Brian Anderson was the only consistent bat the Miami Marlins had during the 2018 season.
This year, Marlins fans hope to continue to see the growth of this player, who was involved in the Rookie of the Year race, especially up to the All Star Break, and before Acuña and Soto just blew away.
For Anderson, it has been a hard start of the season.
But don’t worry. He’s really not doing anything bad…
He’s just been unlucky, if you can talk about luck in baseball. So far, he’s 4 for 24, with a double and an RBI.
Both of those came on last night’s game, right after I had this conversation with him about hitting the ball hard, and not being rewarded about it.
“I feel good. I have barrelled a couple of balls. It’s a grind when you’re not getting those hits, but there are a lot of good things to take away from this start of the season,” Brian Anderson said, before the 6-5 loss against the Mets on Tuesday.
No Pressure, yet
It’s still early in the season, but as numbers keep piling up, it gets harder and harder to recover from a “slow” start. For Anderson though, there’s no pressure. “If anything, I just feel pressure to help my team. If I’m going out there and getting good at bats, I am helping my team. It’s not always about getting a hit”, Anderson said. “Being there defensively, talking to my teammates, there are a lot of things I can do to help.”
Here’s what Anderson had to say about the renovated Marlins Park, and the team being in such a hard division, with four contenders for the National League title: