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Birth Date9-4-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 15 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 ATL 22 49 182 48 8 2 3 12 21 1 1 0 .289 .335 .416 94 -1.2 1.9 6.5 1.5
2013 ATL 23 157 658 150 27 6 17 40 55 3 6 5 .248 .296 .396 100 0.8 -1.0 27.2 5.7
2014 ATL 24 146 576 132 18 4 7 32 60 0 4 5 .244 .286 .331 81 -11.7 3.6 9.8 2.6
2015 ATL 25 147 583 142 23 2 4 39 48 6 5 3 .265 .321 .338 85 -7.9 0.7 10.4 2.8
2016 ANA 26 124 483 126 22 2 4 28 38 2 10 1 .281 .324 .366 94 -2.3 0.8 6.2 2.5
2017 ANA 27 158 647 164 38 2 14 47 67 3 19 6 .278 .331 .421 102 3.8 2.7 16.1 5.0
2018 ANA 28 146 600 162 26 5 11 35 44 5 10 2 .292 .337 .417 107 6.6 3.8 -6.8 2.9
2019 ANA 29 103 424 105 19 0 7 24 37 2 10 2 .264 .309 .364 81 -8.7 -0.1 10.5 2.0
Career1030415310291812367257370226524.268.316.38094-20.612.379.725.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 DNV Rk APL 62 269 .258 .305 .379 .286 92 10.8 9.5 4.4 124 0 18.3 0.5 8.6 4.0
2011 LYN A+ CAR 131 570 .251 .317 .378 .334 104 6.2 17.1 7.5 130 0 23.4 0.6 15.7 6.4
2012 ATL MLB NL 49 182 .254 .314 .404 .310 99 1 5.0 2.3 94 13 6.5 1.9 -1.2 1.5
2012 MIS AA SOU 44 203 .244 .325 .372 .314 94 5.6 5.6 2.6 129 0 7.4 -0.7 6.3 2.2
2013 ATL MLB NL 157 658 .255 .316 .398 .247 99 -1.4 17.3 7.9 100 5 27.2 -1.0 0.8 5.7
2013 NED int WBC 7 30 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ATL MLB NL 146 576 .250 .311 .382 .263 97 -16.9 14.9 6.8 81 7 9.8 3.6 -11.7 2.6
2015 ATL MLB NL 147 583 .257 .315 .403 .285 91 -6.3 15.7 7.2 85 6 10.4 0.7 -7.9 2.8
2016 ANA MLB AL 124 483 .258 .321 .426 .298 102 -5.6 13.7 6.3 94 10 6.2 0.8 -2.3 2.5
2016 INL A+ CAL 2 6 .233 .288 .361 .333 95 -0.1 0.2 0.1 116 0 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
2016 SLC AAA PCL 4 18 .259 .312 .380 .375 93 -0.2 0.5 0.1 100 0 0.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.1
2017 ANA MLB AL 158 647 .254 .321 .427 .291 101 2 18.9 8.7 102 8 16.1 2.7 3.8 5.0
2018 ANA MLB AL 146 600 .250 .314 .414 .300 100 6.9 16.8 7.6 107 10 -6.8 3.8 6.6 2.9
2019 ANA MLB AL 103 424 .252 .318 .434 .277 100 -17.2 12.8 5.8 81 9 10.5 -0.1 -8.7 2.0
2019 INL A+ CAL 1 4 .292 .387 .477 .333 94 0.2 0.1 0 115 0 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0
2019 ORM Rk+ PIO 2 6 .269 .350 .446 .500 110 0.3 0.2 0.1 165 0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 DNV Rk APL 269 239 36 66 11 1 2 85 26 16 14 18 4 .276 .343 .356 .079 1 1
2011 LYN A+ CAR 570 517 69 161 35 6 1 211 52 29 43 26 18 .311 .351 .408 .097 6 12
2012 MIS AA SOU 203 174 29 51 9 2 3 73 21 20 20 10 2 .293 .372 .420 .126 2 4
2012 ATL MLB NL 182 166 17 48 8 2 3 69 19 12 21 1 0 .289 .335 .416 .127 3 0
2013 ATL MLB NL 658 606 76 150 27 6 17 240 59 40 55 6 5 .248 .296 .396 .149 4 5
2013 NED int WBC 30 27 9 10 3 0 2 19 6 1 1 0 0 .370 .400 .704 .333 1 0
2014 ATL MLB NL 576 540 44 132 18 4 7 179 46 32 60 4 5 .244 .286 .331 .087 2
2015 ATL MLB NL 583 535 60 142 23 2 4 181 44 39 48 5 3 .265 .321 .338 .073 2 1
2016 INL A+ CAL 6 6 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 0 0
2016 SLC AAA PCL 18 18 0 6 1 0 0 7 5 0 2 1 0 .333 .333 .389 .056 0 0
2016 ANA MLB AL 483 448 48 126 22 2 4 164 44 28 38 10 1 .281 .324 .366 .085 4 1
2017 ANA MLB AL 647 589 77 164 38 2 14 248 69 47 67 19 6 .278 .331 .421 .143 8 0
2018 ANA MLB AL 600 554 68 162 26 5 11 231 75 35 44 10 2 .292 .337 .417 .125 5 1
2019 INL A+ CAL 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 0 0
2019 ANA MLB AL 424 398 47 105 19 0 7 145 40 24 37 10 2 .264 .309 .364 .101 0 0
2019 ORM Rk+ PIO 6 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 583 0.5077 0.4786 0.8638 0.6520 0.2997 0.9378 0.6977 0.1362 0.0060
2013 2302 0.5391 0.4522 0.8636 0.6035 0.2752 0.9092 0.7466 0.1364 -0.0086
2014 1897 0.5129 0.4871 0.8561 0.6660 0.2987 0.9105 0.7283 0.1439 -0.0060
2015 1878 0.5144 0.4563 0.8798 0.6356 0.2664 0.9267 0.7613 0.1202 -0.0059
2016 1579 0.5136 0.4718 0.8752 0.6683 0.2643 0.9096 0.7833 0.1248 0.0000
2017 2261 0.4967 0.4573 0.8607 0.6367 0.2803 0.9091 0.7524 0.1393 0.0000
2018 1973 0.5048 0.4496 0.8625 0.6426 0.2528 0.9063 0.7490 0.1375 0.0000
2019 1361 0.4798 0.4783 0.8587 0.6738 0.2980 0.9273 0.7156 0.1413 0.0000
Career138340.51030.46390.86500.64380.27690.91440.74650.1350-0.0028

