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Nelson SimmonsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-2000 MLB Years: 1984-1987
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Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-930, DH-36, 1B-23Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameNelson Bernard Simmons
Height6-1Weight185BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateJune 27,1963 [55.116]PlaceWashington,DC
High SchoolMadison (San Diego,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-DET-#2 ... 1984-DET-#4 ... 1985-DET-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 4,1984 [21.069]
OrganizationsDET [6] BAL [2] OAK [2] SEA [2] SLN [1] CAL [1] MIL [1] PIT [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID18026Retrosheet IDsimmn001MLBAM ID122245
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed25Power69Contact61XBH64RBIs63Runs36Hitting67Durability62Team.504Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Bristol TigersAppRkdet-of18692673679141104524183820420.296.340.468.80812525291.309.172.232.3626.1913.062.113.4426.7031.65
1982Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-of1913349168144248961234873001130.293.356.430.78621141540.329.137.232.3448.8913.521.521.6754.5628.47
1982Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-of198302600040021400000.200.250.200.4506032.375.000.067.2146.2543.757.000.000.000.00
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         14152170150248965235087001130.288.350.417.76721741572.331.129.223.3368.7415.211.741.5757.8927.33
1983Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-of2011840457110171116424528310360.272.354.401.75516229460.316.129.252.33811.3018.041.602.3936.7326.36
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-of21142501791544152283045310601600.307.370.541.91127168561.348.234.331.4009.4518.892.003.9222.7744.16
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet37of-dh219304132003102500012.433.469.500.96915232.520.067.167.4296.2515.632.500.000.0015.38
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-of2249188174614092600143010410.245.295.463.7588723207.242.218.293.3286.7614.492.144.3520.8950.00
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet37of-dh22752513160110103310264100454.239.306.402.70810121281.245.163.271.3089.2514.591.583.5625.1035.00
1986Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of2389304338313583741275305520.273.327.428.75513026341.302.155.253.3317.9215.541.962.3538.0031.33
1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-of23144559200400111200000.200.357.244.60111256.273.044.289.29719.6421.431.090.000.0022.22
1986Totals for AAA-AAA         103349389215584141386505520.264.332.404.73614128397.299.140.258.3269.5716.371.712.0243.6330.43
1987Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of2464207255610132100212800310.271.333.372.7057714231.296.101.203.3129.0912.121.331.3069.0025.00
1987Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of24186814215031312101000100.309.392.515.90735879.321.206.338.39312.6612.661.003.8022.6738.10
1987Totals for AAA-AAA         82275397715163412313800410.280.348.407.75511222310.302.127.236.33310.0012.261.231.9445.8328.57
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal42of2416493131114013800203.265.296.388.68419354.286.123.163.2955.5614.812.671.8549.0023.08
1988Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of2512745974140272147347596501360.305.382.464.84621343522.329.159.281.37611.3012.451.102.6832.7930.71
1989Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-of26519362013001300000.316.350.579.92911320.333.263.316.4115.0015.003.005.0019.0050.00
1990Huntsville StarsSouAAoak47of2712345370116191155503626414440.256.344.402.74618235524.267.146.276.33711.8312.211.032.8630.2030.17
1991Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-of281184274811618286701485600760.272.340.379.71916228482.292.107.218.3229.9611.621.171.6653.3824.14
1992Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-29410120012001201000.200.273.500.7735112.143.300.400.3458.3316.672.008.3310.0050.00
1993Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-1b3020761325805230110700100.329.402.6321.034481387.308.303.421.44311.498.050.705.7515.2052.00
1995Calgary CannonsPCLAAApit-of32107299448417095811304500435.281.342.428.77012826333.301.147.247.3379.0113.511.502.7033.2230.95
1996Long Beach RiptideWestInd-333513210306011300162001003.227.311.295.606397149.261.068.189.28210.7413.421.250.67132.0023.33
1996Palm Springs SunsWestInd-3343171185110053363191900103.298.366.444.8107615191.311.146.275.3599.959.951.002.6234.2029.41
1986Totals for West-West         78303288116064663353901106.267.342.380.72211522340.290.113.238.32710.2911.471.111.7650.5027.16
1998Tri-City PosseWestInd-358833235961701267113353024212.289.350.449.79914929371.310.160.259.3488.8914.291.613.2327.6730.21
1999Tri-City PosseWestInd-3689351591042711374214235000010.296.372.490.86217241393.300.194.316.37610.698.910.833.3127.0039.42
2000Tri-City PosseWestInd-379034041821501257204855000011.241.335.391.72613327388.256.150.297.32512.3714.181.153.0928.3332.93
2000Reynosa TunerosMexAAA--371037281016007700001.216.341.324.66512244.241.108.297.31015.9115.911.002.2737.0025.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1003303886141114021315400669.261.319.409.72813526367.277.148.245.0008.4514.711.743.0030.0030.23
Minor League Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter12184285591120523226129645163147469651246446.281.350.438.78818763874822.307.157.264.0009.8314.431.472.6833.2232.12
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter7472564345725150157939310162824171833196.283.350.445.79511422442888.307.162.270.0009.7614.441.482.7432.4633.66
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2498871292323622612327116161247100.262.346.395.741350641016.291.133.258.00011.4215.851.392.5634.1227.59
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter153567811693281484245880002130.298.362.457.81925954627.326.159.257.0009.2512.761.382.2340.5031.95
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter692673679141104524183820420.296.340.468.80812525291.309.172.232.0006.1913.062.113.4426.7031.65
Ind Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter345132616336375143244115158182035239.274.350.429.7795691191492.289.155.279.00010.5912.201.152.8830.8432.78
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter842813573130103620284600466.260.323.413.73611623313.275.153.260.0008.9514.701.643.1928.1031.51
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter16493131114013800203.265.296.388.68419354.286.123.163.0005.5614.812.671.8549.0023.08
Average MLB - Per 162 games16253562139232186532508700101015.261.319.409.72821942595.277.148.245.0008.4514.711.743.0030.0030.23
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257079160313178624639312661.281.350.438.78825051641.307.157.264.0009.8314.431.472.6833.2232.12

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Bristol Tigers AppRkdet18OF69--6278-7769.8961.00------69100.098.6
1982Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det19OF123--1787123197185.9391.50------13392.592.5
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet19OF6--11---11111.0001.83------875.04.2
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet20OF102--17411141199185.9301.81------11886.470.3
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21OF139--2321063248242.9761.74------14297.990.3
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet21OF5--8---881.0001.60------955.63.1
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet21DH4---------------944.42.5
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet22OF49--93714101100.9902.04------49100.034.8
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF38--672417369.9451.82------7550.723.6
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet22DH31---------------7541.319.3
1986Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23OF88--134821144142.9861.61------8998.963.8
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet23OF13--253-128281.0002.15------1492.99.2
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24OF63--10333-109106.9721.68------6498.445.3
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea24OF14--251112726.9631.86------1877.89.9
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24OF13--242-126261.0002.00------1681.38.0
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24DH1---------------166.30.6
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea25OF95--1481041162158.9751.66------12774.866.9
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln26OF5--10---10101.0002.00------5100.03.4
1990Huntsville Stars SouAAoak27OF36--5642-6260.9681.67------12329.325.0
1991Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak28OF36--4911-5150.9801.39------11830.526.5
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal301B14--11711312131128.9779.14------2070.010.3
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal30OF1--2---221.0002.00------205.00.7
1995Calgary Cannons PCLAAApit32OF35--514225755.9651.57------10732.724.8
1995Calgary Cannons PCLAAApit321B9--623376865.9567.22------1078.46.4
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF56--99442107103.9631.84------560.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH36---------------360.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF537--870472013937917.9791.71------5370.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--623376865.9567.22------90.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF144--24115161272256.9411.78------1440.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF124--1807123199187.9401.51------1240.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B14--11711312131128.9779.14------140.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF69--6278-7769.8961.00------690.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Bristol Tigers AppRkdet18---------69-
1982Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det19---------123-
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet19---------6-
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet20---------102-
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21---------139-
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet21---------54
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet22---------49-
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---------3831
1986Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23---------88-
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet23---------13-
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24---------63-
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea24---------14-
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24---------131
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea25---------95-
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln26---------5-
1990Huntsville Stars SouAAoak27---------36-
1991Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak28---------36-
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal30--14------1-
1995Calgary Cannons PCLAAApit32--9------35-

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Winter League All-Star (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-08-11TradeTraded by Orioles to Mariners for Mike Brown. 
1986-05-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1986-04-29Released by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2260,000-51634-370,78060,00060,000
1987Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll2460,000-59539-344,90660,000120,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red