Profile: Andrelton Simmons, Braves
Background: Many scouts preferred Simmons, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, as a pitcher; he touched 98 mph in a bullpen role at Western Oklahoma State. While he was generally considered the best defensive shortstop in that year's draft, there were questions as to whether Simmons would hit at all. But he quickly answered them by posting a .311/.351/.408 line at High-A Lynchburg during his full-season debut (2011), and then has proved it was for real with a .272/.372/.421 line at Mississippi so far this year.
2012 Rookies/Prospects Coverage
Who's next? And what should we expect from them? ESPN Insider has all the info you need on rookies and prospects, such as Wil Myers.