22-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago White Sox
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The White Sox expedited the process of transitioning to Anderson as the club’s everyday shortstop when they declined to pick up Alexei Ramirez’s option this offseason. While Anderson is probably not q...
Tim Anderson Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the White Sox in June of 2013.
Anderson, 22, is batting .304/.341/.413 with three home runs, 39 RBI and 44 steals through 103 games for Double-A Birmingham.
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Chicago White Sox Roster
MajorsAbreu, Jose (1B)
AAAAumont, Phillippe (P)
AAAnderson, Tim (SS)
A+Blackmar, Mark (P)
AAdams, Spencer (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Anderson is one of the more interesting position players in a budding White Sox minor league system. He was playing at Double-A Birmingham one year after the White Sox drafted him in the first round of the 2013 draft, but a fractured wrist ate six weeks of his season. Anderson showed no ill effects from the fracture, hitting .364 at Birmingham after his return, but the 21-year-old still needs to learn how to take a walk. A plus athlete who could be an efficient baserunner in the majors, Anderson figures to spend much, if not all, of the 2015 season in the minors, with a major league arrival likely in 2016.
The White Sox bucked a trend of selecting athletic outfielders with their top draft pick by selecting Anderson, an athletic shortstop, as their first pick in the 2013 amateur draft. His speed was his top skill coming into professional baseball, and he subsequently stole 24 bases in 28 attempts for Low-A Kannapolis. The strikeouts will need to come down as he moves up the system (26 percent strikeout rate in his first 300 plate appearances), but the tools are there to keep him in the middle infield. He is easily a top-five prospect in a thin organization, and his showing in 2014 will likely dictate his major league ETA.