White Sox Prospect Tim Anderson wraps up AFL season


Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Overall view of Salt River Field prior to an Arizona Fall League game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Arizona Fall League season has wrapped up with the Salt River Rafters defeating the Peoria Javelinas, 14-7 Saturday afternoon. For Chicago White Sox fans, that championship final didn’t matter much as did the season for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

The Desert Dogs are the affiliate of the Chicago with seven players on the team this fall. Glendale finished the fall season 14-15-2 overall.

For the White Sox prospects on the Desert Dogs, there were four pitchers, two infielders and one catcher on the team, with some making a case for an advancement within the White Sox farm system.

We’ll eventually take an individual look at each player, but let’s start with one of the best prospects for the White Sox.

Here is a look shortstop Tim Anderson and his play this fall with the Desert Dogs.

This was a wonderful fall for the infield prospect of the White Sox, as he finished with a .301 batting average. Within that average he collected two home runs and six doubles in a total of 23 games played.

Anderson was drafted 17th overall by the White Sox in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft from East Central Community College in Decatur, MS.

The No. 2 prospect of the White Sox by Baseball America, finished with a .343 on-base percentage and a .430 slugging percentage. His OPS was .774.

Anderson, 21, scored 14 runs, and in his 93-at-bats collected nine RBIs this fall. He also walked four times and tallied six stolen bases.

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In his final 10 games of the AFL season, Anderson batted .333 in 42 at-bats. In that span of games, Anderson finished with 14 hits (four doubles, one home run) and three RBIs.

Anderson, I believe had made his case to begin the ’14 season in no less than Triple-A with the Charlotte Knights.

In his three levels of the minors this past season, Anderson batted .327 with 104 hits (21 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs). Anderson played for the Arizona Rookie League, the Single-A Winston Salem-Dash and the Birmingham Barons.