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DEAN ANNA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher

Answer: Dean Anna comes in to pitch the bottom of the eighth. Saturday was not the best day for the Yankees. Ivan Nova was shaky throughout his first three starts. The Yankees really needed him to eat his share of innings in preparation for a Vidal Nuno-led bullpen day on Sunday. Instead, Nova got spanked. […]
Via Fangraphs
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dean of swing

Dean Anna with Triple-A Tucson in 2013 Infielder Dean Anna waited a long time. Six years, 1,845 at-bats and hundreds of bus rides to be exact. It was everything he thought it would be, and more. On thursday night, Anna connected on his first career home run – a solo shot off Clay Buchholz in the fifth to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. He ran around the bases, head down like he...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is John Sterling's Dean Anna home run call his worst ever?

I was traveling home from Manhattan last night during part of the Yankees-Red Sox game, so when Dean Anna hit his first home run as a Yankee (also his first MLB homer ever), I missed John Sterling's home run call. I half-expected Sterling to do a "Banana Fana Fo" call from the "Name Game" song. Instead, as I discovered from Facebook friends, Sterling's...
Via Subway Squawkers
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Is John Sterling over-thinking his home run calls?

It is time to save John Sterling's soul.Last night, The Master unveiled a new, high-concept home run call for utility infielder Dean Anna: "ANNA'S ON THE DEAN'S LIST," he shouted. This came one night after he brought out his new call for Carlos Beltran: "UN CORREAZO!" which sent Twitter twerps to the translator websites, where they decided John was...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Consummate underdog Dean Anna cracks New York Yankees roster

Everyone loves a great underdog story, so everyone should be cheering for New York Yankees IF Dean Anna.  Not given much of a chance to make the Pinstripes roster, the 27-year-old Anna raised eyebrows when earned his way to his first opening day roster.  In fact, it will be his first time in a major league uniform.  After six full seasons riding busses to obscure minor league...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Dean Anna: End of a “long journey”

Dean Anna led the Triple-A Pacific CoastLeague with a .331 average in 2013 and didn’t even get the courtesy of a call up from the parent club San Diego Padres in September. Fast forward to an under-the-radar trade early in the offseason and Anna was part of the most storied franchise in baseball, the New York Yankees.Better for him, there was some room for movement in the organization...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise! Anna and Solarte Win Final Roster Spots

Credit: Jonathan Dyer/USA Sports Congratulations to Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte, the two newest members of the New York Yankees. After last night’s win against the Miami Marlins, manager Joe Girardi told Anna he had made the roster. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, because Anna’s friend and former minor league teammate Jedd Gyorko, sent out a congratulatory tweet...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Player of the Year: Dean Anna

The player of the year award is about who had the best season; not who may or may not eventually become the best player, but who earned it on the field in 2013. We chose Dean Anna, a 26th-round draft choice out of Ball State University in Indiana, a school better known as David Lettermans alma mater than for producing baseball players. Its a great honor to win and I really appreciate...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 9/1: Dean Anna wins the 2013 Pacific Coast League batting title

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- This season with the help of the Padres affiliates, San Diego Sporting News will be covering the Padres minor league affiliates from Low-A...The post SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 9/1: Dean Anna wins the 2013 Pacific Coast League batting title appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Via SDSN: San Diego Sporting News
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tucson's Dean Anna catching some notice with hot bat and slick glove.

The San Diego Padres have twenty-five players on the major league roster. Twenty-five and maybe, just maybe, every year there are two or three openings that may pop up. Here is the problem; over one hundred and fifty players, albeit in different stages of development, are within the organizations minor leagues so the odds are not great at making it to Petco Park. So you can imagine...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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