Andrelton Simmons, a four-time Gold Glove winner, has been with the Los Angeles Angels for the past five seasons after beginning his career with the Atlanta Braves.
Despite his mediocre offensive output, his fielding abilities have been so good that he received MVP votes in 2013, 2017, and 2018.
Simmons participated in only 30 games for the Angels in a pandemic-shortened 60-game season in 2020, missing time due to an ankle ailment for the third summer in a row. With Los Angeles’ chances of making the playoffs dwindling, he chose to sit out the last week of the season.
Simmons has a job. In 4,280 plate appearances, he had a batting average of 269 and 386 strikeouts. According to Baseball-Reference data, he is the most difficult active player in the major leagues to strike out, with a lifetime strikeout rate of one per 10.24 at-bats.
Simmons, a Curacao native who was drafted in the second round by the Braves in 2010, had his best overall season in 2017 when he batted.278 with 14 home runs, 69 RBIs, 38 doubles, and 19 stolen bases.
His.981 lifetime fielding percentage is third among current shortstops, and stats have always complimented his flexibility.
How Tall Is Andrelton Simmons?
Andrelton Simmons is 1.88 meters tall.