1. Tim Anderson – SS
The Chicago White Sox used Tim Anderson as the leadoff hitter in 2020 and it worked out very well for both him and the team. He showed that his batting title-winning 2019 season was no fluke as he came in second place for it again in 2020. This time around, he was the leadoff man so he was given even more opportunity and he took advantage of it. He even had some leadoff power to his game and got the White Sox out to some early leads a few times.
Tim Anderson even improved his defense in 2020, which was a major talking point going into the season. He committed a lot of errors in 2019 and he did very well to clean that all up. With his speed, effort level, and everything else he brings to a Major League lineup, he is the perfect leadoff man on a championship team.
When the White Sox suit up to begin the 2021 Major League Baseball season, Anderson is the best bet to be the first White Sox player to step into the batter’s box. With some of the power that comes right behind him, you can expect him to see a lot of great pitches to hit and have a lot of opportunities to score runs. This White Sox lineup is also as deep as ever so later in the game, hitting behind the eight and nine hitters won’t be too bad either.