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Brett Anderson 2013 Outlook

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If you're drafting Anderson as your 5th best SP, you're drafting too many pitchers.

All depends on the league your in. In my H2H point league, pitching is king you can never have enough pitching.

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LOVE Brett Anderson this year.

Think he will be top 5 in the AL Cy Young award. For fantasy I'm not too concerned about his K rate because that can be made up with a good closer, but his K/BB is solid, so I really think he'll end up a top 15 Fantasy starter.

Besides, 7K per 9Innings isn't that bad. And he's 25, so there is still upside. Its not like he's Mark Beurhle or anything.

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I'm not that big on drafting this guy this year, cant really count on him to pitch an entire season. Dude has the goods though.

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dont know how people think this guy will be a cy young contender.

When he's healthy he's great. Top 5-10 for sure. CY Young? Not sure. But a great bargain considering where he gets drafted

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I think of Anderson the way used to think of Rich Harden: either draft him late or snag as a FA, as long as he's healthy he'll be very good but the moment he gets a hangnail drop the dude and don't look back cause that hangnail always seems to lead to surgery. Great value for where get him, guy just gives hitters fits, but one of those guys where I figure anything that get from him at all is bonus cause just can't/won't plan on him staying healthy.

Kind of nice having players like that cause don't get overly worked up either way about them, if they're healthy that's awesome and if not oh well, all really hoped for was 2-3 good months anyway (and obviously am not a Oakland fan)

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Like Anderson this year - going for cheap in the drafts I've been at ($5-10) - if he finishes top 50 its a good return for that price let alone top 30. Great #4 or 5 SP

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Ah hell...

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Ah hell...

lol and here comes the injuries already

How do you strain your RIGHT trapezius muscle...as a left-handed pitcher?

That update can't be right if he was pitching - was he at the plate when this happened? If it was on the mound, a contralateral injury would be freakish....

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Ah hell...

lol and here comes the injuries already

How do you strain your RIGHT trapezius muscle...as a left-handed pitcher?

That update can't be right if he was pitching - was he at the plate when this happened? If it was on the mound, a contralateral injury would be freakish....

Collision at 3rd base. Well, truly unfortunate, and since it's not his left arm/side, hopefully a quick recovery...hopefully.

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Ah hell...

lol and here comes the injuries already

How do you strain your RIGHT trapezius muscle...as a left-handed pitcher?

That update can't be right if he was pitching - was he at the plate when this happened? If it was on the mound, a contralateral injury would be freakish....

Collision at 3rd base. Well, truly unfortunate, and since it's not his left arm/side, hopefully a quick recovery...hopefully.

I've been targeting him in a lot of mocks just because of the ballpark and the fact that he always keeps the ball on the ground. He could raise his strike out totals just because his swinging strike has to go up a little

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Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Left his start today after only 8 pitches. A's announcing that he suffered a strained trap muscle

Here we go again with this guy

Ah hell...

lol and here comes the injuries already

How do you strain your RIGHT trapezius muscle...as a left-handed pitcher?

That update can't be right if he was pitching - was he at the plate when this happened? If it was on the mound, a contralateral injury would be freakish....

Collision at 3rd base. Well, truly unfortunate, and since it's not his left arm/side, hopefully a quick recovery...hopefully.

Roto made it sound not too serious - only expected to miss a few days...we'll see

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Brett Anderson (neck) is on target to make his next scheduled Cactus League start.

Anderson left Sunday's outing with a strained right trapezius muscle and also had his Tuesday bullpen session pushed back, but he's expected to be fine. The left-hander should be a nice fantasy option in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.

Nothing to see here folks, just a false alarm.

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Minus the injuries, how does Anderson's potential compare to Griffin's this year?

Anderson is a much better pitcher then Griffin IMO, it just depends if he can stay healthy and get 170 + innings.

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Anyone jumping right in with Anderson this week or is it a wait and see approach? Home @Sea and on the road in Hou

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Anyone jumping right in with Anderson this week or is it a wait and see approach? Home @Sea and on the road in Hou

Honestly, if you don't jump right in with those 2 matchups, you shouldn't have drafted him. Couldn't ask for a better matchup than that.

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if you aren't starting him with confidence in those matchups you might as well drop him ... you couldn't ask for much better to start off the year.

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