Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 4 days ago

Simmons went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The four-year veteran is starting to build some momentum back upat the plate, now carrying a modest four-game hitting streak, with multiple hits in two of those games. The current success follows a brief 0-for-10 slump over a three-game set against the Mariners, and has Simmons line up to an improving .253/.270/.333 over 87 at-bats.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 6 days ago

Simmons went 1-for-3 with his first homer of the year Wednesday against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There can't be many fantasy owners invested in Simmons at this point, especially considering how little of a resurgence he's managed over his first 22 games with Anaheim. The 26-year-old shortstop makes a ton of contact, but his power has faded to near-zero levels since his 17-homer 2013 season, he has no speed to speak of, and he has trouble maintaining a high BABIP. That's not a very appetizing fantasy package.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 weeks ago

Simmons will move up to the two hole for Wednesday's game against the White Sox, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simmons is getting on base at just a .278 clip this season, so it speaks to the Angels' lack of quality options in the No. 2 spot in the order that he will be given a shot there. This gives him a slight uptick in value as there should be more at-bats and better pitches to hit in front of Mike Trout, but Simmons still has plenty of flaws as a hitter.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 weeks ago

Simmons went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simmons has quietly racked up an 11-game hit streak and is now hitting .275/.275/.333. Unfortunately, in nine of those 11 games, Simmons recorded only one hit, and eight of those were singles. Simmons has just a .360 slugging percentage for his career and hasn't show much power outside of 2013, a season in which he hit 17 home runs that looks more and more like an abberation every year.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 1 month ago

Simmons (arm) is back in the starting lineup for the Angels on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lingering soreness removed Simmons from the lineup for a few days, but his return Tuesday is in line with the timetable offered up by the Halos over the weekend.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 1 month ago

Simmons (arm) is expected back early next week, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simmons has been dealing with lingering soreness in his arm of late, but the team is likely just exercising caution with its new shortstop. Barring a setback, it sounds as though Simmons should be back on the field Monday or Tuesday.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 months ago

Simmons has yet to return to the lineup as a shortstop due to lingering arm soreness, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. "He's getting better. We're going to err on the side of caution with this. If it takes another couple days, it takes a couple days. We're willing to wait for his arm to catch up...We just want to make sure he's ready to go. He will be," said manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simmons' arm issues have kept him out of the field this week, but he has served as the team's designated hitter in two of the Angels' games. The Angels are continuing to be cautious and patient with Simmons as he gets his arm in regular season shape. Look for the Simmons to return to his post at shortstop in the near future.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 months ago

Simmons said Wednesday that his absence from the field of late is only precautionary, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simmons has missed three straight games with tightness in his arm, but he said he'd play if it were the regular season, and the team is simply taking extra precautions. Don't expect Simmons to be under any sort of restriction once the games begin to count.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 months ago

Simmons (arm) is starting at shortstop Tuesday, his third start there in four days.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After going 0-for-8 in his first three spring games, Simmons singled off the Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray in his first at-bat Tuesday. The 26-year-old dealt with an arm injury in the early going of spring training, which limited him to DH duty in his spring debut, but his ability to hold up in the field in recent days suggests it was indeed a minor issue.

Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 2 months ago

Simmons (arm) is expected to start at shortstop on Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old was limited to DH duty Friday, going 0-for-3 with three baserunners stranded. There didn't seem to be any real reason for worry to begin with, but Simmons' return to the field should do away with lingering concern as to his health.