Tim Anderson is in danger of losing his leadoff spot in the order
The Chicago White Sox finished a series with the Texas Rangers that exposed a few weaknesses, mainly on offense. One is that Yoan Moncada or Tim Anderson cannot hit to save their life right now.
Yoan’s biggest play in the four-game series this past weekend was when he was walked which scored a run. Otherwise, he has done very little in the last few games.
As for Tim Anderson, he has struggled mightily at the plate lately and things aren’t looking up for him at all.
This story is about Tim Anderson, his struggles, and why it might be a good idea to replace him at the top of the lineup.
Tony La Russa has moved his lineups around all season but one thing has been consistent. When Tim is available, he has him at the top of the lineup all the time.
This makes sense when Tim is hitting well but when he’s not, isn’t it best to have someone at the top of the order that can get on base?
What is wrong with Anderson? Have teams really figured him out? Has he lost his inspiration to play? Is he getting lazy? It’s a little bit of everything.
The Chicago White Sox must get Tim Anderson going again to win games.
Teams might have figured out how to play Anderson and what they have figured out is holding him back from hitting the ball. Anderson now needs to dig deep, try to find what’s wrong, and fix it.
There might be a little bit of a motivation factor needed here with Anderson. If he’s slumping because he’s just not into it or isn’t trying hard enough, perhaps he needs to be moved to another spot in the order.
Maybe taking him down to a different slot, perhaps closer to the end, would be a little bit of a wake-up call. The White Sox need to put their best lineup forward on a daily basis and they aren’t doing that right now. Moving Anderson might help.
Many people that read this article will fall out of their chairs at the suggestion that Tim Anderson should be replaced in the lineup at number one and moved.
But if people want the White Sox to put a winner on the field, the team must consider doing what it can to win. Yes, even if that means replacing Anderson at number one.
Who would be the replacement for Anderson at the top of the White Sox batting order? Well, A.J. Pollock has filled in quite nicely at times this season and he has been good when he’s in that top spot.
The White Sox might want to consider putting Pollock there for a few more games and see what happens. It could be motivation for Anderson or it could be a permanent change.
The White Sox are aiming towards trying to make the playoffs and they need everything that they can to happen in the right way.
If they have to make adjustments to win and do what’s best for the team, they need to make those changes soon. Knowing the White Sox coaching staff, they will stick with what they are doing and run the team into the ground.
Something has to happen to get this team to generate more runs. They can move their parts around and find the right combination to help them score runs. That’s easy for them to do. But will they do it?