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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 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. Sep 27 - 5:20 PM

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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.
Sep 21 - 11:57 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.
Sep 15 - 11:24 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.
Sep 10 - 10:04 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.
Sep 6 - 12:54 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.
Aug 30 - 6:51 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.
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

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
3Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
DH1Brennan Boesch
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover