• Full name Chandler Lenard Simpson
  • Born 11/18/2000 in Atlanta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Drafted in the CB-B round (70th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2022 (signed for $750,000).
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    In a game now dominated by power, Simpson is the rare player who changes the game with his speed. A top-of-the-scale runner, Simpson scored from second on a sacrifice fly this year. A transfer from Alabama-Birmingham, Simpson led the nation with a .433 batting average and his .509 on-base percentage was ninth best in the country. In the Northwoods League in 2021, he finished second in batting (.377) and first in steals (55 in 51 games). In each of the past two years he’s ranked among the nation’s toughest hitters to strike out. Of the 618 fastballs he saw in 2022, he swung and missed just nine times. Simpson has bottom-of-the-scale power. His game is all about bunts, bloops and line drives to the gap and he lets his swing get big. Simpson split time between shortstop and second base in college, but he’s a second baseman in pro ball because of his arm. He has below-average arm strength, and his accuracy is hindered by an awkward, sidearm throwing motion. He does have the range, feet and hands to stick at second. Simpson’s rare combination of speed and contact ability stand out and make him a likely second- or third-round pick.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Chandler Simpson assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods activated SS Chandler Simpson.
  • SS Chandler Simpson assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods.
  • SS Chandler Simpson assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from FCL Rays.
  • SS Chandler Simpson assigned to Tampa Bay Rays.
  • SS Chandler Simpson roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.

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