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Martin Miles Anderson is a 6’1″, 175 lb. left-handed pitcher from Bainbridge, GA, also the birthplace of recently retired David Ross. Born on this date in 1993, he linked up with the Miami Marlins after signing a free agent contract in June 2018.
Anderson played independent ball before joining the affiliated minor leagues. In 2016, he played most of the season in the Pecos League with the Garden City Wind, where he went 4-2 with a 2.64 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and 72 whiffs in 58 innings.
Anderson joined the Florence Freedom in the Frontier League prior to the end of the 2016 season. In 2017, he went 6-2 over 10 games, including eight starts. He racked up a 2.96 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and struck out 44 in 48 2/3 innings. Near 2017 Independence Day, Anderson signed through free agency with the New York Mets. In three months to close out the season, he split time between the short-season-A Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York-Penn League and the single-A Columbia Fireflies in the South Atlantic League. Over 11 games, he went 0-6 with a 5.29 ERA and 63 K’s in 49 innings.
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The Mets cut Anderson after the season, and he signed on with the Miami Marlins on June 18th, 2018. He appeared in three games with the GCL Marlins in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, allowing four runs in five innings, striking out eight, and walking three. On June 27th, he was promoted to the short-season-A Batavia Muckdogs, in the NYPL. For the Muckdogs, he was 1-1 over seven appearances, including two starts. He put up an 8.16 ERA and struck out 11 in 14 innings, but he also walked 18 batters. That led to his release from the Marlins organization on August 2nd.
Anderson is not affiliated with any team at this time, and is now 26-years-old. It’s unlikely that another team takes a flyer on him.
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