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LA Angels Week Two Power Rankings

By Vincent Page
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Mike Trout
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Mike Trout /
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ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 06: Andrelton Simmons
ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 06: Andrelton Simmons /

3.) Andrelton Simmons (2)

Andrelton Simmons came to the Angels as a career .256/.304/.356 hitter. Since his arrival, he has morphed into one of the best shortstops in the game on both offense and defense. As an Angels player, he has slashed .283/.329/.398. While they are not monumental jumps, he has improved his offensive game consistently each year. So far this season, he has a .357 average, good enough for seventh in the MLB. It would be insane for him to keep up this pace, but it would not surprise me if he was able to hover over .300 this season after hitting .290 over the first half of the season in 2017.

The past week, Simmons has hit .308 with two doubles. He has yet to hit his first home run of the season, something he did 14 times in 2017, but has been the Angels most consistent everyday player at the plate. He is currently tied for second on the team in both RBI’s and runs scored, with seven apiece. He does only have one walk on the season, so his discipline at the plate does need some improvements. However, Simmons has found success whether at home or on the road, and whether he is facing a lefty or righty. Look for him to remain the model of consistency for the Halos this year.

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