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Lucas Sims

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

5.14

WHIP

1.41

K

37

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Sims has featured a plus fastball and plus curveball for several years now, his inability to find the strike zone over the past couple seasons flipped his realistic outlook from mid-rotation sta...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   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.

September 21, 2017  –  Lucas Sims News

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Sims allowed only one run on three hits and two walks over five innings Wednesday while striking out six, but he didn't factor into the decision in a 7-3 loss to the Nationals.

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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 28 28 0 156.2 146 73 12 107 57 8 11 0 0 0 4.19 1.30
2015 21 R GUL 2 2 0 5.0 7 5 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.80
2015 21 A CAR 9 9 0 40.0 39 23 2 37 23 3 4 0 0 0 5.18 1.55
2015 21 AA MIS 9 9 0 47.2 29 17 1 56 29 4 2 0 0 0 3.21 1.23
2016 22 AA MIS 11 17 0 91.0 64 27 3 101 55 5 5 0 0 0 2.67 1.31
2016 22 AAA GWI 11 10 0 50.0 56 42 12 58 37 2 6 0 0 0 7.56 1.86
2017 23 AAA GWI 20 19 0 115.1 95 48 19 132 36 7 4 0 0 0 3.75 1.14
2017 23 MAJ ATL 12 8 0 49.0 52 28 8 37 17 2 5 0 0 1 5.14 1.41
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Career  (View All)     12 8 0 49.0 52 28 8 37 17 2 5 0 5.14 1.41

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Lucas Sims Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 20 Was 5.0 3 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.41
Sep. 16 NYM 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.52 1.45
Sep. 13 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.36 1.43
Sep. 9 Mia 2.3 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.49 1.46
Sep. 7 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.59 1.47
Sep. 2 @ChC 3.0 6 7 7 2 4 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.73 1.51
Aug. 28 @Phi 6.3 8 4 4 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.41 1.36
Aug. 22 Sea 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.13 1.34
Aug. 17 @Col 5.0 5 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.24 1.48
Aug. 12 @StL 5.3 10 5 4 1 1 3 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.71 1.44
Aug. 6 Mia 6.0 6 4 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.25 1.17
Aug. 1 LAD 6.0 6 3 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.3 IP/G
11.3 8 4 4 1 4 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.18 1.06
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.3 IP/G
26.7 25 15 15 4 11 26 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 1 5.06 1.35
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
49.0 52 29 28 8 17 37 4 0 0 2-5 0 0 1 5.14 1.41
Lucas Sims Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 27 Lehigh Vly 5.0 5 2 2 0 3 8 2 0 0 - 0 3.60 1.60
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 5 2 2 0 3 8 2 0 0 0-0 0 3.60 1.60

Lucas Sims Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017891310231011.307

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710618526506.268

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201723.312014633.861.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201720.713017947.401.84
Lucas Sims vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 28 28 156.2 6.17 3.28 1.88 0.69 68.1% 4.19 4.25 .287
2015 21 R GUL 2 2 5.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 44.4% 9.00 2.80 .496
2015 21 A CAR 9 9 40.0 8.32 5.18 1.61 0.45 65% 5.18 3.95 .328
2015 21 AA MIS 9 9 47.2 10.68 5.53 1.93 0.19 71.9% 3.21 3.20 .266
2016 22 AA MIS 11 17 91.0 9.99 5.44 1.84 0.30 79.3% 2.67 3.58 .282
2016 22 AAA GWI 11 10 50.0 10.44 6.66 1.57 2.16 63% 7.56 6.34 .346
2017 23 AAA GWI 20 19 115.1 10.32 2.81 3.67 1.49 74.1% 3.75 4.15 .283
2017 23 MAJ ATL 12 8 49.0 6.80 3.12 2.18 1.47 0.98 67.2% 91.7 MPH 5.14 5.10 .303
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 4.9 9.01 5.28 1.71 0.83 69.4% 4.54 4.16 .294
Rest Of Season     0 1 4.9 9.01 5.28 1.71 0.83 69.4% 4.54 4.16 .294
Career     12 8 49.0 6.80 3.12 2.18 1.47 67.2% 5.14 4.89 .303

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Lucas Sims Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 P 44 0 2 0 0 23 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Lucas Sims    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.18 K/BB
WEAK
6.80 K/9
POOR
3.12 BB/9
WEAK
91.7 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.5 HR/9
POOR
0.98 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.14 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.41 WHIP
WEAK
5.10 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.303 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
67.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Sims is listed as the Braves' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Sims will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Sims (2-5) allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four batters through just three innings during Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

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Sims (2-4) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk across 6.1 innings while taking the loss Monday against the Phillies. He struck out seven.

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Sims (2-3) tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of the Mariners, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four.

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Sims (1-3) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two batters through five innings during Thursday's win over the Rockies.

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Sims (0-2) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three batters through six innings during Sunday's loss to Miami.

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Sims (0-1) gave up three runs on six hits over six innings while striking out three and walking none in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

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Sims was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday.

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Sims will be called up to start Tuesday against the Dodgers, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

A freak hip injury, suffered in a team bus crash while with High-A Carolina, cost Sims nearly seven weeks of the season. Once cleared to return, Sims joined Double-A Mississippi rather than return to Carolina, and while the results were generally strong in nine starts for Mississippi, control issues continued to plague him. The 21-year-old showed improvement in that regard during the Arizona Fall League, issuing just three passes while fanning 17 in 17 innings, earning the start for the West in the Fall Stars game. Sims flashes two potential plus pitches (fastball and curveball) and mixes in a changeup, but the control will have to stabilize before he's given a chance in the major league rotation, and there are questions as to whether he can stick in the rotation long-term. He will attend camp as a non-roster invitee but figures to open the year back at Double-A with a chance to contribute later in the year.

2015

The move up to High-A Lynchburg in 2014 came with a steep learning curve -- he posted a 5.00 ERA and a dismal 38:25 K:BB in 72 first-half innings -- but Sims showed the type of promise late in the year that made him the 21st overall pick in the 2012 first-year player draft. Sims was able to miss bats at a much higher clip in the second half (69 strikeouts in 84.2 innings) while seeing only a slight uptick in walks (from 3.1 BB/9 to 3.4), resulting in a 3.51 ERA after the All-Star break and 2.88 ERA in August. The right-hander's curveball and changeup are still developing behind his 93-95 mph fastball, but Sims has the potential to feature three plus offerings at the major league level, giving him claim to being the Braves' top pitching prospect in many minds. New president of baseball operations John Hart seems to be looking several years ahead, so the team will likely take its time with Sims, meaning a jump to Double-A Mississippi early in 2015 is not necessarily a given.

2014

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 19 years old, and while those in dynasty leagues will likely want to pick him up, those in re-draft leagues can leave him be, as it's hard to imagine he'd get a run with the big club in 2014, given the team's pitching depth. It's believed that Sims could be future option in the front of the Atlanta rotation, however, so patience in dynasty formats could pay significant dividends.

2013

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.