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2022 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Ian Anderson

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Ian Anderson’s success as a major-leaguer in his debut season, and for the first half of his first full season, was stunning: 3.0 fWAR in his first career 130 innings or so. His collapse was about as disconcerting — after a shoulder injury in mid-2021, Anderson never really recovered, and his fall from grace sent him hurtling from the rotation back to the minors in 2022.

How Acquired

Anderson was the Braves’ first-round pick, taken third overall, in the 2016 draft. He made it to Triple-A for five poor starts in 2019, and was called up to the majors during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, in which he provided some stability to an otherwise mostly-nonexistent rotation.