Anderson's manager Andre David of the Surprise Rafters is seeing him for the first time in an extended stretch. Coming from the Kansas City Royals system, David offers a fresh perspective.
In response to my query about the potential difficulty in balancing playing time among three catchers, including Texas Rangers backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the manager had a good explanation.
"I try to get Anderson in there, but he had been sick," David explained. "He had a fever for a few days so his time has been limited the past week. I am going to get him back in there. He uses the whole field in his swing, doesn't try to do too much - stays within himself.
"As far as catching, he seems to have a good rapport with a lot of pitchers. And the ones he has never caught before seem to really enjoy what he does and how he calls the game," the manager said.
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