Tanner Ackley Anderson was originally signed by Pittsburgh scout Steve Skrinar…is a 2011 graduate of Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida…Plant High School also produced Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs…played four seasons of baseball at Harvard as a pitcher and second baseman…went 4-13 with a 5.41 ERA in collegiate career and hit .277 with one homer and 30 RBI... originally majored in biochemical engineering but switched to History of Science and earned his degree in 2015…plays the violin.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Las Vegas where he went 9-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 21 games, including 16 starts…also had a five-start stint with Oakland in the middle of the season and went 0-3 with a 6.04 ERA…the starts were the first of his career as he made six relief appearances in his Major League debut with Pittsburgh in 2018…allowed a .309 opponents batting average, including .255 (12-for-47) against right-handed pitchers compared to .360 (18-for-50) against left-handers…yielded all four of his home runs to lefties for a .620 slugging percentage (.277 vs. righties)…all four home runs came with runners on base…had a .225 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .368 after that…did not allow a run in the first inning (5.0 ip)… surrendered nine of his 16 runs in the third inning (17.36 ERA)…opponents hit .382 with two outs, .270 with zero or one out…yielded a .333 average to batters leading off an inning…had two stints with Oakland but did not pitch during his second stay with the club…was recalled for the first time June 10 and made his first ML start that day at Tampa Bay…was also charged with his first loss after allowing two runs in 5.2 innings in a 6-2 decision…struck out a career-high five batters in a career-high 5.2 innings…left his next start on June 16 against Seattle with a 3-2 lead, but Trivino allowed four runs in the eighth inning for the blown save and loss…was 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA and .150 opponents batting average over his first two starts…then went 0-2 with an 8.74 ERA and .421 opponents batting average over his next three starts…struck out as a pinch hitter June 25 at St. Louis…allowed a career-high seven runs in 2.2 innings in an 8-3 loss at Los Angeles (AL) on June 27…was optioned to Las Vegas July 5…was recalled for a second time July 23 but was sent back to Las Vegas July 25 without appearing in a game.
LAS VEGAS: His 6.00 ERA with Las Vegas was his highest as a minor leaguer as was his .307 opponents batting average…also had career highs in runs (68), earned runs (64), hit batters (5) and walks (41)…yielded a career-high 21 home runs after surrendering just 10 in 311.1 innings over the first four seasons of his career…tied for 10th in the Pacific Coast League in wins (10)…his opponent's batting average included a .297 (68-for-229) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .321 (53-for-165) against left-handers…issued 26 of his 41 walks to lefties…allowed a .240 average with runners in scoring position…was 4-4 with a 6.26 ERA in 11 games before the All-Star Break, 5-1 with a 5.66 ERA in 10 games after the break…posted a 6-5 record, a 6.37 ERA and .323 opponents batting average in his 16 starts compared to 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA and .208 opponents average in five relief appearances…was 5-2 with a 4.33 ERA in nine games on the road, 4-3 with a 7.39 ERA in 12 games at home…surrendered 15 of his 21 home runs in Las Vegas… compiled a 4-0 record and a 1.96 ERA in five games on Wednesdays…allowed a career-high nine runs on a career-high 12 hits in 4.2 innings in his first start April 8 at El Paso, a no-decision in a 10-9 Aviators win…then yielded just two runs in 6.0 innings in each of his next two starts, picking up the win on April 13 against Fresno before taking the loss April 19 at Fresno…the 6.0 innings pitched were a season-high (five times)…yielded a career-high five home runs and matched his career-high with 12 hits April 27 against El Paso…had not allowed more than two home runs in a game prior to that…also had a season-high 98 pitches in that contest…finished April 1-2 with a 6.85 ERA in four starts and allowed eight home runs in 22.1 innings…then went 3-2 with a 4.82 ERA in six games, five starts, in May…made his first relief appearance of the season May 7 against Salt Lake when he tossed 3.0 scoreless innings for the win…then yielded 11 runs in 8.0 innings over his next two starts, both losses…struck out a season-high seven batters May 24 vs. Albuquerque…was 4-4 with a 6.26 ERA and .297 opponents batting average in 11 games, including 10 starts, when Oakland called for the first time on June 10…was optioned back to Las Vegas July 5 and was 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in two starts before returning to Oakland July 23…had his first career complete game and shutout in a rain-shortened 3-0, five-inning win at Tacoma July 17…issued a career-high five walks…was optioned to Las Vegas July 24 and went 3-1 with a 6.97 ERA and .333 opponents batting average over his final eight games…picked up the win July 31 against New Orleans to start a season-high and season-ending three-game winning streak…had a 6.00 ERA over that seven-game (three starts) stretch…made his final start on Aug. 11 at Omaha, allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings for a no-decision…each of his final four appearances came in relief (4.91 ERA)…also compiled a 3.18 ERA and .211 opponents batting average in two relief appearances in the postseason (5.2 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 3 so).
