Meet White Sox prospect Tim Anderson

Meet White Sox prospect Tim Anderson
February 25, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Name: Tim Anderson
Age: 20  |  Pos: SS
Ht: 6-1 |  Wt: 180
Drafted: 2013, 1st round
Projected arrival: 2016

Quick hits

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni
Take a plane to anywhere: Miami
Last two movies I saw: “42,” “Fast and Furious 6”
Sports Idol: Jose Reyes
Favorite purchase after signed: My BMW
Xbox One or Playstation 4?: Both
Person I’d most like to meet: Michael Jordan

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Strengths

Has explosive raw tools; is a well above-average runner and has a great first step that makes him an accomplished basestealer; defensively has learned to better position himself and anticipate balls off the bat; has good aptitude and is calm and confident.

Weaknesses

Has below-average power but still enough to be a threat to opposing pitchers; needs better pitch recognition but potential is there.

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He said it

What he has learned about shortstop since turning pro: “You have to be very good to play there. The game speeds up a lot faster. Kind of a lot (of technique), but not really because I really learned a lot in college.”

*Strengths and weaknesses are courtesy of the “Baseball America Prospect Handbook.*