Anderson is having the best start to any season in his major league career. Through 16 games, Anderson is hitting .422 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and seven stolen bases. He’s also becoming a fan favorite on the South Side.
After his recent suspension due to words exchanged after being plunked by a pitch, Anderson’s profile has gotten only bigger over the past week. Anderson’s bat flip in Wednesday’s loss to the Kansas City Royals has been a topic of discussion throughout MLB.
Although MLB celebrated his bat flip on Twitter, they still suspended him. Despite his one-game suspension, Anderson has the chance to truly become a hero for White Sox fans this season. In his fourth major league season, Anderson’s hot start to 2019 could put him in line to make his first All-Star game appearance.
Drafted in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft, Anderson’s emergence this season could also put him in rare company. There haven’t been many first-round draft picks that have been successful for the White Sox recently. If Anderson can continue his early success, he will join a short list of White Sox first-round draft picks that lived up to their true potential.