Married Bria ... has two daughters: Peyton and Paxton...Attended East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss., where he led the nation with a .495 average and ranked second with 41 stolen bases as a sophomore in 2013...Signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Alabama-Birmingham prior to being drafted by the White Sox...Graduated in 2011 from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala...did not play baseball until his junior year...led the basketball team to the state title as a senior.
The 300 Club: Hit .300 or better for the third consecutive season, just the eighth White Sox player to accomplish the feat among league batting title qualifiers...Ranked fourth in the American League in average (.309) in his first career All-Star season...also ranked among the AL average leaders in day games (2nd, .347), at home (4th, .325), vs. RHP (5th, .306) and vs. LHP (7th, .326)...Was a finalist for the AL Silver Slugger Award at shortstop...Top 5 Thrive: Became the first player in White Sox history to finish in the Top 5 of the AL average leaders three consecutive seasons and the first in MLB to accomplish the feat since Houston's José Altuve from 2014-18 (Elias)...Recorded 46 multi-hit games (T11th in AL), 16 three-plus hit efforts (T5th in AL) and two four-plus hit games (T12th in AL)...Led the White Sox in hits (163), runs scored (94), stolen bases (18), multi-hit games and three-hit games ... his 94 runs scored were the most by a Sox player since José Abreu in 2017 (95)...The Sox went 46-21 when he scored a run, 34-11 when he recorded a multi-hit effort and 36-4 when he drove in a run...Clutch Hitting: Hit .300 or better with runners on base (.339), with two outs (.338) and with RISP (.302)...After his average dropped to .272 in May from .313 in April, hit .300-plus in June (.300), July (.317) and August (.315)...All 122 of his starts were in the leadoff spot and at shortstop...batted .300/.336/.455 (66-220) with 11 doubles, seven homers, eight RBI and 12 walks when leading off an inning...Improved Glovework: Ranked fifth among AL shortstops with a career-high .977 fielding percentage (10 E/432 TC), up from .967 in 2020 and .951 in 2019...Leadoff Lumber: Hit five leadoff homers to move into second place in franchise history with 13, trailing Ray Durham (20)...his 17 total homers tied Alejandro De Aza (2013) and Durham (2000) for second-most in Sox history by a hitter from the leadoff spot (Durham, 19 in 1998)...Joined LHP Carlos Rodón as the seventh and eighth White Sox first-round picks to be named All-Stars...became the first position player selected by the Sox in the first round to make an All-Star Team since Frank Thomas in 1997...Was the White Sox Opening Day shortstop for the fifth consecutive season...hit his first home run on 4/2 at Angel Stadium...Left in the first inning on 4/4 at the Angels with left hamstring tightness...missed two games before being placed on the 10-day injured list on 4/7 (retro to 4/5) with a strained left hamstring...Was reinstated from the IL on 4/15 and was in the lineup that day vs. Cleveland ... hit safely in each of his first nine games off the IL from 4/15-27, going 15-39 (.385) with two doubles, two homers, three RBI, three walks, 10 runs and four multi-hit efforts ... went 3-4, including his ninth career leadoff home run, on 4/18-1 at Boston...Connected on his second career grand slam on 5/1 vs. Cleveland, a go-ahead shot in the second inning off Triston McKenzie...Posted a 12-game hitting streak from 5/4-17, the third-longest of his career ... batted .385/.429/.500 (20-52) with three doubles, a homer, six RBI and seven multi-hit efforts during the streak...Recorded two hits in the first inning on 5/8 at Kansas City...the Sox scored eight runs on nine hits in the inning...Hit his 10th career leadoff homer (first pitch) on 5/13 vs. Minnesota, moving into sole possession of second place on the White Sox all-time list ... marked his fifth career leadoff shot on the first pitch of an