Miami Marlins: Post Series Grades vs Boston

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 02: Brian Anderson /

Brian Anderson +.111

Brian Anderson is Miami’s current starter at the hot corner. He’s a 6’3″, 185 lb. third-round pick of the Marlins, from back in 2014.

Anderson, currently ranked as Miami’s #9 prospect, is about to lose his “prospect” status. Probably tomorrow in his third plate appearance. That will be his 130th career plate appearance at the major league level, and marks his “official” rookie season.

Anderson worked his way up through Miami’s system from his selection until late last season. He racked up a .264/.341/.417 slashline in 446 games across five minor league levels, with 52 home runs and 257 RBI.

Anderson went 22-for-84 with eight extra base hits after joining Miami late last year (but no home runs).

This season, Anderson has gotten out to a great start, going eight-for-25 with six walks and a .949 OPS.

In this series, Anderson batted cleanup, and led off the second inning of the opener with his first career round tripper to take a 1-0 Miami lead. He grounded out to end the third with the bases loaded and drew a walk in the sixth with a man on first. He drew first by way of HBP with a a man on second in the eighth, and popped out to end the game with a runner on third in the ninth.

In game two, Anderson struck out to end the first inning with a man on first. In the fourth, he singled to center field and scored to tie it up at one. He flew out to left to open the seventh, and drew a two-out walk in the ninth and the 11th. He scored the game-tying run on Maybin’s double, but struck out swinging with a man on first to end the contest.