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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Alfredo Simon picked up his 15th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to just two runs on seven hits over six frames.

Simon walked a pair and struck out three on the evening. The 33-year-old right-hander didn't even begin the season penciled into the rotation, and hadn't won more than six games in any season, and now sports a 3.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 123/54 K/BB ratio across 191 1/3 innings. He'll make his final start of the year on Saturday against the Pirates.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Alfredo Simon shut out the Cubs for seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

Simon owes his All-Star appearance to the Cubs this year; he's 3-0 with a 1.10 ERA in five starts against them and 11-10 with a 3.83 ERA versus everyone else. The win tonight was just his third against seven losses since the All-Star break.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:24:00 PM

Alfredo Simon limited the Cardinals to two runs over seven innings Wednesday for his 14th win.

It was a big bounceback outing for Simon, who was lit up for six runs over four innings in a loss to the lowly Mets last Friday and has struggled for much of the second half. He held the Cardinals to five hits and struck out five. The right-hander will carry a 14-10 record, 3.48 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Cubs.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Alfredo Simon gave up six runs in just four innings on Friday.

Simon simply didn't have it in this one. He gave up an RBI-single to Travis d'Arnaud and an RBI-double to Curtis Granderson in the first inning, a bases-loaded walk to Lucas Duda in the second and a three-run home run to d'Arnaud in the fourth. Simon allowed eight hits, struck out five and walked three. The shellacking pushed his ERA to 3.52 and his WHIP up to 1.21. It was a bad outing, but nothing a pitcher of Simon's caliber can't get past. He'll try to do just that against the Cardinals in his next start.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 12:54:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 06:51:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:43:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 12:13:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:46:00 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 01:18:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
3Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
3Wynton Bernard
4Xavier Avery
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Joel Hanrahan
6Bruce Rondon
7Alex Wilson
8Blaine Hardy
9Josh Zeid
10Tom Gorzelanny
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Angel Nesbitt