East Central's Tim Anderson Heading to the MLB Draft


  Tim anderson has been turning heads from Decatur, MS to his home town of Tuscaloosa all season. With power hitting and spectactular speed around the bases, Anderson is expected to be taken near the end of the upcoming MLB draft.  

  "I love it so much... I mean... I've been loving it since i was little," says Anderson. "The reason I love it so much: It's not like football where you get get every day. I mean, I really love it a lot. It's a great game to play."

  Anderson lead the nation with a .495 batting average. He hit ten home runs, 11 triples and 18 doubles. He finished second in the country in stolen bases with 41...and first in runs scored with 62. The craziest thing about his story is the shortstop didn't play high school ball until his junior year at Hillcrest in Tuscaloosa.

 "You could just tell that if he'd ever just concentrate on one thing... that the sky would be the limit for him," says Todd Agee, Tim's high school baseball coach.

  Anderson was a sensational basketball player for the patriots, but playing on the court brought him multiple injuries which helpd him decide it was time to go back to baseball.

  At coach Agee's advice, East Central baseball coach Neal Holliman offered Anderson a scholarship. It was his only offer.

  "It was great playing for coach Holliman," says Anderson. "I think the first six weeks I didn't want to be there because he was on me every day. And he made me a better man, and I grew up a lot since I was there."

  It hard not to notice the New York Yankees have late first round picks at 26, 32, and 33. But this Warrior isn't caught up in where he'll land.

  "No one knows, nobody knows whats going to happen. "Whatever happens, I hope.. I hope it's a great thing and whatever it is, I'll be happy with it."

Tim anderson has been turning heads from Decatur, MS to his home town of Tuscaloosa all season. With power hitting and spectactular speed around the bases, Anderson is expected to be taken near the end of the upcoming MLB draft.

"I love it so much... I mean... I've been loving it since i was little," says Anderson. "The reason I love it so much: It's not like football where you get get every day. I mean, I really love it a lot. It's a great game to play."

Anderson lead the nation with a .495 batting average. He hit ten home runs, 11 triples and 18 doubles. He finished second in the country in stolen bases with 41...and first in runs scored with 62. The craziest thing about his story is the shortstop didn't play high school ball until his junior year at Hillcrest in Tuscaloosa.

"You could just tell that if he'd ever just concentrate on one thing... that the sky would be the limit for him," says Todd Agee, Tim's high school baseball coach.

Anderson was a sensational basketball player for the patriots, but playing on the court brought him multiple injuries which helpd him decide it was time to go back to baseball.

At coach Agee's advice, East Central baseball coach Neal Holliman offered Anderson a scholarship. It was his only offer.

"It was great playing for coach Holliman," says Anderson. "I think the first six weeks I didn't want to be there because he was on me every day. And he made me a better man, and I grew up a lot since I was there."

It hard not to notice the New York Yankees have late first round picks at 26, 32, and 33. But this Warrior isn't caught up in where he'll land.

"No one knows, nobody knows whats going to happen. "Whatever happens, I hope.. I hope it's a great thing and whatever it is, I'll be happy with it."


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