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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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According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets asked the Braves about the availability of shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but "the conversation went nowhere."
Olney says Atlanta "placed an unreachable price tag" on the 25-year-old. Simmons hasn't developed offensively as quickly as many were hoping, but he's a generational type of talent defensively and the kind of player the rebuilding Braves want to build around. Simmons is under contract with Atlanta through 2020 at some fairly reasonable rates. Jul 27 - 10:44 AM

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Andrelton Simmons is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Nationals.

Pedro Ciriaco is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in the Braves' series finale with Washington. It's just a day of rest for Simmons, who should be back Friday.
Jun 25 - 1:37 PM

Andrelton Simmons (hand) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

Simmons missed two games after getting struck on his right hand Monday while attempting a bunt. He is batting sixth Thursday versus Boston's Clay Buchholz.
Jun 18 - 3:15 PM

Andrelton Simmons (hand) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

Simmons has missed two starts in a row after being hit on the fingers of his throwing hand while attempting a bunt Monday. He's day-to-day. Pedro Ciriaco is at shortstop Wednesday.
Jun 17 - 2:55 PM

Andrelton Simmons reported improvement Tuesday, but said he's still dealing with swelling in his hand and fingers.

Simmons was hit in the fingers of his throwing hand while attempting a bunt Monday. X-rays came back negative and he's considered day-to-day. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said it's possible he could return Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 1:15 PM

Andrelton Simmons is out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Simmons was hit in the fingers of his throwing hand while attempting a bunt Monday, but X-rays came back negative. Still, it's not surprising to see him out of the lineup for the afternoon game. Pedro Ciriaco will start at shortstop.
Jun 16 - 12:46 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Braves came back to edge the Padres 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Braves hung five runs on Padres starter James Shields in the sixth inning, and it was Simmons' bases-loaded, bases-clearing double that did the most damage. He scored the game-tying run later in the inning. Simmons surprisingly is 10th in the National League in runs scored with 37, and he's hitting a respectable .265/.322/.381 through 58 games.
Jun 10 - 12:35 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in Monday's win against the Diamondbacks.

Simmons knocked in the Braves' third run with a single in the third inning. He doubled and scored on Freddie Freeman's home run in the fifth. Simmons has hit safely in 10 consecutive games, bringing his triple-slash line up to .277/.329/.405 with three home runs and 21 RBI.
Jun 2 - 12:31 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3Daniel Castro
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Chris Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Williams Perez
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2David Aardsma
3Jason Frasor
4Andrew McKirahan
5Ross Detwiler
6Brandon Cunniff
7Matt Marksberry
8Chris Withrow
9Jacob Brigham
10Jason Grilli
11Shae Simmons
12Josh Outman
13Ryan Kelly
14Paco Rodriguez