Atlanta Braves
2015 Avg.
.271
 
Career Avg.
.255
Name  Andrelton Simmons
Born  9/4/1989
Height  6-2
Weight  195
Number  19
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/25/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Simmons is a great glove man, likely the best in the majors, but he has limited fantasy value with a .274 average, three homers, 28 RBI, 42 runs and just one stolen base. Pedro Ciriaco is starting at shortstop.
 
6/24/2015 3:42:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has not experienced much success versus Washington starter Jordan Zimmerman.
Insight: Simmons is 3-for-19 versus Zimmerman. Cameron Maybin also has a batting average below .200 against Zimmerman, so it would be wise to consider other options besides on Wednesday besides these Braves hitters.
 
6/18/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (hand) sat out for Wednesday's game, but is probable for Thursday.
Insight: Simmons missed the past two starts after being hit with a pitch, but is expected to return to the lineup. He's batting .267 with 3 HR, 27 RBI and 39 runs scored. Now if he could just learn how to steal bases.
 
6/17/2015 3:02:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (hand) is still out for Wednesday's game.
Insight: Simmons missed the pasttwo starts as well, but did appear as a pinch-hitter on Monday. Consider him day-to-day.
 
6/16/2015 1:51:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Simmons took a pitch off his fingers while trying to bunt on Monday. The x-rays came back negative, so owners can consider him day-to-day.
 
6/12/2015 2:18:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) with three extra-base hits and a 1.333 OPS versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Simmons is batting .263 with 27 RBI and 38 runs scored and is a nice low-end option, particularly in this favorable matchup.
 
6/10/2015 12:01:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had a big in the, 6-5, comeback victory over the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: After falling behind 5-0, Simmons had a bases-clearing double that brought the Braves within a run in the sixth. Simmons scored the next run to tie the game. He was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the victory.
 
5/17/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Just a normal day of rest. Pedro Ciriaco will get the start at short.
 
3/8/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is 2-for-15 in his career against Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler.
Insight: Simmons isn't really fantasy relevant, so he should be avoided on Wednesday.
 
3/2/2015 2:49:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is dealing with an oblique strain that will keep him out of the lineup for about a week.
Insight: He's a great glove man, but his fantasy value is limited by a mediocre bat. He hit .244 last season with seven homers, 46 RBI, 44 runs and four steals. He did hit 17 HR in 2013, so there may still be hope as he's only 25-years-old.
 
9/28/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: With a .063 career average (1-for-16) against Cole Hamels, Simmons will rest during the season finale. He finishes the year with a .244/.286/.331 line, along with seven homers and 46 RBI.
 
9/18/2014 1:03:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury.
Insight: The defensive ace is a guy you would like on your real team, but not your fantasy team with his .244 batting average and .621 OPS.
 
9/1/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is just 1-for-14 in his career against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: The defensive ace is batting .247 with very little power and speed and doesn't hold much fantasy value.
 
8/20/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday's game with a sore left hip, but he's in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: He was out of the lineup for nine games with an ankle injury earlier this month. The defensive ace has batted .252 with very little power and speed.
 
8/15/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: He was out of the lineup for six straight games them played two Wednesday and Thursday. Simmons is a great glove man, but he's hitting .251 with five home runs and a .639 OPS.
 
8/13/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He was out of the lineup for six straight games. Simmons is a great glove man, but he's hitting .249 with five home runs and a .637 OPS.
 
8/12/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is out of the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: He was hoping to return after getting in a workout Monday, but he'll get his sixth straight day off. Simmons is a great glove man, but he's hitting .249 with five home runs and a .637 OPS.
 
8/11/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left last Tuesday's game with a left ankle sprain and while manager Fredi Gonzalez says he's feeling better he's shooting for a Tuesday return.
Insight: Simmons is a great glove man, but he's hitting .249 with five home runs and a .637 OPS, so he isn't a good fantasy option. Update: Simmons is not in Monday's lineup. Emilio Bonifacio will get the start.
 
8/11/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left last Tuesday's game with a left ankle sprain and while manager Fredi Gonzalez says he's feeling better he's shooting for a Tuesday return.
Insight: Simmons is a great glove man, but he's hitting .249 with five home runs and a .637 OPS, so he isn't a good fantasy option.
 
8/8/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday's game with a left ankle sprain and is still walking with a limp, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Simmons' ankle swelled up after he stopped icing it Tuesday night. He's a great glove man, but he's hitting .249 with five home runs and a .637 OPS, so he isn't a good fantasy option anyway.