|Atlanta Braves – No. 19|
September 4, 1989 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 2, 2012 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through May 19, 2013)
|Runs batted in||36|
Professional career 
Prior to the 2012 season, Simmons was the Braves' fourth best prospect according to Baseball America. He was ranked 92nd in all of baseball. During spring training he competed with Tyler Pastornicky for the Braves starting shortstop job. On May 30, 2012, the Braves called Simmons up, and he made his Major League debut on June 2 against the Washington Nationals. He got his first Major League hit, a double, on June 3.
Simmons was named NL rookie of the month for June 2012, after hitting .333 with six doubles, three home runs and 14 RBIs in 25 June games. He led all NL rookies in batting average and on-base percentage. Simmons also won praise for his outstanding defense.
On July 8, 2012, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Simmons suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his right hand while sliding head-first into second base. On July 9, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list and expected to be in a cast for four weeks before being reevaluated.
- Young pitchers dominate Braves' Day 3 Draft
- Atlanta Braves top 2012 prospects
- 2012 Top 100 Prospects
- Simmons' dazzling 'D' leaving strong impression
- Pastornicky, Simmons continue shortstop battle
- Pastornicky sent to Triple-A; Simmons coming to Majors
- Hanson, Braves beat Nationals 3-2
- Simmons named NL rookie of the month
- http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/andrelton-simmons-changed-everything/ Andrelton Simmons Changed Everything
- http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/26348/braves-rookie-simmons-already-elite-ss Braves rookie Simmons already elite SS
- Andrelton Simmons Injury: Braves Shortstop Has Fractured Finger
- Braves place Simmons on 15-day disabled list
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Andrelton Simmons on Twitter