Lucas Sims

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Lucas Sundberg Sims

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lucas Sims was a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.

Sims pitched for the US in the 2010 Pan American youth championship, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 7 innings while fanning six and walking four. He did not pitch in the Gold Medal game, which the US won. He had a 8-1, 1.19 record as a high school senior. The Atlanta Braves took him 21st overall in the 2012 amateur draft. Scouted by Brian Bridges, he signed for a $1.65 million bonus, turning down a scholarship offer to Clemson University. He made his pro debut for the GCL Braves on July 2nd, allowing 1 earned run in 3 innings. He also pitched for the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League that first season, ending up with a combined record of 2-4, 3.71 in 11 starts.

In 2013, he had a very good season for the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League, with a record of 12-4, 2.62. He made 28 appearances on the mound, starting 18 games and pitching 116 2/3 innings, the work out of the bullpen being a way to limit his total number of innings. He allowed only 83 hits and struck out 134 while walking 46. In 2014, he was promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League. On June 26th, he combined on a no-hitter with Alex Wilson in defeating the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 5-1, with Lucas pitching the first 7 innings.


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