Latest Update Andrelton Simmons hits seventh home run Thu Aug, 21, 11:13 PM
Owns a big shortstop arm and has great range and defensive skills. Can also get on base and steal them at a decent clip. Is a fairly patient hitter with some untapped pop in his bat.
Flaws: : Needs to fill out his 6-2 frame if he is ever to become a power hitter and/or run-producer at the big-league level. Also needs more experience to better handle everyday duties.
Simmons logged one hit on Thursday, but made it count as he is now sitting on a .249 average with seven home runs and 43 RBI through 425 at-bats. The Braves shortstop has shown promise at times each of the bast two seasons, although he will need to be more consistent before gaining must-own status from the shortstop position. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Simmons exited Tuesday's game after going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the Braves blowout win over the Pirates. More information on the extent of his injury will likely be released prior to the start of Wednesday's game, but for now fantasy owners should consider other options for that contest as there is a good chance he will not be in the starting lineup. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Simmons is now 6-for-20 (.300 BA) with one extra-base hits and five RBI over his last five games as he tries to get back on track after missing time following a dental procedure. It hasn't been the best of seasons from Simmons, who is hitting .251 with just six home runs and 41 RBI, but as long as he is in the everyday lineup in the two-hole, he makes for a solid fantasy options outside of shallow leagues. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Getting back the best defensive shortstop in all of baseball has to be a boost to the Braves. After playing two games mid-week, he missed Friday's game after having two teeth removed. His ankle has been bothering him, too, so be prepared for more off days in the near future.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson