Found May 30, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Atlanta Braves completed a much needed shortstop switch after Wednesday's win over the Cardinals, demoting incumbent Tyler Pastornicky to AAA Gwinnett and promoting Andrelton Simmons from AA Mississippi to the majors.  Pastornicky had struggled both offensively and defensively in the majors after winning the starting job in Spring Training. This year, he had just a .605 OPS, and was lately ceding one start a week to veteran Jack Wilson. Pastornicky's defense, never thought to be a particularly strong suit, was ghastly. His DRS for the year was -16, the worst mark in all of baseball at any position by far, and his UZR was -10, another terrible mark. The Braves just couldn't go on with it anymore. Simmons is a magnificent defender, with ESPN's Keith Law ranking both his glove and arm as an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale, and his speed as a 60. For the season in Mississippi, the 22 year-old Simmons had a .794 OPS, three homers, and ten stolen bases. The homers wer...
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