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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Mauricio Dubon #19 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Mauricio Dubon #19 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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SP Tyler Anderson: 65 OVR

He may not be a high-profile pitcher, but Tyler Anderson was a mainstay in the Colorado Rockies rotation the past four seasons.

The 30-year-old had an 18-21 record and 4.30 ERA over his first three seasons, before struggling through a disastrous 2019 season where he pitched just 20.2 innings across five starts and had a 11.76 ERA.

He did not appear in a spring training game amid ongoing recovery from knee surgery.

MLB The Show 20 slapped Anderson with a 65 OVR.

To those who have watched him effectively handle hitter-friendly Coors Field in recent years, which always tends to skew pitching numbers and performances, that might come as a shock.

This year’s ZiPS projections better illustrate just how out of line Anderson’s rating is. Here’s a look at Dan Szymborski’s annual projections at FanGraphs:

  • 22 GS, 6-6, 4.13 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 7.7 BB%, 23.7 K%, 120 IP, 1.4 WAR

That’s good enough to make him second among Giants pitchers in projected WAR, trailing only Kevin Gausman (3.0) and ahead of Johnny Cueto (1.2) and Jeff Samardzija (1.2).

With all of that considered, Anderson’s overall rating of 65 is surprisingly low.

Next. Who will be the most valuable Giants player in 2020?

What about the other San Francisco Giants players? Do you think there are others who deserve higher ratings? Let us know in the comments below.

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