- has a low 3/4 arm slot
- needs to use his body more in his delivery
- displays solid control of low 90′s fastball, which creeps into the 93-94 mph range on occasion
- slider needs to better maintain its tight two-plan break; could become above-average pitch
Don’s Thoughts: Simon is a guy that could be a decent change of pace type arm in the back of a rotation. He has size and a slightly low 3/4 slot delivery. He pulls up and needs to use his entire body to take advantage of his frame, which could improve his pitches effectiveness. He does a good job of keeping the ball down in the zone and displays solid control of a low 90′s fastball that will sneak up to 93-94 mph on occasion.
His slider will need to improve and maintain tight two plane break, but with his arm slot it gets a good amount of movement and could become an above average MLB pitch. Since he comes from the low slot, every pitch dances. His stuff could play better in the professional ranks than it did in college. Simon is a good solid choice in the fourth round.