Tim Anderson is the clear Chicago White Sox favorite to be the next cover athlete.
He has already plenty of iconic moments in the MLB from his bat flip in 2019 to his stone-cold walk-off home run in the first annual Field of Dreams game.
His list of accolades keeps growing as well. In 2019 he led the major leagues with a .335 average, joining Luke Appling as the only player in White Sox history to accomplish the feat. He also joined Frank Thomas as one of three White Sox to ever win an AL batting title. He also led the Major Leagues with six four-hit games.
He followed that up in 2020, finishing second in the AL in batting average with a .322 mark nearly becoming the 12th player in MLB history to lead the majors in batting average in consecutive seasons.
He was outstanding in the playoffs with nine hits in his first three playoff games, the most in MLB history. His nine hits also put him alongside Lou Brock as the only players with three consecutive three-hit efforts in the playoffs.
In 2021 he was named to his first All-Star team. His resume is more than deserving and it should only improve in 2022.
Being a cover athlete is nothing new to Tim Anderson. Last season, he was named the cover athlete for RBI baseball. He became the first member of the Chicago White Sox to ever be featured on the cover of a popular baseball game. He was also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated with Javier Baez in 2020.
Throw in his big personality makes him one of the most marketable players in the MLB and he is the clear favorite on the Chicago White Sox to be a cover athlete for MLB The Show.