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-18 2014-09-19 DTD 1 0 - Ankle Soreness -
2014-08-20 2014-08-20 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Soreness -
2014-08-15 2014-08-16 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Other Abcessed Tooth -
2014-08-06 2014-08-13 DTD 7 6 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-08-01 2014-08-01 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2014-05-28 2014-05-29 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Inflammation -
2014-04-10 2014-04-12 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Sprain - -
2013-09-18 2013-09-18 DTD 0 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2013-04-06 2013-04-08 DTD 2 2 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2012-09-18 2012-09-23 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-09-12 2012-09-14 DTD 2 1 - Ankle Sprain - -
2012-07-09 2012-09-10 15-DL 63 56 Right Hand Fracture Fifth Metacarpal Sliding - -
2012-03-29 2012-04-04 Camp 6 0 Left Trunk Stiffness Side - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 ANA $15,000,000
2019 ANA $13,000,000
2018 ANA $11,000,000
2017 ANA $8,000,000
2016 ANA $6,000,000
2015 ATL $3,500,000
2014 ATL $1,500,000
2013 ATL $491,250
2012 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$30,491,250
2019Current$13,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$43,491,250
1 yrFuture$15,000,000
8 yrTotal$58,491,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 125 dISE Baseball7 years/$58M (2014-20)

