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John Simms

RHP | MetsNYM
Syracuse Mets Syracuse Mets
John Simms
Name: John Dunn Simms
Born: Jan 17, 1992 in The Woodlands, TX
High School: College Park HS, The Woodlands, Texas
High School: Rice
Four-Year College: Rice
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
Career 607.2 3.85 1.25 2.67 7.18
Drafted in the 11th round (346th overall) by the Washington NationalsĀ in 2013 (signed for $100,000)
Simms beat crosstown rival Jameson Taillon (the No. 2 overall pick in 2010) as both a junior and senior in suburban Houston high school matchups, and his seven-figure asking price was the only reason he lasted 39 rounds in the 2010 draft. He looked on track to be a 2013 first-rounder after starring in the Cape Cod League following his freshman season, but the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has gone backward since then. Simms will open games at 90-93 mph with his lively fastball, but it quickly dips to 87-89 mph. His slider can be a solid pitch when he stays on top of it, though he gets around it too often. He also mixes in a curveball and splitter, though both rate as below-average. Neither his pitches nor his command is anything special, and scouts aren't confident they'll be able to sign him away from his senior season at Rice.
Career Statistics
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  • 2020 Game Logs
  • 2020 Splits
  • Spring Training
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