Brian Anderson

  • CF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/220
  • Age: 33

Brian Anderson MLB Career Stats

.227 22 80 13 .660

Brian Anderson Bio

  • Full Name: Brian Nikola Anderson
  • Born: 3/11/1982 in Tucson, AZ
  • Draft: 2003, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (15th overall)
  • College: Arizona
  • Debut: August 16, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/4/2009
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MLB Career Stats 799 108 181 22 80 13 .227 .290 .660
  • Status: Inactive


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Brian Anderson Awards

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/17/2005 Charlotte INT

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Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2006 7 11th in AL
2009 6 19th in AL

Brian Anderson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 2, 2015 Chicago White Sox released CF Brian Anderson.
April 2, 2015 Charlotte Knights released CF Brian Anderson.
January 19, 2015 CF Brian Anderson assigned to Charlotte Knights.
January 15, 2015 Chicago White Sox signed free agent CF Brian Anderson to a minor league contract.
April 7, 2012 Colorado Rockies signed free agent Brian Anderson.
February 21, 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent Brian Anderson.
May 27, 2011 Trenton Thunder released RHP Brian Anderson.
May 4, 2011 Trenton Thunder placed RHP Brian Anderson on the 7-day disabled list.
April 14, 2011 RHP Brian Anderson assigned to Trenton Thunder from Staten Island Yankees.
April 7, 2011 Brian Anderson assigned to Staten Island Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
December 15, 2010 New York Yankees invited non-roster RHP Brian Anderson to spring training.
December 1, 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees signed free agent RHP Brian Anderson.
November 17, 2010 Kansas City Royals sent Brian Anderson outright to Omaha Royals.
November 10, 2010 Kansas City Royals designated Brian Anderson for assignment.
October 13, 2010 Kansas City Royals activated RHP Brian Anderson.
August 16, 2010 Brian Anderson assigned to Omaha Royals from Burlington Bees.
August 3, 2010 Brian Anderson assigned to Burlington Bees from AZL Royals.
July 4, 2010 Brian Anderson assigned to AZL Royals.
June 15, 2010 RHP Brian Anderson roster status changed by Idaho Falls Chukars.
April 2, 2010 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Brian Anderson to Idaho Falls Chukars.
December 23, 2009 Kansas City Royals signed free agent Brian Anderson.
December 13, 2009 RF Brian Anderson elected free agency.
September 1, 2009 Boston Red Sox recalled RF Brian Anderson from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 21, 2009 Boston Red Sox optioned Brian Anderson to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 15, 2009 Boston Red Sox recalled Brian Anderson from Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 28, 2009 Chicago White Sox traded CF Brian Anderson to Boston Red Sox.
July 28, 2009 Charlotte Knights traded CF Brian Anderson to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 20, 2009 Chicago White Sox optioned Brian Anderson to Charlotte Knights.
May 19, 2009 Brian Anderson roster status changed by Chicago White Sox.
May 13, 2009 Chicago White Sox sent CF Brian Anderson on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
May 1, 2009 Chicago White Sox placed CF Brian Anderson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2009. Strained right oblique

