8) Andrelton Simmons (Atlanta Braves)
If you’re a baseball fan, you definitely have seen at least one of this shortstop’s highlight plays or even highlight reels. When the Braves signed Andrelton Simmons to a contract extension last season, it showed the baseball world just how important this man is to not only the present roster, but also to the future of the organization as well.
Of course, there’s room for improvement offensively for Simmons, but right now, Simmons ranks as one of the best defenders at his position in the game. Simmons has shown in the past that he has the ability to hit for both average and power, but he hasn’t been able to figure it all out at once just yet. With the talent that this young-man possesses, it’s only a matter of time before he solidifies himself as one of the top shortstops in the game.