Tim Anderson might have introduced the Sox slogan of the year last month when it was discovered that the franchise missed out on signing a superstar free agent. Anderson improved well defensively last season and also become a 20/20 player as he finished 2018 with a career-high 20 home runs and 26 stolen bases to go along with a .240 batting average.
Currently, in Spring Training, Anderson is hitting .480 with five extra-base hits through 25 at-bats for the Sox. Anderson, much like the aforementioned Moncada, has also yet to commit an error this Spring. Anderson could very well have a breakout year this upcoming season. He will be entering his third full season in the Majors and has continued to develop each year.
Anderson’s emergence in the Sox offense this season will be great for a team without a bonafide superstar yet. The 25-year-old shortstop could also assume a role as one of the team’s leaders in the clubhouse in 2019. If Anderson can have his success from the Spring carry over into the regular season, expect big things from the Sox 2013 first round draft pick.