This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The Week That Was
Tim Anderson made headlines this week after an aggressive bat flip got him thrown at in his next at bat, and it all caused a bit of a ruckus with the Royals. Of course, in the fantasy realm the talk with Anderson has been the .422 batting average to go with his four homers and a league-leading seven steals. Anderson has been known for striking out a lot while never walking, and while he is still not walking at all (well, that's not totally true, he does have one walk), he has managed to cut his strikeout rate under 20 percent so far.
With an average that high, we clearly expect to see a high BABIP helping out some, but Anderson's is way more than just high at .479. Well, he must be hitting the ball hard at least, right? Nope, not impressive, with a below average 25.5 percent hard hit rate. His fly ball rate is also low, as usual, at just under 30 percent. The stolen bases are really nice and show that he is being very aggressive, but without hitting the ball hard or walking, the opportunities he will get to run are going to dry up quickly. The ability to sell Anderson high probably varies by league, but I would be doing anything I could to sell him at this current peak, as the batting average crash is coming, and it won't be pretty. He did go 20/26 last year, and while