Latest Update Andrelton Simmons doubles in a run on Friday Sat Jul, 05, 07:37 AM
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.
A move to the two-hole has really turned things around for Simmons, who has now logged three consecutive multi-hit games. He is still hitting a mere .259 with five home runs and 25 RBI through his first 301 at-bats, but if he continues to hit ahead of the Braves big sluggers, he will at least be able to produce in the runs scored category, especially if he can raise his .299 on-base percentage. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After struggling in the month of June (.214 BA), Simmons got things going in the right direction on Tuesday night logging his first multi-hit game since June 20. Now sporting a .251 average with five home runs and 24 RBI through 295 at-bats, Simmons will have to find a way to be more patient at the plate in order to get better pitches, considering he has just 17 walks and 30 strikeouts up to this point. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Simmons only recorded one hit in the ballgame, but it was a big one as he smacked his first career grand slam. Although he was productive on Tuesday night, he has struggled to get it going in the month of June and is now 6-for-29 (.207 BA) with a homer and five RBI in eight games. However, is production is certainly good enough to remain a fantasy option in both NL-only and deep league formats moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Simmons has been trying to play through an ankle injury for a little while now, but it finally got to him Tuesday when he had to be removed from the game. The team doesn't think it's too serious so there's no talk of a DL stint for the time being. He'll take the day off and be re-evaluated Thursday morning. In the meantime, Ramiro Pena will fill in at shortstop.Analyst: Howard Bender