Anderson tended to work below the zone with his change in 2019 but did entice a decent number of chases (37.5%) and missed bats well overall with it (22.2% SwStr). Batters only managed a .263 wOBA against its good depth and excellent armside fade in total.
With more veritcal drop than gloveside sweep, Anderson’s 82.4 mph curve was his only breaking ball and was not an especially effective putaway pitch for him, failing to generate many chases (23.8%) or whiffs (8.3%) and allowing an 1.100 OPS.
After missing all of 2017 and 2018 with elbow problems, Anderson’s action on his fastball looked none the worse for wear before he landed back on the IL in May, with velocity at 94.4 mph and exhibing some sink and good tailing action. Location was something of an issue on the other hand as he tended to work up in the zone with it, allowing hitters a .597 wOBA, a 2/6 K/BB ratio and just a 3.6% SwStr in 2019.