993California AngelsALMLBcal56S/R21003.97413003011.011551240001.158.740.791.593.182.00-3.96
1994Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+cal-ST22013.00220000012.06441090000.504.500.75--6.750.00.000-
1994California AngelsALMLBcal16ST22755.22181800000101.212063591327475551.4510.621.152.394.161.74.5834.81
1995Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+cal-ST23111.93330000014.0103301131000.796.43--0.648.3613.00.500-
1995California AngelsALMLBcal56ST23685.8718171100099.211066652430451331.409.932.172.714.061.50.4296.32
1996Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-ST241153.59191902000128.012557511428854301.208.790.981.975.983.04.688-
1996Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34ST24314.911091000051.0582928914212001.4010.171.582.453.681.50.7505.45
1997Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-ST25713.0515150110085.27833291315601101.098.191.371.586.304.00.875-
1997Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34ST25424.69880000048.0552825711221001.3810.311.312.064.132.00.6674.78
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34ST2612134.33323202100208.02211001003924953641.189.561.691.044.113.96.4805.07
1999Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-ST27015.4022000006.29541180001.5012.151.351.3510.808.00.000-
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34S/R27824.573119122141130.014469661828750211.329.971.251.945.192.68.8004.45
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34ST281174.05333212000213.02261019638391041431.249.531.601.654.392.67.6115.07
2001Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-ST29101.50220000012.07220280000.755.25--1.506.004.001.000-
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34S/R29495.20292271010133.015693772530552111.4010.531.692.033.711.83.3085.36
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34S/R306114.793524110010156.017486832332812511.3210.041.331.854.672.53.3534.47
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31ST319103.71252410000148.016288612132722141.319.851.281.954.382.25.4744.63
2003Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19ST31513.99770210049.2502222611151001.239.061.091.992.721.36.8334.66
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19ST326125.64352692120166.02171231043353702011.6311.771.792.873.801.32.3335.77
2005Salem-Keizer VolcanoesNwstA-sfn41R/CL33311.952702700271927.2166623421000.695.200.650.9813.6614.00.750-
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-ST330013.5011000001.05321020003.7533.756.75--13.500.00--
2005Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST33006.2311000004.03331120000.926.232.082.084.152.00--
2005Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--R/CL0312.972922700271932.024121144461000.846.481.081.0812.4211.50.7502.18
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19ST33126.75660000030.239242374170101.4011.452.051.174.994.25.3335.27
2006San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn48CL34111.865405400483767.2441414517851000.905.850.672.2611.315.00.500-
2007Connecticut DefendersEastAAsfn-CL35153.934704700432950.0552722420460001.499.830.723.588.232.30.167-
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter82834.74291245461241111544.017438978142643377232228231.3410.141.541.964.212.15.4971.98
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter25173.08175471283111885417.137416214444883698401.108.010.941.887.904.19.595-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1973.38393903100235.22221008929471635401.148.441.101.796.203.47.731-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter164.045034700432961.0763528720570001.5410.971.012.898.232.85.143-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter232.025955400483793.26021216181072000.835.770.581.7310.285.94.400-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311.952702700271927.2166623421000.695.200.650.9813.6614.00.750-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter41424.52160129317261840.2921449422143153410818101.289.861.531.644.392.68.494-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12155.44483994220245.030616914946681023111.5211.181.682.483.731.50.444-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter16134.15434120000247.027514511437571155141.3410.011.352.074.182.02.552-
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13135.46403641030211.22411341293859966881.4110.201.612.504.061.63.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12124.74413562120220.024812811638481033431.3410.141.541.964.212.15.5001.98
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1393.08922567216244220.0196857523461934201.108.010.941.887.904.19.591-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34p2633666700001031906001.106.145.106.2517075.149.000.061.1224.0025.336.330.000.000.00
1999Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-p2722010000000001000.500.500.5001.000103.500.000.000.4510.000.000.000.000.000.00
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34p2731384501121021001101.132.171.263.43410242.143.131.211.1874.7623.815.002.3838.0040.00
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34p28356941330040011009201.188.194.232.42616381.213.044.058.1871.2312.3510.000.000.0023.08
2001Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-p2922110001001000100.500.500.5001.000104.333.000.500.39825.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34p293137151102000900002.135.135.216.3518237.179.081.081.1480.0024.320.000.000.0040.00
2002Vermont ExposNYPLA-mon1530391251022601110063001203.176.211.248.459317134.219.072.120.2044.4822.395.000.75125.0031.82
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34p303643051102000915000.116.136.186.3228249.147.070.070.1420.0018.370.000.000.0040.00
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31p3131000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.35350.000.000.000.000.000.00
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19p3221000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter17125515355311020757122305.137.162.192.354499288.170.055.090.0002.4319.798.140.35255.0025.71
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter431291124601120073002303.186.223.256.479337141.228.070.124.0004.9621.284.290.71129.0029.17
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter44120001001001100.500.500.5001.000207.400.000.250.00014.290.000.000.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter391251022601110063001203.176.211.248.459317134.219.072.120.0004.4822.395.000.75125.0031.82
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter16625315355311020657121305.138.160.194.354499284.172.056.087.0002.1120.079.500.35253.0025.71
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter31000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter21000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622421433531920754121305.137.162.192.354469273.170.055.090.0002.4319.798.140.35255.0025.71
Average Minor - Per 162 games162486419023044500261130811011.186.223.256.47912426531.228.070.124.0004.9621.284.290.71129.0029.17

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1993Midland Angels TexAAcal21P2--12--331.0001.50------2100.01.5
1993California AngelsALMLBcal21P4-11-1--111.0000.250.09-----4100.02.5
1994Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal22P2--12--331.0001.50------2100.01.5
1994California AngelsALMLBcal22P18-1016101-1716.9410.890.16-----18100.015.7
1995Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal23P3--14--551.0001.67------3100.02.2
1995California AngelsALMLBcal23P18-994162-2220.9091.110.20-----18100.012.4
1996Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle24P19--816112524.9601.26------19100.013.2
1996Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24P10-51313211816.8891.600.31-----10100.06.2
1997Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle25P15--611-117171.0001.13------15100.010.4
1997Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P8-48-11--11111.0001.380.23-----8100.05.0
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari26P32-2081146245957.9661.780.27-----3397.019.8
1999Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari27P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari27P31-1301036214846.9581.480.35-----31100.019.1
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28P33-2131347146160.9841.820.28-----3594.320.4
2001Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari29P2--22--441.0002.00------2100.01.4
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29P29-133932224341.9531.410.31-----3193.517.9
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari30P35-156536244341.9531.170.26-----3697.221.6
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P2524148631123837.9741.480.25-----25100.015.4
2003Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31P7749271-109.9001.290.18-----7100.04.3
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31DH1---------------254.00.6
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32P3526166524223129.9350.830.17-----35100.021.6
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca33P1---------------1100.00.7
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca33P1---------------1100.00.7
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33P663024--661.0001.000.20-----6100.03.7
2006San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn34P54--451-109.9000.17------54100.038.6
2007Connecticut Defenders EastAAsfn35P47--46--10101.0000.21------47100.033.3
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P291631543763141820408390.9561.340.25-----2910.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P39--1630124746.9791.18------390.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P50--58--13131.0000.26------500.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P59--6111-1817.9440.29------590.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1993Midland Angels TexAAcal212----------
1993California AngelsALMLBcal214----------
1994Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal222----------
1994California AngelsALMLBcal2218----------
1995Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal233----------
1995California AngelsALMLBcal2318----------
1996Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle2419----------
1996Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2410----------
1997Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle2515----------
1997Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle258----------
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2632----------
1999Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari272----------
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2731----------
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2833----------
2001Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari292----------
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2929----------
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari3035----------
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3125---------1
2003Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca317----------
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3235----------
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca331----------
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca331----------
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca336----------
2006San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn3454----------
2007Connecticut Defenders EastAAsfn3547----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1997Cleveland IndiansChamp. SeriesMLB25101.423006.1112700.491.420.002.849.953.500.001.000
1997Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB25002.453013.2210200.624.910.000.004.9100.00.000
1999Arizona DiamondbacksDiv SeriesMLB27002.571007.0720401.009.000.000.005.1400.00.000
2001Arizona DiamondbacksDiv SeriesMLB29002.252004.0310300.756.750.000.006.7500.00.000
2001Arizona DiamondbacksChamp. SeriesMLB29102.701003.1411001.6110.800.002.700.000.000.001.000
2001Arizona DiamondbacksWorld SeriesMLB29013.381005.1523101.578.440.005.061.690.330.00.000
2008Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB360027.0020200001.0333010004.0027.000.009.000.000.0027.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs0027.0020200001.0333010004.0027.000.009.000.000.0027.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs002.45303000011.01003007000.918.180.000.005.7300.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs201.8640400009.7502037000.834.660.002.796.522.330.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs013.0040400019.0703033001.117.000.003.003.001.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Arizona DiamondbacksDiv SeriesMLB2712000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Arizona DiamondbacksChamp. SeriesMLB2911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19931st Team College All-American (SP) ... Mid-Continent Conference All-Conference (SP) ... Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Year3
1996American Association All-Star (LHP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-02-01ContractSigned by Rays to minor league contract 
2006-01-03ContractSigned by Rangers (minor) 
2005-06-11InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2005-05-09InjuredDisabled -- left elbow inflammation  
2003-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
2003-11-06TradeRoyals acquired LHP Chris White to complete trade 
2003-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-08-25TradeTraded by Indians with Chris White to Royals for Kieran Mattison, Trey Dyson and Cash. 
2002-12-28ContractSigned by Indians 
2002-12-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2002-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-07-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-06-03InjuredDisabled -- left groin strain 
2001-05-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-04-22InjuredDisabled -- lower back strain 
1997-11-18Selected by Diamondbacks from Indians in expansion draft (Pick #2). 
1996-02-15TradeTraded by Angels to Indians for Jason Grimsley and Pep Harris. 
1993-07-30Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1993California Angels-21680,000-------680,000Signing Bonus out of 1993 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
1993California AngelsTeam Payroll21109,000-75731-968,431109,000789,000
1994California AngelsTeam Payroll22120,000-6932823957,101109,000909,000
1995California AngelsTeam Payroll23135,000-6332930999,520109,0001,044,000
1996Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll24109,000-78642-957,870109,0001,153,000
1997Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25150,000-76643-1,182,177150,0001,303,000
1998Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll26775,000-3508621,276,192170,0002,078,000
1999Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll271,800,000-2731070++1,454,491200,0003,878,000
2000Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll282,250,000-2421373++1,394,248200,0006,128,000
2001Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll294,125,000-164782++1,897,758200,00010,253,000
2002Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll305,375,000-127786++2,011,045200,00015,628,000
2003Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll311,500,000-31711602,163,527300,00017,128,000
2003Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll311,500,000-3176602,163,527300,00017,128,000
2004Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll323,250,000-187580++2,070,100300,00020,378,000
2005Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll333,250,000-207377++2,189,055300,00023,628,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red