Brian Anderson Will Try Pitching

After failing to make the team, Brian Anderson told the Royals today that he wants to try pitching, tweets Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.  Anderson signed a $700K Major League deal with the Royals in December.  Though Anderson pitched at the University of Arizona, the switch comes as a surprise.  Baseball America noted in their '05 Handbook that Anderson threw in the low 90s as a college reliever.   

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  1. BaseballFan0707 5 years ago

    …April fools…?

    Seems legit though….this is…random.

    • RichMahogany 5 years ago

      The Royals already used up their April Fools prank by announcing they would put Farnsworth in the rotation.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      So if at first you don’t succeed (or don’t make the team) try pitching…

    • soxin2010 5 years ago

      If A.J. Pierzynski is a guy you love when he is on your team, and hate him when you cheer for the other team. Than Brian Anderson is a guy who you hate when he is on your team, and love when he plays for the oppo

  2. empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

    this is what happens when you sign rick ankiel.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    Whatever it takes. Good for him.

  4. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    Seems really odd. But best of luck.

  5. Koby2 5 years ago

    Well….looks like we found our new set-up man!

  6. wintwins 5 years ago

    Didn’t Brian Anderson used to pitch for the D’backs?

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      no this is brian anderson as in the former CF of the whitesox brian anderson, who was traded to the bosox (becuase he wanted to start but was oddly enough sent down to the bosox minors) last year because he was nothing but bad then signed with the royals in their bad out field spending spree(anderson, ankiel, podsednik)

  7. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    More power to him if he’s successful. It’s exactly what I did.

  8. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I can’t guarantee they still do it, but once upon a time the Giants organization used to give every one of their players in the minors a turn on the mound before they released them. If Brian Anderson wants to try pitching, I hope someone gives him a mound to learn on, and see if he could do it. It would be a great story if he actually had some success.

    This does not absolve Dayton Moore. There seems to by no rhyme or reason to the way he puts together the Royals. They are the black hole of major league baseball.

  9. jwsox 5 years ago

    he probably saw that sergio santos of the chisox did it and has a beastly fastball and 2 pretty good breaking balls to pair with the fast ball and he though hmmmm maybe the whitesox will try that with me so i can go home and go back to the city that i used to troll the bars and get random women haha oh brain anderson you are soo bad…just such a bad baseball player

  10. Brian never got the chance he deserved. When he got regular AB’s he was hitting .270. That was when Dewayne got injured. As soon as he came back, Ozzie put Wise back out there, taking away Ab’s from him. Trust me, when you get consistent AB’s you can hit the ball. But best of luck to you BA.

    • coldgoldenfalstaff 5 years ago

      Yes he did. In 2006, and failed miserably. Look it up.

      The Sox gave him multitude chances and he failed at each one as a hitter..

      Obviously he’s not a big-leaguer as the Red Sox and Royals have found out.

    • Chiburgh 5 years ago

      In total agreement with you Kevin. BA never was given the chance he deserved!!

    • Chiburgh 5 years ago

      In total agreement with you Kevin. BA was never given the chance he deserved. Even after hitting for the cycle in ST, with the Royals, the next day he wasn’t in the starting line-up. He appeared very few times the rest of the spring. I don’t get it. BA, I’ll be watching. Best of luck!!

  11. GoWhiteSox 5 years ago

    Sure, it’s Ozzie Guillen’s fault Brian Anderson is a career .227 hitter, in 799 ABs. I watched Brian attempt to hit for several years, with the White Sox. Most of the time, he looked over-matched. Maybe he needs another 700 or 800 ABs, to get his timing down….

  12. jb226 5 years ago

    Well he already hits like a pitcher, so I guess he’s half way there!

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