• Full name Will Langley Simpson
  • Born 08/28/2001 in Sammamish, WA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Washington
  • Drafted in the 15th round (436th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2023 (signed for $150,000).
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    School: Washington Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Pirates ’19 (18)
    Age At Draft: 21.9
    A fourth-year first baseman, Simpson went undrafted in 2022 after he homered 11 times as a junior, but he upped his home run rate in 2023 and positioned himself nicely to be a quality senior sign or money-saver on day two. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound righthanded hitter posted a .335/.418/.643 slash line, with a career-best 18 home runs, 12 doubles, a 23% strikeout rate and an 11.3% walk rate. He has plenty of power and solid-average exit velocities, but he swings-and-misses at a heavy clip and is a power-over-hit offensive profile at the next level. He works with an uphill bat path that’s intended to do damage and put balls in the air, but it also came with a 71% contact rate this spring and he swung-and-missed frequently on elevated fastball velocity. He’s a below-average defender at first, which only adds to the pressure on his offensive profile, as he’s already at the bottom of the defensive spectrum.

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  • ACL Athletics activated OF Will Simpson.
  • OF Will Simpson assigned to ACL Athletics.
  • Oakland Athletics signed OF Will Simpson.

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