Made his Major League debut with Pittsburgh and went 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA in six relief appearances over three stints with the Pirates…allowed a .333 opponents batting average and issued eight walks in 11.1 innings for a .444 on-base percentage…yielded a .321 (9-for-28) average against right-handed hitters compared to .353 (6-for-17) against left-handers…issued seven of his eight walks to lefties…allowed 2-of-6 (33.3%) inherited runners to score…first batters faced were 2-for-5 (.400) with a walk…opponents were 0-for-10 with two outs…was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis on June 27 and made his Major League debut July 2 at Los Angeles-NL (2.0 ip, 8 h, 6 r, 5 er, 2 bb, 1 so)…retired the first batter he faced (Bellinger ground out) but then allowed four straight hits…struck out Alex Wood in the fifth inning for his first strikeout…was optioned back to Indianapolis the next day…returned to Pittsburgh July 15 and was credited with his first ML win that day against Milwaukee (1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb)…allowed a run in the top of the 10th but the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the 10th for a 7-6 win…was optioned July 20…rejoined Pittsburgh for a third time Sept. 4 and logged a 2.16 ERA and .207 opponents batting average in four outings in September…tossed a career-high 3.2 innings Sept. 23 against Milwaukee…also grounded out in his only big league at bat that day…struck out a career-high four in 2.0 innings in his final outing Sept. 30 at Cincinnati.
INDIANAPOLIS: Was 3-2 with six saves and a 2.64 ERA in 39 appearances with Indianapolis, all in relief…the ERA was a career-low and the saves and games pitched a career-high…walked 15 batters in 61.1 innings and his average of 2.20 walks per nine innings was second lowest among International League relievers…surrendered just two home runs (0.29 per nine innings), both solo shots…had a .277 opponents batting average, which broke down to .230 (32-for-139) against right-handed hitters compared to .344 (33-for-96) against left-handers…yielded a .292 average with runners in scoring position but that dropped to .194 with RISP and two outs…converted 6-of-9 (66.7%) save opportunities…allowed 7-of-24 (29.2%) inherited runners to score…had a 2.23 ERA in 26 games before the All-Star Break, a 3.24 ERA in 13 games after the break…compiled a 1.91 ERA in 22 games at home, a 3.49 ERA in 17 outings on the road…posted a 0.48 ERA in 10 day games, a 3.59 ERA in 29 appearances at night…went 0-for-2 as a hitter…tossed at least one inning in 35 of his 39 appearances, including two or more 17 times…allowed five runs in 0.2 innings for the loss and blown save in his first outing on April 6 against Columbus…would not allow another earned run until May 28 for a streak of 23.2 consecutive innings without an earned run…that lowered his season ERA to 1.85…had a 16.1-inning scoreless streak from April 8 to May 12…finished May with a 0.68 ERA in 10 appearances…recorded five of his six saves over a seven-game stretch from June 25 to July 28 and did not allow an earned run over that span (8.2 ip)…had a 1.91 ERA when he allowed a season-high six runs in 1.2 innings July 31 at Columbus…also surrendered a season-high five hits in that game and issued three walks, his only outing with more than one walk…had a 4.26 ERA over his final nine contests…logged four of his six saves in the month of July…had allowed just 1-of-18 (5.6%) inherited runners to score through the end of July…then allowed all six of his inherited runners to score in August…struck out a season-high four batters in 1.2 innings against Lehigh Valley, Aug. 7…tossed a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings Aug. 19 at Lehigh Valley, a mark he matched Aug. 29 against Toledo.