Ian Anderson Sets Career-High in Ks, Part of Combined No-Hitter
Ian Anderson had a really good Friday. On the same day the Shenendehowa grad found out he would be part of the MLB Futures All-Star Game, Anderson pitched seven no-hit innings for the Mississippi Braves. Atlanta's Double-A affiliate finished off the third combined no-hitter in team history and it was highlighted by a career night from Anderson. The hard-throwing righty struck out fourteen batters.
The 2016 third overall pick of the Atlanta Braves has displayed dominant swing-and-miss stuff since he took a professional baseball mound. His strikeout rate is impressive this season as well. Anderson has 113 strikeouts in 85.2 innings. That works out to nearly a strikeout and a half every inning.
At 21 years old, Anderson is holding opposing batters to a career-low .194 average through sixteen starts this season. He also has an ERA that has dipped to 2.94 after his stellar no-hit, shutout performance Friday night. Anderson spent most of last season at class-A Florida before making four starts with Mississippi to close out 2018 and a move up to AAA Gwinnett can't be that far off for the former state champion with Shen.