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Last Week’s Stats at High-A Lynchburg:
No-decision in one start, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP
After a season of ups and downs for Sims, he has calmed the waters recently. His last seven games have all been quality starts, during which he’s posted a 2.56 ERA and a .242 batting average against.
He’s posted that good work despite some bad luck. His season BABIP is .276, but his BABIP during that seven-game stretch was up to .298. That's a slight inflation in his luck on balls in play, but it shows that despite this, he’s been able to limit damage.
I tend to look beyond the luck here and see the long run of quality starts as a pitcher emerging into the top-of-the-rotation ace he’s projected to be. It’s great to see the system’s top prospect finishing the season strong, having conquered High-A at just 20 years old.
7-9 in 25 starts, 4.36 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 4.62 FIP, .243 BAA
Season stats are courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.com and accurate as of August 16. Weekly stats run from August 10 through August 16 and are taken from Minor League Central.