Tim Anderson is out here flipping his bat again. Don’t tell Brad Keller.
You might remember when Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller threw a ball at Tim Anderson because he was mad that Anderson flipped his bat after a home run. It was a really fun day for Chicago White Sox fans because it seemed like the team was finally coming together after a long and painful rebuild. They had also just recently lost out on some major free agents that they went hard after so this took the sting off a little bit.
Well, in an intrasquad scrimmage yesterday, Tim Anderson showed that he might be bringing some of that flare back to the diamond this season. He hit a home run in the scrimmage and flipped his bat back to the dugout the same exact way he did during that Royals game a year ago. It is really cool to see a guy who is supremely talented and has supreme confidence to go with it, no matter what type of game it is.
As you can see in the bottom video, Anderson absolutely can crush a baseball. He also doesn’t even slightly rely on hitting home runs to have good numbers at the plate. He won the batting title last season because he led the entire league in batting average. The kid can hit and everybody should be aware of it. Watching him hit is fun and now he is going to have even more talent surrounding him in the White Sox starting lineup.
It doesn’t seem like anybody is going to stop Tim Anderson from having fun anytime soon. The bat flip is back and it doesn’t seem like it is going anywhere. Fans of the White Sox need to be excited about this kid and where he might be headed in terms of an all-time great White Sox player.
A lot of people, White Sox fans included, like to predict that he is going to take a big step back this year because of how good he was n 2019. There are also people who like to loudly point out that he needs work defensively. He might not lead the league in hitting again and he has been working hard to improve his defense but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great player that is extremely important to the future of this team.