Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:03:25 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the Gold Glove winners Tuesday, Oct. 29. The winners in the National League are St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons, Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez, Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Arizona Diamondbacks RF Gerardo Parra.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:58:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (neck) is sitting out due to neck tightness Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:48:13 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) will have surgery Thursday, Aug. 22, to fix two fractures in his jaw. He's expected to miss four to six weeks. Since June 9, he was hitting .291/.373/.495 and was .357/.426/.607 in his last 22 games. OFs B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer or SS Andrelton Simmons are the candidates to move into the leadoff spot with Heyward out.
Fantasy Tip: As David Schoenfield notes, Schafer is probably the biggest beneficiary of PT with Heyward out. The Bravos could also mix in Evan Gattis in the outfield, too.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:56:11 -0700
Atlanta Braves hitting coach Greg Walker said Friday, Aug. 2, that SS Andrelton Simmons has worked to make a significant midseason adjustment to his swing. "Basically he was playing pepper with the left side of the infield the whole first half of the season, or the first two months," Walker said. "Because everything was around, around."
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:26:33 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made several adjustments to his batting order Saturday, July 27, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Jason Heyward hit leadoff for the second time this season, OF Justin Upton hit second for the first time and SS Andrelton Simmons batted eighth.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:04:52 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is 11-for-22 with four doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and just two strikeouts in his last five games. He is 8-for-20 as the No. 2 hitter with a strikeout and a walk, while the rest of the team in the two hole is a combined 12-for-108 (.111) with 34 strikeouts and 15 walks.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons is scorching hot right now and has proven that he can bring his stick to play along with his leather. He's emerging as one of the best young shortstops in the National League, and he should be owned in a high number of mixed leagues as either your shortstop or for middle infield depth.
Tue, 07 May 2013 11:59:31 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons hit two home runs and drove in a career-high four runs Monday, May 6, for the first multi-homer game of his young career. Simmons worked on staying back a little longer at the plate over the weekend in order to generate more power to his swing. He has four homers on the season, and he has six multi-hit games in his last 14 contests.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:39:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Ramiro Pena is starting at shortstop in place of SS Andrelton Simmons Saturday, April 13. Manager Fredi Gonzalez wanted another left-handed bat in the lineup to get the offense going.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:50:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is back in the lineup Monday, April 8, but OF B.J. Upton is in the leadoff spot. Simmons is hitting eighth against the Miami Marlins. Simmons went 3-for-17 with a double, walk, a stolen base and a .222 on-base percentage in four games in the leadoff spot. Upton was 3-for-6 with a home run, two stolen bases, three walks and no strikeouts in two games at leadoff over the weekend. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is playing it day-to-day with his lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez said moving Upton up to leadoff also made more sense with Freddie Freeman (oblique) on the disabled list. It's unknown if this will continue, but based off Upton's weekend performance, it's a good bet.
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:26:59 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is considered day-to-day because of a sprained thumb.
Fantasy Tip: Simmmons could miss a few games because of the injury but it does not appear to be a serious injury.