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Andrelton Simmons
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Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 200 NFBC ADP: 368.02
Position: SSBorn: 9/4/1989 Birthplace: Mundo-Novo, Netherlands Antilles
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Braves (2010)

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Sep. 16 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Simmons hit a two-run homer to pull the Angels within three in what would be a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday. Simmons, who missed the last three games with a sore thumb, has three home runs in his last two games and extended his hitting streak to nine games.
Analysis: Despite the lingering soreness in his thumb and hand, Simmons has seen a sudden power outburst that he credits to improved pitch selection.
Sep. 13 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Simmons was scratched from the lineup with a bruised right hand late Monday.
Analysis: Simmons, who jammed his hand in Sunday's game, was initially in the lineup before being replaced by Pennington.
Sep. 12 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Simmons began the day with one homer on the season and ended it with three after Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Simmons has been on a tear at the plate over the last 11 games, hitting .410 with seven extra-base hits.
Sep. 7 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET0:53 ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST12:23 AM VEN8:53 UAE11:53 PM CT-Simmons was 2 for 3 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss at Oakland.
Analysis: The Gold Glove shortstop has been swinging a very hot bat of late, as he's 11 for 26 with four doubles and five RBIs over a seven-game stretch.
Aug. 31 11:07 AM PT12:07 PM MT1:07 PM CT2:07 PM ET14:07 ET18:07 GMT2:07 11:07 AM MST1:07 PM EST1:37 PM VEN22:07 UAE1:07 PM CT-Simmons got back on track by going 3 for 4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Simmons had been 4 for 21 over his previous six games.
Aug. 22 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Simmons had a pair of RBI singles in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: Simmons had hit .146 with one RBI in his previous 14 games.
Aug. 5 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Simmons had three singles and drove in a run in the Angels' 10-inning loss to the A's on Thursday.
Analysis: Simmons is batting .387 in his last 16 games, raising his average 28 points to .290. The Angels open a series Friday against Seattle, and Simmons is hitless in four career at-bats against scheduled starter Felix Hernandez.
Aug. 4 7:44 AM PT8:44 AM MT9:44 AM CT10:44 AM ET10:44 ET14:44 GMT22:44 7:44 AM MST9:44 AM EST10:14 AM VEN18:44 UAE9:44 AM CT-Simmons went 2 for 4 with a run scored Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .368 in his last 15 games.
July 28 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Simmons had two hits again and drove in a run in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.
Analysis: Simmons has exactly two hits in six of his last seven games, batting .414, but only three have gone for extra bases and he's driven in just three runs during that span.
July 27 8:07 AM PT9:07 AM MT10:07 AM CT11:07 AM ET11:07 ET15:07 GMT23:07 8:07 AM MST10:07 AM EST10:37 AM VEN19:07 UAE10:07 AM CT-Simmons had two more hits Tuesday.
Analysis: He's had six multihit performances in his last eight games and is batting .419 over that stretch.
July 19 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Simmons had three hits as the Angels rallied from four runs down to beat the Rangers 9-5 on Monday night.
Analysis: Simmons had come out of the All-Star break just 1 for 9 after batting .413 over a 12-game hitting streak heading into the Midsummer Classic. He is batting .344 against the Rangers this season but is 1 for 12 lifetime against Kyle Lohse, Texas' scheduled starter for Tuesday.
July 16 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Simmons ran his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI single Friday.
Analysis: Simmons is batting .439 in July after entering the month with a .227 average.
July 9 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT-Simmons went 2 for 4 in Saturday's loss at Baltimore to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Analysis: Simmons is batting .409 with six doubles and 10 runs scored during the streak, which has raised his season average from .226 to .266.
July 6 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Simmons extended his hitting streak to nine games Thursday.
Analysis: Since seeing his average drop to .204 on June 22, Simmons has hit .407 in his last 14 games.
July 4 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET19:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)6:13 PM CT-Simmons continued to produce Monday with an RBI double.
Analysis: Simmons is batting .405 over his last 11 games and driven in three runs in his last three.
July 3 4:43 PM PT5:43 PM MT6:43 PM CT7:43 PM ET19:43 ET23:43 GMT7:43 4:43 PM MST6:43 PM EST7:13 PM VEN3:43 UAE (+1)6:43 PM CT-Simmons was a bright spot in Sunday's 10-5 loss to Boston, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.
Analysis: Simmons is 16 for 39 (.410) in his last 10 games after batting .109 in his 14 previous contests.
June 27 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Simmons continued to turn things around Sunday when he went 2 for 3 with an RBI in a 7-6 win.
Analysis: Simmons went 7 for 14 in the series against Oakland after going 0 for 14 over his previous four games.
June 24 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Simmons broke out of his slump Thursday, going 2 for 4 in a 5-4 loss to the A's.
Analysis: Simmons had been 0 for 17 over his previous four games.
May 8 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-The Angels activated Simmons from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Analysis: The Gold Glove shortstop tore a ligament in his left thumb while diving for a ground ball May 8. He went 8 for 24 during a six-game rehab assignment.
Apr. 19 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Simmons was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Simmons has hit safely in 11 straight, but he's still hitting just .275.
Feb. 26 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-After an offseason in which Los Angeles made few additions to help Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, Simmons appears to be the Angels' biggest potential difference-maker.
Analysis: They traded two top prospects and Erick Aybar, their starting shortstop for the past decade, to add Simmons to a defensive skill pool already including the wall-climbing Trout and Gold Glover Kole Calhoun. Simmons is generally considered the best defensive player in baseball, a lanky shortstop with nearly limitless range, exceptional athleticism and pitcher-grade arm strength. He leads the majors in runs saved since his debut in 2012.

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