Details
  • 7 years/$58M (2014-20). Signed extension with Atlanta 2/20/14. $1M signing bonus. 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$6M, 17:$8M, 18:$11M, 19:$13M, 20:$15M. At signing, largest average annual value for player with 1-plus year of service time. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Atlanta 11/12/15.
  • 1 year/$491,250 (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Atlanta 6/1/12.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2010 (2-70) (Western Oklahoma State JC). $0.522M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 38 10 2 0 1 3 4 1 0 .294 .351 .441 122 1.4 SS 0 0.0
80o 26 7 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 .304 .360 .478 117 0.9 SS 0 0.0
70o 17 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .294 .312 114 0.6 SS 0 0.0
60o 10 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .222 .300 .222 111 0.3 SS 0 0.0
50o 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 109 0.1 SS 0 0.0
Weighted Mean310000000.333.333.3331090.1SS 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Kole Calhoun to the Indians make all the sense? The Indians get a actual major league outfielder and he is blocking Adell if his 2020 option is picked up. Maybe the Angels include some cash to cover the 2020 option if Cleveland’s budget is really maxed out. Also, could you see a world where Andrelton Simmons to the Brewers could happen?
(Dylan from MA)
I could totally see this one happening! I think the Angels selling would definitely get them some flak, but the bigger hurdle is probably that the Indians won't want to surrender much for someone like Calhoun (corner OF, wrong side of 30, declined recently) and the Angels have little incentive to sell him unless they are offered something of legit value.

I think the Angels see Simmons as an untouchable cornerstone, but I could be wrong (Ginny Searle)
2019-06-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 roto w OBP. I have Joey Gallo, Andrelton Simmons, and Jake Lamb getting ready to come of the DL so I'm going to have to drop some folks. Assuming no positional adjustments necessary, in what order would you drop these players: Profar, C. Hernandez, J. Donaldson, Jackie Bradley, DDS, JaCoby Jones, Cole Calhoun, Kyle Schwarber, Jake Lamb.
(bmmcmahon from Newport Beach, CA)
Jones, Profar, Cesar, Lamb, JBJ, DeShields, Calhoun, Schwarber, Donaldson. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)How about this trade offer: Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford, Sixto Sanchez, JoJo Romero, Adam Haseley, Ranger Suarez and Adonis Medina.
(a.j. from dallas)
Mmmm throw in a nice bottle of chianti and a couple pulp mags of bigfoot erotica with that package going back to Anaheim and you might just be on to something. Short of that though, mmmmmm yeah no. (Wilson Karaman)
2018-04-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Swanson’s fast start sustainable? He seems to be hitting the ball hard and showcasing his hit tool. Would you ride with him or hop on the Amed Rosario train in a 14 team weekly h2h points format?
(Zoilo from Stockton)
I don't trust him. His BABIP is sky high right now. Yes, he's hitting more line drives right now, but his hard hit rate is actually lower than last year, 23% to 29%. He's swinging out of the zone a bit more, making more pop-ups than 2017. I do see more of an Andrelton Simmons development path for him: not a great offensive tool until several years down the road. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)AL Wild Card: who ya got? And how frustrating is it that it's not the M's?
(Will from ATX)
Right this very minute? I think the Yankees in WC 1, Twins in WC 2, although, HOW WITH THAT PITCHING?!

If not the Twins, then the Angels, although, HOW WITH THAT PITCHING?! Also, we need to talk about Andrelton Simmons' year more.

If not the Twins or the Angels, then the Mariners, although, even with Paxton and Felix coming back this week, HOW WITH THAT PITCHING?! (Megan Rowley)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How valuable would a player be with dynamite defence, and who walks ~40% of the time, but never hits? How high would his OBP have to get from walks alone to be a useful contributor?
(Van from Canada)
This is a fun one, and I think Ben and Sam addressed this question on one of the hundreds of episodes of Effectively Wild. It depends on where he provides the dynamite defense. Is it at catcher, where he's a Jose Molina-quality framer? Is it at shortstop a la Andrelton Simmons, or in CF like Kevin Kiermaier?

