Breaking down the LA Angels line-up for 2018
6th Spot would look good with Simba in it.
Over the past couple of seasons Angel fans have been amazed by Andrelton Simmons’ glovework. However, the last two seasons Simmons has made great strides at the plate and was a key component in the Angel line-up especially last season. Simmons hit .278 with 14 homers and 69 RBIs. Simmons also stole 18 bases and had an OBP of .331. His RBI and stolen base totals were career-highs as was his OBP. The 14 homers were Simmons second-highest total of his career.
Does this make Simmons a viable option for the 6th spot in the line-up, YES! Simmons is good and seems to only be getting better with age at the plate. His mixture of speed, power, and ability to get on base without striking out a lot could be perfect for the 6th spot in the Angels batting order.
Again with the shuffling of the line-up ahead of him you could see Simmons in the 6th-8th spot in the line-up, but I think this could be his best spot.
Other options for the sixth spot could include Kole Calhoun or possibly newcomer Zack Cozart, but again Scioscia will have the final say in this matter.