• Full name Shae Austin Simmons
  • Born 09/03/1990 in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southeast Missouri State
  • Debut 05/31/2014
  • Drafted in the 22nd round (689th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2012.
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    While shortstop Kenton Parmley had the third-longest hitting streak in NCAA Division I history (47 games) and third baseman Trenton Moses finished the regular season leading the nation in on-base percentage (.549) and slugging (.802) at the end of the regular season, it's Simmons who's the top prospect at Southeast Missouri State. When he's on, he has three solid pitches in an 89-93 mph fastball, a hard slider and changeup with tumbling action. He doesn't hold his velocity deep into games or show much command as a starter because of his size (5-foot-11, 176 pounds) and has a lot of effort in his delivery. As a result, he profiles as a reliever, a role in which he has been clocked up to 96 mph in summer ball.

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  • Rated Best Reliever in the Southern League in 2014
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Atlanta Braves in 2014

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