|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||585.00||14.00||.275||67.00||83.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||63||12||1|| .250|| .270|| .190|
|vs Hamels (Career)||16||1||0|| .125||.118||.063|
|vs LHP||100||25||2|| .299|| .380|| .250|
|12/25/2014||Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL||Courtney Hawkins, RF CHW|
|12/24/2014||Neil Walker, 2B PIT|
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
|Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL|
Michael Taylor, RF WAS
|12/24/2014||Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD|
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Tony Cingrani, SP CIN|
Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL
|Last 10 Games|
Braves coach to work with Upton, Heyward, Simmons in offseason
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/11/14) New Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer has been asked to work with outfielder B.J. Upton, shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Jason Heyward in the offseason, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
All three players struggled offensively in 2014. Heyward did hit .271, but he slugged just .384 and had 11 home runs. Simmons hit .244 with seven home runs and 46 RBI, while Upton hit .208 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI.
Andrelton Simmons back in action Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons returned to the starting lineup, hitting second Friday night at home against the Mets. Simmons was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals after aggravating an ankle injury. He is hitting .251/.297/.374 on the year.
Andrelton Simmons ankle fine
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/18/14) The ankle injury that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons aggrevated Wednesday night is not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup going forward, per MLB.com.
Though he was removed from the game in the fourth inning against Washington and was walking with a noticeable limp after the game, Simmons said it wasn't hurting him.
"It's not a sprained ankle," Fredi Gonzalez said. "It's more of an Achilles thing, up high, that bites him every once in a while. I didn't want to take a chance with it."
Simmons ended his six-game hitting streak with a 0-for-2 performance and now owns a stat line of .251/.297/.374.
Andrelton Simmons exits with ankle injury Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/17/14) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was removed from Wednesday's game in the top of the fourth inning due to an apparent ankle injury.
Simmons went 0 for 2 at the plate before exiting, ending a six-game hitting streak. He said after the game that he just tweaked the ankle area, but the injury wasn't bad, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Simmons owns a .243/.285/.333 line with seven home runs and 45 RBI in 510 at-bats.
Andrelton Simmons goes deep Thursday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(8/21/14) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons went yard Thursday against the Reds.
Simmons struck in his first at-bat. He worked a seven-pitch at-bat against David Holmberg, hitting a 75 mph curveball for a solo shot. He drove in another run on a groundout during the game. Simmons finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI.
|2014 summary: With three seasons now in the books, Andrelton Simmons has yet to reveal what kind of hitter he's going to be. He profiled as a contact hitter in the minors, then sold out for power in 2013 before providing the worst of both worlds last year. His strikeout rate was the 11th-lowest among full-timers, though, and with all that contact, you'd think he'd be able to hit better than .240.|
Playing time status: Of course, Simmons' biggest value to the Braves is his defense. He won his second straight Gold Glove in 2014 and has become widely known as the game's best defender at shortstop. No matter what he does at the plate, his job is secure strictly because of the runs he saves.
2015 outlook: Whether those 17 home runs he hit in his first full big-league season instilled Simmons with bad habits is something new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will try to figure out. Seitzer has a history of redeeming underachievers, Alex Gordon being the prime example, so you have some hope of Simmons becoming a Martin Prado-like contributor at shortstop under his tutelage. Of course, even that would be a so-so contributor in Fantasy, so we're talking about just a late-round pick on Draft Day -- and probably just in leagues that require a third middle infielder.
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