KYLE SIMMONS, SECOND BASEMAN
|Born: December 12, 1996
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2015, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PLAYER PROFILE
|Simmons signed at about the same time as another Bahamas native, Larry Alcime, although he didn’t get a large bonus, as Alcime did. His primary tools are speed and his arm, as he pitched previously. He’s played second almost exclusively as a pro, with just a few games at short.
Simmons got into just a few games after signing, mostly at second.
Simmons was the most frequent second baseman in the DSL. Other than drawing a huge number of walks, he did little at the plate, with no power at all.
The Pirates returned Simmons for a third DSL season, as the starter at second. He again had an enormous walk total, but otherwise didn’t hit. He struck out a lot and showed no power.
The Pirates invited Simmons to fall instructional league. He’ll probably serve as a utility player and given his age — he’ll play the season at 21 — he could conceivably go to Bristol.
|2018: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2015
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.