SS - FA
SS Andrelton Simmons opted out of the 2020 season Tuesday.
With five games remaining and the Angels out of playoff hunt, Simmons has decided to opt out of rest of the 2020 season. He will be a free agent next offseason. Simmons finished the 2020 campaign, slashing .295/.348/.352 with two stolen bases over 122 at-bats.
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-3 during Sunday's 7-2 loss to Texas, snapping his modest six-game hitting streak in the process.
Simmons was moved back to the bottom of the lineup with the return of regular leadoff man David Fletcher eight games ago. No longer hitting at the top of the lineup while offering very little power (.709 OPS) and speed, Simmons has very little fantasy appeal at this juncture.
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons stole his second base of the season on Wednesday night, while going 2-for-5 with a single, double, and run scored in a 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Simmons offers very little in terms of power (.717 OPS) or run production (6 RBI) in fantasy leagues, but he continues to be a reliable low-end source of batting average (.312) while chipping in with a few runs and steals from time to time.
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons had a rough day at the plate on Sunday, going hit-less in five at-bats and leaving seven runners on base. Simmons snapped a 9-game hitting streak in the process.
Even after today's 0-for-5 performance, Simmons still boasts a tidy .324 batting average on the season, fueled by his recent hitting streak. However, with 0 HR, 1 SB, 6 RBI, and a weak .738 OPS, Simmons offers very little in terms of fantasy value outside of batting average.
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners.
Simmons has been back for seven games now and 9-for-26 over that stretch with six runs. He's swinging a hot bat right now and worth a pickup in all formats.