Tuesday, May 2, 2017
WSC Birth Years: Tim Anderson
Born: June 23, 1993
With the seventeenth overall selection in the 2013 amateur draft, the Chicago White Sox selected Tim Anderson, a toolsy infielder with a ton of potential. The White Sox viewed Anderson as the shortstop of the future. After a steady rise through the farm system, the future shortstop made his MLB debut on June 10, 2016 against the Kansas City Royals, in Chicago.
Tim did not disappoint in his first game. His first MLB hit was a double off pitcher Ian Kennedy in the bottom of the third inning, in his first at-bat. He later scored on a Jose Abreu single to left. Anderson finished with a single and a groundout to add to his double. He was also at the plate when an Avisail Garcia caught stealing ended the eighth inning. Tim finished the season with a .283 average and pretty respectable numbers across the board. He even had some brief consideration in the Rookie of the Year voting, coming in seventh.