Brian Nikola Anderson Bio Info

Full name is Brian Nikola Anderson...attended Canyon Del Oro High in Tucson, Ariz., where he was named 5A State "Player of the Year" by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association in 2000...played baseball at the University of Arizona...was named to the 2003 Baseball America and USA Today Second-Team All-America squads in 2003 following his junior season...created TeamAnderson in 2008, a mentoring program bene tting residents of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. 2010 Saw his first action as a pitcher, combining to make 14 appearances (four starts) with the ASL Royals, Single-A Burlington and Triple-A Omaha (0-0, 2.08 ERA) of the Kansas City Royals organization. 2009 Split the year between the White Sox and Red Sox organizations...made an appearance for Boston as a defensive replacement in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. the Angels...did not have an at bat. 2008 Spent his second full season with the White Sox (also 2006), hitting .232 (42-181) with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 109 games ... appeared in 94 games in center fi eld (37 starts), three in left (two) and two in right ... did not commit an error in 98 games in the outfi eld (last error on 4/24/07 at Kansas City) ... batted .304 (21-69) vs. the American League Central ... went 4-12 (.333) with a solo home run and two RBI as a pinch hitter ... had 131 at-bats (.220 average) prior to the All-Star Break, and 50 (.240) in the second half ... all eight homers were hit off left-handers ... hit .223 (31-139) as a starter and .262 (11-42) in 70 games off the bench ... made his third straight opening day roster ... hit a game-ending single on 4/26-2 vs. Baltimore, his fi rst RBI since 9/24/06 vs. Seattle ... matched his career high with three hits (fourth time) on 4/29 at Minnesota ... homered on 5/10 at Seattle, his fi rst since 9/24/06 at Seattle ... hit his fi rst career pinch homer on 8/2 at Kansas City ... caught the fi nal out in the one-game playoff vs. Minnesota on 9/30. 2007 Spent the majority of the year with Class AAA Charlotte before suffering a season-ending injury to his left wrist ... suffered a sprained left wrist on 7/6 vs. Columbus and did not play the remainder of the season ... began the season with the White Sox and appeared in 13 games, down from 134 in 2006 ... made his second consecutive Opening Day roster ... was 2-17 (.118) with one double and three runs scored before being optioned to the Knights on 4/29 ... hit .255 (51-200) with eight doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 31 RBI in 29 games with Charlotte ... batted .300 (18-60) vs. left-handers and .236 (33-140) vs. righties ... appeared in 38 games in center field and 19 as the designated hitter ... homered in three consecutive games from 7/3-5, including two home runs and six RBI on 7/5 vs. Columbus. 2006 Ranked among the American League rookie leaders in hits (5th, 82), doubles (5th, 23), total bases (5th, 131), extra-base hits (5th, 32) and runs scored (6th, 46) ... finished seventh among AL outfielders with a .994 fielding percentage (2 E/310 TC) ... batted .192 (35-182) in the first half, but rebounded to hit .257 (47-183) after the All-Star Break ... the .192 average before the break ranked as the fourth-lowest in the majors ... his average was a season-low .152 on 6/10, but he hit .263 (63-240) the rest of the campaign ... made 86 starts in the No. 9 position in the lineup, 15 at No. 8, four at No. 7 and one in the No. 2 slot ... was successful on just four of 11 stolen-base attempts ... Sox went 36-24 when he recorded a hit and 26-10 when he scored a run ... six of his eight home runs came off right-handers and five came vs. AL Central opponents ... matched his career high with three hits twice (7/20 at Detroit and 8/14 vs. Kansas City) and drove in a season-best three runs on two occasions (5/10 vs. the Angels and 6/11 vs. Cleveland) ... made his first Opening Day roster, going 2-3 with a double and two RBI on 4/2 vs. Cleveland ... snapped an 0-16 slump with a single on 4/17 vs. Kansas City ... homered in back-to-back games on 4/23-24 ... hit a game-tying, ninth-inning home run on 4/24 at Seattle off Eddie Guardado ... received his first career ejection for his role in a bench-clearing altercation on 5/20 vs. the Cubs and served a five-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball from 6/21-25 ... hit safely in a career-high nine straight games from 7/4-20 (.433, 13-30) ... committed his first career miscue on 8/18 at Minnesota, ending a 110-game errorless streak ... was hitting a season-best .234 on 9/17, but went 4-32 (.125) in his last 10 games ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect and Best Defensive Outfielder in the White Sox organization entering the season ... played in five games for for LaGuaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .211 (4-19), before returning home because of illness. 2005 Spent most of the season at Class AAA Charlotte but also appeared in 13 games with the Sox ... his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 8/15 when Scott Podsednik was placed on the disabled list ... made his major-league debut on 8/16 vs. Minnesota, going 2-7 with a run scored as the starting left fielder ... singled off Brad Radke for his first major-league hit ... was 3-4 with a double, his first two career home runs (both off Felix Hernandez) and three RBI on 8/26 at Seattle ... became the first Sox rookie to hit two home runs in one game since Brian Simmons on 9/26/98 at Kansas City ... went 5-24 (.208) in six games before being optioned to Charlotte on 8/28 ... was recalled on 9/6 and spent the rest of the season with the Sox ... was not on the postseason roster ... made seven starts overall, including three in left field, three in center and one in right...Batted .295 with 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI in 118 games with Class AAA Charlotte ... ranked third on the Knights in average, home runs and RBI ... 112 of his 118 starts came in center field ... hit safely in 13 straight games from 7/3-19 (.386, 22-57) ... was named International League Batter of the Week for 7/11-17, going 8-16 (.500) with three homers and five RBI ... homered in four straight games from 7/15-18 ... went 5-5 with two doubles on 8/11 at Richmond ... also homered in each of the Knights first two games of the season ... underwent surgery on 11/1 to remove a plate from his surgically repaired right wrist ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect and Best Defensive Outfielder in the Sox organization entering the campaign ... also was named by the same publication as Best Defensive Outfielder in the system for the second straight season. 2004 Combined to hit .298 (131-434) with 31 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs, 73 RBI and 68 runs scored in 117 games with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... ranked among the organizational leaders in virtually all offensive categories ... was cited by Baseball America as the No. 11 Prospect in the Southern League and the No. 2 Prospect in the Carolina League following the season ... began the season with the Warthogs ... was named to the CL midseason All-Star Team ... tied for the team lead in triples (four) despite playing in just 69 games ... hit .418 (38-91) with 22 RBI from 4/24-5/18 ... recorded first career multihomer game on 5/3 at Frederick, going 4-5 with five RBI ... was named the CL Player of the Week for 5/2-9 and 7/2-8 ... posted three four-hit efforts in four games from 5/3-6 ... hit .368 with 26 RBI in May ... was promoted to Birmingham on 7/1 ... went 3-4 with four RBI on 8/17 vs. Carolina, falling a homer shy of the cycle ... was placed on the disabled list with a strained right groin on 9/1 and missed the rest of the season and SL playoffs ... hit .233 (21-90) with three home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games with Mesa of the Arizona Fall League ... played in 15 games with the Sox during spring training, hitting .233 (7-30) with three doubles, two triples and five RBI ... was ranked by Baseball Americ as the No. 7 Prospect, Best Defensive Outfielder and Best Defensive Arm in the organization entering the season. 2003 Made his pro debut at Advanced Rookie Great Falls ... hit .388 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 13 games before suffering a season-ending right wrist injury ... hit for the cycle on 7/2 vs. Ogden, going 4-5 with three RBI ... among the Sox 2003 draft class, was cited by Baseball America as the Best Athlete (along with Ryan Sweeney) and Closest To The Majors, as well as having Best Raw Power (along with Clint King) ... was recommended/signed by Rick Ingalls and John Kazanas.