New Lineup Slot, Same Basic Goal for Simmons: Get On Base

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New Lineup Slot, Same Basic Goal for Simmons: Get On Base
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is taking on a new role batting lead-off for the Braves. But he said it’s not a “dramatic” or “uncomfortable” change because he’s done it before at lower levels and also because the basic goal remains the same. “Get on base,” Simmons said. “You try to get on base if there is nobody on, you try to drive them in if they are at second or third. But let’s say (for example) with (Jason) Heyward behind me, I know if they are not going to pitch to me I don’t have to chase something because he will be able to do the job, too.”

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