inning...Registered four straight multi-hit efforts from 6/12-16, going 10-18 (.556) with three doubles, two RBI and five runs scored...Simultaneous Streaks: Hit .394 (28-71) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 10 RBI and seven multi-hit efforts during his career-high, 16-game hitting streak from 6/27-7/19...scored a run in 13 straight games from 7/2-20, the fifth-longest streak in club history, and the longest by a Sox player since Jim Thome's club record 17 games from 4/2-22/2006 (22 runs scored total)...the run scored streak tied for the second-longest in MLB since 2012, trailing the Angels' Mike Trout (15; 7/5-23/12)...recorded a hit and scored a run in 12 straight games from 7/2-19, the longest such streak in club history, and the longest in MLB since the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu in 2019 (also 12)...Went 4-4 with a double, RBI, walk and run scored on 7/7 at Minnesota...four hits (12th time) and five times reaching base safely (second time) matched career highs...Anderson the All-Star: Was officially named to the AL All-Star team on 7/10, replacing Houston's Carlos Correa...played two innings on defense but did not bat at the Midsummer Classic on 7/12 at Colorado's Coors Field...Snapped a 4-4 tie with a game-winning, RBI single in the eighth inning on 7/30 vs. Cleveland...Led off back-to-back games with leadoff home runs for the second time in his career on 8/8 at the Cubs and 8/9 at Minnesota (also 8/17-18/20 vs. Detroit).. was a late addition to the lineup in the Sunday Night Baseball game at Wrigley Field Field of Dreams: Hit his second career game-ending home run on 8/12 vs. the Yankees, a two-run shot off LHP Zach Britton in the bottom of the ninth in the inaugural "MLB at the Field of Dreams" Game in Dyersville, Iowa...White Sox trailed, 8-7, entering the bottom of the ninth before Seby Zavala walked with one out to set up the heroics...the walk-off homer was the 15th in Sox history vs. the Yankees and just the fourth when losing...Trop Drama: Hit a game-tying solo homer in the ninth and a game-winning single in the 11th to lead the Sox comeback win on 8/20 at Tampa Bay...became the first Sox player to record a game-tying homer in the ninth and a game-winning hit in extras since Yoán Moncada on 8/10/17 vs. Houston...Missed four games from 8/21-24 with left hamstring tightness...recorded three hits on 8/26 at Toronto and two on 8/27 vs. the Cubs ... missed back-to-back games on 8/29 vs. Cubs and 8/31 vs. Pittsburgh before being placed on the 10-day IL (retro to 8/29) with a left hamstring strain...Was reinstated on 9/14 and hit safely in his first eight games off the IL, going 12-35 (.343) with two home runs and five RBI...Recorded his sixth career multi-homer game in the Sox division-clinching win on 9/23-1 at Cleveland, including his 13th career leadoff home run and a three-run shot in the second (both off Aaron Civale)...became the first player in franchise history to homer in each of the first two innings in multiple games (also 8/17/21 vs. Detroit) ... also joined Tim Raines (twice) as the only Sox leadoff hitters to record multiple 2-HR/4-RBI games (Elias)...Was ejected in the ninth inning on 9/27 at Detroit for making contact with umpire Tim Timmons...received a three-game suspension and undisclosed fine on 9/29...appealed the suspension, which was under view at the end of the regular season...Homered on 9/29 vs. Cincinnati, his first at home since 8/3...matched his career-high with four hits on 10/1 vs. Detroit...Went 7-19 (.368) with a RBI and four runs scored in the four-game loss to Houston in the ALDS...recorded back-to-back three-hit efforts in Game 2 in Houston and Game 3 in Chicago...increased his career postseason hit total to 16, the most in MLB history over a player's first seven playoff games...Cover Athlete: Was selected as the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball '21...is the first White Sox player to be featured on the cover of the popular baseball video game.
Nothing Average About TA: Finished second in the American League behind the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu (.364) with a .322 batting average after leading the majors in 2019 at .335... Near Historic Season: Was attempting to become the 12th player (13th time) in the modern era to lead the majors in average in back-to-back seasons (fourth right-hander), the first since Colorado's Larry Walker in 1998-99 and the first in White Sox history … went 3-33 (.091) over his last eight games to drop his average from .366 (.002 off the MLB lead) to .322...Would have joined Rogers Hornsby (1924-25), Tommy Davis (1962-63) and Roberto Clemente (1964-65) as the only righties in the modern era to lead MLB in average in consecutive years...Silver and Black: Won his first career AL Silver Slugger Award and joined Alexei Ramírez (2010, ‘14) as the only shortstops in White Sox history to earn the honor... Run Scoring Machine: Tied Cleveland's José RamÍrez for the AL lead with 45 runs scored … joined John Mostil (135 in 1925) and Frank Thomas (106 in 1994) as the only players in White Sox history to lead the AL in runs...His 162-game pace of 122 runs scored would have been the third-highest total in franchise history behind Mostil in 1925 and Ray Durham in 1998 (126)...Batted .643/.643/.786 (9-14) with two doubles and two runs scored in three postseason games during the AL Wild Card Series at Oakland … recorded three hits in all three contests...His .643 average and on-base percentage are the highest in White Sox postseason history (minimum 10 plate appearances)...Nothing Wild About Three Hits: The nine hits over his first three postseason games are the most in MLB history … joined St. Louis Hall-of-Famer Lou Brock (1968 World Series Games 3-5) as the only players with three straight three-hit efforts in the playoffs … his nine hits are the most by a White Sox player in a postseason series since Tim Raines (12) in the 1993 ALCS...If It's Three, It's Me!: Joined Joe Jackson (all in the 1917 World Series) as the only players in White Sox postseason history with three three-hit efforts … became the third Sox player ever with three straight multi-hit efforts in the postseason, joining Rudy Law in 1983 (three) and Joe Jackson in 1919 (three)...Went 3-4 with a double in Game 1 his first career postseason game … joined Law (1983), Ted Kluszewski (1959), Jim Landis (1959) and Shano Collins (1917) as the only players in Sox history to record three-plus hits in his postseason debut...Recorded three hits and a run scored in Game 2 and three hits, including a double, in Game 3...Tough on Lefties: Batted .449/.509/1.000 (22-49) with seven doubles, six home runs and 12 RBI vs. LHP … led the AL in slugging and OPS, and ranked second behind Minnesota's Nelson Cruz in average and on-base percentage … his .449 average set a new Sox franchise record... Road Warrior: Hit .333/.367/.569 (34-102) on the road … ranked third in the AL in average, eighth in slugging percentage and ninth in OPS...Leadoff Man: Batted .361/.384/.651 (30-83) with five home runs when leading off an inning … tied for second in the AL with three leadoff homers...Tiger Tamer: Hit .513/.548/.974 (20-39) with five home runs, 10 RBI and 17 runs scored in nine games vs. Detroit … his .974 slugging percentage and 1.522 OPS were franchise records against the Tigers, and his .513 average was the second-highest mark in Sox history behind Ray Morehart (.514) in 1926...Four-Hit Wonder: Tied LeMahieu for the major-league lead with four four-hit games...Went 2-5 on Opening Day vs. Minnesota … hit his first home run on 7/28-1 at Cleveland...Was on the injured list from 8/1-10 (right groin strain) … matched his career high with four hits on 8/12 at Detroit, including his sixth career leadoff home run … Eloy Jiménez followed with a solo shot as part of back-to-back homers to open the game...Anderson and Yoán Moncada led off on 8/17 vs. Detroit with back-to-back homers off Matthew Boyd, marking the sixth time in franchise history the Sox have accomplished that feat and the second time in five days (also 8/12 at Detroit) … Anderson and Jiménez (8/12 at Detroit), Moncada and Yolmer Sánchez (6/12/18 vs. Cleveland), Alen Hanson and Sánchez (9/2/17 vs. Tampa Bay), Durham and José Valentín (7/4/00 at Kansas City), and Boze Berger and Mike Kreevich (9/2/37 vs. Boston) also opened Sox games with consecutive homers (STATS LLC) … added a solo shot off Boyd in the second for his fourth career multihomer game...Per Elias, the Sox became the first team since 1901 to hit two straight home runs to start a game twice in a five-game span...Led off on 8/18 vs. Detroit with a home run for the second straight game, third time in his last six and third game in a row against the Tigers (fell a triple short of the cycle)...Became the fifth player in MLB history to hit a leadoff homer in three straight games vs. a single opponent (8/12 and 8/17-18), most recently accomplished by Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr. (four vs. Miami from 7/31-8/14/18)... Also became the first player in franchise history to hit three leadoff homers in a six-game span, and the first in MLB since Acuña hit four homers in a five-game span from 8/11-14/18. ...Recorded his fifth career multi-homer game (second of 2020) on 9/19 at Cincinnati, going back-to-back-to-back with Yasmani Grandal and José Abreu off Robert Stephenson in the eighth inning after hitting a solo shot off Trevor Bauer in the fifth...For the second straight year, was selected as the White Sox nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, recognizing the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement and positive contributions on and off the field.
High Monthly Honors: Was named AL Player of the Month for March/April, his first career monthly honor … was the first White Sox to earn AL Player of the Month honors since teammate José Abreu in April and July 2014 … also became the first Sox middle infielder ever to earn an AL monthly honor … hit .375 (36-for-96) with five doubles, six home runs, 18 RBI, 21 runs scored, 10 stolen bases and a 1.009 OPS over 23 games during March/ April … ranked among the MLB leaders in stolen bases (1st), average (2nd), slugging percentage (9th, .615) and OPS (10th), and among the AL leaders in three-hit games (1st, 5), hits (6th) and runs scored (T6th) … was the only player in baseball to hit five-plus home runs and steal 10 or more bases … recorded nine multi-hit efforts, including two four-hit games, and hit safely in 20 of his 23 contests ... Entered May with a .375 average (36-for-96), the second-highest mark in MLB behind the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (.431), and the highest by a Sox player since Paul Konerko (.383) in 2012 ... His 10 stolen bases in March/April tied for the second-most in the months by a Sox player behind Kenny Lofton's 13 in 2002 … was the only MLB player to hit five-plus home runs and steal 10-plus bases entering May ... Fell a triple shy of the cycle on 6/22 at Texas, matching his career-high with four RBI ... Left the game on 6/25 at Boston after spraining his ankle while making a play up the middle … was placed on the 10-day injured list (retro to 6/26) with a sprained right ankle ... Began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Charlotte on 7/24, (five games) … was returned from Charlotte and reinstated from the IL on 7/30 … started at shortstop that night vs. the Mets ... Batted .364 (44-for-121) with 11 doubles, 21 runs scored and a .908 OPS in August … ranked among the AL August leaders in hits (1st), doubles (T3rd, 11), average (6th) ... Reached base safely in nine consecutive plate appearances from 8/6-9 (eight hits and one walk), the longest streak by a Sox player since Yoán Moncada in 2017 (also nine) ... Matched a career-high with four hits and reached base safely a career-high five times on 8/7 at Philadelphia … recorded another four-hit game on 8/14 vs. Houston ... Hit safely in 11 straight games from 8/14-24, going 21-for-48 (.438) with five doubles, a 1.053 OPS and eight multihit efforts ... Batted .375/.400/.567 (39-for-104) from 8/31-remainder of the season, raising his average from .325 to .335 … recorded 10 multihit efforts in a 12-game stretch from 8/31-9/13 and compiled a 13-game hitting streak from 9/11-26 (.390, 23-for-59) ... Posted four hits on 9/17 at Minnesota and 9/25 vs. Cleveland.
