Karson Simas Greenville Drive Utility

       
 
Age: 22
Born: June 2, 2001
Birthplace: Fresno, CA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 25th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Fresno City JC commit)
High School: Clovis West (CA)
   

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Karson Simas photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: SEE-muhs
First Pro Contract: July 12, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Josh Labandeira
Signing Bonus: $175,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 202
   
Pro Debut: July 27, 2019 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @karson_simas
Instagram: @karsonsimas

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Long and athletic. Projectable frame. Needs to add strength.

Hit: Clean swing mechanics, quick wrists. Athletic and loose at the plate, good approach. Makes contact in the zone, doesn’t overly chase balls outside the zone. Tools show the makings of a potential average bat, but still has a long way to go developmentally, and hasn’t shown enough progress yet at the A-Ball level. Struggles against breaking pitches.

Power: Below-average power. Scouts do not expect him to add a lot of power. Fringe-average power potential at best.

Run: Average speed. Very good baserunner with solid instincts.

Field: Fundamental defender capable of playing all infield and outfield positions. Recently has focused on second base and left field.

  Arm: Fringe-average arm, partly which leaves him best suited for second base and left field.

Career Notes: Son of Bill Simas, former professional baseball player and current minor league pitching coach. Missed most of his senior season in high school due to elbow surgery. Had been committed to play at Fresno City Junior College before signing with Boston following the 2019 draft. Was not a ranked draft prospect at the time, largely due to the missed time. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program.

Summation: Profiles as high-minors organizational depth. Value comes in his defensive versatility. Needs to make more consistent contact and add strength to take it to the next level.

Links
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)
Scout Chatter (8.26.2021

 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Clovis West --- HS --- 18 21 54 19 22 10 0 2 10 38 8 10 6 1 0.389 0.500 0.648 1.148
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 11 38 2 8 0 0 0 4 8 4 8 0 0 0.211 0.318 0.211 0.529
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 20 30 87 17 27 6 2 1 18 40 8 22 4 0 0.310 0.381 0.460 0.841
  2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 21 78 279 40 55 10 4 1 24 76 25 107 15 1 0.197 0.270 0.272 0.542
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 23 34 101 16 24 2 3 0 11 32 13 28 8 4 0.238 0.343 0.317 0.658
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 23 46 153 20 29 3 0 1 9 35 18 54 6 2 0.190 0.282 0.229 0.510
2024 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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