Cincinnati Reds
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Career ERA
Name  Alfredo Simon
Born  5/8/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  31
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/25/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to win his fourth game of the season on Saturday against Cleveland.
Insight: Simon is now 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. Tell me if you have seen this before. Simon got off to an All-Star start in 2014 (12-3, 2.70 ERA, 1.045 WHIP) before falling apart in the second half. Ride him until the streak ends and "sell high."
4/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 7 1/3 strong innings to win his third game of the season on Monday versus the Yankees.
Insight: Simon was really sharp once again, striking out seven and walking none. He did allow seven hits, but fantasy owners will take it. The only run he gave up was a solo home to Mark Teixeira. Simon is 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA.
4/15/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon threw eight shutout innings on Wednesday against the Pirates,
Insight: Simon allowed just two hits in his eight innings of work and struck out three. The Tigers have been very impressive this season. First, they led the league in offense the first week, going 6-0 against the Twins and Indians. Then, they beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh in two pitcher duels this week.
3/10/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon threw three shutout innings in Detroit's, 6-0, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Simon allowed two hits, one walk and two strikeouts. This is the second straight great start for Simon to start Spring Training.
12/11/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati's All-Star pitcher Alfredo Simon has been traded to Detroit.
Insight: Simon struggled down the stretch, but finished 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Id the "first-half guy" shows up (12-3, 2.70 ERA) its a good deal, but if the post-break guy is in a Tigers uniform he won't be fantasy worthy.
9/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati's All-Star starter Alfredo Simon has continued to struggle mightily during the second half of 2014.
Insight: Overall, Simon is 2-7 with a 4.96 ERA since the All-Star break (12-3, 2.70 ERA before All-Star break), and has not been any better during his past three starts (1-2, 5.50 ERA). He will look to get it together tonight when the Reds head to Wrigley to take on the Cubs, and with the wind blowing in tonight at 11 MPH, combined with the quality of the opponent, Simon could be line to do just that.
8/24/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon won his first game since the All-Star break Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: He allowed one run on five hits and struck out six in seven innings. Simon was 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA at the break, but he went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA in his first seven starts of the second half. After Sunday's game, he's 13-8 with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP on the year, but his 4.44 FIP will make him a shaky option down the stretch.
8/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon gave up five runs on six hits in five innings Monday at Cleveland.
Insight: Simon's poor fielding-independent numbers (5.54 ERA, 1.11 HR/9, 4.49 FIP) are starting to catch up to him. He's gone 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP in four starts since the All-Star break. Simon has 12 wins and a 3.07 ERA after Monday's start, so he still has trade value.
Hot7/9/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon will end the first half with a 12-3 record, 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.
Insight: Simon struck out eight batters and gave up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Cubs. He didn't make the NL All-Star team but could be added in place of the pitchers who start Sunday and are ineligible to pitch in Tuesday's game.
Hot7/4/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon tied Adam Wainwright and Zack Greinke for the NL lead with 11 wins after beating the Brewers Friday.
Insight: Simon (2.78 ERA) threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits. The 33-year-old is a strong regression candidate because he's posted a 4.35 FIP and a .233 BABIP.
Hot6/23/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon held the Cubs to one run on five hits and struck out five in seven innings Monday, though he took a no decision and remained 10-3.
Insight: Simon continues to defy his fielding-independent numbers (4.41 FIP) and now has a 2.92 ERA. He's been incredibly lucky to this point, getting a .240 BABIP despite a 20.2 percent line-drive rate and a 9.5 percent infield fly-ball rate, neither of which are extraordinary. He should fade in the second half.
6/12/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon won for the ninth time Thursday against Los Angeles.
Insight: Simon (8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 5 K's, 0 BB) has had a remarkable season, limiting opponents to just a .233 average in 82 1/3 innings. Prior to this season, Simon's career-high in wins was only six.
Hot5/21/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon had a second straight dominant outing Wednesday at Washington.
Insight: Simon gave up one run on five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings to improve to 6-2 with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He only has 36 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings, but he's picked up 14 Ks in his last 14 2/3.
5/16/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out eight batters in a win over the Phillies on Friday night.
Insight: Simon didn't strike out a batter in his previous two starts and has just 30 Ks in 51 1/3 innings this season, but his ERA and WHIP are now 2.45 and 1.03, respectively.
5/10/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon allowed five runs on eight hits (3 HR) in three innings Saturday against Colorado.
Insight: Simon was going to carry a 1.99 ERA all season. He's 32 years old, has a career ERA of 3.97 and a K/BB of 22/12 in 43 2/3 innings this season. The right-hander has given up five homers in his last 10 innings.
4/12/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon (8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 K's, 1 BB) was lights out Saturday in a loss to Tampa Bay.
Insight: Simon's only blemish came in the second inning when he gave up a solo homer to James Loney. Unfortunately for Simon, Alex Cobb was just as dominant for the Rays, surrendering only four hits over seven scoreless frames. Simon (1-1, 1.20 ERA) will try to redeem himself next time out against the Cubs.
4/3/2012 3:59:00 PM
Description: Alfredo Simon was claimed off of waivers by Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Insight: Simon, who was just cut by the Orioles, will pitch out of the bullpen for the Reds. Don't expect Simon to have much fantasy value unless he has to fill in for someone in the starting rotation.
4/2/2012 7:36:00 PM
Description: The Astros and Brewers could be interested in claiming Alfredo Simon off of waivers.
Insight: It looks like Simon will have a new team soon. Simon has experience as both a reliever and a starter and that kind of versatility always draws interest. Last season Simon was 4-9 with a 4.90 ERA in 23 appearances for the Orioles, 16 of which were starts.
3/30/2012 10:28:00 PM
Description: The Orioles have placed Alfredo Simon on waivers.
Insight: Simon had been in the running for the final spot in Baltimore's starting rotation. Simon took himself out of contention by having an awful spring (7.00 ERA in four appearances). He could catch on somewhere else but Simon isn't likely to give you much of a fantasy boost.
2/21/2011 3:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon, who remains in a Dominican Republic jail as a suspect in a fatal shooting incident on New Year's Day, is expected to be cleared and possibly released within the next week to 10 days, two sources told on Sunday night.
Insight: This would be a major boost to the Orioles' pen if he could be released from jail and able to pitch this year. (