American League Leaders: 7th-SB (26) ... Became the first shortstop in White Sox history to record 20-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases in a season ... Joined Boston's Mookie Betts, Cleveland's Francisco Lindor and José Ramírez, Pittsburgh's Starling Marte and Colorado's Trevor Story as the only players in the majors with 20-plus home runs and 25-plus steals ... Fell four steals shy of joining Alex Ríos (2010) and Tommie Agee (1966) as the only Sox with a 20-HR/30-SB season ... Recorded career highs in doubles (28), homers (20), RBI (64), walks (30), runs scored (77) and extra-base hits (51) ... His 20 home runs were the most by a White Sox shortstop since Juan Uribe in 2007 (20) ... Committed 10 errors over his first 52 games, compared to 10 over his final 101 … did not commit an error in 24 consecutive games from 8/11-9/5 … lowered his error total from 2017 (28) ... Offensive Opener: Recorded his first career multi-homer game and matched his career high with three RBI (fifth time) on Opening Day (3/29) at Kansas City … joined teammate Matt Davidson (three; 2018), Alejandro De Aza (2014), Jim Thome (2008), Sammy Sosa (1991) and Minnie Miñoso (1960) as the only Sox players to hit two-plus home runs on Opening Day ... Stole four bases over the club's first six games, the first Sox player to accomplish the feat since Hall-of-Famer Tim Raines in 1992 (also four) … his six stolen bases were the most by a White Sox through the team's first 10 games of a season since John Cangelosi in 1986 (seven steals) ... Hit a game-tying, RBI single in the ninth inning on 4/18 at Oakland … connected on his fifth career leadoff homer on 4/28-2 at Kansas City, tying Pat Kelly for the fifth-most in Sox history ... Andersons Give Back: Along with wife, Bria, and in conjunction with their League of Leaders organization, awarded the first Branden Deon Moss (BDM) scholarships on 5/1 … Reagan Ross and Lorenzo Winston, students at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., were the $500 scholarship recipients after submitting winning essays about their experience with violence and how violence negatively impacts our world … the scholarship is named in honor of Branden Moss, who was killed last year … Anderson and Moss were close friends, and both attended Hillcrest High School ... Recorded his second career multihomer game on 5/5 vs. Minnesota … homered four times in a four-game span from 5/25-28 … registered his third career multihomer game and a career-high four RBI on 5/26 at Detroit … hit a solo homer in the fifth and a three-run shot in the sixth ... Hit a game-winning, two-run triple in the sixth inning on 6/1 vs. Milwaukee and a game-winning, two-run single in the sixth on 6/6 at Minnesota ... Homered in consecutive games from 6/22-23 vs. Oakland, ending a 22-game drought … hit a three-run home run on his 25th birthday (6/23) ... Fell a home run shy of the cycle and stole two bases on 8/17 vs. Kansas City … became just the third player in franchise history to record a double, triple and two steals in a game (last Jim Rivera on 8/11/55 at Kansas City) ... Hit his 17th home run on 8/22 vs. Minnesota, matching his total from the 2017 season ... Hit his 18th home run on 9/2 vs. Boston, establishing a new career high … also recorded three extra-base hits in a game for the second time in his career (also 5/5 vs. Minnesota) … connected on a game-winning, two-run home run in the 12th on 9/12 at Kansas City ... Hit his 20th home run of the season on 9/22 vs. the Cubs, becoming the first shortstop in franchise history to record a 20-HR/20-SB season.
