Andrelton A. Simmons (born September 4, 1989) is a Curaçaoan professional baseball shortstop for the Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs (MLB).
He was previously with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, and Minnesota Twins. Simmons has earned four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for shortstops, a Wilson MLB Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award, and six Fielding Bible Awards for his defensive talents.
He ranks #1 in DRS and UZR against all shortstops in the relevant eras as of the end of the 2019 season (2003-present for DRS, 2002-present for UZR).
Simmons grew up playing baseball with fellow Curaçao natives Kenley Jansen and Didi Gregorius, as well as basketball and soccer.
Simmons drew little notice from MLB scouts due to his small stature until he attended Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, Oklahoma. Simmons hit.472 as a freshman at Western Oklahoma State, with seven home runs and 40 runs batted in (RBIs), helping his team to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II College World Series in 2010.
Simmons agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins on a one-year, $10.5 million contract on January 31, 2021. Simmons concluded the 2021 season with a.223 batting average, 3 home runs, 31 RBI, 1 stolen base, and a career-low 57 OPS+.
How Old Is Andrelton Simmons?
Andrelton Simmons is currently1.88 meters long.