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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alfredo Simon allowed three earned runs in seven innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Pirates.
Simon gave up a three-run homer to Neil Walker in the bottom of the first inning. He settled in after that, allowing only four hits total, but the Cincinnati offense could muster only two runs of support. Simon struck out seven and walked two. He is 13-9 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 107/45 K/BB ratio in 167 1/3 innings this season. A home start against the Mets is next. Aug 30 - 6:51 PM

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Alfredo Simon struck out six while tossing seven frames of one-run ball in Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Braves.

He yielded just five hits and one walk (and it was intentional). This was easily Simon's best outing of the second half, as he came into Sunday's proceedings with a 5.40 ERA over seven starts. Perhaps he does still have a little bit left in the tank in what has been his first year as a full-time starter in the majors. He gets the Pirates on the road next weekend.
Aug 24 - 4:43 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Cardinals.

Simon gave up eight hits and a walk in the outing, but he left in line for his 13th win. The right-hander instead settled for a no-decision, staying at 12-8 with a 3.35 ERA. He still hasn't won a decision since July 9, and he'll continue to search for that elusive victory Sunday against the Braves.
Aug 20 - 12:13 AM

Alfredo Simon suffered his eighth loss after relenting seven runs (five earned) over five innings on Thursday against the Rockies.

Simon had a scoreless first, but the Rockies scored in each of his next four innings. The right-hander allowed 10 hits, walked one, and struck out two in an evening he'd like to forget. Simon has otherwise been dominant this season, as he still has a 3.28 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 92/41 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday.
Aug 14 - 11:46 PM

Alfredo Simon has hired MVP Sports Group and Dan Lozano as his new agent.

Simon was previously represented by Adam Katz and talked to 4-5 different agents before switching to Lozano. One of the biggest surprises in the majors this season, the 31-year-old has posted a 3.08 ERA over 23 starts and earned his first All-Star appearance. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Aug 12 - 1:18 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed two earned runs over five innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Marlins.

The Reds have now lost five straight Simon starts. He surrendered only four hits Saturday to Miami but walked five. The right-hander has been regressing steadily since appearing in the All-Star Game, but it's probably already too late to sell high in fantasy leagues.
Aug 9 - 10:48 PM

Alfredo Simon surrendered five runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Indians.

Simon lost his fourth straight, though this was the worst of those; he struck out one, walked three and threw just half of his 70 pitches for strikes. Really, his skid is mostly about run support; the Reds aren't scoring with their makeshift lineup at the moment. They had Skip Schumaker in left field and Jack Hannahan at DH tonight, which suggests that they've given up entirely.
Aug 4 - 10:15 PM

Alfredo Simon yielded three runs over 4 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

It was his shortest outing since May 27. Simon allowed nine hits and two walks, so he was at 89 pitches before being pulled with one out in the fifth. Things could have been worse, but J.J. Hoover bailed him out of a jam. Simon has now lost back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He'll attempt to get back on the winning side next week against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 25 - 10:34 PM

Alfredo Simon yielded four runs (two earned) over five innings in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Simon gave up five hits (including a solo homer to Carlos Beltran) and one walk while notching four strikeouts. This was his first loss since way back on May 27. The All-Star right-hander has been one of the biggest surprises in the game this season with a 2.74 ERA over 19 starts. We wouldn't be surprised to see him wear down during the second half, but he's been a life-saver for the Reds until this point.
Jul 19 - 4:11 PM

Alfredo Simon has been added to the National League All-Star team.

He's replacing teammate Johnny Cueto, who started on Sunday. We'd rather see someone like Stephen Strasburg make it, but Simon has had a great first half with a 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.
Jul 13 - 1:48 PM

Alfredo Simon picked up his league-leading 12th win, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds triumphed over the Cubs by a 4-1 margin on Wednesday.

Simon continues to pitch lights out baseball, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since May 27. The injured Masahiro Tanaka and Simon are the only pitchers in baseball with 12 wins presently. Against the Cubs, the right-hander allowed four hits -- including a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo -- while walking two and striking out eight. Simon will take a 2.70 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 75/28 K/BB ratio into a road start against the Yankees following the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 10:19 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings in Friday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

He's now tied with Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright for the NL lead with 11 wins. Simon held the Brewers scoreless until the seventh inning. He struck out three and walked two in the victory. One of the biggest surprises of the season, Simon has delivered seven straight quality starts and now owns a 2.78 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through 17 starts this season. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Cubs in another home start.
Jul 4 - 10:19 PM

Alfredo Simon held the Cubs to one run in seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

Jeff Samardzija matched Simon for six innings, so there was no victory to be had. Simon had won four in a row and six of seven entering this one. He'll take a 2.92 ERA into this weekend's start against the Giants.
Jun 23 - 11:52 PM

Alfredo Simon improved to 10-3, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Simon left with one out in the sixth after a lengthy rain delay. Simon allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out five in the effort. He is the first in the National League to double-digit wins and is carrying a 3.05 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 55/22 K/BB ratio. Simon will face the Cubs on the road in his next start.
Jun 18 - 11:49 PM

Alfredo Simon limited the Dodgers to one run in eight innings and struck out five to win for the ninth time on Thursday.

Simon avenged one of his worst starts of the season, when he gave up five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on May 27. This makes six times this year that he's pitched at least six innings and allowed one or no runs. His peripherals still say a reckoning is coming, but he's been huge for the Reds thus far.
Jun 12 - 4:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall