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Tim Anderson

#7 | SS
Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
Tim Anderson
Name: Timothy Devon Anderson
Born: Jun 23, 1993 in Tuscaloosa, AL
Junior College: East Central (Miss.) JC
High School: Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2013 (signed for $2,164,000)
It's a banner year for Mississippi junior colleges, and Anderson has a chance to become the highest-drafted such player in a June draft. A Tuscaloosa, Ala., native, Anderson missed much of his high school baseball career due to basketball, first because of knee injuries as a sophomore, then because of a state title run as a junior that overlapped much of baseball season. He focused on baseball in junior college and hit .328 with five home runs in the Jayhawk League last summer. He has followed up by showing solid power this spring to go with his other prodigious tools. Anderson stands out in a draft class light on middle infielders. Scouts aren't sold that he'll stick at shortstop thanks to average arm strength. He has middle-infield actions and needs repetition at the pro level to see where he'll stick. His athleticism and plus-plus speed would play in center field. Some scouts see power in Anderson's bat and consider him a potential Brandon Phillips, while others see him as a faster version of Orlando Hudson. Either way, Anderson will be the first or second middle infielder picked and won't be following through on his commitment to Alabama-Birmingham.
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