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Old 05-23-2018, 10:00 PM
DonnieDarko DonnieDarko is offline
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Default Don't look now, but Tim Anderson is an average SS

On pace for roughly the same amount of errors as his rookie year, but with 50 more games played. Fielding percentage at .971--league average at his position is .972. There are more defensive metrics I've seen that point to him being about average now, too.

Maybe he's finally turning a corner in the field. Give him a chance, people.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:35 PM
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On pace for roughly the same amount of errors as his rookie year, but with 50 more games played. Fielding percentage at .971--league average at his position is .972. There are more defensive metrics I've seen that point to him being about average now, too.

Maybe he's finally turning a corner in the field. Give him a chance, people.
He's better in the field but the last I looked he had one extra base hit for the entire month and is slumping offensively.

Growing pains I guess.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:40 PM
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An average SS is fine. He’s on pace for a 1.6 WAR. You need a few of those guys.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:55 AM
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On pace for roughly the same amount of errors as his rookie year, but with 50 more games played. Fielding percentage at .971--league average at his position is .972. There are more defensive metrics I've seen that point to him being about average now, too.

Maybe he's finally turning a corner in the field. Give him a chance, people.

I am behind him one hundred percent.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:46 AM
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Maybe he's finally turning a corner in the field. Give him a chance, people.


At 24 years old, he really hasn't even gotten a chance yet. It will be another 2 or 3 seasons before the Sox (and their fans) will know what they have in Anderson.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:24 AM
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At 24 years old, he really hasn't even gotten a chance yet. It will be another 2 or 3 seasons before the Sox (and their fans) will know what they have in Anderson.


I'm just saying these moments of great frustration and calls of moving him into the outfield are premature is all. Yeah, he's been horrid the previous two seasons, but it's obvious that in the field he's improved drastically.
Now if only he can break out of this slump he's mired in...
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:43 AM
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I'm just saying these moments of great frustration and calls of moving him into the outfield are premature is all. Yeah, he's been horrid the previous two seasons, but it's obvious that in the field he's improved drastically.[/LEFT]
Now if only he can break out of this slump he's mired in...
I don't think I've seen anyone suggest they should move him to the OF now. The suggestions are mostly hypotheticals... if the Sox sign Machado, or if he ends up not being able to cut it at short, etc. But none of these scenarios are in play for this season.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:19 AM
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The jury is still out on Anderson. He's a natural athlete, originally a basketball player, who didn't even play baseball until he was well into his later high school years.

He is still learning and developing. And he's doing this on the major league stage. I like his energy. He's got a live bat. But he's a work in progress. Still chases too many pitches out of the zone. Has a tendency to take plays off on defense (ala Alexi Ramirez) and is learning to play ss and adjust to a new keystone combination partner (Moncada).

I'm hoping he continues to develop and get better. There is a lot of inconsistency in his game - both with the bat and the glove. With time I expect him to mature and assume an important role on this team.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:19 PM
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Even in the event that the White Sox shock the world and sign Machado, there is plenty of room for Machado, Moncada, and Anderson in the same infield. Anderson’s position change does not need to relegate him to the outfield.
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