Tim Anderson

Position: SS
Born: 6/23/1993
Height: 6'1
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#17 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHW).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .304 with four homers, 20 RBIs and 11 steals in 55 games at Charlotte (Triple-A) along with 10 doubles and two triples.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Charlotte June 10 when SS Jimmy Rollins was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 6/10/2016

Debut Details
June 10, in a 7-5 win against the Royals. The starting shortstop, he batted ninth and went 2-for-3 with a run scored. In his first at-bat in the third inning, he doubled to left field on a 1-2 count, scoring his first big-league run on a single from Jose Abreu. After grounding out in the fourth, he then singled to center in the sixth inning. Anderson was at bat with two outs in the eighth inning when a challenge of Avisail Garcia’s stolen base was upheld and the inning ended.

Player Notes
Anderson’s promotion to Chicago, timed with the MLB First-Year Player Draft, could have been a way of saying “See, fans, this is why you should pay attention to THIS draft!” After leading the White Sox system in 2015 in average (.312), hits (160) and triples (12) and adding 49 steals at Double-A Birmingham, as well as leading the Southern League in hits, runs (79) and steals, he continued to rake in his first taste of Triple-A ball. The organization’s best hitting prospect as well as one of its swiftest, he was a basketball star in high school who turned to the sport of baseball late, resulting in just one college offer to stay on the diamond which is how the Tuscaloosa, Alabama native ended up at East Central C.C. rather than, say, a big-name Division I program, despite the fact that he hit .360 and went 30-for-30 in steals as a high school senior.

2080 Notes
Checking in at No. 24 on our Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, we had this to say about Anderson: “A likely center fielder for the White Sox, Anderson features strong wrists, a quick bat, and raw power that needs to translate more to in-game power”. Plus, you can read C.J. Wittmann’s profile of Anderson right here.