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With No. 17 2013 MLB Draft Pick Tim Anderson Goes to Chicago White Sox

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Anderson had trouble getting on with a college after his high school years. When he finally got signed on to a junior college he went undrafted after his first collegiate year. That all came to an end with the Chicago White Sox No. 17 pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. They chose Anderson, a shortstop out of East Central Community College. Anderson has plenty of good qualities that led him to be one of the best infielders available in the draft.

Adversity in life produces character. Good organizations in Major League Baseball like good people as well as good players. Anderson has come through quite a bit in his life but what makes him look best to the White Sox is his speed and the sneaky power he has as well. He might or might not be able to stick around at shortstop but he’ll develop into a solid shortstop or is plenty good enough as an athlete to make the jump to the outfield as well.

His speed will definitely be a threat from day one of his professional baseball career. There is little doubt about that. Power numbers will come from time to time but his biggest asset is his ability to put the ball in play in numerous ways and allow his legs to do the work. He gets on base, he steals bases and runs the bags well. There is very little about Anderson that someone could not like. Some say that Anderson is already one of the best players in the Sox depleted organization.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.