If we establish the baseline as a two-win defender with a .400 OBP, he'd probably be *very* valuable, despite his lack of hits. A .000/.400/.000 line is a lot better than the .400 OPS looks, and only seven players with over 300 PA had a .400 OBP last year. I'd look at this kind of player as worth 5 wins as a catcher, closer to 4 as a shortstop, and 3.5 as a centerfielder/3B/2B. He'd be pretty good. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Orlando Arcia's bat less than we expected and what can we expect from him offensively in the future? Obviously the glove is top notch.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
He hasn't been great, for sure (outside of defense, which of course will cure a lot of warts). But he's also extremely young. You're talking about a 22 year old getting his first taste of the majors -- there's maybe even more physical development there, let alone mental development as he gets a feel for the game. So I think while he might not be the 275/340/425 hitter he was in the minors, I don't think he's going to hit below a 300 OBP forever either. I'd expect he becomes a tier better than Andrelton Simmons in the offense category, given time. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)How is it possible for the Angels to be putting this horrible of a roster out there despite having a $140 million payroll and emptying out the last of their farm system for Simmons?
(Kristen from Canada)
$140 million isn't really a lot in this day and age, and they have such big chunks invested in players like Albert Pujols, who is still solid but not the superstar he was, and C.J. Wilson on the DL. They simply couldn't spend anything this winter on even marginal upgrades like Howie Kendrick over Johnny Giavotella and it shows on the active roster. They overpaid for Andrelton Simmons but even before that trade their farm system was just so bad. They are at the end of a success cycle that didn't offer a lot of success and likely have to consider rebuilding if they can't spend more money. (Mike Gianella)
2015-11-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Better shortstop defensively - you or Andrelton Simmons?
(Morgan from Baltimore)
I don't have any platinum gloves, but I think over a full MLB season I could hit more than 4 HRs. I might hit .025 in the process, but I'd get a hold of a few! (Jeff Long)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jose Peraza's bat seems pretty hollow and BABIP dependent... yet he's still just 21. Can he be the starting 2B in LA next year? Who do you think has a better shot of remaining a starting infielder, Peraza or Ketel Marte?
(Davey Lopes from Los Angeles, 1979)
You're correct about Peraza. He's going to sink or swim offensively based on his average, because he doesn't walk and much of his "power" is going to be him turning a single into a double, or a double into a triple with his legs.

That said, I would give Peraza the nod on who's more likely to develop into a starting infielder. Remember, Peraza is at second base because the Braves had Andrelton Simmons and the Dodgers have Corey Seager, not because he lacks defensive skills. Other teams would love to acquire Peraza and insert him at shortstop, where he has all the physical traits necessary to be an above-average defender.

I think the answer to your question about Peraza serving as the Dodgers' starting second baseman in 2016 depends on your timetable. Friedman (and most other GM types, these days) love to use their prospects as Plan B entering the season. Why? Because the youngster can head to the minors until he's needed; the Plan A veteran can't-he'll opt out or sign elsewhere if that's in the cards. So opening day second baseman? No; but if we're talking about from July onward? I'm inclined to say yes. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league team decimated by injuries. I traded an expensive Lucroy for a cheaper package of Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin and Andrelton Simmons. Lunacy or luminosity? Any hope for any of those guys in 2016? Does this count as three questions towards Brett's charity drive?
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
I like that a lot if you weren't keeping Lucroy anyway. Profar is the biggest ceiling guy, but we won't know more until we see him on the field. I still like Martin a lot, and if the BABIP bounces back a little bit he should be OK. Simmons is probably the one who has way more real life value than fantasy; I'm not convinced that power comes back and if it doesn't he's fringy unless you're talking a 20-team dynasty. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)ETA and position for Albies in The Show? Thanks!
(Scott from SC)
I could see Albies receiving a cup of coffee in September, 2017. Likely, it's a 2018 guy though. He's a long way from the majors at this point. While I do believe the hit tool will have enough to carry him - even with the lack of power - he isn't a finished product.

Ryan Parker talked about his swing in this piece, and it aligns with what scouts have told me all year. It's a good foundation and the numbers have been off the charts in his milb career so far, but it's not a finished product.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26917

