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BP Daily Podcast: Episode 502: Andrelton, Astros, and Independent Leagues by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Diamondbacks headlines, Andrelton Simmons, the latest Astros controversy, and independent leagues.
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Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds Master The Barehanded Relay Out

It’s not everyday you see barehanded plays in baseball and it’s definitely something that you don’t learn in Little League. As players become more and more experienced, they build the hand-eye coordination that allows them to do this when time is running out to make a play. Earlier today Andrelton Simmons made a fantastic barehanded […] The post Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds...
Via Champs Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons' insane barehanded play

Video: Lookin' like Ozzie Smith out there
Via Beer Mug Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Dives Backward, Lays Out To Record Force Out (Video)

It was just another day at the ballpark for Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons Monday night, as he executed yet another absurd defensive feat. Simmons’ Gold Glove defense was on display during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins when he somehow — probably through the use of magic — was able to change directions in a split-second to record a force out that looked...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Records an Unbelievable Web Gem

Andrelton Simmons shockingly remains a little-known shortstop, even after winning a 2013 Gold Glove, signing a fat extension last February and making routine web gems like this one. As the Marlins put on a hit-and-run, Simmons glided toward the bag before Jordany Valdespin ripped one to the gap vacated by him. He flawlessly reaches back then contorts his body to record a seemingly...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes diving stop for force play

The Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is turning into a routine highlight reel at shortstop.  Reminding fans of Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, or Cal Ripken.  Check out his latest web gem as he is shifted into good position, but smothers the sharp grounder by Jordany Valdespin, then has the awareness to smack the bag with his bare hand on a hit and run hack by Christian Yelich (via...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons contorts wildly to make play

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are we seeing the best defensive season of all-time?

You saw this post’s headline before you read this sentence. The headline’s a question, so you probably answered it. I’m guessing your answer is, “probably not, no.” Or maybe it’s, “well we have no way of possibly knowing.” Or maybe it’s both. And that’s perfectly fair — we don’t have any way of possibly knowing […]
Via Fangraphs
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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