Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson closing in on batting title

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The Chicago White Sox are hoping to see their star shortstop, Tim Anderson, join the 2019 history books on Sunday as he has a good chance of winning the major league batting title.

Coming into Sunday, Tim Anderson has a strong lead on the batting title with a .337 average entering play.

That is actually a very significant lead over the next best competitors which is a three-way tie between Christian Yelich, DJ LeMahieu, and Ketel Marte at .329.

Yelich is without a doubt not going to be catching Anderson as he will not be playing until sometime in the postseason at the earliest for the Milwaukee Brewers as he nurses a fractured kneecap (detailed by Christina de Nicola of

Meanwhile, Marte is not in the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup on Sunday, which would essentially eliminate him from the race unless if he appears the in the game and hits enough times to catch him or Anderson comes up like seven or eight times and gets zero hits (which is extremely unlikely).

LeMahieu is in the lineup for the Yankees and is hitting leadoff, which would give him as many chances as possible to catch Anderson. His matchup will be Lance Lynn of the Texas Rangers who has a 3.76 ERA. Lynn has limited right-handers to a .224 average against him in 2019.

Anderson is hitting second in the order against the Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit Tigers. Turnbull has not been nearly as effective as Lynn with a 4.59 ERA. Although, he has limited right-handed hitters to a .235 batting average this season.

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In all likelihood, Anderson will end up being the major league batting champion this season, but it is definitely still worth keeping an eye on as the day progresses.