Anderson with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017
|Toronto Blue Jays - No. 22|
|Born: November 30, 1987|
Wichita Falls, Texas
|May 11, 2014, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||3.94|
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.
Anderson attended S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, graduating in 2006. 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.
Anderson was called up to the major leagues for the first time on May 6, 2014. He made his major league debut five days later, allowing one earned run on two hits in innings of work, picking up the win. Anderson became the first big leaguer since Jered Weaver in 2006 to win each of his first five big league starts. He finished the 2014 campaign 9-7 with a 4.01 ERA and 105 Ks in innings pitched. Anderson finished 10th in 2014 NL Rookie Of The Year voting.
In 27 games, all starts, in 2015, Anderson went 6-6 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 111 Ks in innings of work.
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. 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.