Spent his first full season in the major leagues … his 17 home runs ranked sixth among American League shortstops and are the seventh-highest total in franchise history by a shortstop...Became the youngest shortstop (age 24) in White Sox history to record double digits in home runs...Ranked 12th in the AL with a .321 (51-159) average vs. left-handers … was successful on 93.8 percent (15-16) of his stolen-base attempts...Hit three of the franchise-record eight leadoff home runs, increasing his career total to four...Hit .204 (19-93) in April but rebounded to bat .319 (30-94) in May … combined to hit .206 (36-175) in June/July...Batted .343 (36-105) over his last 25 games and .299 (66-221) with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 27 RBI over his last 53 (8/2-end of season)...Committed a major-league high 28 errors but just six over his final 65 games of the season...Agreed to terms on a six-year, $25-million contract on 3/21 … the deal includes club options for 2023 and 2024, with $1-million buyouts on both option years...Was the White Sox Opening Day shortstop on 4/4 vs. Detroit … connected on his second career leadoff home run on 4/13 at Cleveland (off RHP Josh Tomlin)...Hit safely in nine of 10 games from 4/17-28, going 13-42 (.310) with nine runs scored … matched his career high with three hits and three runs scored on 4/24 vs. Kansas City. Missed the three-game series from 5/12-14 vs. San Diego to return home to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for the funeral of a close friend, Brandon Moss … returned to the lineup on 5/16 at Los Angeles-AL and hit a go-ahead, solo homer in the 11th inning...Hit a game-tying, solo home run in the eighth inning on 5/18 at Seattle as part of back-to-back homers with Todd Frazier … connected on his sixth home run on 5/30 vs. Boston, a solo shot off former teammate Chris Sale...Was ejected by home-plate umpire Jim Wolf (first career)for arguing balls and strikes on 6/23 vs. Minnesota (24th birthday)… snapped a 22-game homerless stretch with a three-run shot in the ninth inning on 6/26 vs. the Yankees... Homered for the second straight game on 7/8 at Colorado, a game-winning, solo shot in the ninth inning off Greg Holland, his first career game-winning homer in the ninth or later...Hit safely in 14 of 15 games from 8/2-18, including two seven-game hitting streaks … batted .328 (21-64) with four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.036 OPS during the 15-game span, raising his average from .232 to .247...Also hit safely in 24 of 25 road games from 7/21-9/21 (.330, 35-106), bookended by 11- and 13-game streaks...Connected on his third career leadoff homer on 8/5 at Boston and his fourth on 8/15 at the Dodgers … hit four home runs in a six-game span from 8/9-15, including consecutive contests on 8/13 and 8/15...Recorded his first career game-ending hit on 8/23 vs. Minnesota, a ninth-inning single off Trevor Hildenberger...Matched his career high with three RBI on 9/3 vs. Tampa Bay, including a solo home run...Registered a career-high, 15-game hitting streak from 9/9-24 (.410, 25-61)… streak tied for the 10th-longest in the AL during the season...Went 3-5 with a triple and home run on 9/9 vs. San Francisco…fell a double shy of joining José Abreu as the only teammates in major-league history to hit for the cycle in the same game (STATS LLC)... Established a career high with four hits on 9/16 at Detroit … broke up Matthew Boyd's no-hit bid with a two-out double in the ninth inning on 9/17 at Detroit … joined Melky Cabrera as the second Sox player to break up a no-hitter in the ninth this season … the last team to break up two no-hit bids in the ninth was Atlanta in 1997.
American League Rookie Leaders: T1st-3B (6); 2nd-R (57); T2nd-2B (22); T2nd-SB (10); 3rd-H (116); 3rd-TB (177); T3rd-XBH (37); 6th-G (99); 10th-HR (9); 10th-RBI (30). Appeared in 99 games in his rookie season with the White Sox … started 97 games at shortstop. Recorded 33 multihit games, tied with Jose Abreu (2014) for the seventh-most by a White Sox player in his first 99 career games … his six triples tied for fifth in the AL. Batted .326/.340/.457 with two homers and seven RBI vs. left-handers and .315/.333/.486 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 52 games at U.S. Cellular Field. Led off 41 times (.279/.303/.419/4 HR/12 RBI) and hit in the No. 2 spot 48 times (.278/.296/.409/3 HR/14 RBI). Compiled a .965 fielding percentage (14 E/400 TC) … committed one error in the first half (28 games) and 13 after the break (71). His contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 6/10 … was the starting shortstop that night vs. Detroit and recorded his first major-league hit in his first at-bat, a double to left field in the third inning … also scored his first run. Hit .333 (24-72) with five doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and 12 runs scored over 16 games from 6/23-7/10 after being moved into the No. 1 spot in the lineup on 6/13. Registered his first career multihit game (two doubles) on 6/14 vs. Detroit … recorded his first three-hit game, including his first triple and three runs scored, on 6/15 vs. Detroit. Hit his first career home run on 6/23 at Boston, a leadoff shot off Clay Buchholz that landed in the parking lot behind the Green Monster … became the first White Sox to lead off the first with his first career homer since Thad Bosley on 5/29/78 vs. Oakland (STATS LLC). Hit safely in seven consecutive games from 6/23-30, batting .394 (13-33) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, seven runs scored and five multihit efforts. Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on 6/25-26 vs. Toronto … recorded his first multiRBI game on 6/29 vs. Minnesota. Recorded his fourth straight multihit effort and matched his season high with three hits on 6/30 vs. Minnesota … connected on a game-tying, two-run homer on 7/4 vs. the Yankees. Hit his fifth home run of the season on 7/18 at Seattle, a solo shot in the first inning … registered his third three-hit game on 7/30 at Minnesota. Hit safely in a season-high 11 straight games from 8/6-18, going 13-41 (.317) with four doubles, two home runs, five RBI, five walks, nine runs scored and a .944 OPS. Connected on a go-ahead, RBI single in the 11th inning on 8/10 at Kansas City … extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run home run in the third inning on 8/17 at Cleveland … matched his season high with three hits on 8/25 vs. Seattle. Left the game on 9/1 at Minnesota after being hit by a Melky Cabrera line drive in the first inning. Snapped an 11-11 tie with a game-winning, two-run double in the top of the 12th on 9/4 at Minnesota. Hit safely in each of his last six games, going 11-26 (.423) with three doubles, two triples, two homers and five RBI. Hit his eighth home run, drove in a career-high three and fell a triple shy of the cycle on 9/27 vs. Tampa Bay … recorded three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs on 9/30 vs. Minnesota (fell a double shy of the cycle). Appeared in 55 games with Charlotte … at the time of his promotion to the White Sox, led the International League in hits (75) and multihit games (25), ranked second in runs scored (39), fifth in total bases (101) and 10th in average (.304). Hit .346 (45-129) with five doubles, two triples, three home runs, 13 RBI, 24 runs scored and eight walks in May. Recorded four hits on 4/25 at Toledo and 5/12 at Norfolk … registered four straight multihit efforts from 5/10-13, 5/16-19 and 5/22-26 … homered in three consecutive games from 5/12-14. Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Athlete in the White Sox organization … also was tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 1 Prospect in the Sox system and No. 38 overall in baseball. Attended a rookie symposium in Washington D.C. in January hosted by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA.
Led the Southern League in hits (160), runs scored (79) and stolen bases (49), ranked third in average (.312) and tied for third in triples (12) and total bases (220) at Class AA Birmingham ... Was selected to the SL mid and postseason All-Star teams … also was named Best Utility Man and Best Hustler ... Stole three bases in a game three times and recorded seven games with two stolen bases ... Hit for the cycle on 5/9 at Montgomery, going 4-6 with three RBI … went 5-6 with two doubles on 5/16 at Mobile ... Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the Sox No. 2 prospect … also tabbed by the publication as the Best Hitter for Average and Best Athlete in the organization.
Combined to hit .301 (104-345) with 21 doubles, seven triples, nine home runs, 40 RBI, 57 runs and 10 steals in 83 games between Class A Winston-Salem, AZL Sox and Birmingham ... Began the season with Winston-Salem, where he was named a CL mid-season All-Star ... Was on the disabled list from 4/29-5/11 with right shoulder tendinitis and from 6/29-8/21 with a fractured right wrist ... Batted .320 (62-194) over his last 46 games with the Dash … was promoted to Birmingham on 8/22 … went 3-3 with a double in his Barons debut on 8/22 at Mississippi and 4-6 with a double and three RBI on 8/23 at Mississippi ... Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect in the White Sox organization.
Tied for fourth among Sox minor-leaguers with five triples and ranked sixth with 24 stolen bases during his professional debut with Class A Kannapolis ... Batted .360 (18-50) with two doubles, two triples and 13 runs scored during a 13-game hitting streak from 8/19-9/1 ... Was recommended/signed by Warren Hughes.