Anderson, 31, has a one-year contract and owed the balance of a salary of $ 2.5 million for 2021. During the season, he posted a 4.35 ERA with 86 strikeouts and 25 walks in 18 starts and 103 1/3 innings.
His ERA is skewed in the wrong direction by a disastrous nine-point outing against the Braves in late May, so he might look a little better than you think for the rest of the season. Anderson was struck from his scheduled departure on Tuesday, signaling that a deal was made.
As far as the stuff goes, Anderson’s fastball registers just above 90 mph, but it has good vertical movement. He completes it with a cutter and a curve, mainly. For his career, Anderson has an ERA + of 102 over games of six MLB seasons with the Rockies, Giants and Pirates.
The Phillies, who enter Tuesday’s squad 50-49 and 3-1 / 2 games behind the first-place Mets in NL East, struggled to secure a reliable pitcher behind Zack Wheeler . If the deal goes through, Anderson expects to get behind Wheeler and Aaron Nola in the Philly rotation.