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Detroit Tigers player preview: Was Alfredo Simon just lucky in 2014?

Alfredo Simon made the National League All-Star team in 2014, but he was awful after the break. Was it a matter of luck, or is there cause for concern in 2015? Immediately after trading Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, the Detroit Tigers acquired Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Eugenio Suarez and former first-round draft pick Jonathan Crawford. Simon, who transitioned to a starter role in 2014 and struggled in the second half, was named to the Tigers rotation and fans were left wondering which pitcher they would see in 2015. Simon is a...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2015
Analysis: Deeper look at Alfredo Simon numbers could be cause for concern for Detroit Tigers fans

Analysis: Deeper look at Alfredo Simon numbers could be cause for concern for Detroit Tigers fans

Simon might prove the projections wrong. Hell be given every chance to do so. But if he doesnt, it will mean the bottom of the Tigers rotation wont be as strong as it has been in recent memory. LAKELAND, Fla. -- There is no doubt that Alfredo Simon has had a rough spring. He has allowed 13 runs on 19 hits in 16 2/3 innings pitched. He hasn't missed many bats. His ERA is above 7.00. Should fans of the Detroit Tigers be worried? Maybe. Maybe not. It is spring training, after all. But Tigers fans might want to be concerned about what some secondary numbers say...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Rotation set for first week of season; Alfredo Simon to pitch against Indians in their home opener

Rotation set for first week of season; Alfredo Simon to pitch against Indians in their home opener

The Tigers will send David Price, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez to the mound in their season-opening series against the Minnesota Twins. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus announced Friday morning that David Price will start on opening day for the Detroit Tigers. On Friday afternoon, he said how the rest of his rotation would stack up for the first week or so of the season. After opening day at Comerica Park, the Tigers will participate in two more home openers with Alfredo Simon and Justin Verlander taking the mound in those games at Cleveland and...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Yankees 11, Tigers 2: Alfredo Simon roughed up, back end of Detroit bullpen strong in loss

Yankees 11, Tigers 2: Alfredo Simon roughed up, back end of Detroit bullpen strong in loss

Joe Nathan retired the side in order in the fourth and Bruce Rondon struck out the side in the fifth, although he did surrender a solo home run to Alex Rodriguez. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Alfredo Simon settled down for his final two innings on the mound. But the damage was done in the first. The New York Yankees hit for the cycle, sent nine batters to the plate and scored six runs against Simon in the first inning Friday afternoon on their way to a 11-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo home run for Detroit. Four relief pitchers who are expected...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Alfredo Simon busts out 67-mph eephus pitch: 'It's difficult to hit'

For the second straight start, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon broke out his self-taught eephus pitch. It was clocked at 67 mph.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 5, 2015
Braves 6, Tigers 4: Alfredo Simon throws two shutout innings, 56-mph 'slow split'

Braves 6, Tigers 4: Alfredo Simon throws two shutout innings, 56-mph 'slow split'

Simons fastball was in the low 90s. He also threw a pitch that registered at 56 mph on the radar gun at Joker Marchant Stadium. LAKELAND, Fla. -- By the looks of his car, Alfredo Simon probably has a hard time driving 55. But he is capable of throwing in the mid-50s. Simon threw two shutout innings Thursday afternoon in his first appearance with the Detroit Tigers in a 6-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. It was the first loss for the Tigers (2-1) this spring. Simon threw just 27 pitches, but he used a variety of pitches in doing so. His fastball was in the low...
Redleg Nation Mar 1, 2015

Fear and Loathing in Goodyear (weekend edition)

This morning’s Cincinnati Enquirer (Rosecrans) has a great article about Zack Cozart and the Reds shortstop position. It includes a detailed analysis of Eugenio Suarez, an infielder who plays shortstop that the Reds acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the Alfredo Simon trade. Even with his paucity of offensive contributions in 2014, Cozart had a 2.4 …

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