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Tim Anderson | Shortstop

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that the A's could have interest in White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson in a trade for Jeff Samardzija.
Most of the talk in a potential deal for Samardzija has centered on Alexei Ramirez, but Slusser thinks it's the up-and-coming shortstop that the A's "like a lot." The White Sox presumably like Anderson a lot, too, as he was their first-round pick in 2013 and is ranked as the team's no. 2 prospect by MLB.com. It's unclear whether the team would make an all-in move like that, but owner Jerry Reinsdorf is believed to be set on winning and winning soon. Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:29:00 PM

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White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson went 4-for-6 with a double for Double-A Birmingham on Saturday.

Anderson has gone 7-for-9 with two doubles over his first two games in Double-A. He will likely return to Double-A to start 2015, but the White Sox are known for their willingness to push talented players up the organizational ladder. Anderson profiles as a solid defensive shortstop who hits .290 with 5-10 home runs and 20-plus doubles.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:48:00 AM

White Sox prospect shortstop Tim Anderson went 3-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice in his debut with Double-A Birmingham on Friday.

Anderson missed roughly seven weeks after fracturing his wrist and, after six rehab games in the rookie-level Arizona League, was promoted to Double-A. His introduction to the Double-A Southern League was a smashing success, and he will likely return there to start 2015. The White Sox are notorious for their quick promotions, and Anderson could take over at shortstop should the White Sox decide to decline Alexei Ramirez's 2016 option.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:44:00 AM

White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a home run for the rookie-level AZL White Sox on Monday.

Anderson has gone 2-for-12 over his first four games back from a fractured right wrist. He was having a good year for High-A Winston-Salem, hitting 297/.323/.472 with six homers, 31 RBI and 10 stolen bases over 300 plate appearances before missing nearly seven weeks. It is unclear as to whether he will remain in Arizona for the rest of the season or return to Winston-Salem for the last two weeks of the minor league season. He has the potential to be an All-Start shortstop, but is unlikely to make his major league debut until late-2016 at the earliest.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:27:00 AM

White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson will miss the next 4-6 weeks with fractured right wrist.

It's a tough break for the team's top prospect. Anderson is having a fine year for High-A Winston-Salem, batting .297/.323/.472 with six homers, 31 RBI and 10 stolen bases over 300 plate appearances. The injury means he'll likely only make it back for the final few weeks of the minor league season.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 08:31:00 PM

White Sox prospect SS Tim Anderson had another big game on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double and home run for High-A Winston-Salem.

That's now four straight games with two hits for the 20-year-old shortstop, and he's now batting .306/.333/.491 with 14 doubles, seven triples, four homers and 10 steals through 52 games. Anderson has been one of the minor league's hottest hitters lately, as the toolsy shortstop is batting a robust .444/.455/.762 with 12 extra-base hits in his last 14 contests. Despite Anderson's success at the plate so far in the Carolina League, it's doubtful that he will move up to Double-A without first improving upon his ugly 49-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio (21.5 K%, 2.6 BB%) and raw defense at shortstop (26 errors in 51 games).
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 02:06:00 PM

White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a walk on Monday for High-A Winston-Salem, improving his season line to .288/.317/.455.

Anderson is a toolsy shortstop prospect with the potential to hit 15-20 home runs. He has nine doubles, seven triples, and three home runs on the season, but has struck out 47 times in 202 games (23%) and only has five walks on the season. He will need to improve his approach, but he has the talent to be a very good shortstop.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 11:20:00 AM

White Sox prospect SS Tim Anderson had a big game on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and three RBI for High-A Winston-Salem.

The home run was Anderson's first of the season, and he's now batting .281/.309/.516 with 10 extra-base hits through 16 games. However, the 2013 first-round draft pick has also posted an ugly 21/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that span, though that was somewhat expected given his aggressive assignment to High-A. He'll need considerable time to develop in the minor leagues, but the early return on Anderson this season has been promising.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 01:56:00 PM

White Sox agreed to terms with first-round pick SS Tim Anderson.

Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Anderson will receive a $2.164 million bonus, which is the exact slot recommendation assigned to the 17th overall pick. The 19-year-old is known for his speed and may end up in center field in the long-term.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the White Sox will soon sign first-round pick shortstop Tim Anderson.

Anderson, a 19-year-old shortstop out of East Central Community College, is expected to take a physical on Wednesday to finalize his contract. The assigned slot value for the 17th overall pick is $2.164 million.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:31:00 AM

White Sox grabbed junior college shortstop Tim Anderson with the 17th pick in the draft.

Anderson has great speed and could stay at shortstop for the long haul, but he's probably never going to have a lot of power and he may be more of a bottom-of-the-order guy than someone who can hit leadoff. Also, some feel he may project better in center field than at short.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 08:55:00 PM

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4Kevan Smith
5George Kottaras
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2B1Emilio Bonifacio
2Carlos Sanchez
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4Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
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3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
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LF1Melky Cabrera
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RF1Avisail Garcia
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3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Francellis Montas
7Brad Penny
8Scott Carroll
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2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Daniel Webb
6Javy Guerra
7Jesse Crain
8Maikel Cleto
9Dan Jennings
10Eric Surkamp
11Onelki Garcia
12Joe Savery
13Matt Albers
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