19-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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...
Lucas Sims Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Braves that includes a $1.65 million signing bonus.
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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Atlanta Braves Roster
MajorsAvilan, Luis (P)
AAABello, Yenier (C)
AAAtkins, Mitch (P)
A+Beckwith, William (1B)
ACabrera, Mauricio (P)
RookieCaratini, Victor (3B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.