Miami Marlins officially say goodbye to Brian Anderson
By Neil Raymond
Brian Anderson is officially no longer a member of the Miami Marlins. I wrote about the possibility of that happening before and now it's a reality. The Fish replaced him at third base by signing Jean Segura a little while back. Brian Anderson was no longer a key player on the team, but he was around for a while and had his moments. Are you going to miss him? Let's take a look at his career on The Fish as we officially say goodbye to a former cornerstone player...
Brian Anderson isn't coming back to the Miami Marlins.
Brian Anderson debuted for the Miami Marlins in 2017 and batted .262/.337/.369 with 0 home runs and 8 RBI in 25 games and 84 AB. It was a solid enough debut, and in 2018 he followed that up with a .273/.357/.400 batting line with 11 home runs and 65 RBI in 156 games and 590 AB. The power wasn't there, but the contact and on-base percentage were good and so there was a lot of positivity about his potential and even further improvements. In 2019, Anderson bated .261/.342/.468 with 20 home runs and 66 RBI in 126 games and 459 AB.
It really looked like Brian Anderson was becoming an importnt part of the team, in the shortened 2020 season he batted .255/.345/.465 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 59 games and 200 AB. In 2021, he batted .249/.337/.378 with 7 home runs and 28 RBI in 67 games and 233 AB as he was hampered by injury. Health continued being a problem for him into 2022 as he batted .222/.311/.346 in 98 games and 338 AB with 8 home runs and 28 RBI.
The Miami Marlins non-tendered Brian Anderson after the 2022 season ended and he now signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. Brian Anderson was an above average contact hitter who was good at getting on base. On the flip side he lacked power and became increasingly worse defensively over the last couple of years. The 29 year old is now moving on to a new team, I wish