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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 hurled six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers' defeat of the Red Sox on Saturday.
Simon was sharp against a struggling Boston offense, surrendering only five hits and two walks over six strong frames. The only Red Sox run came on a Mookie Betts groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning. Simon has been very inconsistent this season, now the owner of a 9-6 record, 4.46 ERA, and 1.46 WHIP. He faces the Orioles on the road next. Jul 25 - 7:15 PM

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Alfredo Simon got a no-decision, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Tigers beat the Mariners on Monday.

Simon hasn't allowed fewer than four runs in a start since June 14. Mike Zunino did most of the damage, knocking in three of the four runs. Robinson Cano accounted for the other with a home run. All told, Simon gave up six hits and four walks while striking out three. He'll bring a 4.63 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 78/37 K/BB ratio over 105 innings into a weekend road start against the Red Sox.
Jul 20 - 10:27 PM

Alfredo Simon was hit early and often in Saturday's loss to the Twins, yielding seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits over just 2 1/3 innings.

No need for any late drama by the Twins on Saturday, as Alfredo Simon turned in an absolutely awful start and the Tigers were down 7-0 by the end of the third inning. He's heading into the break with his numbers in free-fall. To wit, in his last five starts, he's allowed 29 runs covering 22 2/3 innings. The rough stretch has jumped his ERA from 2.58 to 4.53 since June 14. Owners who have yet to give up on Simon might want to seriously consider it over the All-Star Break. There is nothing to indicate that these numbers are going to turn around any time soon.
Jul 11 - 8:00 PM

Alfredo Simon continued to struggle but lucked out with a win on Monday, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Mariners,

Simon allowed two runs on a run-scoring triple and a run-scoring double, hit consecutively in the fourth inning. He then served up a three-run home run to Logan Morrison in the fifth. Overall, he surrendered eight hits and three walks while striking out four. Simon has been abysmal over his last four starts, sporting a 10.18 ERA. On the season, the right-hander has a 4.18 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 74/33 K/BB ratio in 97 innings. He matches up with the Twins in Minnesota next.
Jul 7 - 1:36 AM

Alfredo Simon was shelled in a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday, serving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Simon allowed 15 hits, the second time a pitcher has done that this season, joining Tim Hudson. Hudson and Simon are the only two starters to have accomplished the ignominious feat since the start of the 2012 season. Simon did refrain from issuing any walks and he struck out seven, so there's that. The right-hander has a 3.94 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 70/30 K/BB ratio in 91 1/3 innings. He'll try for better results in a road start against the Mariners.
Jul 1 - 10:39 PM

Alfredo Simon wasn't sharp in a no-decision on Thursday, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings, as the Tigers went on to lose in 10 innings.

Simon was greeted rudely by Adam Eaton, who belted a solo home run to lead off the ballgame. The right-hander would go on to surrender six hits and three walks overall while striking out five. After it appeared he was having no problem defending last year's breakout performance, Simon has posted a 5.40 ERA in five June starts. He now has a 3.57 ERA overall with a 1.27 WHIP and a 63/30 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. He'll make a home start against the Pirates next.
Jun 25 - 5:28 PM

Alfredo Simon struggled in Saturday's 14-3 loss to the Yankees, allowing seven runs over just 2 2/3 innings.

Simon wasn't fooling anybody on the day. The Yankees scored a run in the first inning, two in the second and five in the third to drive the pitcher from the game. The stumble of a start was at least somewhat surprising, as Simon has posted respectable numbers all season and is the owner of a 3.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 58/27 K/BB ratio in 79 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in a home afternoon start against the White Sox on Thursday.
Jun 20 - 11:30 PM

Alfredo Simon improved to 7-3, hurling five shutout innings on Sunday as the Tigers beat the Indians 8-1.

Simon scattered three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Indians have been in an offensive funk in June, averaging fewer than three runs per game, but Simon has been pitching well for most of the year. Sunday's outing lowers his ERA to 2.58 with a 1.16 WHIP and a 56/24 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going over the weekend when he faces the Yankees in the Bronx.
Jun 14 - 5:56 PM

Alfredo Simon settled down after early troubles in Sunday's win over the White Sox, ultimately allowing four runs (one earned) over eight innings.

All four runs against Simon were scored in the first two innings. Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Adam Eaton legged out an RBI triple against him in the second. Simon allowed just two hits over the next six innings. He struck out seven and walked two in the contest. On the season, Simon's the owner of a 2.76 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 51/23 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings. He'll go for his seventh win of the season when he faces the Indians at home in his next start.
Jun 7 - 5:08 PM

Alfredo Simon, making his first start since May 22, took the loss after yielding four runs in 6 1/3 versus the Athletics on Tuesday.

Simon had been on the bereavement list since May 27. The right-hander was working on a shutout but faltered in the seventh inning allowing a run and leaving with the bases loaded. Reliever Angel Nesbitt came in with one out and immediately served up a grand slam to Ben Zobrist, charging three of the four runs to Simon. Simon, overall, gave up four hits, walked five, and struck out six. Considering the circumstances, we're happy to write this start off especially with the way he has pitched this season. He has a terrific 2.97 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 44/21 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back over the weekend in Chicago against the White Sox.
Jun 2 - 10:12 PM

Tigers activated RHP Alfredo Simon from the bereavement list.

Simon recently left the team following the death of his father. He'll return to start Tuesday against the Athletics.
Jun 2 - 3:21 PM

Alfredo Simon will start Tuesday against the Athletics.

Simon's father passed away this week. Alex Wilson started in his place Wednesday against Oakland. The 34-year-old leads the team in wins (five) and ERA (2.67).
May 30 - 8:30 PM

Tigers placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list.

Simon has returned to his native Dominican Republic to be with his father, who is ill. The Tigers aren't sure when Simon will be back, but he seems likely to be ready for his next start. Kyle Ryan will fill in Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:17 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Wilson
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Ian Krol
7Jose Valdez
8Shane Greene
9Joe Nathan