Tim Anderson already having an impact on Chicago White Sox

Tim Anderson has been a bright spot in a dark season for the White Sox

So far, Tim Anderson has not disappointed White Sox fans and the organization.

Anderson has been nothing but a breath of fresh air to the South Siders, who have endured a 10-23 skid over their last 33 games after starting out 23-10. After getting his feet wet in the 9 hole in his opening series against the Kansas City Royals, Anderson has been the jolt to the Sox offense that they need hitting lead off.

His presence at the top of the order has allowed outfielder Adam Eaton, who is hitting .276 with a .363 on base percentage, to slide into the 2 slot. Now the Sox have two contact hitters with plus speed at the top of the order,which causes a lot more strain on a pitching staff before they get to Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier.

Defensively, Anderson hasn’t been a problem thus far, which has allowed him to stay in the lineup and not have to turn back to Tyler Saladino, who is better served in a reserve, utility role.

Tim Anderson might be the vehicle that turns the White Sox around and gets them back on track as they look to compete in a very winnable AL Central.

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