White Sox center fielder Brian Anderson has had a roller coaster career, though he’s only 26. The former first-round pick entered the ’06 season as Chicago’s starting center fielder, but he didn’t hit enough to keep the job. BA didn’t make much noise in ’07 (aside from comments he made to Scott Merkin).
Now Anderson is making the good kind of noise, hitting .351/.442/.568 in 37 spring ABs. He’s battled his way into the Opening Day picture, especially with Jerry Owens and Carlos Quentin ailing. Anderson is leading all players in spring ABs, which would almost indicate a showcase. All sorts of teams have had interest in the past, including the Marlins and Rangers. However, Anderson still has two options so there’s no pressing need to trade him.