4. Can Cody Anderson Repeat His Stellar Rookie Campaign?
Anderson provided solid outings for the Cleveland Indians in 2015 before he became the fourth player to man the last spot in the rotation to go down with injuries. If Josh Tomlin did not pitch as well as he did down the stretch, Anderson would easily resume his role as the Tribe’s fifth starter.
I have already given my report on the battle for the fifth spot. Anderson will probably start the season in Columbus to prepare for his eventual call-up when someone goes down with an injury or whenever Bauer completely falls apart.
All kidding aside, there is no reason to think Anderson cannot pitch the way he did in 2015. Anderson got a little roughed up in his last few starts, but he showed great command of his stuff.
Anderson simply did not miss enough bats and got beat up a bit right before he got hurt. Anderson’s control was excellent, so if he can improve his low strikeout rate while in Columbus, he could be a real asset down the stretch for the Cleveland Indians.
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