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Birth Date5-10-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 9 months, 10 days
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-0.22017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 ATL MLB 14 10 57.7 3 6 0 64 23 44 9 .267 95 10.0 3.6 1.4 6.9 40% .314 .298 1.51 5.08 5.62 111 5.82 123.8 -0.2
CareerMLB141057.73606423449.2679510.03.61.46.940%.314.2981.515.085.621115.82123.8-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 BRA Rk 3 3 7.0 0 0 0 2 1 10 1 .248 93 2.6 1.3 1.3 12.9 50% .091 .167 0.43 3.28 1.29 81 2.54 90.8
2012 DNV Rk 8 8 27.0 2 4 0 26 12 29 2 .258 106 8.7 4.0 0.7 9.7 43% .312 .262 1.41 4.17 4.33 98 3.73 97.8
2013 ROM A 28 18 116.7 12 4 0 83 46 134 3 .262 97 6.4 3.5 0.2 10.3 44% .284 .231 1.11 3.08 2.62 92 2.55 90.5
2014 LYN A+ 28 28 156.7 8 11 0 146 57 107 12 .260 96 8.4 3.3 0.7 6.1 42% .277 .268 1.30 4.55 4.19 118 6.08 113.7
2015 CAR A+ 9 9 40.0 3 4 0 39 23 37 2 .257 104 8.8 5.2 0.5 8.3 47% .325 .277 1.55 4.00 5.17 107 4.59 106.4
2015 MIS AA 9 9 47.7 4 2 0 29 29 56 1 .265 89 5.5 5.5 0.2 10.6 48% .257 .225 1.22 3.30 3.21 91 3.54 96.4
2015 BRA Rk 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 7 2 7 0 .291 136 12.6 3.6 0.0 12.6 53% .467 .295 1.80 2.90 9.00 91 2.96 95.5
2015 PER Wnt 6 5 17.0 0 0 0 13 3 17 1 .000 6.9 1.6 0.5 9.0 0% .267 .000 0.94 2.87 2.12 0 0.00 0.0
2016 MIS AA 17 17 91.0 5 5 0 64 55 101 3 .257 90 6.3 5.4 0.3 10.0 42% .276 .266 1.31 3.70 2.67 107 5.68 114.1
2016 GWN AAA 11 10 50.0 2 6 0 56 37 58 12 .252 100 10.1 6.7 2.2 10.4 42% .333 .328 1.86 6.31 7.56 110 6.81 117.8
2017 ATL MLB 14 10 57.7 3 6 0 64 23 44 9 .267 95 10.0 3.6 1.4 6.9 40% .314 .298 1.51 5.08 5.62 111 5.82 123.8
2017 GWN AAA 20 19 115.3 7 4 0 95 36 132 19 .254 97 7.4 2.8 1.5 10.3 35% .275 .238 1.14 4.27 3.75 95 3.54 80.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 992 0.4738 0.4274 0.7901 0.6021 0.2701 0.8481 0.6738 0.2099
Career9920.47380.42740.79010.60210.27010.84810.67380.2099

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 ATL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 62 dTWC Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Atlanta 11/18/16. Re-signed by Atlanta 3/17.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2012 (1-21) (Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga. $1.65M signing bonus ($1.825M slot).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Lucas Sims seems to have had another up and down year ... still worth a spot in a dynasty league with 250 minor leaguers?
(Norm from GA)
Yes, although he is down toward the bottom in that kind of format. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Anything there for Lucas Sims or has this year been a big step backward??
(sykklone from IA)
This is about the second year we've talked about Sims and his struggles. Age and time are still on his side and there's still stuff to pull out but I'm concerned. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Lucas Sims struggles?
(Jack from Cary)
I think the upside is unchanged. Every prospect goes through an adjustment phase at some point, and this season seems to have been that for Sims as he addressed some mechanical adjustments. The reports were still very good.

