Nick Anderson (baseball)

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Nick Anderson
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Anderson with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016
Miami Marlins – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1990-07-05) July 5, 1990 (age 29)
Crosby, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
March 28, 2019, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through July 13, 2019)
Win–loss record2–4
Earned run average4.46
Strikeouts59
Teams

Nick Paul Anderson (born July 5, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Anderson attended Brainerd High School in Brainerd, Minnesota. He played college baseball at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota for three years (2009–2011).[1] He transferred to NAIA Mayville State University in Mayville, North Dakota for his senior season of 2012.[2] In 12 games (11 starts) his senior year, he went 5-2 with a 1.95 ERA.

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Anderson in the 32nd round of the 2012 MLB draft.[3] He did not sign with the Brewers and played in the independent baseball Frontier League for three seasons. He played for the Rockford RiverHawks/Aviators in 2013 and 2014, and for the Frontier Greys in 2015.[4][5]

Anderson's contract was purchased by the Minnesota Twins in August 2015.[5][6] He played in 9 games for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2015, recording a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings. He split the 2016 season between Cedar Rapids and the Fort Myers Miracle, accumulating a 4–3 record with a 2.65 ERA in 57.2 innings. In 2017, he played for Fort Myers and the Chattanooga Lookouts, accumulating a 4–1 record with a 1.00 ERA in 53.1 innings. He spent the 2018 season with the Rochester Red Wings, going 8–2 with a 3.30 ERA in 60 innings.[4]

Miami Marlins[edit]

On November 20, 2018 the Twins traded him to the Miami Marlins for Brian Schales,[7] and the Marlins added him to their 40-man roster.

Anderson made the Marlins' 2019 Opening Day roster. On March 28, 2019, he made his major league debut against the Colorado Rockies. Anderson retired Ryan McMahon, the only batter he faced.[8]

Anderson collected his first major league win on May 21st in a 5-4 11-inning game against the Detroit Tigers. Anderson pitched the final two innings allowing no runs while striking out a career-high five batters.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 2010, while at St. Cloud State University, Anderson received a drunken driving charge and in 2011, spent eight days in jail on an assault charge that involved a baseball bat and alcohol. He received probation and underwent mandatory Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and anger management classes.[10][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Husky makes major league baseball debut with the Miami Marlins". scsuhuskies.com. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Mayville State's Nick Anderson Selected in MLB Draft". msucomets.com. June 7, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Jr, Denton (Denny) Newman (June 6, 2012). "BASEBALL: Milwaukee Brewers draft BHS grad Nick Anderson". www.brainerddispatch.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Nick Anderson". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Johnson, Jeff. "Kernels' Anderson perseveres in chase toward 'The Dream'". The Gazette. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Minnesotan Nick Anderson on the cusp of the majors after putting troubles behind him". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Dusenbury, Wells. "Derek Dietrich designated for assignment; Marlins acquire minor leaguer in trade". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins Box Score, March 28, 2019". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers Box Score, May 21, 2019". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Spencer, Clark (February 21, 2019). "This Marlins pitcher has overcome these personal and professional hurdles to be here". miamiherald.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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