Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson is the clear leadoff man

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 17: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox hits a home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 17: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox hits a home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have a leadoff man with Tim Anderson playing so well in that role.

The Chicago White Sox got a big win once again on Tuesday night. They got off to a great start right off the bat as Tim Anderson hit a leadoff home run to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead right away. Starting every game off 1-0 is awesome and really increases your chances of winning. It wasn’t how Tarik Skubal wanted to make his MLB debut for Detroit but that is what happened. The White Sox need to win games and do what is necessary to do so.

It was the first time that the White Sox had a player leadoff with a home run in back to back games since Yoan Moncada did it in April of 2018. It was a great feat for Anderson and hopefully, something we see continues. It doesn’t always have to be a home run but using his elite hitting ability to get on base in that leadoff spot would be awesome. He went on to have four hits in the ballgame so it really set the tone. The White Sox routed the Tigers again by a score of 10-4.

We all sort of thought that Luis Robert or Nick Madrigal would assume the mantle of leadoff man one day but Anderson is making a case for himself. Madrigal could then be in the nine-hole while they use Robert in more of a power spot. That would really add to the depth of this lineup if they had a true leadoff man because we have seen across baseball how important that guy is to a ballclub on a consistent basis.

Hot. Eloy Jimenez needs to stay in the outfield for now. light

Watching Anderson thrive batting first is awesome because it seems like there isn’t more of a clubhouse leader in the White Sox locker room right now than him. He sets the tone and the team follows his lead. Hopefully, he can keep that up in game three of this series as they look to take the first three of four against a reeling Tigers team.

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