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Robert Chase Anderson (born November 30, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers.

Chase Anderson
Chase Anderson with Brewers June 4, 2017.jpg
Anderson with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
Starting Pitcher
Born: (1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 31)
Wichita Falls, Texas
MLB debut
May 11, 2014, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record53–40
Earned run average3.94
Strikeouts721
Teams

Early careerEdit

Anderson attended S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, graduating in 2006.[1] He then enrolled at North Central Texas College, and transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 42nd round of the 2006 MLB Draft and the 40th round of the 2007 MLB Draft but did not sign. He was then drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th round of the 2009 MLB Draft and signed.

Professional careerEdit

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

Anderson was called up to the major leagues for the first time on May 6, 2014.[2] He made his major league debut five days later, allowing one earned run on two hits in ​5 13 innings of work, picking up the win.[3] Anderson became the first big leaguer since Jered Weaver in 2006 to win each of his first five big league starts.[4] He finished the 2014 campaign 9-7 with a 4.01 ERA and 105 Ks in ​114 13 innings pitched.[5] Anderson finished 10th in 2014 NL Rookie Of The Year voting.[6]

In 27 games, all starts, in 2015, Anderson went 6-6 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 111 Ks in ​152 23 innings of work.[5]

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

On January 30, 2016, Anderson was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz, and cash considerations for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner.[7] On May 27, 2017 against the Diamondbacks, Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. A Nick Ahmed single broke up Anderson's no-hit bid.

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On November 4, 2019, Anderson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Chad Spanberger.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson is married to Anna Anderson. They have two children, a son (b. 2016[9]) and a daughter (b. 2019[10]). Anderson is also a Christian.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anderson adjusts to life in majors". Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Chase Anderson Called Up by the Arizona Diamondbacks". texomashomepage.com. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. May 6, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Chase Anderson stellar in winning debut". Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Anderson begins career with 5-0 record". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Chase Anderson Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "2014 Awards Voting - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  7. ^ McCalvy, Adam (January 30, 2016). "Brewers, D-backs strike 5-player deal". MLB.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Andrew Wagner (November 4, 2019). "Brewers trade pitcher Chase Anderson, decline option on first baseman Eric Thames". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  9. ^ McCalvy, Adam (November 23, 2016). "Anderson honors family with naming of son". MLB.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  10. ^ Gibson, David (March 19, 2019). "Spring Training Game Thread #25: Texas Rangers (10-12) @ Milwaukee Brewers (13-11)". msn.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Chase Anderson [@ChaseAnderson87] (April 5, 2015). "He has Risen! Jesus overcame death and took our sins to the cross! #Past #Present #Future We live for him, glorify him in all we do! #Easter" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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