Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Players Ink: Andrelton Simmons

2012 Panini Signature Series Rated Rookie #152 (Auto 44/99)
I might be a team set collector, but if I were to begin a player collection of a current Brave, Andrelton would be the man. I have picked up some of Simmons' cards, but do not consider myself as an Andrelton collector. 

Signature Defensive Play: Everything you can imagine.

Monday night against the Reds, he applied a tag between the legs on a pick-off play to nab Shin-Soo Choo at second.

Signature Tools:  Unbelievable range, canon for an arm, out of this world instincts. 

Twenty-Three years old, and only in his forth professional season, Andrelton Simmons is already the top shortstop in the major leagues. As a rookie appearing in only 49 games last year, he was second in the majors in Defensive Runs Scored. In twenty-seven games this season, he currently leads the majors with 11 DRS. With his offensive game improving- he is a good contact guy, but  walks little- Simmons is bound to be an impact superstar. 

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