|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||585.00||14.00||.275||67.00||83.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Hahn (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||304||75||4|| .291|| .329|| .247|
|07/25/2014||Justin Turner, 3B LAD|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Eddie Butler, SP COL
|Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL|
|07/25/2014||Oscar Taveras, RF STL|
Dan Haren, SP LAD
Stephen Piscotty, 3B STL
|Denard Span, CF WAS|
Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL
|07/25/2014||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL||Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Andrelton Simmons enters break amidst hot July |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons collected eight multihit performances in 12 July games to enter the All-Star break hitting .375/.434/.438 with just two strikeouts in 48 at-bats this month.
Simmons went 0 for 2 in his final game before the break, but he managed to draw three walks, giving him a ninth game reaching base multiple times in July. While his overall numbers are still down from his last two seasons, he has at least rebounded from a rough June, and he owns a .265/.309/.363 line with five home runs, 30 RBI and three stolen base in 339 at-bats. He's well off his 17-homer pace of last season.
|Andrelton Simmons with another multi-hit game in July |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons singled twice in four at-bats Sunday against the Diamondbacks, producing his fifth straight multi-hit game to open July.
Simmons also extended his hitting streak to seven games. Simmons is batting .429 (12 for 28) with two doubles, four runs, seven RBI and one stolen base in his last seven games.
|Andrelton Simmons trying to cut down on swing |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/13/14) Braves infielder Andrelton Simmons is trying to cut down on his swing, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Simmons said he's swung hard his whole life, but he's trying to display more control of his bat now. He's working with hitting coach Greg Walker on making those changes. "He’s a high-effort guy with his swing, at times to a fault," Walker said. "And that’s something that we’re trying to ratchet down." Walker wants to make sure Simmons is utilizing the entire field, and not turning into an extreme pull hitter.
Simmons is hitting .254/.290/.388 over 224 at-bats.
|People inside and outside the Braves' organization were raving about shortstop Andrelton Simmons as he was entering his first full season in the majors last year. In the end, Simmons didn't disappoint as he won his first Gold Glove and finished a surprising 14th in the NL MVP race. However, from an offensive standpoint, Simmons dealt with some growing pains. He hit just .248 with a .296 on-base percentage, .396 slugging percentage and .692 OPS in 157 games. He managed six triples, 17 home runs, 27 doubles, 59 RBI and 76 runs. The 24-year-old shortstop is showcasing a developing power swing and has good plate discipline, drawing 52 walks to just 76 strikeouts in 206 MLB games. Even with a terrible slash line, Simmons was the ninth-highest scoring Fantasy shortstop last season and averaged 16.7 Fantasy points over the final 13 scoring periods. He also had the fifth-highest home run total among major-league shortstops last season. Simmons is among the top 10 Fantasy shortstops heading into 2014 and has the potential to be a top 5 player, if he finds consistency at the plate. Still, he's more of a mid-round Fantasy selection.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||SD||7:35 pm||Jesse Hahn|
|7/26/14||SD||7:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|7/27/14||SD||5:05 pm||Eric Stults|
|7/28/14||SD||12:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|7/29/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Josh Beckett|
|7/30/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|7/31/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|