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18. Chandler Simpson, 2B/SS, Georgia Tech (Transferred from UAB)

Speed is the name of Simpson’s game. After swiping 27 bags in 27 tries this spring, Simpson was a menace on the basepaths in the Northwoods League this summer, stealing 55 bases in 65 tries while also ranking second in the league with a .377 average. And he controlled the strike zone extremely well, drawing 19 walks against 10 strikeouts, making him an ideal table-setter. With a slashing, line drive approach from the lefthanded batter’s box, Simpson has incredible bat-to-ball skills and rarely strikes out. In our summer look he led off the game with a base hit back up the middle and added a double sliced to left field that he turned into a double, advancing to third on the throw. He then scored easily on a tapper out front. Somewhat of an old-school throwback, he’s a similar player in terms of game disruption as Vanderbilt outfielder Enrique Bradfield. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, he has a unique broad-shouldered, high-waisted build but there isn’t much muscle mass. There also isn’t much power to his swing and overall approach, which may not matter much given how well he impacts the game at the top of a batting order with his talents. He also showed good infield actions and body control at second base in our summer look.

YearTeamPOSAVGOBPSLGOPSGPABRH2B3bHRRBIHPBBSOSBCS
2020.256.353.279.63214431111100707580
2021UABINF.288.339.345.6845417731516202021216243
 

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18. Chandler Simpson, 2B/SS, Georgia Tech (Transferred from UAB)

Speed is the name of Simpson’s game. After swiping 27 bags in 27 tries this spring, Simpson was a menace on the basepaths in the Northwoods League this summer, stealing 55 bases in 65 tries while also ranking second in the league with a .377 average. And he controlled the strike zone extremely well, drawing 19 walks against 10 strikeouts, making him an ideal table-setter. With a slashing, line drive approach from the lefthanded batter’s box, Simpson has incredible bat-to-ball skills and rarely strikes out. In our summer look he led off the game with a base hit back up the middle and added a double sliced to left field that he turned into a double, advancing to third on the throw. He then scored easily on a tapper out front. Somewhat of an old-school throwback, he’s a similar player in terms of game disruption as Vanderbilt outfielder Enrique Bradfield. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, he has a unique broad-shouldered, high-waisted build but there isn’t much muscle mass. There also isn’t much power to his swing and overall approach, which may not matter much given how well he impacts the game at the top of a batting order with his talents. He also showed good infield actions and body control at second base in our summer look.

YearTeamPOSAVGOBPSLGOPSGPABRH2B3bHRRBIHPBBSOSBCS
2020.256.353.279.63214431111100707580
2021UABINF.288.339.345.6845417731516202021216243
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18. Chandler Simpson, 2B/SS, Georgia Tech (Transferred from UAB)

Speed is the name of Simpson’s game. After swiping 27 bags in 27 tries this spring, Simpson was a menace on the basepaths in the Northwoods League this summer, stealing 55 bases in 65 tries while also ranking second in the league with a .377 average. And he controlled the strike zone extremely well, drawing 19 walks against 10 strikeouts, making him an ideal table-setter. With a slashing, line drive approach from the lefthanded batter’s box, Simpson has incredible bat-to-ball skills and rarely strikes out. In our summer look he led off the game with a base hit back up the middle and added a double sliced to left field that he turned into a double, advancing to third on the throw. He then scored easily on a tapper out front. Somewhat of an old-school throwback, he’s a similar player in terms of game disruption as Vanderbilt outfielder Enrique Bradfield. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, he has a unique broad-shouldered, high-waisted build but there isn’t much muscle mass. There also isn’t much power to his swing and overall approach, which may not matter much given how well he impacts the game at the top of a batting order with his talents. He also showed good infield actions and body control at second base in our summer look.

YearTeamPOSAVGOBPSLGOPSGPABRH2B3bHRRBIHPBBSOSBCS
2020.256.353.279.63214431111100707580
2021UABINF.288.339.345.6845417731516202021216243

Typo in there - he was 24 of 27 in SB, not 27 of 27.

But ridiculously good. Got on base 64 times (.333) and attempted steals 27 times (42% of the time). Question is where to put him in the line-up. Don't want baserunners in front of him clogging up the basepads. Or maybe DH? Or in-field substitution? But he has no power.

Not that is a problem for me, I like small ball. (Shameless troll)

Has three years eligibility left given the 2020 COVID pass year.
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Typo in there - he was 24 of 27 in SB, not 27 of 27.

But ridiculously good. Got on base 64 times (.333) and attempted steals 27 times (42% of the time). Question is where to put him in the line-up. Don't want baserunners in front of him clogging up the basepads. Or maybe DH? Or in-field substitution? But he has no power.

Not that is a problem for me, I like small ball. (Shameless troll)

Has three years eligibility left given the 2020 COVID pass year.
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I agree not everyone needs to have power. Having someone with his kind of speed pays big dividends for whomever hits behind him......he will see a lot more fastballs plus the pitcher is a lot more distracted! Would love to see him as a centerfielder with his kind of speed but a second baseman with speed is a big plus too. May be better for him to hit second instead of lead off to get that power bat behind him. I would love to see Parada bat behind him where he can see a lot more fastballs instead of all the off speed stuff he had to deal with later last season.
 
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