Nearly one year ago, the White Sox selected shortstop Tim Anderson and right-hander Tyler Danish with their first two picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Tuesday, the duo teamed up to lead Class A Advanced Winston-Salem to a 4-2 victory at Carolina.
Anderson, the club's No. 2 prospect, collected a game-high three hits and Danish, the No. 4 prospect, threw six scoreless innings to earn his first victory in the Carolina League.
The White Sox selected Anderson with the 17th pick in last year's Draft. After going 3-for-5 with two doubles Tuesday, he is hitting .296/.324/.469 with 21 extra-base hits in 47 games. He has been rough defensively, however, and committed his 24th error of the season in the victory.
Danish was the club's second-round pick and has moved quickly through the Minor Leagues. The White Sox sent the 19-year old to Class A Kannapolis to begin his first full professional season and promoted him to Winston-Salem after just seven starts.
Tuesday was Danish's fourth start for the Dash, and it was his best yet. He struck out a career-high eight batters and held the Mudcats to two hits and one walk. He worked efficiently, getting six groundouts and throwing just 83 pitches.
In 11 starts this season between Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, Danish is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA. He has struck out 40 batters and walked 14 in 55 2/3 innings.
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