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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alfredo Simon was brilliant in Friday's victory over the Astros, allowing two unearned runs on four hits over seven innings of work.
The Big Pasta racked up five strikeouts on the evening and walked one. The Astros scratched out two early runs against him in the second inning with the help of an Ian Kinsler error, but Simon didn't lose his composure and kept the Astros at bay the remainder of the night. He'll head into Wednesday's start against the A's in Oakland with a terrific 2.67 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 frames. May 22 - 10:14 PM

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Alfredo Simon pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing just two runs on seven hits over his six innings of work.

The Big Pasta punched out four while issuing four walks on the evening. The difference in the game was Kolten Wong's solo home run in the sixth inning that broke a 1-1 tie. Simon has been a tremendous addition to the Tigers rotation this season, compiling a 3.04 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 33/15 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday against the Astros.
May 17 - 11:04 PM

Alfredo Simon was terrific in a no-decision on Tuesday, giving up one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Tigers won 2-1 against the Twins in 10 innings.

Simon was working on a shutout after seven innings but Torii Hunter brought in the Twins' first run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly that tied the game. He gave up only six hits in total with a walk and six punch-outs. The right-hander boasts a 3.05 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 29/11 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. Simon will try to improve to 5-1 in his next start in Sunday's series finale in St. Louis against the Cardinals.
May 12 - 10:25 PM

Alfredo Simon lost to the Royals after giving up six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings on Thursday.

Simon was due to have an outing line this at some point, but he still finishes April with a 4-1 record and a 3.13 ERA. He is due to start giving up more homers going forward. Eric Hosmer hit a whale of a shot off him to center tonight, but it was just the second he's allowed in 31 2/3 innings. Last year, he gave up 22 in 196 1/3 innings for the Reds.
Apr 30 - 11:33 PM

Alfredo Simon won his fourth consecutive start on Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Simon punched out three and walked a pair on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was an RBI single by Michael Brantley in the third inning. He has been quite the find for the Tigers thus far, registering a 1.65 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings. He'll look to extend that dominance when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday.
Apr 25 - 4:14 PM

Alfredo Simon limited the Yankees to one run over seven innings as the Tigers went on to a 2-1 victory on Monday.

Simon made one mistake on Monday evening, resulting in a Mark Teixeira solo home run in the second inning. The right-hander was in line for the loss until the Tigers rallied for two runs in the seventh. Simon gave up seven hits in total, issued no walks, and struck out seven. He's had back-to-back sterling outings, having shut out the Pirates over eight innings previously, and will take a 3-0 record with a 1.74 ERA into his next start against the Indians at home.
Apr 20 - 9:41 PM

Alfredo Simon improved to 2-0 with eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.

The Pirates put a lot of balls in play, striking out only twice against Simon, but they didn't hit anything hard. Simon yielded only two hits, both singles, and issued no walks. The right-hander broke out last season with a 3.44 ERA for the Reds in a return to the starting rotation, but many saw it as a fluke. If he can put together more starts like Wednesday's, he'll prove a lot of people wrong. The Yankees will be waiting for him in Detroit in his next start.
Apr 15 - 10:08 PM

Alfredo Simon earned a victory over the Indians in his Tigers debut on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The Big Pasta walked a pair and punched out three on the afternoon. He cruised through the first five innings virtually unscathed, but ran into trouble as he seemed to tire in the sixth. He'll look to extend his winning streak when he takes the hill against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Apr 10 - 8:12 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed one hit over five scoreless innings Saturday versus the Rays.

Being the final day of the spring, taking close pitches was pretty much forbidden today. As a result, Simon got through his five frames in just 50 pitches. He ends the spring with a 4.55 ERA and a 15/8 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.
Apr 4 - 3:30 PM

Alfredo Simon shut out the Phillies for three innings Tuesday in the Tigers' 6-0 victory.

Simon surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out two in his second straight strong showing. Seldom spectacular, Simon should still serve sufficiently.
Mar 10 - 4:44 PM

Alfredo Simon worked a pair of hitless innings in his start against the Braves on Thursday.

The only batter to reach against him did so on an HBP. Simon, an All-Star for the Reds last year, is set to serve as the Tigers' fourth starter. He'll probably be decent and amass some value in AL-only leagues, but it's hard to see him being much of a factor in mixed leagues again.
Mar 5 - 4:44 PM

Tigers and RHP Alfredo Simon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.55 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for a final time. Simon was an All-Star in 2014, holding a 3.44 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 196 1/3 innings for the Reds. He's currently slated to hold down a spot in the Tigers' rotation, though that could change if they re-sign Max Scherzer.
Jan 16 - 2:27 PM

Tigers acquired RHP Alfredo Simon from the Reds for RHP Jonathon Crawford and INF Eugenio Suarez.

Detroit is coughing up two very talented players for Simon, who projects as nothing more than a fourth or fifth starter going forward. The 33-year-old right-hander had a strong first half of the 2014 season in Cincinnati, but the shine wore off down the stretch and he finished with an ERA+ 105 -- just above average.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:48:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers have acquired Alfredo Simon from the Reds.

So there's your Rick Porcello replacement. Simon posted a nice-looking 3.44 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 196 1/3 innings this past season for the Reds, but he faded badly as the year went along and his peripheral numbers have never been very kind. The 33-year-old right-hander can become a free agent after the 2015 campaign. Cincinnati will get infielder Eugenio Suarez (and presumably some other players) in return.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Alfredo Simon surrendered four runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Saturday.

Simon struck out four and walked two in the ballgame. He was staked to an early 3-0 lead, but was unable to keep the Pirates offense at bay. Pressed into emergency rotation duty at the beginning of the season, Simon developed into one of the most consistent and reliable starters the Reds had over the course of the season. He finishes his 2014 campaign with a 15-10 record, 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 127/56 K/BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan