VIDEO: 25 minutes of Andrelton Simmons defensive highlights
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had one of the best defensive seasons in history in 2013, and here's 25 minutes of highlights to prove it.
According to dWAR, the defensive component of Baseball-Reference's WAR, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons just has the best defensive season in baseball history. His 5.4 dWAR -- meaning he helped the Braves win more than five games in 2013 with his glovework alone -- is better than Ozzie Smith's best season (4.7), better than Mark Belanger's best season (4.4), better than everyone's best season. It's no surpise he won the Gold Glove.
Thankfully, the internet -- specifically YouTube user kev -- put together a video of Simmons' top defensive highlights from this past season. It's 25 (!) minutes long. Enjoy:
So much fun.
(h/t Hardball Talk)