Sunday, September 9, 2012

Welcome Back Simba

If you remember back on July 8th, the last game before the All-Star break, Braves slick fielding SS Andrelton Simmons broke a bone in his throwing hand sliding into second base. Well, he is now rehabbing for the Braves Double A team and is expected to get called back up on Monday.

In his last games he has hit 4 for 13 with 2 HR 4Runs and a SB. During his play before the injury, Simmons surpassed all expectations offensively. They Braves knew he could filed but his bat completely surprised them. He hit .296 with 11 XBH that included 3 HR. He had a .788 OBP and went 8 for 16 in late inning close games.  His .788 OPS ranks him 2nd for all SS with over 115 ABs this season.

So if you have recently lost out on picking up Machado or Profar or had a MI go down (Altuve) you should consider adding Simmons. His defense also helps improve and already good Atlanta rotation with his defense so consider all SP for the Braves to have increased in value downs the stretch. With the Braves playing the Mets and Marlins numerous times these last 3 weeks look for Atlanta to win many more than they lose.

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