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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 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

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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

Tim Anderson is batting leadoff for the White Sox on Monday night against the Tigers.

Adam Eaton will hit second versus Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd. Anderson hit ninth in his first three major league games, so this is a big bump for the 22-year-old shortstop prospect. He was batting .304/.325/.409 in 55 games at Triple-A when the White Sox promoted him to the major league level on June 10.
Jun 13 - 3:46 PM

White Sox prospect Tim Anderson is in the lineup at shortstop and batting ninth for Friday's game against the Royals.

Anderson was called up earlier on Friday and the White Sox wasted no time in planting the 22-year-old shortstop into their starting lineup. Prior to being called up, he was hitting .304/.325/.409 with four homers, 20 RBI and 11 steals over 247 at-bats at the Triple-A level.
Jun 10 - 4:56 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of SS Tim Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte.

Anderson ranked as Baseball Prospectus' No. 19 overall prospect entering the 2016 season. At the time of his call-up, the 22-year-old was slashing .304/.325/.409 with four homers, 20 RBI and 11 steals over 247 at-bats for Triple-A Charlotte. He stole 49 bases for Double-A Birmingham in 2014. Run, don't walk, to pick him up in all formats. Regular starting shortstop Tyler Saladino is hitting just .247/.273/.376. He has a nice glove and will probably still see his fair share of at-bats, but the White Sox are not calling Anderson up to sit idly on the bench. Veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins was designated for assignment following the move.
Jun 10 - 11:31 AM

White Sox SS prospect Tim Anderson is dealing with a strained left wrist.

Anderson is one of the top shortstop prospects in the game. He hit .286 in 15 spring games, but with Tyler Saladino locking up the major league shortstop gig, the 22-year-old Anderson was shuffled down to minor league camp near the end of March. Once he is past this wrist injury (he is considered day-to-day), he should settle in playing for Triple-A Charlotte.
Apr 13 - 6:39 PM

White Sox reassigned SS Tim Anderson to minor league camp.

He'll be joined by pitchers Matt Lollis and Matt Purke. Anderson is considered one of baseball's top shortstop prospects, but Jimmy Rollins and Tyler Saladino are blocking his path to the big leagues. The 22-year-old hit .286 in 15 appearances this spring. Look for him to begin the year with Triple-A Charlotte.
Mar 24 - 8:03 PM

White Sox SS prospect Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases Saturday for Double-A Birmingham.

The former first-round pick has been on a tear lately with eight steals in his last 10 contests. Anderson leads the Southern League with 66 runs and 44 stolen bases. He's also third in total bases (175), fourth in triples (10) and fifth in batting average (.304). Anderson has dominated the minors all year and could be headed to Triple-A soon.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 05:19:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 02:58:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 05:56:00 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
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 04:12:00 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

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