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Tim Anderson | Shortstop | #7

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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White Sox signed SS Tim Anderson to a six-year, $25 million extension.
Scott Merkin of MLB.com first reported that the two sides were close to a deal while FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Bob Nightengale of USA Today passed along contract details. The deal includes a pair of club options valued at $25.5 million, so the deal could max out at $50.5 million. The White Sox have bought out all of his arbitration seasons and his first two seasons of free agency. While this is a record guarantee for a player with fewer than one year of MLB service time, it could be quite the bargain if he progresses as hoped. The 24-year-old batted .283/.306/.432 with nine home runs and 10 stolen bases over 99 games as a rookie last season. Chicago considers him as an important building block. Mar 21 - 1:05 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox and Tim Anderson have reached agreement on an extension which is expected to include six guaranteed years.

Scott Merkin of MLB.com first reported that the two sides were closing in on a deal, but now the final details are trickling in. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the deal is worth $25 million, which would be the new record for a player with less than one year of service time. Rays right-hander Chris Archer ($20 million guaranteed) had the previous record. The deal includes a pair of club options which could bring the total value to $51.5 million. An official announcement should come soon.
Mar 21 - 9:02 AM

MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that the White Sox are discussing a multi-year contract with Tim Anderson.

The potential parameters of the deal aren't known at this point. Anderson isn't arbitration-eligible until after the 2019 season, but the White Sox obviously see something special in him and want to make a long-term commitment to him. The shortstop batted .283/.306/.432 with nine home runs and 10 stolen bases over 431 plate appearances for the White Sox last season.
Mar 20 - 5:51 PM

Tim Anderson remains out of the White Sox lineup Monday for personal reasons.

Anderson has now missed three straight games, but the White Sox say it's nothing to worry about. The young shortstop carries lofty fantasy upside into the 2017 season after batting .283/.306/.432 with nine home runs and 10 stolen bases over his first 99 major league games last year.
Mar 20 - 12:01 PM

Tim Anderson went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run bomb in an 8-6 win over the Giants on Thursday.

The 23-year-old shortstop had a .283 batting average with nine longballs, 57 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 99 games as a rookie last year. He could be a top ten shortstop this year with a full seasons' worth of at-bats.
Mar 2 - 11:54 PM

Tim Anderson went 2-for-3 in Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

Anderson is batting .556 with a 1.334 OPS through nine Cactus League at-bats. The young shortstop will enter the 2017 season trying to build on the .283/.306/.432 batting line, nine home runs, and 10 stolen bases that he posted in 99 games last year as a rookie.
Feb 28 - 6:37 PM

Tim Anderson went 1-for-2 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.

Anderson, 23, hit 22 doubles a year ago. He wasn't a prodigious power hitter by any stretch -- that isn't his game -- but held his own with the bat (particularly in the context of his rapid ascension to the majors). In 431 plate appearances, the youngster worked his way to a .283/.306/.432 triple-slash with nine homers and 10 steals. Outside of keeper formats, his fantasy value is probably somewhat limited for the coming season.
Feb 25 - 7:27 PM

Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the Twins.

Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle. He had a chance to get there in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he grounded out. The rookie shortstop has showed an alarming lack of plate discipline with a 113/12 K/BB ratio, but he has helped in fantasy leagues anyway by batting .284 with 36 extra-base hits (including nine homers), 30 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 57 runs scored over 97 games.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:28:00 AM

Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in the White Sox' 13-6 beatdown of the Rays on Tuesday.

Anderson did damage with each of his three hits, collecting an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the second. He then capped it off with a solo shot, his eighth of the season, in the eighth inning. It's been a successful rookie campaign for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .278/.300/.411 with those eight homers, 28 RBI, 54 runs scored and 10 steals in 94 games overall.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:42:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 07:11:00 PM

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

It's a simple day off. Carlos Sanchez is filling in at shortstop.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:08:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:09:00 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.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:37:00 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.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:44:00 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).
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Rymer Liriano
DH1Avisail Garcia
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Dylan Covey
8Juan Minaya
9Anthony Swarzak
10Mayckol Guaipe