|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||88.00||4.00||5.00||1.00||3.68||1.32||66.00||29.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 11.1||0||0|| 0.79||0||4||7|
|vs RHB|| 9.2||0||0|| 0.93||0||0||6|
|04/23/2014||Koji Uehara, RP BOS||Alfredo Simon, SP CIN|
|04/23/2014||Chris Tillman, SP BAL|
Alfredo Simon, SP CIN
|Jim Johnson, RP OAK|
Tyson Ross, RP SD
|04/22/2014||Homer Bailey, SP CIN|
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
|Alfredo Simon, SP CIN|
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Is there something to Alfredo Simon's success? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/21/14) The cutter is a pitch with almost magical properties. When it doesn't cut like it should, it's basically a slow fastball and gets pounded, which is why I cringe whenever an established top-of-the-rotation pitcher adds it to his repertoire. But when a nobody begins to resemble a somebody soon after adding it, that's when I remind myself of its transformative properties, as anyone who owned Esteban Loaiza in 2003 should.
It's why I've finally come around to Jesse Chavez. He added a cutter within the last couple years and is now reaping the benefits. If I'm going to credit it for his success, though, I have to do the same for the Reds' Alfredo Simon, who hasn't been the bat-misser Chavez has in a fill-in role but has dominated in his own right. He added a cutter to his repertoire last year and became a mainstay in the Reds bullpen with a career-best 1.07 WHIP. Now in the starting role, his fastball velocity isn't greatly diminished, and he continues to thrive with that cutter.
The point may be moot in the long run since he's the only choice to forfeit his rotation spot when Mat Latos is ready to return from the DL, but particularly in leagues where starting him at relief pitcher makes a difference, he's a reasonable choice to fill out your pitching staff.
|Alfredo Simon tosses another quality start in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/14) Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon continued his stellar start to the season Friday, earning his second win in taking down the Cubs, 4-1.
Simon tossed six solid innings for his third quality start in a row, allowing just one unearned run on four hits and a pair of walks. He struck out three batters while throwing 61 of 101 pitches for strikes.
Simon is now 2-1 with a miniscule 0.86 ERA through three starts, having allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings of work. He will try to keep his strong play up when he takes the mound next, Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
|Alfredo Simon hard-luck loser against Rays |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Reds starter Alfredo Simon crafted one of the best performances of his career Saturday - and wound up with a loss to Tampa Bay.
Simon was outpitched by Alex Cobb, but that entailed giving up just one run on five hits in eight innings. He walked one and fanned four. His outing was marred only by a second-inning solo home run by James Loney.
The right-hander has been sensational to start the season. He owns a 1.29 ERA and will attempt to maintain that brilliance Friday against the Cubs.
|Alfredo Simon goes seven strong innings Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/6/14) Reds starter Alfredo Simon dominated the Mets Sunday.
Simon gave up just one run over seven innings. After an Ike Davis double in the second inning, Juan Lagares managed to hit a run-scoring single. That was all Simon would give up on the day. He faced the minimum of three batters in three of his seven innings, and didn't run into much trouble throughout the game.
Though the Reds offense didn't perform particularly well, the team managed to get two runs across the plate, giving Simon his first win of the season. He finished the day allowing four hits and one walk. Simon struck out six batters. His next start will come against the Rays.
|Reds still mulling over role for Alfredo Simon |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/25/14) Reds manager Bryan Price said he hasn't decided whether pitcher Alfredo Simon will be part of the rotation or bullpen, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Simon is 1-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in six spring starts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/23/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Charlie Morton|
|4/24/14||@ PIT||12:35 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|4/25/14||@ ATL||7:35 pm||Ervin Santana|
|4/26/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|4/27/14||@ ATL||1:35 pm||Julio Teheran|
|4/28/14||CHC||7:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|4/29/14||CHC||7:10 pm||Edwin Jackson|
= probable start