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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 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

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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

Alfredo Simon improved to 8-3 after allowing three runs in six innings Saturday against the Phillies.

The runs scored on homers from Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz. Simon is losing some steal of late, allowing 11 runs over 16 innings in his last three starts. Still, he's hardly falling apart. This makes 10 quality starts from him in 12 tries.
Jun 7 - 8:58 PM

Alfredo Simon picked up his seventh victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Diamondbacks to three runs on seven hits over his 6 1/3 innings.

Simon walked one and struck out four on the afternoon. While it hasn’t officially been decided what the Reds will do with their rotation once Mat Latos returns, Simon has certainly done more than enough to keep his spot. He owns a 3.03 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 42/19 K/BB through 68 1/3 innings on the year. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Phillies on Saturday.
Jun 1 - 7:17 PM

Alfredo Simon was tagged for five runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Dodgers in Tuesday's loss.

Simon opened the door for a demotion to the bullpen with an off night tonight. Either he or Tony Cingrani will need to go to make room for Mat Latos next week, and while Cingrani seemed to be the more likely choice, Simon hurt his cause by walking four and striking out just two tonight. He had been 6-2 with a 2.31 ERA this season.
May 28 - 1:17 AM

Alfredo Simon pitched seven innings of one-run ball to defeat the Nationals and improve to 6-2 on Wednesday.

Simon came back out after a one-hour rain delay in the fifth. It's the fifth time in nine starts that he's allowed one or no runs. He's even upped his pedestrian strikeout rate of late, with 14 K's over 14 2/3 innings in his last two starts. Still, he should begin to fade sometime soon.
May 21 - 8:18 PM

Alfredo Simon picked up his fifth win of the season, shutting the Phillies out over 7 2/3 innings as the Reds won 3-0 on Friday.

The Phillies' offense could not figure out Simon, who lowered his ERA to 2.45 with the strong effort. The right-hander allowed only five hits and a walk while striking out a season-high eight. Quite a nice rebound after posting his worst start of the season last Saturday against the Rockies. Simon will go for win number six next week on the road against the Nationals.
May 16 - 10:11 PM

Alfredo Simon was hammered for five earned runs in three innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

Colorado's red-hot offense jumped all over Reds pitching in this one, collecting a total of 11 runs on 16 hits -- five of which were homers. Simons still has an excellent 2.89 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year, but regression is setting in. He's allowed eight earned runs over his last 10 frames.
May 10 - 10:24 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings of a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.

Simon served up solo home runs to Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis among his five hits, and he also walked a batter in the game. He continues to find success as a starter, as Simon owns a 4-1 record, 1.99 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in his six starts this year. Simon will square off against the hot-hitting Rockies on Sunday.
May 4 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Sean Marshall