Brian Anderson’s rookie year in 2018 was one to remember. Breaking onto the big stage and posting incredible numbers with a slash line of .273/.357/.400 to go along with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs, Anderson received a tremendous amount of praise. He was a strong candidate to take home the NL Rookie of the Year award, ultimately finishing fourth in the balloting.
However, with great performance comes great expectations. Anderson set a high bar for himself to overcome heading into the 2019 season. After a slow start to the year offensively, there has been a serious lack of attention devoted to his progress.