Monday, April 2, 2012
Astros in on Alfredo Simon
Perhaps you already knew this, but I didn't. The Astros are apparently in on former Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon, who cleared waivers on Friday. The 30-year old threw 115.2IP in 2011, allowing 128H/63ER, with 83K:40BB, a 4.90 ERA/1.45 WHIP (4.42 FIP, 4.23 xFIP). According to FanGraphs, his fastball averaged 94.4mph in 2011, mixing in a slider, curve, and split-finger fastball.