Andrelton Simmons even makes defensive gems when a batter doesn't hit the ball
No, that requires something more. An innate sense of the subtle quantum shifts in the universe when a baseball is in flight, or, perhaps like umami, it's an odd taste on the back of the throat that Simmons experiences when baseball heaven is about to happen.
He can't even stop himself when it's simply a throw to second base. When Norichika Aoki stole second in the bottom of the eighth of the Mariners' 6-4 win over the Angels on Friday, Halos catcher
Perhaps one day scientists will isolate the Simmons gene and we'll all be able to play baseball like this. Until then, we'll just have to settle for the highlights.