Date of Birth: 08/18/1990
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 220 lbs
Resides: Los Alamitos, CA
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: AAA
Kyle Simon returns to the Bees for his ninth season of professional baseball, fifth in the Atlantic League, and fourth in the Hardware City. Last year, the righthander made 24 appearances (23 starts) for New Britain, recording eight wins with a 4.31 ERA, 93 strikeouts, two complete games, and one shutout over the course of 144.0 innings pitched.
The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB amateur draft. He spent one season in the Orioles farm system, before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies with Gabriel Lino in exchange for future Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome in 2012. Simon played three years with the Phillies organization, reaching as high as the Triple-A level in 2014. He would then make his Atlantic League debut in 2015 with the Lancaster Barnstormers, followed by his Hardware City debut the following year. The California-native holds the Bees all-time records in wins (28), games pitched (110), games started (66), complete games (9), shutouts (3), innings pitched (435.1), and strikeouts (251).
In 239 career minor league outings (81 starts), Kyle owns a 46-46 record with a 3.65 ERA, 445 strikeouts and 1.29 WHIP in 728.0 innings pitched.