Tim Anderson is looking to have a strong finish to the season. The White Sox short stop is hitting .395 so far in September.
The Chicago White Sox season is coming to a close but Tim Anderson is making sure he goes out with a bang. The young short stop is having a solid September. He’s hitting .395 with eight runs scored and has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. He also has six multi-hit games this month.
It’s safe to say that Anderson is in the midst of another solid season for the team. He only played in 99 games last season against 128 so far in 2017. He’s got 16 home runs and 51 RBIs this season. In 2016, he had nine home runs and 31 RBIs. So his power is starting to come around.
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Anderson had a slow start to the season. In April he hit a disappointing .204. That led some to worry that he would struggle throughout the season. This season has had highs and lows for Anderson.
One area of improvement he could make is fielding. Last season he had 14 errors. He’s had 26 this season. His fielding percentage has also dropped slightly. Last season it was .965 and this season it’s .949 but he’s logged more innings.
Anderson has shown he has the talent to be a cornerstone for this franchise. And he had a great rookie campaign. The sophomore slump is something we in sports talk about a lot. While Anderson did have some slumps this season, overall he’s been a solid contributor. He has some things he can tweak. The White Sox would certainly like to see him hit for a higher average but that will come with time.
There’s not much he has left to prove. The organization just needs him to continue to get better every year and start taking on that leadership role within the organization. When you think about it, with all the young guys in the minors, Anderson is going to be one of the veterans when this team is ready to compete. The White Sox already have him locked up to a long-term contract. All they need now is for him to stay healthy and they have their short stop for the next decade.