September roster expansion candidates for the Cardinals
Mar 21, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstopDean Anna
(65) follows through with a game winning single against the Atlanta Braves at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Braves 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
This is an interesting one. Anna was brought in during the offseason to come in and compete with Pete Kozma, Ty Kelly, and Greg Garcia for the infield bench spot in spring training. As we all know Kozma won that spot, Kelly was claimed on waivers by Toronto earlier in the season, and Garcia has been unfairly yo-yoed between Memphis and St. Louis this season.
Anna on the other hand has only been up once and has had a decent year in Memphis batting .273 notably hitting 20 doubles and driving in 4o. I am not too sure where Anna fits in here. He could come up and be a decent utility guy and backup option for Kolten Wong and Jhonny Peralta. However, with Garcia and Kozma being here already, I really don’t know if the Cardinals have much value in him at this point in his career with other infield prospects available. He could be an easy waive to get a player like Jacob Wilson on to the 40 Man Roster.