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Lucas Sims

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

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There was no outlook written for Lucas Sims in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/10/1994   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.

March 16, 2017  –  Lucas Sims News

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Sims was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

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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 9 9 0 50.0 37 19 7 51 14 4 2 0 0 0 3.42 1.02
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Lucas Sims Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 25 Buffalo 5.0 5 4 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 7.20 1.60
May. 19 Durham 3.0 7 6 5 3 2 5 0 1 0 L 0 15.00 3.00
May. 14 Columbus 6.0 2 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.50
May. 8 Toledo 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 1.50 1.17
May. 3 Durham 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 7 1 0 0 - 0 3.60 1.40
Apr. 27 Rochester 7.0 4 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 2.57 0.71
Apr. 20 Rochester 7.0 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.43
Apr. 14 Durham 4.0 3 4 4 1 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 1.25
Apr. 9 Durham 5.0 1 1 1 0 3 5 0 1 0 W 0 1.80 0.80
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 14 10 9 4 6 19 0 1 0 1-2 0 5.79 1.43
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
32.0 30 15 14 6 9 33 2 1 0 2-2 0 3.94 1.22
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
48.0 37 20 19 7 14 51 2 2 0 4-2 0 3.56 1.06
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 9 9 50.0 9.18 2.52 3.64 1.26 72.7% 3.42 3.94 .250
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 30.3 8.15 7.31 1.11 1.29 66.7% 5.70 5.68 .255

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

Sims was added to the Braves' 40-man roster Friday.

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Sims has been transferred back to Double-A Mississippi on Friday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

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Sims, 22, has a 6.80 ERA and 54:34 K:BB through 46.1 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Sims, 22, has a 4.91 ERA and 25:8 K:BB through 22 innings since being promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Sims has been promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett, where he made his debut Saturday night, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Sims, 21, has a 3.00 ERA and 16:7 K:BB ratio through nine innings for Double-A Mississippi.

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Sims was assigned to minor league camp Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Sims will start Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

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Sims received an invite to spring training with the Braves.

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Sims was promoted to Double-A Mississippi on Sunday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

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Sims, who has been on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury since the team bus was involved in an accident on May 12, had a 5.20 ERA and 25:15 K:BB in 27.2 innings at High-A prior to getting hurt.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Lucas Sims.

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.