Frank Thomas got his wish! Tim Anderson is going to the MLB All-Star Game. He is going to represent the Chicago White Sox on the American League roster. He was well deserving of the honor the first time around but was snubbed. A few subtractions due to opt-outs allowed Anderson to make it as a replacement. It will be the first time that he makes the All-Star game in his MLB career.
Tim Anderson had a colder stretch earlier in the season but it didn’t last long. For the most part, he has been the best player on the team in a lot of ways. He plays a great shortstop defensively and his offensive numbers are outstanding.
Going into Saturday’s contest, he has a slash line of .312/.350/.429 for an OPS of .779. He has six home runs, 31 RBIs, and 53 runs scored. His home run total is a little low but he has been an outstanding leadoff hitter in every way. Those 53 runs scored are outstanding at the top of the lineup. With some of the sluggers in the lineup behind him, it is perfect. It is only going to get better as the team gets better.
Tim Anderson playing in the All-Star Game is amazing for the Chicago White Sox.
This is step one in an incredible season for Anderson. He is probably very excited about the honor but he has a bigger goal in mind. He wants to win the World Series as bad as any player in the White Sox organization. He is going to be in the conversation for the batting title again as well so this is a very good time for the White Sox leadoff hitter.
When Anderson plays in the All-Star Game, you can expect the flare. He is incredible in every way and fits right into these types of festivities. As the face of one of the best teams in the league, he deserves to be there.
He joins his teammates Carlos Rodon, Liam Hendriks, and Lance Lynn on the All-Star roster. Before Anderson’s addition, there wasn’t a position player on the White Sox making an appearance. They are a team built on pitching so far this season so it is fitting but it is good to see Anderson make it based on the season he is having.
Hopefully, these White Sox players are able to represent the organization well and play to the best of their abilities. It is as exciting of a time to be the White Sox right now. They are as good and fun as they have been in the history of the organization.