According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves will discuss whether to call up prospect shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
Simmons got a long look at shortstop during spring training, but the job ultimately went to Tyler Pastornicky. However, Pastornicky is hitting just just .254 with one homer and a .618 OPS through 43 games while showing while playing shaky defense. The 22-year-old Simmons is ready with the glove and is hitting .299/.380/.431 with three homers, 21 RBI, 10 stolen bases and an .811 OPS in 41 games with High-A Mississippi this season. We’re not convinced he’s ready to hit in the majors, but he could stabilize things defensively.