Report from Tucker: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=79
Report from Witt: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=194 (Ethan Purser)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these in 14 ™ dynasty league: Lucas Sims, Robbie Erlin, A.Heaney, J.Taillon, CJ Edwards?
(Rich from MD)
Taillon, Heaney, Sims, Erlin, Edwards (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Who has the greatest ceiling and what is their future rotation spot - Lucas Sims, Trey Ball, Kohl Stewart, Jeff Hoffman, and Hunter Harvey.
(Nicta from Peoria AZ)
I think Kohl Stewart and Hunter Harvey have the biggest ceilings here. Kohl has a very athletic delivery/body and I dig his profile. I would probably put him over Harvey. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Aaron Sanchez, Jose Berrios, Lucas Sims, ChiChi Gonzales, & Marco Gonzales as prospects?
(bzalaski from Madison, WI)
Chi Chi, Gonzales, Sanchez, Berrios, Sims. I've been the low man on Sanchez for quite some time. I don't think the command profile ever comes around, and he's never gotten outs past the 5th inning. In fact, he hasn't even thrown 100 innings in a season yet. It's hard to project how someone is going to turn a lineup over when they've never pitched tired. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Medical issues aside, would you rank Luis Ortiz above or below Lucas Sims, Miguel Almonte, and Daniel Norris?
(Silverback38 from VA)
I had Daniel Norris ranked higher than the other two Rule 4 eligible arms -- his issue as a HSer was finding consistency in his mechanics and executing his stuff. The raw grades were always borderline elite. I wasn't on Almonte as an international amateur, so it's tough for me to include him in the comparison. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see in Lucas Sims that others don't yet see? Do you suppose he's got a mid-2016 ETA?
(DH from Pittsburgh)
Not sure. His profile seems pretty clear to me: easy 91-95 FB with movement; hammer CB; feel for above-average CH; smooth delivery; athletic. Matt Cain isn't a far off comp. I think he has a chance to be very good. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is Lucas Sims ceiling? Possible #1?
(Maxwell from Florida)
That's a bit bullish. There are only a handful of guys you can dream on becoming an ace. Sims is more of a No. 2 upside. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a couple pitchers set to explode onto the prospect scene this season? Tirado and Edwin Diaz seem to be close, any others you are banking on?
(tjco1006 from Up n In Rehab Center)
Jose Martinez for the DBacks; Alex Reyes for the Cards; Paul Blackburn with the Cubs is ready to take a big step forward; Lucas Sims is still highly underrated as a prospect; Tyler Danish is an out-of-the-box candidate. Its unorthodox but don't write him off. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Craig! I play in a dynasty league where we are allowed to draft amateurs. Tyler Glasnow and Lucas Sims for Jacob Gatewood. Which side wins out?
(dbrosene from San Mateo, CA)
Take the pitchers. I like Gatewood a bunch, but they're that much closer to the majors and they are valuable properties in and of themselves. Gatewood isn't perfect as a prospect so go with the guys who are closer to providing value. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like most people have Lucas Sims ahead of J.R. Graham as Braves pitching prospects go. Are you with them? Is it close?
(dw from New York)
At this point, I'd rank Sims above Graham, but I'm still high on Graham. He should be healthy in 2014. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor Parks, what are your thoughts on Lucas Sims, A.J. Cole & Miguel Almonte heading into the fall? Do you think all 3 have the chance to be role 6 type starters?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I do. The reports on Sims have been fantastic. Very good athlete with stuff and feel. THat's what you want to see. Cole doesn't get a lot of credit as a prospect. The combination of size, stuff, and projection still remaining is pretty fascinating. He's only 21-years-old and is still improving. Almonte is a fox. Love him. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you put eyes on Mauricio Cabrera this year? Im assuming Lucas Sims has passed JR Graham (injury of course stunted/halted his year) as top arm in the braves system, but is the same true of Mauricio
(Chop Talk from ATL)
Did not see Mauricio Cabrera this year. I will say this: I'm going to try and make it to Jackson at least once per year. I enjoyed it this year and saw one hell of a series (healthy Graham, Wood, Bethancourt, Walker, Miller, etc.) Probably safe to say Sims has passed Graham. I really hope Graham is going to be fine health-wise overall, because the start I saw in mid-April was the best I saw any pitcher throw all season. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a keeper league that includes a 12 player minor league roster for the future. I currently own Stetson Allie and Rafael De Paula, my question is would you drop either or both of them for any of the following players: Alex Dickerson, Franklin Barreto, Eddie Butler, Lucas Sims? Thanks for your help!
(Jeff from Kansas City)
I'd take all of those guys over Allie, and especially Butler and Sims. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Lucas Sims zoom up the list like a Jose Fernandez?
(Mike from Utica, NY)
I just want to make fun of you for using the word "zoom" (Jason Parks)


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