Caleb Simpson Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 31
Born: September 15, 1991
Birthplace: Norman, OK
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 21st round, 2013 by SF
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (July 2020)
College: Seminole St.
High School: Norman North (OK)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 12, 2013 (SF)
Signing Scout: Dan Murray
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: July 29, 2013 (AZL Giants)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): Free Agent
   
Twitter: @CalebSimpson9
Instagram: @calebsimp9

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Large-framed reliever. Filled out, no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Max effort delivery. High leg kick. Short arm action back and long coming forward. Struggles to maintain consistent mechanics.

Fastball: 94-96 mph. Tops out at 98 mph. Pitch shows life up in the zone, but really struggles with command and control. Lacks feel and struggles to keep the pitch in the zone from outing to outing. Potential above-average offering with significant improvement of command. Wide gap between velocity grade and command grade.

Slider: 89-91 mph. Lacks tilt. Horizontal and short. Has shown bat-missing ability when he keeps it around the zone. Lack of consistency brings down pitch grade. Fringe-average potential.

Curveball: 84-86 mph. Short, vertical break. Does not throw often. Below-average potential.
  Career Notes: Raw for his age. Missed time in 2013 with a slipped disc in his neck. Missed 2014 and 2015 seasons following Tommy John surgery. Missed time in 2016 following labrum surgery. Pitched at the Alternate Training Site in 2020. Re-signed with the organization prior to becoming a minor league free agent in 2020. Began 2021 at the Alternate Training Site. Missed just under three months of the 2021 season with an undisclosed injury. Once again re-signed with the organization following the 2021 season prior to reaching minor league free agency. Opened the 2022 season on the IL with the same undisclosed injury as the previous season and missed the first two months.

Summation: Minor league depth arm. When at his best, will show major league-quality stuff, but lack of command and control and consistency limits current potential. Will need to make significant strides in those areas to get out of the high minors.

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Scouting Report Update (3.5.2022)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2013 AZL Giants Ariz Rk SF 21 1 0 2.35 8 0 0 7.2 5 3 2 0 0 5 9 1.30 10.57 5.87
  2016 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Nwst A- SF 24 1 0 4.05 6 0 2 6.2 3 3 3 0 4 6 8 1.35 10.80 8.10
  2017 San Jose Giants Calif A+ SF 25 1 5 4.68 44 0 0 59.2 43 34 31 8 4 39 80 1.37 12.07 5.88
  2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 26 4 3 1.53 29 0 10 29.1 22 10 5 0 2 29 37 1.74 11.35 8.90
  2019 San Jose Giants Calif A+ SF 27 1 2 4.26 11 0 1 12.2 6 7 6 1 4 12 15 1.42 10.66 8.53
  2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 27 1 3 2.45 23 0 0 29.1 14 10 8 1 2 18 41 1.09 12.58 5.52
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 28 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Worcester Red Sox TNE AAA Bos 29 1 0 3.86 13 0 0 14.0 9 6 6 2 3 8 21 1.21 13.50 5.10
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 30 1 0 2.92 10 0 0 12.1 9 6 4 0 1 5 14 1.14 10.22 3.65
  2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 30 1 3 9.11 20 0 0 27.2 32 30 28 4 6 18 29 1.81 9.43 5.86
  2023 TBD --- --- Bos 31     stats                            
   
     
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