Chicago White Sox: Five studs who can win AL MVP

Vincent Parise
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Tim Anderson #7 after Abreu hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of the Wild Card Round Game One at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Tim Anderson #7 after Abreu hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of the Wild Card Round Game One at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Tim Anderson
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Jose Abreu was the American League MVP last season so obviously, he was the team MVP. If you had to pick someone who was the runner-up for that team MVP accolade, it would be Tim Anderson. He came in seventh place for the AL award himself so you know he had an outstanding season too. You can expect more of the same from him in 2021.

When it was said that Abreu was one of the two leaders in the clubhouse, Tim Anderson is the other one. He is so vocal in every way which is so good for the team. He may or may not be the team’s best player in any given year but he is the face of the franchise. He won the batting title in 2019 and came in second for it in 2020. He should be right there in the mix again for 2021. As long as his defense is solid like it was last year (and unlike the year before), he will be in the MVP mix again soon.

Tim Anderson is going to be one of the best players on a playoff-bound team. That bodes well for him in this case. A lot of people look up to him and care what he has to say which says a lot about both his leadership qualities and play on the field. Honestly, expect Anderson to be even more explosive than you are used to this season.

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