KYLE SIMMONS, SECOND BASEMAN
Born: December 12, 1996
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 181
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2015, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Bahamas
Agent: N/A

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.

2015
DSL:  211/273/268, 19 AB, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 6 K, 1-2 SB

Simmons got into just a few games after signing, mostly at second.

2016
DSL:  160/402/170, 94 AB, 1 2B, 30 BB, 42 K, 6-8 SB

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.

2017
DSL:  207/404/232, 164 AB, 4 2B, 42 BB, 49 K, 12-21 SB

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.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2018: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2015: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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