The Chicago White Sox added another player to their roster. The White Sox added former top prospect first baseman Lars Anderson. Anderson should compete for a spot on the bench in 2013.
Anderson hasn’t seen much time in the MLB. In 30 games and 48 at bats he has only hit .167 with four RBI. In 2013 with the Pawtucket Red Sox he hit .259, drove in 52 runs, hit nine home runs and had an on base percentage of .359. He was then traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians sent him to their top affiliate the Columbus Clippers. With the Clippers, Anderson hit .196 in 56 at bats and only drove in nine runs.
Anderson was then traded again by the Indians to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks designated Anderson for assignment. The White Sox then saw an opportunity, signed Anderson, and placed him on the 40 man roster. So, what does this all mean for the White Sox?
The White Sox are taking a low risk by signing Anderson. If they can fix him then the White Sox have a good utility player and a good first baseman. If Paul Konerko needs the day off but Robin Ventura wants to keep Adam Dunn at DH then Ventura could plug in Anderson at first. Anderson can also be plugged in a defensive replacement. In six seasons in the minors, Anderson has a .990 fielding percentage at first.
Once again, I applaud this move by the White Sox. It’s low risk and high reward.
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