Andrelton Simmons Minnesota Twins

Age: 32 (September 04, 1989) | 6' 2" | 200lbs. | Bats: Right SS-30
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AL 2017 158 589 77 164 47 67 38 2 14 69 19 6 .278 .331 .421 7 10 .291 50/19/31 24 23
LAA AL 2018 146 554 68 162 35 44 26 5 11 75 10 2 .292 .337 .417 6 7 .300 50/19/31 23 22
LAA R 2019 2 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 .500 n/a
LAA A+ 2019 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 25 0 .333 n/a
LAA AL 2019 103 398 47 105 24 37 19 0 7 40 10 2 .264 .309 .364 6 9 .277 54/14/32 12 12
LAA AL 2020 30 118 19 35 8 16 7 0 0 10 2 0 .297 .346 .356 6 13 .343 55/21/25 10 12
MIN AL 2021 122 390 36 87 31 61 12 0 3 30 1 0 .223 .285 .277 7 14 .258 55/18/27 0 2
Career 10yrs 1182 4344 492 1151 296 447 200 23 70 436 68 24 .265 .314 .370 6 10 .280 n/a
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From Rotowire:

Hits rare long ball
June 28, 2021
Simmons went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-2 win over Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Simmons came up to bat for the first time in the second inning and drove out a two-run homer to give the Twins an early 3-0 lead. He would draw a walk his next time up in the fourth and wound up scoring on a Nelson Cruz home run. The long ball by Simmons was his first since May 16 and third overall of the year. The 31-year-old shortstop is slashing .246/.318/.332 with 11 extra base hits, 16 RBI, 25 runs scored and a 19:38 BB:K over 221 plate appearances. SImmons' offensive production hasn't been up to par this year in comparison to past seasons. He notched double-digit steals from 2016-2019 but has yet to steal a base this year and is also striking out at a career-high rate of 17.2 percent. The Twins are struggling this year and unlikely to make the playoffs which means a proven veteran like Simmons could very well be on the trade block when the deadline rolls around July 30.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 28

 A warm spot in my heart -- when I bought him in 2017, after his first year with the Angels, someone in our league snarked, "You know that defense isn't a category, right?"

I don't think AP's 4x4 bid gets him.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 24

My projection is thinking along with you on the speed, but the rule of thumb is to never expect speed to come back. It has a few time, but usually not.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 19

If (and that's a big if), he's past his ankle injuries, his speed shouldn't be terrible. I think his ankle problems affected his power too.  I've always liked him.  I still like him, although I'm not sure I'll have room for him this year.

I've got Tim Anderson for $23 and I'm considering keeping Xander Bogaerts for $30.  We only get 5 keepers and I have nearly nothing.  Going in with two of the top hitters is a big boost considering inflation will be rampant, but uneven.  Lots of players for free this year in my league like Bo Bichette, Luis Robert, Kyle Lewis, and Kyle Tucker who are no longer even close to rookies, but would otherwise have high prices.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 18

Andrelton tied with Eric Sogard for the lowest barrel percent (among qualifying batters) in the majors last year. As one of the slower runners (among qualifying batters) on a team that ranked last in the majors in stolen bases, he might not steal two this year.

But I'll still take him right to my bid limit. If I care about batting average.

I'm still trying to decide if I do.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 18
Percentiles: Barrel 0 EV 15 xBA 36 xSLG 1 SO 95 BB 21 speed 31
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Stathead Spotlight: Semien & Simmons

Most Wins Above Replacement by primary shortstops since 2017

PlayerWARAgeOPSTm
Francisco Lindor19.623‑26.844CLE
Trevor Story16.724‑27.871COL
Andrelton Simmons16.527‑30.730LAA
Marcus Semien15.826‑29.772OAK
Javier Baez15.224‑27.815CHC

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27

He earned $15 million last year. We are getting closer and closer to Charlie Finley's idea: Make everyone a free agent every year.

Andrelton Simmons (SS) MIN - Jan. 26

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=762532

Simmons agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Twins on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 30-year-old spent the past five seasons with the Angels, but he'll now be continuing his career with the Twins. Simmons' best asset continues to be his elite defense at shortstop, and he had a .297/.346/.356 slash line in 30 games during 2020. The signing will push previous starting shortstop Jorge Polanco (ankle) to second base, while Luis Arraez moves into a utility role, per Passan. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27
Fangraphs: EV 86.5 HardHit 30% HR/FB 0% LD%+ 96 Pull 42% Cent 35% Oppo 23%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20