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Tim Anderson | Shortstop | #12

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Central (MS) JC
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (17) / CWS
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Tim Anderson hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the 12th inning to boost the White Sox to a 13-11 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Anderson finished the game 3-for-7. It was the last of these three that mattered most, as the 23-year-old shortstop picked up a two-run double off Pat Dean to snap an 11-11 tie in what had been a wildly entertaining contest that saw the two teams combine to crush six home runs. Anderson is holding his own just fine in his first taste of the majors, hitting .285/.303/.433 with seven homers, 23 RBI and seven steals over 305 at-bats. Sep 4 - 7:11 PM

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Tim Anderson is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

It's a simple day off. Carlos Sanchez is filling in at shortstop.
Sep 2 - 5:08 PM

Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Anderson got an RBI on a groundout in the first inning, and he swatted a run-scoring triple, his second triple of the year, in the third inning. Anderson has more than held his own in his first year in the bigs, hitting seven homers and stealing six bases in 62 games. The 23-year-old is hitting .280/.301/.436 overall.
Aug 23 - 11:09 PM

Tim Anderson went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored versus the Indians on Wednesday.

The rookie stood out for his stolen bases in the minor leagues -- swiping 49 last year. He has yet to run much in the bigs. He has five steals in 57 games. His power has been better than expected though with seven longballs already. The 23-year-old shortstop is expected to develop into a solid all-around hitter over the next few years. He strikes out a lot and doesn't walk, so he will need to improve his plate discipline to avoid being a drain on the batting average and on-base percentage categories.
Aug 18 - 12:37 AM

Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Anderson ran his modest hitting streak to six games, and the steal was his fifth of the year. He has his flaws -- he's got 68 strikeouts in 54 games while walking just five (five!) times -- but Anderson has a nice speed-power combo and a bright future. The 23-year-old is batting .272/.289/.399 with five homers and five steals in his rookie season.
Aug 13 - 10:44 PM

Tim Anderson struck out five times in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Royals.

The good news is that he singled in a run and walked in his other two plate appearances. So, despite striking out five times, he actually raised his .278 OBP ever so slightly (getting on base twice in seven tries puts him at .286 for the night).
Aug 11 - 1:08 AM

Tim Anderson (hand) doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

He also drew a walk. Anderson sat out Friday after departing Thursday's game following a hit by pitch on his hand, but he'll be fine.
Aug 7 - 8:21 AM

Tim Anderson (hand) is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

Anderson had to exit Thursday's game after being hit on the hand with a pitch. X-rays came back negative, but he's still sore and his hand is bandaged. Anderson is hoping to be back in there Saturday. Tyler Saladino is handling shortstop Friday.
Aug 5 - 4:51 PM

X-rays came back negative on Tim Anderson's left hand.

He escaped with a bruise after taking a Jordan Zimmermann pitch off his hand in the first inning Thursday afternoon in Detroit. Anderson is day-to-day with a bruise. Tyler Saladino took over at shortstop with Carlos Sanchez entering to play second base.
Aug 4 - 1:48 PM

Tim Anderson was pulled from Thursday's game against the Tigers with an apparent hand injury.

Jordan Zimmermann hit him with a pitch in the top of the first inning. Anderson ran the bases and scored on a Justin Morneau sacrifice fly, but Carlos Sanchez replaced the rookie shortstop in the bottom of the first. Anderson is probably going for X-rays.
Aug 4 - 1:31 PM

Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a key two-run double in the White Sox' victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.

After one month in the big leagues, Anderson is hitting .295/.301/.500 in 112 at-bats. That is the good side. The bad side is his 35:1 strikeout to walk ratio. He just turned 23 years old two weeks ago and is already holding his own in the major leagues. Expect some struggles ahead unless he can control that strikeout rate and learn to take a walk. He has four home runs already but power is not a big part of his game. He stole 49 bases at Double-A last year.
Jul 6 - 11:26 PM

Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday’s victory over the Yankees.

Anderson is now up to four homers through his first 23 games in the majors. This equals his total through 55 games at Triple-A this season. He had five home runs in 125 games in Double-A last season. Fantasy owners were mostly banking on his speed when he was called up from the minors last month, but he has only attempted two steals so far.
Jul 4 - 6:07 PM

Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 and finally collected his first career walk Thursday against the Twins.

Anderson entered the day with a 27/0 K/BB ratio in 82 at-bats. Fortunately, he was hitting .292 anyway (now .314), so the White Sox have kept him in the leadoff spot.
Jun 30 - 5:47 PM

Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a triple and three runs scored Wednesday against the Tigers.

Anderson's OBP figures to come awfully close to matching his batting average, so we're skeptical that he's the right choice to hit at the top of the White Sox order. Still, since he's 8-for-25 so far, giving him a .320 average and OBP, manager Robin Ventura is happy.
Jun 16 - 12:11 AM

Tim Anderson will bat leadoff for the second straight game Tuesday against the Tigers.

Anderson got a shot out of the leadoff spot Monday versus southpaw Matt Boyd and he's back in there Tuesday with right-hander Jordan Zimmermann on the hill for Detroit. Adam Eaton reached base five times (including four hits) out of the No. 2 spot on Monday, so White Sox manager Robin Ventura probably doesn't want to mess with something that worked. Still, Anderson hitting leadoff on a regular basis makes him a lot more interesting in fantasy leagues. The 22-year-old is 3-for-15 (.200) with four strikeouts and zero walks through his first four games.
Jun 14 - 3:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Jason Coats
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
7Anthony Ranaudo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Matt Albers
4Zach Putnam
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Chris Beck
10Tommy Kahnle
11Juan Minaya
12Blake Smith