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Lucas Sims

20-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

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Considered the top pitching prospect in the Braves organization, Sims was dominant in his first season at Low-A Rome (2.62 ERA, 10.3 K/9, 3.5 BB/9). When the 2014 season opens, Sims will still be just...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 5/10/1994   BORN: Lawrenceville, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lucas Sims Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Braves that includes a $1.65 million signing bonus.

July 17, 2014  –  Lucas Sims News

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Sims, 20, continues to have a rough season for the Braves, posting a 4.90 ERA and 69:41 K:BB through 108.1 innings at High-A Lynchburg.

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Lucas Sims Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 18 R GUL 8 3 0 7.0 2 1 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 0.43
2012 18 R DAN 8 8 0 27.0 26 13 2 29 12 2 4 0 0 0 4.33 1.41
2013 19 A ROM 28 18 0 116.2 83 34 3 134 46 12 4 0 0 0 2.62 1.11
2014 20 A LYN 22 22 0 122.1 114 62 11 82 44 7 9 0 0 0 4.56 1.29

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Lucas Sims Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 18 R GUL 8 3 7.0 12.86 1.29 10.00 1.29 100% 1.29 3.06 .093
2012 18 R DAN 8 8 27.0 9.67 4.00 2.42 0.67 69.4% 4.33 3.68 .337
2013 19 A ROM 28 18 116.2 10.38 3.56 2.91 0.23 75.4% 2.62 2.80 .292
2014 20 A LYN 22 22 122.1 6.04 3.24 1.86 0.81 65.3% 4.56 4.38 .282

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Lucas Sims: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sims, 19, had his best start of the season at High-A Lynchburg on Friday, throwing six innings of one-run ball, while striking out four and walking two in a win over Salem.

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Sims has gone 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in four starts for High-A Lynchburg to begin the season.

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Sims, 19, has a 2.83 ERA and 114:41 K:BB ratio through 101.2 innings for Low-A Rome.

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Sims, 19, has a 2.94 ERA and 76:26 K:BB through 67.1 innings for Low-A Rome.

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Sims turned in another fine start for Low-A Rome as he threw six innings of one-run ball while striking out seven and walking none on Monday night.

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Sims agreed to a contract with the Braves on Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Sims was selected 21st overall by the Braves in Monday's first-year player draft.

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The Braves' 2012 first-round draft pick won't be contributing to non-keeper fantasy teams anytime soon. Even in keeper leagues, it is probably worthwhile to wait a couple years to see how he develops. Sims is still a teenager, after all, and has only played rookie ball in his brief career. Sims features a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid-90s and a good changeup. He was also lauded for his control in his high school career. High school draftees always sound great and by all means they are immensely talented, but many flame out in the lower rungs of the minors when they face more advanced competition. He'll likely see time at Low-A Rome for his first full professional season in 2013.