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Tim Anderson | Shortstop

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox SS prospect Tim Anderson was named MVP of Tuesday's Southern League All-Star Game.
Anderson contributed two hits and one RBI, leading the North to a 9-0 win. The 21-year-old ranks second in the Southern League in steals (23) and sixth in batting average (.313). It's only a matter of time until the White Sox promote him to Triple-A Charlotte. Jun 24 - 2:58 PM
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White Sox SS prospect Tim Anderson went 5-for-8 during Saturday's double-header for Double-A Birmingham.

He followed that up with another three-hit performance on Sunday. Anderson now has two or more hits in six of his last nine games. His average has shot up 13 points in that span. The 21-year-old is second in the Southern League in stolen bases with 23. He's appeared in 64 of Birmingham's 68 games this year.
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Jun 21 - 5:56 PM

White Sox shortstop prospect Tim Anderson delivered four hits and three steals Sunday in a win for Double-A Birmingham.

All of his hits were singles. He also scored two runs, upping his season total to 28. The 21-year-old speedster ranks second in the Southern League in steals (19) and 12th in batting average (.311). He's hit .417 during his six-game hitting streak. Anderson is Chicago's second-best prospect, according to a list compiled by MLB.com.
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Jun 1 - 4:12 PM

White Sox prospect Tim Anderson had a monster game Saturday for Double-A Birmingham, filling the stat sheet with five hits, four runs and two stolen bases.

Anderson has the second-most steals (15) in the Southern League and is fifth in total bases (66). The 21-year-old has done pretty much everything except hit for power. Anderson has struck out at least once in eight of his last nine games but he also has 16 hits over that span to go with a .400 batting average.
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May 17 - 5:54 PM

White Sox prospect Tim Anderson hit for the cycle Saturday in a win for Double-A Birmingham.

He led off with a triple and completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the seventh inning. It was the first cycle by a Birmingham player since 2008 and the fourth cycle in the minor leagues this season. Anderson hadn't homered in his previous 27 games. The talented 21-year-old is ranked 75th on MLB.com's top prospect list.
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May 10 - 2:21 PM

White Sox prospect Tim Anderson has put on a clinic this year, hitting .329 with 11 steals for Double-A Birmingham.

Anderson was Chicago's first-round pick in 2013 and this year he's lived up to the hype. He leads the Southern League in steals and isn't far behind in average. There's still plenty of room for improvement as Anderson has walked just once in 80 plate appearances. Once he becomes a little more patient, Anderson should ascend quickly through the White Sox system.
Apr 29 - 4:32 PM

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

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

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2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
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RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
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PosRoleName
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