The Chicago White Sox shortstop is the 2019 batting champion of Major League Baseball and that is an amazing accomplishment for a guy who has come so far.
The Chicago White Sox have the Major League batting champion on their team. Shortstop Tim Anderson led all of baseball with a .335 batting average. He edged out New York Yankees star D.J. LeMahieu for the top spot in the American League and Christian Yelich for the MLB lead. He is now among the stars of the league with the accomplishment and he is a big part of a very bright future.
This is after a tough 2018 season for Anderson where he wasn’t nearly as good as he projected to be when he was drafted with a high draft pick. This year he lived up to the expectations and then some. He had some signature moments this season but none are bigger than the final day where he is crowned the batting champion of the best baseball league in the world.
So what does that mean for him in the future? Well, it is hard to win the batting title but that doesn’t mean he can’t compete for it again in his career. He will be a part of a very potent offense that the White Sox are building around him. With players like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Luis Robert around him you can expect more of the same from him as time goes on.
If the White Sox are going to reach the ceiling that they project to have, Tim Anderson is going to be a big part of it. The biggest thing for Anderson is to have a good offseason and be ready to come back in 2020 ready to do it again on what they hope is a playoff team. He developed into a really nice leader both on and off the field and a playoff version of this team might need a guy like that. He has never played in the playoffs but he seems like the kind of player who will thrive there.
Congratulations to him on a major honor and one he will certainly remember for the rest of his life. There are a few other awards he would like to add to his mantle but this is definitely a really good start for him.