Tim Anderson is gearing up to compete in his second All-Star Game. The Chicago White Sox shortstop was named a finalist for the Midsummer Classic held in Los Angeles this year.
He has a chance to start for the American League, competing with Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette.
It won’t be a surprise if Anderson is named a starter because he’s been balling out this season and has been the talk of the town in Chicago.
Tim Anderson currently ranks second on the ballot for A.L. shortstops! ⭐️
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Despite missing most of June due to a strained right groin, Anderson has still been a fan favorite and a player fans want to see.
Our MLBbro suffered his injury back on May 29 against the Cubs when he was making a play at short.
It was a significant blow for the White Sox as the team had to play without its star player.
While he was away from his team, Anderson spent a brief time in the minors for a rehab assignment.
He appeared in four games with Triple-A Charlotte and went 5-for-15 during that time.
Before landing on the injured list, Anderson was seeing the ball really well. He hit .356 with five home runs and 19 RBI in his first 40 games of the 2022 season.
Not to mention his eight stolen bases during that stretch as well.
“I was seeing the ball real well, so if I just stay right there where I’m at, just continue to keep pushing, I’ll be in a good spot,” Anderson said in an article from espn.com when he landed on the injury list.
When he returned from the injured list, Anderson immediately picked up where he left off. In his first game back on June 20, he went 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Blue Jays.
We all know how good of a hitter Anderson is, but what has been impressive is his consistency at the plate over the last few years.
Through 50 games, he’s hitting .335 while slugging .450.
White Sox manager, Tony La Russa enjoys watching Anderson when he’s at the plate.
“His stroke is a thing of a beauty,” La Russa said. “I mean, he can get to anything. He knows his stroke, he stays within himself.”
During the end of June, Anderson had an impressive game against the Los Angeles Angels, going 3-for-6 with a run scored.
It’s hard not to mention this brother when you talk about the best hitters in the game today.
The numbers don’t lie and Anderson will go down as one of the best when his career is over.
Let’s hope Anderson can remain healthy throughout the season, because he is the heart and soul of that White Sox team.
We never want to see a player miss games because of an injury or any reason, but unfortunately it’s part of the game.
For Anderson, he was able to bounce back like it was nothing and he’ll continue to give us something to watch when he’s out there on that field.