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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
At the time Simmons hit his run-scoring single off of Jimmy Nelson in the sixth inning, it made the score 2-0. The Brewers would drive closer with a run in the seventh, but Simmons' RBI would ultimately stand as the barrier between victory and defeat. The RBI was his 18th of the year and Simmons is now hitting .248/.307/.394. He's cooled off a bit since a hot start. May 24 - 4:48 PM

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Andrelton Simmons is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day of rest. Pedro Ciriaco is at shortstop in Simmons' place.
May 17 - 10:28 AM

Andrelton Simmons provided one of the Braves' two runs in Monday's win against the Reds with a solo home run.

Simmons tied the game up at 1-1 with a solo home run to left-center off of Mike Leake in the fourth inning. The shortstop, who is unquestionably the best defensive shortstop in baseball, has also brought the lumber this year, cracking three home runs with 16 RBI and a .282/.346/.460 triple-slash line.
May 11 - 11:49 PM

Andrelton Simmons singled and scored twice in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

The single was Simmons' only hit, as he finished the game 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He's now scored 22 runs to go with two homers and 15 RBI. After disappointing offensive campaigns in 2013 and 2014, the 25-year-old shortstop is off to a solid start in 2015, posting a .294/.364/.459 line over 109 at-bats.
May 8 - 10:42 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Simmons kept the Braves in the game for a while but they weren't able to capitalize on any of their other opportunities. The shortstop doubled in a run in the second inning to reduce the Braves' deficit to 3-1, then brought home a run with a single in the fourth to make it 3-2. Simmons is now on a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .291/.339/.418 with 10 RBI.
Apr 23 - 5:04 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run triple, but the Braves suffered a loss at the hands of the Mets on Sunday.

Simmons tied the game in the bottom of the second, knocking in two runs with a triple to left-center field. Simmons is hitting well to start the season, batting .304 (7-for-23) with three doubles, a triple, and five RBI. He suffered a drastic loss in power from 2013 to '14, dropping from 27 doubles and 17 home runs to 18 doubles and seven home runs. If he has a power resurgence, he'll have plenty of value as power is rather rare from the shortstop position.
Apr 12 - 4:27 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Simmons contributed a two-run single in the Braves' big six-run first inning, and he added two more knocks as the night wore on. He's now 3-for-9 (.333) on the young season. Simmons is one of the few notable players left on the Braves, but he still hits near the bottom of the lineup and isn't known for his offense despite nights like this.
Apr 7 - 10:39 PM

Andrelton Simmons hit his second homer Tuesday against the Phillies.

The good news is that Simmons is killing the ball since returning from a strained oblique, batting .467 with 12 RBI in 30 at-bats. The bad is that manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to have had a change of heart about batting him second, what with Eric Young Jr. likely emerging as the leadoff man and Nick Markakis still needing to hit somewhere near the top. As a result, Simmons will find himself in the barren wasteland that is the bottom half of the Braves order. Maybe he'll drive in a tumbleweed now and again.
Mar 24 - 5:10 PM

Andrelton Simmons said after Monday's game that his left elbow feels fine.

Simmons was hit in the elbow by a pitch Monday and was a bit scared initially after it went numb, but he iced it immediately and already feels improvement. The 25-year-old had his Grapefruit League debut delayed due to a strained oblique, but he's been swinging the bat well this spring.
Mar 23 - 4:58 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Simmons has been awfully quick to play catchup after missing a couple of weeks with a strained oblique; he's 9-for-16 with a homer since returning to the lineup.
Mar 17 - 4:46 PM

Andrelton Simmons made his spring debut as a designated hitter Friday and went 1-for-3 against the Tigers.

Simmons had been sidelined by an oblique strain. He's expected to play shortstop at some point this weekend.
Mar 13 - 5:05 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) will make his spring debut Thursday against the Yankees.

Simmons suffered a strained oblique in the early part of camp, so the Braves have brought him along slowly. However, he's finally ready for game action and should be fine for the season.
Mar 10 - 3:47 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) has taken regular batting practice the past two days.

Simmons has been nursing a strained oblique for over a week but has been making steady progress. "He's getting closer," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. It sounds like we can expect the slick-fielding shortstop to return to Grapefruit League action later this week.
Mar 8 - 1:26 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) said he's "taking it slow" with swinging a bat.

Simmons was diagnosed with an oblique strain last week, but has already resumed some baseball activities. However, the Braves don't want to push it this early in spring training, as a setback could cost him multiple weeks. He's unlikely to play in the early Grapefruit League games.
Mar 3 - 12:23 PM

Andrelton Simmons (oblique) probably won't make his Grapefruit League debut for another week.

Simmons is thought to be over his oblique strain, but the Braves are going to play it extra safe here in early March. He should be 100 percent for the start of the 2014 season and will try to rebound offensively after batting just .244/.286/.331 with seven home runs in 146 games last year. Simmons is only 25 years old.
Mar 2 - 1:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Juan Uribe
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
2Todd Cunningham
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Williams Perez
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Nick Masset
6Andrew McKirahan
7Trevor Cahill
8Brandon Cunniff
9Donnie Veal
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons
12Chris Withrow