Tim Anderson

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Timothy Devon Anderson, Jr (born June 23, 1993 in Tuscaloosa) is a shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, and played for the 2014 and 2015 Birmingham Barons. He was selected with the 17th overall pick by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He was called up to the White Sox on June 10, 2016 after starting the season with the AAA Charlotte Knights.

Anderson played basketball and baseball for Tuscaloosa's Hillcrest High School. As a sophomore he was the starting point guard for the Patriots' state championship team. He began playing baseball in his junior year. After graduating, he enrolled at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi. He had a breakout year in his second season, leading all junior college players with a .495 batting average and was named to the NJCAA's Division II All-America Team. He was awarded a scholarship to transfer to UAB and play for Brian Shoop's Blazers baseball team.

After being selected 17th overall, however, Anderson signed with the White Sox, accepting a $2,164,000 bonus. He was assigned to the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators to begin the 2013 season. In 2014 he started with the Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash. He underwent surgery for a broken wrist in late June. In 68 games he batted for a .297 average with six home runs and 10 stolen bases. On his return, he was promoted to the Barons. In his 10 games with Birmingham between August 22 and September 1, Anderson batted .364 with 7 runs and 7 RBI on 16 hits, along with 9 stolen bases. He had no walks and struck out 9 times. On the field he committed 3 errors in 52 chances with 17 putouts, 32 assists, and a share of 5 double plays.

In the off-season, Anderson played with the Glendale Desert Dogs. As the White Sox #2 overall prospect coming into 2015, he was invited to spring training. He began the season back in Birmingham.


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