The nature of the heist is due to an issue with one of the Minor Leaguers heading to Pittsburgh as part of the deal, selon Ken Rosenthal de The Athletic. Anderson hosted a paddock session at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon, reports Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It’s unclear if the Phillies can still close the trade (perhaps with different perspectives) or if Pittsburgh will look to trade Anderson elsewhere.
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.
On the pirate side, neither Hernandez nor Gutierrez are among the Phillies’ top prospects. Hernandez, 20, posted a 3.49 ERA and a K / BB ratio of 3.36 in 12 starts and two relief appearances for Low-A Clearwater this season. As for Gutierrez, 21, he has hit .285 / .418 .424 this season, also for Low-A Clearwater.