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Andrelton Simmons | Shortstop | #2

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Western Oklahoma JC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-2 with two walks and stolen base Monday versus the Rangers.
Simmons just keeps on keeping on. He now has 13 homers and 18 steals to go along with a strong .293/.348/.451 batting line. Throw in his excellent defense at shortstop and you have someone with a sneaky case for AL MVP consideration. Aug 22 - 2:03 AM

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Andrelton Simmons hit his 13th home run of the year in the Angels' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Sunday.

It was a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning. Simmons also made a couple of tremendous defensive plays at shortstop in the afternoon victory at Camden Yards. The 27-year-old is slashing .292/.345/.451 through 122 games this season and will probably get a number of down-ballot MVP votes if he can finish strong.
Aug 20 - 5:28 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Simmons took James Paxton deep for a two-run dinger in the fourth inning, his 12 homer of the season. That shot boosted his RBI total to 52 on the year. In addition, the shortstop is working to a respectable .304/.357/.461 triple-slash over the course of 114 games played. He has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games.
Aug 11 - 2:00 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Simmons put the Angels on the board with a solo shot in the fourth inning off Rick Porcello after the Sox and Halos traded zeroes over the first three frames. The home run was Simmons' 11th of the season. He has now homered in back-to-back games after going three weeks without a long ball and sports a respectable .292/.340/.450 triple-slash for the season as a whole.
Jul 23 - 6:04 PM

Andrelton Simmons finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's win against the Red Sox.

Simmons has raised his average seven points in the month of July, thanks mostly due to five multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit performances. Simmons won't give you a lot of pop, but he hits for a decent average and will also swipe an occasional bag.
Jul 23 - 5:05 AM

Andrelton Simmons finished with a double and two singles across four at-bats in Saturday's outing against the Rangers.

Simmons is hitting well in the month of July, going 10-for-25 (.400) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI across seven games. He heads into the final game of the first half with three multi-hit efforts over the past five outings.
Jul 9 - 2:11 AM

Andrelton Simmons belted a solo home run across four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

Simmons has raised his average 13 points to .281 since June 6, recording eight multi-hit games during the stretch while posting eight doubles, three homers and 13 RBI. He is enjoying one of his best stretches of the season and is now slashing .281/.335/.431 overall.
Jul 2 - 3:09 AM

Andrelton Simmons is not in the Angels' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

There's no injury to report here as Simmons is getting a plan day off. He'll be spelled by Cliff Pennington at shortstop. Simmons must be delighted to avoid tonight's starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who he is 1-for-6 against in his career.
Jun 29 - 6:42 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday as the Angels edged the Dodgers 3-2.

The Angels won the game in the bottom of the ninth after Ben Revere reached on an error, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came around to score on a wild pitch/strikeout in which Yasmani Grandal's throw to first sailed into right field. That's how one might expect a 27-52 team to lose, not a 52-27 team like the Dodgers, but you just never know with baseball. Simmons' homer off Ryu would have been the decisive blow tonight if Grandal hadn't homered with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth to tie the game. It was Simmons' eighth homer in 81 games this year. That matches his total in 271 games from 2015 and 2016.
Jun 29 - 1:48 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

His 13 steals are already a career high and we are not halfway into the season yet. He is batting .280/.338/.409 with seven home runs, 34 runs scored and 31 RBI. The 27-year-old defensive wizard has turned himself into a nice fantasy shortstop following several years of mediocrity with the bat.
Jun 21 - 10:35 PM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two steals in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Simmons picked up an RBI single against Jason Vargas in the first inning. He also had a double in the contest. With the two steals, the shortstop is up to 10 on the season -- matching his total from 2016. He is working to a .278/.338/.407 batting line with seven homers, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored in 270 at-bats.
Jun 18 - 7:26 PM

Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to propel the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Simmons has seven homers in 68 games this year after totaling eight in 271 games the previous two years. Also, his .340 OBP is about 30 points better than his career average. If he keeps this up, he could deserve bottom-of-the-ballot consideration in the AL MVP race at the end of the year. Still, it doesn't seem likely that he'll remain quite this effective offensively.
Jun 15 - 2:04 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's shutout loss to the Tigers.

He was the only member of his team to reach base twice on a night when they could manage just three base hits. Known as a defensive wizard, Simmons is finally having a useful season at the dish as well. He has a .269 batting average with six home runs, 23 runs, 23 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jun 7 - 10:58 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after Sunday's game that Andrelton Simmons' knee is sore, but that they don't believe the injury to be anything serious.

Simmons' knee collided with the knee of Eduardo Escobar during a stolen base attempt during Sunday's game. Both players were able to walk it off and remain in for the duration of the game. He's considered day-to-day.
Jun 5 - 1:02 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Simmons plated a run with a ground out and later hit a ground-rule RBI double to pad the Angels' lead. He's now got a nine-game hitting streak going, during which he's 17-for-37 with seven multi-hit games. The torrid stretch has the normally defense-first shortstop's line up to .283/.341/.398 overall.
May 27 - 9:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Eduardo Paredes
8Jose Alvarez
9Huston Street
10Andrew Bailey