Andrelton Simmons

Andrelton Simmons

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/195
  • Age: 26


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Andrelton Simmons Stats

.265 4 44 5 .660

Andrelton Simmons MLB Career Stats

.256 31 168 16 .666

Andrelton Simmons Bio

  • Full Name: Andrelton A. Simmons
  • Pronunciation: ANN-drull-ton
  • Born: 9/4/1989 in Mundo-Novo, Curacao
  • Draft: 2010, Atlanta Braves, 2nd rd. (70th overall)
  • College: Western Oklahoma State CC
  • Debut: June 2, 2012
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2015 Stats 535 60 142 4 44 5 .265 .321 .660
MLB Career Stats 1847 197 472 31 168 16 .256 .304 .666
  • Status: Active

Andrelton Simmons Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Braves NL 583 419 87.13 183.97 -1.73 2.41 22.68
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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November 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM ET

Angels acquire Simmons

The Angels acquired Andrelton Simmons, arguably the game's best defensive shortstop, from the Braves on Thursday.

October 8, 2015 at 5:50 AM ET

Simmons scores 60 runs in 2015

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons finished the 2015 regular season with a .265 average, four home runs, 44 RBIs, 60 runs scored and five stolen bases.


Andrelton Simmons Awards

Rawlings NL Platinum Glove

Year Team League
2013 Atlanta NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2013 Atlanta NL
2014 Atlanta NL

Wilson MLB Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2015 Atlanta NL

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Atlanta NL
2015 Atlanta NL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Atlanta NL

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
06/2012 Atlanta NL

Defensive Player of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Atlanta NL

MLBPAA Braves Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2013 Atlanta NL
2015 Atlanta NL

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/29/2012 Mississippi SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Mississippi SOU

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Lynchburg CAR

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Lynchburg CAR

Topps Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Lynchburg CAR

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Danville APP

Andrelton Simmons Leaderboards

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 76 21st in NL


Season 3B Rank
2013 6 9th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 157 10th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 606 8th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 658 17th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2013 5 25th in NL
2014 5 25th in NL

Andrelton Simmons Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 12, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded SS Andrelton Simmons and C Jose Briceno to Los Angeles Angels for SS Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb, RHP Christopher Ellis and cash.
September 10, 2012 Atlanta Braves activated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 15-day disabled list.
September 6, 2012 Rome Braves sent SS Andrelton Simmons on a rehab assignment to Lynchburg Hillcats.
September 5, 2012 SS Andrelton Simmons assigned to Rome Braves.
September 3, 2012 sent SS Andrelton Simmons on a rehab assignment to Mississippi Braves.
July 13, 2012 Atlanta Braves placed SS Andrelton Simmons on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 9, 2012. Non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in right hand.
June 1, 2012 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of SS Andrelton Simmons from Mississippi Braves.
April 5, 2012 Andrelton Simmons assigned to Mississippi Braves from Lynchburg Hillcats.
February 2, 2012 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster SS Andrelton Simmons to spring training.
April 3, 2011 Andrelton Simmons assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Danville Braves.
March 19, 2011 SS Andrelton Simmons assigned to Atlanta Braves.
June 10, 2010 Andrelton Simmons assigned to Danville Braves from Atlanta Braves.
June 9, 2010 Atlanta Braves signed SS Andrelton Simmons.

Andrelton A. Simmons Bio Info

Resides in Mundo-Nova, Curacao...Attended Western Oklahoma State Junior College...Signed by Gerald Turner.


Was named Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner among National League shortstops for the second straight year (also Platinum Glove winner in 2013). Was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year among Major League shortstops. Joined Jason Heyward as the first pair of Braves teammates to earn Gold Gloves since 2007, when outfielders Jeff Francoeur and Andruw Jones were honored. Was named by ESPN as the Defensive Player of the Year and was also recognized by ESPN as the Defensive Player of the Month for September. Was unanimously selected as the 2014 Fielding Bible Award winner at the shortstop position. His defensive WAR mark of 3.89 ranked best in the majors. Appeared in 146 games at shortstop and tied for second in the majors with 28 defensive runs saved. Ranked as the third-toughest player in the NL to strike out, 60 strikeouts/576 PA (once every 9.60 PA). Tripled and homered in consecutive games, 4/13-14, to become just the second player in Braves history(since 1900) to triple and homer in consecutive games. Hit .364 (20-for-55) with 10 runs over a 13-game span, 6/29-7/12. Posted six consecutive two-hit games, 7/1-7 (.480, 12-for-25). Returned to lineup on 8/13 after missing six games, 8/7-12, with left ankle sprain. Agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with the Braves through the 2020 season on February 20, 2014


Earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award as the top defensive shortstop in the National League. Was named the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winner for the National League as the senior circuit's top defensive player. Baltimore's Manny Machado earned the honor for the American League. First Braves infielder to win a Gold Glove since Terry Pendleton earned the honor at third base in 1992. Was named by ESPN as the Defensive Player of the Year and was also named Defensive Player of the Month for both May and June. Compiled a defensive WAR of 5.4, the highest single-season mark in Major League history. He tied shortstop Terry Turner (5.4) of the 1906 Cleveland Naps for the best defensive WAR season in history. His 5.4 DWAR was almost a complete win above the next highest mark of 4.6 by Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez for the season. Defensively saved 41 runs, tied for most (with Arizona's Gerardo Parra) since the stat began to be tracked in 2003, according to Baseball Info Solutions and ESPN. No other shortstop finished the season with more than 12 defensive runs saved. Baseball Info Solutions' formula calculated that Simmons made 49 more plays than the average shortstop would have made against the same series of batted balls. Also according to Baseball Info Solutions, Braves opponents reached safely on only 22 percent of ground balls hit to the left of the second base bag, the lowest success rate in the majors. Was unanimously named The Fielding Bible's best fielder in baseball for possessing "soft hands, a quick release, tremendous range, an incredible flair for the shortstop position and a strong throwing arm." Had a career-best 11-game hitting streak from 5/25-6/5 and hit .360 (18-for-50) during that stretch. Ranked fourth in the majors with a 11.96 plate appearance per strikeout rate (658 PA/55 K). His 17 home runs were the most by a Braves shortstop since Jeff Blauser had 17 in 1997. His 21 infield hits ranked were tied for ninth-most in the National League. Led all Major League shortstops with 499 assists. Notched two two-home run games on 5/16 at CIN and 9/2 at CHI. Appeared in eight games for the Netherlands in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and batted .333 (10-for-30) with 10 runs, three doubles, two home runs and six RBI. Made his second career postseason appearance in the NLDS vs. LAD and batted .250 (3-for-12).

2012 In his rookie season, hit .298 (48-for-166) with eight doubles, two triples, three homers and 19 RBI...Made his Major League debut on June 2 at WSH vs. Stephen Strasburg and went 0-for-3...Collected his first career hit, a double, on June 3 at WSH off Gio Gonzalez and notched his first career home run on June 9 vs. TOR off Drew Hutchison.//Captured NL Rookie of the Month honors for June after leading rookie candidates in batting average (.333), OBP (.365) and hits (30). He hit safely in 17 of 25 games during the month...Was named ESPN's Best Defensive Shortstop for the Month of June...Suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his right hand on July 8 at PHI. Went on the disabled list on July 9 and returned to action on Sept. 10 at MIL...Hit a combined .320 (8-for-25) with two doubles and two home runs in six rehabilitation games at Rome (Single-A), Lynchburg (Single-A Advanced) and Mississippi (Double-A)...Hit .292 (50-for-171) with three home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games with Mississippi (AA) before being promoted to the Braves. Became the first Braves player from the 2010 draft to reach the Majors...Was named to the provisional roster of the Netherlands for the 2013 World Baseball Classic...Entered 2012 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization as ranked by Baseball America. 2011 Enters 2012 rated as the fourth-best prospect in the Braves organization according to Baseball America...Led Single-A Lynchburg in batting (.311), hits (161) and stolen bases (26)...Named organizational Player of the Year for High-A Lynchburg...Ranked fourth among Braves farmhands in batting average (.311) and third in stolen bases (26)...Led the Carolina League with a .311 batting average, 517 at-bats and 161 hits. He ranked second in doubles (35) and fourth in total bases (211)...Earned Carolina League mid-season and post-season All-Star honors...Named organizational Player of the Month for Lynchburg in August (.324, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 SB, 18 R). 2010 Entered 2011 rated as the 15th-best prospect in the Braves organization according to Baseball America...Named the Danville Player of the Month for July (.282, 8 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 8 SB, 16 R)...His 18 stolen bases were good for second in the Appalachian League...Hit his first professional home run 7/7 vs. BUR...Recognized by Baseball America as being the "best defensive infielder" and having the "best infield arm" among Braves farmhands...Selected to the Appalachian League Post-Season All-Star team...Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the 12th best prospect in the Appalachian League.