The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Georgia Tech baseball signee Logan Simmons in the sixth round of the 2018 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
Georgia Tech baseball signee Logan Simmons will have some decisions to make in the next few days. On Tuesday afternoon, the Macon, Georgia native was selected in the sixth round of this year’s MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. The estimated slot value of Simmons selection spot (167th overall) is $292,700.
Simmons who is finishing up his senior year at Tattnall Square Academy was drafted by the Phillies at shortstop. Simmons had a tremendous career at Tattnall, hitting .358 over 116 career games and averaged one hit per game.
Simmons’s sophomore and junior seasons put him on the map as a potential top prospect for this year’s draft. In his sophomore season, Simmons hit .382 while driving in 30 runs while collecting nine extra base hits including five home runs.
In his junior season, Simmons only played in 22 games but hit .417 matching his sophomore homerun total and driving in just one less RBI.
This past season, Simmons saw his numbers drop despite playing a high school career high 36 games. Simmons hit a solid .343 over the season while hitting two home runs and bringing in 25 RBI. He also hit nine doubles and two triples on the season. With all that being said, Simmons is expected to grow more into his body as develops and should be able to tap more into his power potential.
Simmons wasn’t a tremendous fielder in high school with a high school fielding percentage of .886 with 33 errors in 290 total chances. Whether he goes pro or enrolls at Tech, Simmons will need to spend time on his fielding.
Simmons will have a little over a month to decide if he will be going pro or ill be enrolling at Georgia Tech.
All stats courtesy of MaxPreps.com.