White Sox Prospect Watch: Tim Anderson hits 1st Double-A home run


Apr 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Chicago White Sox players glove and hat before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox prospect Tim Anderson hit his first Double-A home run of his career on Tuesday night in a 6-1 loss against Mississippi.

The home run by Anderson came in the top of the third inning.

Anderson, the 2013 first-round pick of the White Sox, has played at three levels of MiLB this season, with this being just his fifth game with the Birmingham Barons.

He played 68 games at Advanced-A Winston-Salem and six games with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox this summer.

For his entire MiLB this season, Anderson is batting .303 with now nine home runs.

In his official MLB.com prospect profile, it says of Anderson:

"“He went straight to low Class A, and he looked like he belonged. Anderson has continued to make progress in his first full pro season this year, though he was sidelined when an errant pitch broke his right wrist in late June.”"

While with the Dash, Anderson batted .297 with six home runs and 31 RBIs. The 6-1, 180-pound shortstop is the No. 2 White Sox overall prospect, trailing only Carlos Rodon, the first-round pick of the White Sox in 2014.

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Anderson was the No. 3 prospect at the start of the season.

The shortstop prospect is worth keeping an eye on for the rest of this season and even next season in the minors as he has an ETA to the Majors in ’16.

It will be fun to watch the progression of Anderson for the next couple seasons before he hopefully ends up on the roster of the White Sox for future seasons.