(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photo by Henk Seppen)
Andrelton Simmons again wins Gold Glove Award!
NEW YORK, New York (USA) -
Dutch short stop Andrelton Simmons again has won the Gold Glove Award for being the best short in the National League.
The winners of the Gold Gloves, the best defensive players per position, were announced on Tuesday-evening, November 4.
Last year, Simmons also won the Gold Glove for the best defensive short stop in the National League.
A few weeks later, he also won the Platina Gold Glove for the best defensive player in the entire league.
...Andrelton Simmons in action for the Dutch Team during...
...the World Baseball Classic in 2013...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
This year, Simmons completed his second full season in the Major League with the Atlanta Braves.
The Curaçao-born Simmons, who turned 25 in September, played in 146 games, hitting .244 (132-for-540), scoring 44 runs and batting in 46.
Defensively, Simmons played all his games as short stop and got 642 chances.
He had 217 putouts and 411 assists, while making only 14 errors to finish with a .978 fielding average.
Simmons took part in 99 double plays.
Last season, Simmons also committed 14 errors.
He then closed the season with a .981 fielding average and turned 94 double plays to win his first Gold Glove Award.
Simmons made his Major League-debut on June 2, 2012 and then went on to play in 49 games for the Braves.
In those games, he committed only three errors.
In 351 big league-games, all as short stop, Simmons made only 31 errors in 1623 chances.
He took part in 224 double plays.
Last year, Simmons participated with the Netherlands National Baseball Team in the World Baseball Classic, reaching the semi-finals.