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Alfredo Simon

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

1.30

WHIP

0.94

K

17

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Reds fans should appreciate Simon for what he is, and not what they wish he would be. As a late spring training waiver claim in 2012, he has posted two above-average relief seasons for the team. He's ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 267   DOB: 5/8/1981   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alfredo Simon Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Reds in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 23, 2014  –  Alfredo Simon News

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Simon gave up two earned runs on four hits over 6.2 innings pitched Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

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Alfredo Simon 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
2004 23 A San 6 6 0 31.7 44 20 7 21 12 1 2 0 5.68 1.77
2004 23 A Cle 22 21 3 134.7 121 49 13 107 38 7 9 0 3.27 1.18
2005 24 AA NOR 43 9 0 91.3 104 51 6 60 24 3 8 19 5.03 1.40
2006 25 A A 18 7 0 36.1 43 26 7 35 14 2 4 0 6.44 1.58
2006 25 AAA FRE 10 10 0 52.0 76 39 8 35 19 0 6 0 6.75 1.83
2007 26 AAA OKL 22 22 0 119.0 152 85 19 73 46 5 10 0 6.43 1.66
2008 27 AAA NOR 1 1 0 4.7 9 3 1 5 2 0 1 0 5.79 2.36
2008 27 MAJ BAL 4 1 0 13.0 16 9 4 8 2 0 0 0 6.23 1.38
2009 28 MAJ BAL 2 2 0 6.3 8 7 5 3 2 0 1 0 9.95 1.58
2010 29 AAA Nor 4 3 0 17.0 15 3 1 14 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.59 1.18
2010 29 MAJ BAL 49 0 0 49.3 54 27 10 37 22 4 2 17 4 1 4.93 1.54
2011 30 AA Bow 4 4 0 18.0 15 6 1 20 6 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.17
2011 30 MAJ BAL 23 16 0 115.7 128 63 15 83 40 4 9 0 0 0 4.90 1.45
2012 31 MAJ CIN 36 0 0 61.0 65 18 2 52 22 3 2 1 0 1 2.66 1.43
2013 32 MAJ CIN 63 0 0 87.7 68 28 8 63 26 6 4 1 2 6 2.87 1.07
2014 33 MAJ CIN 4 4 0 27.7 17 4 2 17 9 3 1 0 0 0 1.30 0.94
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 5 0 88.1 87 36 8 66 29 4 5 0 0 2 3.68 1.32
Career  (View All) MAJ   181 23 0 360.7 356 156 46 263 123 20 19 19 3.89 1.33

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Alfredo Simon 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 BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 23 @Pit 6.7 4 2 2 1 5 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.30 0.94
Apr. 18 @ChC 6.0 4 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
Apr. 12 TB 8.0 5 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.20 0.73
Apr. 6 @NYM 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.29 0.71
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
20.7 13 4 3 2 8 11 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 1.31 1.02
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
27.7 17 5 4 2 9 17 1 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.30 0.94
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
27.7 17 5 4 2 9 17 1 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.30 0.94

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Alfredo Simon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013160261631806.225
2012135251431930.267
20112504323631736.281

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013199371037702.206
201213427834612.283
20112283814592118.284

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201342.742137962.950.87
201237.7300351423.111.41
201158.3240442094.631.44

