Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2003 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres, Josh Anderson

#81 Josh Anderson

Here is another card that I got signed at the Metrodome last season. Josh was with the Royals at the time and I was able to get this card signed during batting practice. Josh was heading back to the outfield after batting when I asked him to sign. He started to say something over his shoulder as he ran out on the field, but then stopped and came over and signed all three cards for me before heading back out there. For a second, I thought I was going to get the same response that I got from Mitch Maier. But, that was not the case.

Josh was purchased by the Royals just prior to the deadline last year and he spent the rest of the season basically trying out for the Royals. His tryout didn't go as well as everyone had hoped and he got released after the season was over.

This seasons hasn't gone any better for Josh. After being released by the Royals, he was signed by the Reds. He went to Spring Training with them and started out the season on their AAA club. After 17 games there, he got released. He was then picked up by the Brewers and assigned to their AAA team. Again, he got released after 17 games. He was then signed by the Braves and attached to their AAA team. He made it 19 games with them before getting released. As far as I can tell right now, Josh Anderson is a free agent.

Come back tomorrow to learn about my experience of baseball in Mexico.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

A lot of these guys should sign while they have the chance. I hope he gets picked up by another team, but you never know. Isn't it weird that all those teams would just release him rather than send him down to the AA team?