Brian Wade Anderson was born on May 19, 1993, he is an American professional baseball third baseman and right fielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017. Anderson played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
After his junior year, the Miami Marlins selected Anderson in the third round of the 2014 MLB draft. Anderson made his professional debut with the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League and was promoted to the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the Class A South Atlantic League after 20 games. In 59 total games between the two teams, he slashed .300/.363/.496 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs.
In 2017, Anderson spent the season with both Jacksonville and the New Orleans Baby Cakes of the Class AAA International League, batting .275 with 22 home runs, 81 RBIs, and an .853 OPS in 120 games.
Midway through the season, Anderson represented the Marlins in the 2017 All-Star Futures Game. On September 1, 2017, The Marlins promoted Anderson to MLB from New Orleans, and he made his MLB debut that day.
In 2018, Anderson started the season with the Marlins at third base. He hit his first career home run on April 2, 2018, off Boston Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson at Marlins Park.
He led all Marlins players in games played (156), plate appearances (670), and runs scored (87). His season earned him mention as a possible National League Rookie of the Year contender, ultimately won by Ronald Acuña Jr.
On June 14, 2021, Anderson was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left shoulder subluxation. On September 10, Anderson underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. On March 22, 2022, Anderson signed a $4.475 million contract with the Marlins, avoiding salary arbitration.
Brian has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.