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201345.0220261722.801.27
201223.302117801.931.46
201153.0250371755.091.42
Alfredo Simon 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
2004 23 A San 6 6 31.7 5.97 3.41 1.75 1.99 73.5% 5.68 5.88 .351
2004 23 A Cle 22 21 134.7 7.15 2.54 2.82 0.87 75.3% 3.27 3.71 .284
2005 24 AA NOR 43 9 91.3 5.91 2.36 2.50 0.59 63.1% 5.03 3.63 .332
2006 25 A A 18 7 36.1 8.73 3.49 2.50 1.75 62% 6.44 5.03 .350
2006 25 AAA FRE 10 10 52.0 6.06 3.29 1.84 1.38 64.4% 6.75 5.12 .379
2007 26 AAA OKL 22 22 119.0 5.52 3.48 1.59 1.44 63.1% 6.43 5.36 .336
2008 27 AAA NOR 1 1 4.7 9.64 3.86 2.50 1.93 80% 5.79 5.77 .495
2008 27 MAJ BAL 4 1 13.0 5.54 1.38 4.00 2.77 2.56 64.3% 93.5 MPH 6.23 6.45 .295
2009 28 MAJ BAL 2 2 6.3 4.26 2.84 1.50 7.11 0.50 60% 92.3 MPH 9.95 13.49 .168
2010 29 AAA Nor 4 3 17.0 7.41 2.65 2.80 0.53 89.5% 1.59 3.38 .292
2010 29 MAJ BAL 49 0 49.3 6.75 4.01 1.68 1.82 1.46 74.2% 95.2 MPH 4.93 5.79 .301
2011 30 AA Bow 4 4 18.0 10.00 3.00 3.33 0.50 75% 3.00 2.87 .313
2011 30 MAJ BAL 23 16 115.7 6.46 3.11 2.08 1.17 1.08 68.6% 94.4 MPH 4.90 4.59 .317
2012 31 MAJ CIN 36 0 61.0 7.67 3.25 2.36 0.30 2.30 81.2% 94.4 MPH 2.66 3.30 .344
2013 32 MAJ CIN 63 0 87.7 6.47 2.67 2.42 0.82 1.40 76.7% 94.5 MPH 2.87 4.11 .246
2014 33 MAJ CIN 4 4 27.7 5.53 2.93 1.89 0.65 1.46 91.7% 93.5 MPH 1.30 4.00 .197
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 5 88.1 6.74 2.96 2.28 0.82 74.1% 3.68 3.87 .302
Career MAJ   181 23 360.7 6.56 3.07 2.14 1.15 74.6% 3.89 4.46 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Alfredo Simon    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.89 K/BB
POOR
5.53 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.93 BB/9
WEAK
93.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GREAT
1.46 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.30 ERA
ELITE
0.94 WHIP
ELITE
4.00 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.197 BABIP
LOW
91.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Alfredo Simon (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Cabrera DET 6 4 2 5 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.381
Erick Aybar ANA 6 3 2 3 1 0 0 .500 1.500 2.071
Mike Trout ANA 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.167 1.833
Skip Schumaker CIN 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .800 1.000 1.800
Dan Uggla ATL 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 .500 1.250 1.750
Josh Reddick OAK 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Kurt Suzuki MIN 7 3 2 3 0 1 0 .429 1.286 1.714
Michael Brantley CLE 6 4 0 3 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.714

Best Matchups for Alfredo Simon (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeff Francoeur SD 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus TEX 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Getz TOR 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Francisco TOR 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Dominguez HOU 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Ellis STL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Johnson ATL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerardo Parra AZ 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis d'Arnaud NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ben Revere PHI 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Alfredo Simon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Simon gave up just one unearned run over six-plus innings Friday to beat the Cubs. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three.

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Simon will get another start Saturday against the Rays and potentially a handful more thanks to Mat Latos' elbow setback, MLB.com reports.

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Simon came up huge Sunday in his first start of the year, holding the Mets to one run over seven innings. He allowed four hits, one walk and hit a batter while striking out six.

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Simon will make his 2014 starting debut Sunday against the Mets after a considerable layoff, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Simon will open the year as the Reds' fifth starter, but could transition to the bullpen after just one start, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Simon's Opening Day role has yet to be determined, as manager Bryan Price is deciding if he would be more valuable in the rotation or bullpen, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Simon will start the season in the rotation, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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2014

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2013

A late waiver claim in April, Simon was limited mostly to middle relief and mop-up duty, but he did a competent job in that capacity. Like a number of other Reds relievers, his ERA was better than the component numbers would suggest, in large part due to avoiding home runs (his two homers allowed gave him a 4.3% HR/FB). A typical pitcher will have a rate closer to 10 percent, but the Reds' relief corps was chock full of guys that beat that level. Either the team is on to something, or some of their relievers like Simon could be feeling the pain of the regression wheel in 2013.

2012

Simon was thrust into a starting role in 2011. Although he struggled at times, he showed he could be a competent fourth starter, with a K/BB over 2.0 and a FIP of 4.47. Simon should have a chance to retain his starting job, but the combination of home park, tough divisional opponents and weak supporting cast make him a volatile option for most formats. It's also worth noting that he'll turn 31 in May, so there's little growth potential here at this stage of his career.

2011

Simon had an impressive turnaround time from Tommy John surgery, returning healthy in spring training after having the surgery in April 2009. Pitching out of the bullpen in 2010, he was effective for a time and even got to spend some time as the closer. After some initial success, the American League caught up to Simon, with him giving up 10 home runs in less than 50 innings. With Koji Uehara back and Mike Gonzalez healthy, it's unlikely that Simon will close again. He was arrested in early January on suspected murder charges and might still be in jail in Puerto Rico by the time spring training opens.

2009

Simon was signed just before September after he spent the summer in the Mexican League when he was released by the Dodgers. He didn't pitch well in the little action he got and it is doubtful he figures into the Orioles' long term plans. Simon will have his work cut out in order to make the roster in spring training.

2006

Simon inherited the closer job at Norwich in midseason, notching saves without pitching all that well. There's no reason to know his name.

2005

Simon was acquired from the Phillies in July when the Giants dealt reliever Felix Rodriguez, and pitched decently at high Single-A in 2004.