For three years, Tim Anderson has been fairly mediocre. Hitting around .245 for his first two years in the majors was just not what the team had hoped for. Though he encountered many obstacles, Anderson entered 2019 with vengeance. And that he did.
Since the very beginning of the season, game one in his first at-bat, Anderson made it known that this was going to be his year. From a legendary bat flip that led to a bench-clearing fight to an exhilarating down-to-the-last-game race for the batting title, he owned 2019.
His stats speak for themselves. A slash of .335/.357/.598 makes us come to the conclusion that Tim Anderson is here to stay.
It seems like the vengeance was in part shutting down those who were upset the team did not sign Manny Machado.
What Anderson provides is a bat that will hit for an average of about .280 and hit at least 15 home runs while providing an above-average glove and strong arm who can steal at least 20 bases.
The White Sox also have a player who has a marketable swagger that fans can have fun with and relate to. He is the face of a franchise who the team has control of through 2024.