Andrelton Simmons was born on Monday, September 4, 1989, in Mundo-Novo, Curacao. Simmons was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 2, 2012, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Andrelton Simmons baseball stats page.
"If the measure of a man's talent is how pumped-up people get when you bring up his name, then Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons might not merely be bound for greatness. He might be bound for Cooperstown. 'I get excited just talking about the kid,' said one longtime scout. 'He's incredible,' said his first baseman, Freddie Freeman. 'The balls he gets to. He's so quick. [When he throws to first], it's like the ball doesn't even go in his glove.' 'Exceptional athlete,' said his hitting coach, Greg Walker. 'His hand-eye is off the charts.' 'Great range. Great arm. Quick hands,' said Simmons' double-play partner, Dan Uggla. 'It's fun to watch him do his thing out there. The sky's the limit.'" - ESPN Senior Writer Jayson Stark (ESPN.com, 03/28/2013, What can't Andrelton Simmons do? , Source )
Andrelton Simmons Autograph on a 2015 Topps Museum Collection Triple Relic Auto (#SST-AS)
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Andrelton Simmons Miscellaneous Items of Interest
Andrelton A. Simmons is a active Major League Baseball player with the Los Angeles Angels (2016-Today), who previously played with the Atlanta Braves (2012-2015). Did you know that when Andrelton Simmons won the Gold Glove Award at shortstop in 2013, he became the first Atlanta Braves shortstop to receive the prestigious honor?
Did you know that same year, Andrelton Simmons also won the National League Platinum Glove Award - given to the best defensive player of the year from each league? Fans select one player among the nine Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League to receive the honor and Simmons was selected as the best defensive player in the entire National League that season and was the first shortstop from either league to ever receive a Platinum Glove Award !
Did you know that when Andrelton Simmons led all Major League shortstops with 126 double plays turned in 2015, it was also the second most in Atlanta Braves history by a shortstop? Do you know is first? [ Answer ]
Did you know that after Andrelton Simmons was traded to the Angels , he continued making history, setting a franchise record for defensive runs saved (32) by a shortstop in 2017, set previously by Chone Figgins in 2009 (29)?
Andrelton Simmons was the twelfth Major League player born in Curacao , the first from the town of Mundo Nobo, and he is "related" to Andruw Jones . How? Jones , aka The Curacao Kid , was the first player from Curacao to ever win a Gold Glove , doing so as an outfielder ten times (all consecutively), and Simmons was the first infielder to win a Gold Glove .
Andrelton Simmons was drafted in the second round, seventieth overall, in the 2010 . What's noteworthy about that? He was drafted as a pitcher, he could throw over 95 miles per hour, and he was the first player born in Curacao ever taken in the amateur baseball draft .
Andrelton Simmons is widely considered one of the greatest defensive shortstops in the game AND should also be remembered for his keen eye - in 2018, he went went 90 consecutive plate appearances without striking out, and finished the year with a 13.64 PA/K ratio, making him the most difficult player in the Majors to strikeout that season!
When Andrelton Simmons made his Major League debut on June 2, 2012 , he became the first player from Western Oklahoma State College to make it to the majors. When Andrelton Simmons won his second Gold Glove with the Halos , he became the fourth shortstop to win multiple Gold Gloves with two teams, joining Luis Aparicio , Omar Vizquel and Ozzie Smith !