This again shows the depth of the position as Simmons is seen by many as being the best defensive shortstop in the game. He’s never been a huge threat at the plate though despite rarely striking out. His .264 batting average and .673 OPS in 2019 were both slightly behind his career marks.
Andrelton Simmons will pass Vizquels defensive value in just 9 seasons. That is elite! 24 Vizquel seasons equals Simmons 9 in DWAR.— Kevin Zelko (@Msbeervendor) February 2, 2020