Two years ago, Tim Anderson was a .240 hitter. Now he’s a Silver Slugger.
The White Sox shortstop received the award Thursday, capping his second straight sensational season at the plate. Anderson is the first White Sox shortstop to win a Silver Slugger since Alexei Ramirez in 2014.
A late-season slump prevented Anderson from winning a second straight batting title, but he still turned in an excellent season at the dish, leading the AL with 45 runs scored and ranking second in the league with a .322 batting average, fourth with 67 hits and 12th with a .529 slugging percentage and an .886 OPS.
Though the White Sox stay in the postseason was a brief three games, Anderson went off in his first taste of playoff baseball, with a trio of three-hit performances, going 9-for-14 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the best-of-three series against the Oakland Athletics.