Justin Charles Anderson...On Twitter: @janderson_22... Visited students at Russell Elementary School in Garden Grove, CA as part of Angels 2018 Adopt-A-School program... Participated in 2018 Aces & Athletes charity casino night benefiting Angels Baseball Foundation... Visited patients at CHOC Children's Hospital with Angels teammates during 2018 season... Pitched for Scottsdale in 2016 Arizona Fall League, representing Angels organization... Attended St. Pius X HS (TX) and University of Texas San Antonio... Originally signed by Angels scout Rudy Vasquez.
Made Angels Opening Day roster for first time in career... Earned wins in consecutive appearances for Angels on April 5 and April 7 vs. TEX... Converted only 9th inning save opportunity May 26 vs. Texas... Tallied 100th strikeout of career on June 8 vs. Seattle (Kyle Seager) in 9th inning... Led Angels with 37 inherited runners (21 stranded)...Stranded rate of 57% also led staff (min. 5 IR)... In 32 first half appearances, went 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA (32 IP - 12 ER) and 46 strikeouts... Missed 26 games on injured list with a right upper trap strain (did not have a minor league rehab stint)... Optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake April 8 and made three appearances for Bees before being recalled April 23 for remainder of season.
Made Major League debut with Angels Apr. 23 in hometown of Houston...Recorded first career strikeout vs. Carlos Correa with two on and two out in the 8th inning of Angels 2-0 win... Led Angels staff and ranked seventh in American League with 22 holds...Was fifth among Major League rookies in holds... Strikeouts per nine innings rate of 10.90 ranked fifth among A.L. rookies (min. 50 IP)...Rate of 0.49 home runs allowed per nine innings ranked second... Stranded 21 of 24 inherited runners (87.5%) on season... Converted first Major League save May 14 vs. Houston... Earned first career win May 23 at Toronto... Struck out all four batters faced on Aug. 10 vs. AfscFirst Angels pitcher to do so (min. 4 BF) since Cory Rasmus (4 BF . 4 SO) Oct. 4, 2015 at Texas... Opened season with Double-A Mobile and appeared in three games before being promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake Apr. 14...Pitched five scoreless innings for Bees prior to being called-up by Angels Apr. 23.