Position(s): RH Relief Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Asheville (A)
Age on April 1st: 21
Born: May 23, 1985 in Mountain Home, Idaho
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 200
Bats: L | Throws: R
Drafted: 2nd Round, 2005 | How Acquired: Draft
College: Everett Community College | High School: Glenns Ferry (ID)
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following 2008 season.
Scouting Report / Bio: Simons had a horrific season in 2006, compiling a 6.29 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. One of the biggest problems Simons faced in 06 was his loss of command, which had previously been Simons' calling card and best attribute. He throws a 88-90 mph fastball, a slider and a changeup. Simons will likely assume a relief role in 2007 in an attempt to regain his prospect status.
Future Outlook: Too early to tell--- also too early to give up on him, but he profiles as a fringy middle reliever.
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