On his defense, it's a SS for me. Assuming Andrelton Simmons is still there in 2017, he can play 2B. Either way, Albies is an up-the-middle guy with quick-twitch athleticism. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)One of the questions I had leading up to today's release of the list, was how the MI situation will play out for the Nationals in regards to Wilmer Difo and Trea Turner. Did Turner's addition play a role in Difo not making the list? Who moves off short? And finally, is it possible we see both starting up the middle by this time next year?
(Patriot from America)
Good question. We try not to factor organization depth into our rankings. For instance, there's no way Jose Peraza plays much shortstop in Atlanta with Andrelton Simmons still in town, but he is capable of handling it. So no, Turner's presence didn't factor into Difo's rankings. We really like Difo, and I personally believe he can handle shortstop. The Nationals seem pretty set on at least splitting his time, though that has as much to do with their up in the air future up the middle as anything (Desmond being a mess and potentially leaving, Espinosa hitting more, Turner, etc.). It can't hurt to have him playing both. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)More efficient infield at converting ground balls into outs: 6 Adam Dunn's or 4 Andrelton Simmons'?
(BOB from Pittsburgh)
It's all about alignment. You could lay six Adam Dunns end to end and span the perimeter of the infield, corralling every ground ball. Meanwhile, Simmons would be out of position at first base. (Matt Sussman)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)If it was the 18th inning and you needed to use a position player to pitch, would you use the guy who would throw the best (like Andrelton Simmons, if you were the Braves) or the guy you cared least about (like Ramiro Pena, if you were the Braves)?
(Jackson from Stockton)
If it's the 18th inning, everyone's tired and I just want to go home so if I'm the Braves I'm using Luis Avilan again. (Matt Sussman)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)More lateral range: Adam Dunn standing up or Andrelton Simmons lying down? (Assume Simmons is allowed to get up once the ball's put into play.)
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
But Dunn can fall down faster than Simmons can get up, and Dunn covers more ground that way. (Matt Sussman)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Andrelton Simmons will eventually hit for average?
(Jason from Atlanta)
There's a chance, but I don't really like the approach. I wouldn't bet on it. Good thing he's a wizard with the glove, which more than makes up for it. (J.P. Breen)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What major league position player would you most like to see on the mound?
(Seth from Detroit)
Yadier Molina or Andrelton Simmons. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How impressed are you daily by Andrelton Simmons and his defense?
(Tyler from ATL)
One of the top defensive talents in the game right now. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've got five shortstops born over the course of six months, September 1989-March 1990. Take contract status out, but considering all else, how do you rank them for the short and the long term? Andrelton Simmons, Ruben Tejada, Didi Gregorius, Jean Segura, Starlin Castro.
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
Short: Castro, Segura, Gregorius, Simmons, Tejada
Long: Castro, Segura, Simmons, Gregorius, Tejada (Sam Miller)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)I was offered Prince Fielder and Andrelton Simmons for Matt Kemp. Should I accept?
(Antonio from Teaneck, NJ)
Most people in this world are trying to take advantage of you. Never give an inch. (Sam Miller)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Andrelton Simmons or Jean Segura having a potential top 10 SS season?
(Thad from Peoria)
Segura, maybe. Simmons, no. (Bret Sayre)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Nobody is higher on Andrelton Simmons than the D-backs. He certainly offers a great deal of defensive skills to any major league team. My question, does he offer something to get excited about for fantasy owners? What can he do at the plate and on the base paths? Thanks, Mark.
(Brian from Atlanta)
He's a tough guy for fantasy owners, Brian. His defense could make him a big name in the game, but his fantasy value likely won't match that real-life status. I think he can provide a fantasy team with everyday at-bats at a premium position, some batting average and 15+ steals. (Mark Anderson)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A good historical comp for Andrelton Simmons would be ... ?
(Paul from DC)
Dave Concepcion? I don't buy Simmons' bat to the level some do. But he's a really good defender. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have most of my FAAB budgeted in my keeper league for late-season prospect call ups. Guys like Hultzen, Bauer, Skaggs, and Arenado are all taken already. Who's a good bet to be called up that's not on everyone's radar (that's worth a sizable bid)?
(Don H. from Oak Park)
I'm assuming you can't bid on guys in-season until they're recalled? Anthony Rizzo, Jed Gyorko, Julio Teheran are pretty good bets for call-ups this year. Maybe Andrelton Simmons if Pastornicky fails. Leonys Martin could be up at some point late, especially if we see some Texas injuries (Hamilton and Cruz are bound to go down at some point). Wil Myers could get a September call-up. Matt Harvey could too. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How bad a hitter will Andrelton Simmons be if given the SS job this year?
(AaronSF from LA)
Pretty damn bad. But the defense will be pretty damn good. It will be a tough decision. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-03-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Andrelton Simmons gets the starting SS nod for the Braves, is .240BA, 10hrs, 15 steals out of the question? He's won a (low) minor league batting title. And would Pastornicky offer any more, really?
(timothy from nashville, tn)
Well, he had ONE home run in 500+ Carolina League at-bats last year, so I have no idea where the ten would suddenly come from. He could steal the 15 bases though. I think Pastornicky is more ready, but neither will be offensive studs or anything. (Kevin Goldstein)


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