CHICAGO, IL --- Tuscaloosa native Tim Anderson is set to represent his hometown in this years' MLB All-Star game after putting for an impressive first half this season. This will be Anderson's second appearance in the All-Star game after being selected to the team for the first time last year.

MLB fans around the country have been nothing short of impressed by the Chicago White Sox slugger and after voting concluded this year, Anderson tallied the most votes of any American League shortstop to earn the starting role in the game.

Anderson's season up to this point has been impressive putting together a triple slash of .311/.352/.469 and serving as the backbone for a White Sox team that has been lackluster this season compared to last year.

Anderson has changed the dynamic of his game a bit this season, opting for less power and home runs to bring his strikeout rate down to the lowest it has been so far in his career and with the game moving more towards a long ball oriented league, Anderson has been keeping small ball and hitting for average relevant in today's game.

Anderson is currently the bright spot in the White Sox organization that has been inconsistent throughout the season and currently sitting four games back in their division and the AL wild card race. Anderson will look to keep his team in playoff contention following the break this week.

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The MLB All-Star Game will take place July 19 at 7 pm at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This will be the first time since 1980 that the midsummer classic will be played there.

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