The Chicago White Sox got a truly impressive season from Tim Anderson in 2019 and they are hoping it can continue into 2020.
The Chicago White Sox knew they needed to see the development from a few key players last season and they did. One of them, in particular, stood out amongst the rest. Tim Anderson was a force out there every single day and he got the job done as one of the leaders on this team. They had a ten-game improvement over 2018 and he was a large part of it. He had such a good season that it led to him being universally recognized as one of the best offensive shortstops in the world.
He won the Major League Baseball batting title in 2019 with his average of .335. He went 167-498 to earn that title as the batting champion. It was really cool to see a player on this team complete such a feat and represent the White Sox really well. 2018 was a disappointing year for him on and off the field but he rebounded greatly in 2019. His .335 average is the highest by any White Sox player since Frank Thomas hit .347 in 1997. The increase over 2018s average was .095 which is the largest in White Sox history.
In addition to his great average, he also had 18 home runs, 56 RBIs, 15 walks, and 167 hits. It was truly a great season for Anderson and one he won’t soon forget. The key now is to make sure he keeps it up. He doesn’t need to win the batting title again, but he does need to maintain being a truly great hitter in the White Sox lineup and as the talent around him grows, utilize it.
This White Sox lineup is going to be pretty good and 2020 and Tim Anderson figures to be a big part of it. There are a few players coming in that might struggle at first but once they get comfortable guys like Anderson should be able to take full advantage. If he can keep it at a similar pace in 2020, the White Sox are certainly going to be in great shape.