Cody Anderson (baseball)

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Cody Anderson
Cleveland Indians – No. 56
Pitcher
Born: (1990-09-14) September 14, 1990 (age 26)
Quincy, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 2015, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 9–8
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 98
Teams

Cody Andrew Anderson (born September 14, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born September 14, 1990 in Quincy, California.[1] Anderson attended Quincy Junior-Senior High School.[1] Anderson attended Feather River College, where he was an outfielder and relief pitcher.[2]

Career[edit]

Minor league career[edit]

Anderson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 17th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign and returned to college.[3] He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 14th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and signed.[4] The Indians then converted him into a starting pitcher.[5] He made his professional debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers that season.

Anderson pitched the 2012 season for the Lake County Captains. He finished the season 4-7 with a 3.20 earned run average (ERA) with 72 strikeouts in 98 13 innings pitched over 24 games. Anderson started the 2013 season with the Carolina Mudcats and ended the season with the Akron Aeros. He finished the year with a 2.65 ERA with 122 strikeouts over 136 innings in 26 starts. For his play he won the Bob Feller Award as the Indians best minor league pitcher, and was the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Year.[6][7][8]

Major league career[edit]

After the 2014 season, the Indians added Anderson to their 40-man roster.[9] On June 21, 2015, Anderson made his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays going 7 23 innings with 4 strikeouts and 1 BB.[10][11][12] On June 29, 2015, Anderson made his second career start against the Tampa Bay Rays. He had a perfect game going through 6 13 innings, until former Indian Grady Sizemore hit a homerun.[13] Anderson and the Indians won the game 7-1, while Anderson went 8 innings pitched, 1 earned run,striking out two, and two hits.[14][15][16] On July 9, 2015, Anderson went 6 23 innings, giving up a home run to Houston Astros' Hank Conger to start the 3rd inning with one strike out, winning his second career game.[17]

Anderson injured the ulnar collateral ligament of his pitching elbow during the Indians' 2017 spring training camp. The Indians subsequently announced that Anderson required "Tommy John" surgery and would miss the entire 2017 season.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cody Anderson". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "How Cody Anderson went from a community college outfielder to one of the Indians' top pitching prospects". cleveland.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cody Anderson gets drafted". plumasnews.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Indians: Cody Anderson on rise in minor-league system; scheduled to appear at Captains event". news-herald.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Anderson ready to repay Tribe's faith in him". Cleveland Indians. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Indians Announce Minor League Player of the Year Award Winners". Cleveland Indians. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cleveland Indians name Joe Wendle, Cody Anderson minor league players of the year". cleveland.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Anderson Named CL Pitcher of the Year". Carolina Mudcats. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Fox Sports. "Indians fill out 40-man roster". FOX Sports. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Hoynes, Paul (June 20, 2015). "Cody Anderson's trip to big leagues happened fast: Cleveland Indians notes". Cleveland.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tamps Bay vs Cleveland". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company, 80% Hearst Corporation, 20%). Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Tampa Bay vs Cleveland". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company, 80% Hearst Corporation, 20%). Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ Snyder, Matt (June 29, 2015). "Grady Sizemore HR ends Cody Anderson's perfect game in seventh". CBSSports.com. CBS Corporation. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Cleveland vs Tampa Bay". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company, 80% Hearst Corporation, 20%). Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Cleveland vs Tampa Bay". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company, 80% Hearst Corporation, 20%). Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ http://m.mlb.com/awards/history-winners/?award_id=ALPITOM&year=2015
  17. ^ Hoynes, Paul (July 9, 2015). "Cleveland Indians, Cody Anderson cut down Houston Astros, 3-1". Cleveland.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ Pluto, Terry. "Cleveland Indians Update: Cody Anderson done for season, Jason Kipnis out at least a month". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

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