John Simms

Born: 01/07/1992 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 11th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 5th, 2015
Dates Seen: 11/10/15
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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Mechanical Notes
Long arm action; average arm speed; mild stab; easy delivery with mild effort; 1.19-to-1.22 delivery times.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 45 Role 40: middle Reliever/Swingman starter Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 50 88-91 91 Mild run; downhill plane; commands to all four quadrants.
Mild run; downhill plane; commands to all four quadrants.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 76-78 78 Replicates arm speed; 11-to-5 offering; mild depth with tight spin.
Replicates arm speed; 11-to-5 offering; mild depth with tight spin.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83-84 84 Replicates arm speed; mild fade; release point inconsistent.
Replicates arm speed; mild fade; release point inconsistent.
Overall Summary
Simms lacks an arsenal with no single pitch better than average, but the command allows for him to consistently work all three of his pitches. His mechanics are smooth and easy, and there is minimal risk involved. While the ceiling isn't high, Simms displays pitchability and an ability to consistently pound the zone. He can be an option as a back-end starter, with the best fit being as a swingman role in the pen.