Shortstop

player

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Andrelton
Simmons

Curacao

Summary
Nationality:
flag Curacao
Position:
Shortstop
Age:
28
Weight:
90 kg
Height:
188 cm
About

Andrelton A. “Simba” Simmons was born on September 4th of 1989 in Mundo Nobo, Curaçao. In his youth days he played baseball alongside fellow Curaçaoan native baseball players Kenley Jansen and Didi Gregorius.

He went to Western Oklahoma State College, and in 2010 he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2010 MLB draft (out of Western Oklahoma State College).

On the 30th of May 2012 he got called up by the Braves, and he finally made his debut for the Braves on June 2nd 2012. He won the MLB National League Rookie of the Month for the Month of June 2012 and since he made his debut he’s been praised as one of the best defensive players in MLB.

In 2013 he finished the season with the most Defensive Runs Saved ever recorded in a season(but, sadly this record was broken by Kevin Kiermaier of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015) and was awarded for his defensive performance during the 2013 MLB season the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the 2013 MLB season.

The following year he won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award again, and on the 12th of November of 2015 he was traded from the Braves to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where he still plays baseball as the starting shortstop for the Angels.

The defensive wizard out of Curaçao was also a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands baseball team in the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classic, when he and the team finished 4th both times.