Williamsport’s Kendall Simmons Goes Deep For the 9th Time in His Last 18 Games

He did it again!. Kendall Simmons homered for the 9th time in his last 18 games yesterday  for the Williamsport Crosscutters. Read HERE.

Williamsport’s All Stars- Corbin Williams, Bryson Stott, Logan O’Hoppe and Kendall Simmons (Photo courtesy of MiLB.com)

What caught my attention was that Simmons was hit by a pitch in the game. It brought back memories of Ryan Howard back in 2004 when the Phillies were slow to call him up to the majors. Howard was hit 12 times that season in 560 plate appearances between Reading and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They could not get him out so the opponent pitchers just started pitching him high and a little too tight. Finally, the Phillies relented and Ryan was a September call-up to the big team.

Simmons has now been hit by a pitch six time in only 157 plate appearances in 39 games this season. We can only hope the Phillies move Kendall up to a higher level before the season ends.  Williamsport has only 13 games left before the NY-Penn League season ends.

Simmons has been selected to play in the All-Star game on Tuesday night. Read HERE. Still, it would be interesting to see him get a few at bats at a higher level before the end of the minor league season in two weeks before he gets hit by even more pitches in the NY-Penn League.




About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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1 Response to Williamsport’s Kendall Simmons Goes Deep For the 9th Time in His Last 18 Games

  1. Ro Mus says:

    Darick Hall and Kendall Simmons, besides sharing commonality of power in their bats also tend to get plunked a lot….Hall 71 times in a little over 1740 PAs ( on average every 25 PAs)….and Simmons in his short career so far, 14 times in 270 PAs (on average every 19 PAs).
    And both tend to stand close to the plate.

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