Entering the final month of the minor league season, Tim Anderson has the No. 1 spot on all White Sox prospect lists wrapped up. Nevertheless, he's hammering the point home with a hellacious start to August.
Not only is he hitting .353 with two doubles and two triples over the first nine games ... not only is he 8-for-8 in stolen bases ... but he's also getting on base besides hits. He's drawn four walks over his first nine games, and has been plunked a couple of times, too.
The result is the groundwork for an explosive month after a year full of steady excellence -- especially for a 22-year-old making his Double-A debut in a pitcher-friendly park. It's hard to be more consistent month to month than Anderson has been.
- April: .321/.333/.381
- May: .303/.325/.418
- June: .301/.342/.422
- July: .295/.342/.410
If he has to deviate from the norm, this is the way to do it:
Sunday's box scores will appear below shortly.