LA Angels Season MVP’s From 2010-2019
2017 – Andrelton Simmons .278, 14 HR 69 RBI 19 SB (Gold Glove)
Andrelton Simmons was acquired in 2016 to be a solid defensive shortstop who contribute some on offense, but would be a Gold Glove that would anchor the infield. In 2017 Simmons was both as not only did he win his third Gold Glove Award, but he also had a solid year at the plate.
Simmons had his second-highest home run and RBI total in his career in 2017 smacking 14 balls over the wall and driving in 69 runs. Simmons also stole 19 bases and hit .278 which were also career-highs at the time. He gave the Angels another strong bat that they could use in multiple spots in the line-up and Simmons helped provide for some missing pop in the line-up when Mike Trout missed close to two months in the middle of the season.
Simmons followed this outstanding season up with another stellar campaign in 2018 despite missing close to 3 weeks with an injury. Simmons’ production was an added bonus to his stellar glove work.