Round Six: Shortstop Logan Simmons
The Phillies took their first high school player in the sixth round, selecting Tattnall Square Academcy shortstop Logan Simmons. He ranked No. 226 overall on the BA Top 500.
From Simmons draft profile, it appears there is no consensus on him. He has loud tools with plus raw power and a strong arm. The worry at the plate with him is that he will rack up strikeouts trying to tap into that raw power.
Defensively, many see Simmons moving to third base as he doesn’t move particularly fast. He does have good hands and the aforementioned plus arm, so he should be able to handle third base well enough.
MLB’s draft tracker has Simmons listed as a shortstop, so it appears the Phillies will try to keep him there as long as possible. He has plenty of potential and could have gone on Day One with a better spring. The team is hoping that Simmons can reach the potential and be a sixth-round steal.