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Mike Simms

Michael Howard Simms

Positions: Rightfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 12, 1967 in Orange, CA
High School: Esperanza HS (Anaheim, CA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 19, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1990 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1991 [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Rangers 1990-1999

Final Game: October 3, 1999 (Age 32)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1990 23 HOU NL 12 13 13 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .615 .923 151 8 1 0 0 0 0 /3
1991 24 HOU NL 49 143 123 18 25 5 0 3 16 1 0 18 38 .203 .301 .317 .618 80 39 2 0 0 2 0 9/7
1992 25 HOU NL 15 27 24 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 9 .250 .333 .417 .750 117 10 1 1 0 0 0 /93
1994 27 HOU NL 6 12 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .083 .083 .167 .250 -35 2 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1995 28 HOU NL 50 138 121 14 31 4 0 9 24 1 2 13 28 .256 .341 .512 .853 130 62 3 3 0 1 0 39
1996 29 HOU NL 49 73 68 6 12 2 1 1 8 1 0 4 16 .176 .233 .279 .512 40 19 1 1 0 0 0 /739
1997 30 TEX AL 59 121 111 13 28 8 0 5 22 0 1 8 27 .252 .298 .459 .757 91 51 3 0 0 2 1 D9/37
1998 31 TEX AL 86 215 186 36 55 11 0 16 46 0 1 24 47 .296 .381 .613 .994 150 114 4 3 0 2 0 9D3/7
1999 32 TEX AL 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 153 1 0 0 0 0 0 /D39
2000 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
9 Yrs 330 744 660 92 163 33 1 36 121 4 4 69 175 .247 .323 .464 .786 109 306 15 8 0 7 1
162 Game Avg. 162 365 324 45 80 16 0 18 59 2 2 34 86 .247 .323 .464 .786 109 150 7 4 0 3 0
HOU (6 yrs) 181 406 361 43 79 14 1 15 53 4 2 37 100 .219 .298 .388 .686 91 140 8 5 0 3 0
TEX (3 yrs) 149 338 299 49 84 19 0 21 68 0 2 32 75 .281 .352 .555 .907 128 166 7 3 0 4 1
NL (6 yrs) 181 406 361 43 79 14 1 15 53 4 2 37 100 .219 .298 .388 .686 91 140 8 5 0 3 0
AL (3 yrs) 149 338 299 49 84 19 0 21 68 0 2 32 75 .281 .352 .555 .907 128 166 7 3 0 4 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1990 23 HOU NL 12 13 1 0 -0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $100,000 /3
1991 24 HOU NL 49 143 -3 0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .488 .497 -0.0 -0.3 1 9/7
1992 25 HOU NL 15 27 0 -0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 $115,000 /93
1994 27 HOU NL 6 12 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .469 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $120,000 /9
1995 28 HOU NL 50 138 5 -1 -0 3 -2 4 0.4 4 9 0.9 .509 .503 0.5 0.1 6 $125,000 39
1996 29 HOU NL 49 73 -5 1 0 1 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 $160,000 /739
1997 30 TEX AL 59 121 -3 -0 0 -2 -3 -9 -0.8 5 -4 -0.4 .486 .495 -0.2 -0.5 -2 $200,000 D9/37
1998 31 TEX AL 86 215 13 -1 0 -0 -5 7 0.7 8 15 1.4 .507 .504 1.4 -0.5 15 $275,000 9D3/7
1999 32 TEX AL 4 2 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0 $625,000 /D39
9 Seasons 330 744 5 -2 0 -0 -13 -9 -1.0 25 17 1.4 .497 .500 1.4 -1.3 17 $1,720,000
HOU (6 yrs) 181 406 -4 -1 0 2 -4 -7 -0.8 13 6 0.4 .496 .499 0.2 -0.3 4 $620,000
TEX (3 yrs) 149 338 10 -1 0 -2 -9 -2 -0.2 13 11 1.0 .498 .500 1.2 -1.0 13 $1,100,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1998 31 TEX AL ALDS NYY L 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1990 HOU NL 23 1B 6 1 1 21.0 21 20 1 0 2 1.000 0 0 9.00 3.50 .992 9.60 9.53
1991 HOU NL 24 OF 41 38 9 268.2 54 44 4 6 0 .889 -1 -6 1.61 1.17 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 HOU NL 24 RF 41 38 9 267.2 54 44 4 6 0 .889 -1 -6 1.61 1.17 .980 2.06 2.05
1991 HOU NL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1992 HOU NL 25 OF 9 6 1 46.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -34 1.57 0.89 .982 2.35 2.34
1992 HOU NL 25 RF 9 6 1 46.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -34 1.57 0.89 .979 2.07 2.08
1992 HOU NL 25 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 12.00 4.00 .992 9.60 9.80
1994 HOU NL 27 OF 3 3 2 24.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0 25 2.25 2.00 .980 2.25 2.23
1994 HOU NL 27 RF 3 3 2 24.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0 25 2.25 2.00 .974 2.17 2.17
1995 HOU NL 28 1B 25 23 20 198.1 222 204 17 1 17 .995 3 16 10.03 8.84 .993 9.70 9.66
1995 HOU NL 28 OF 12 11 5 88.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.74 1.42 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 HOU NL 28 RF 12 11 5 88.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.43 1.17 .978 2.08 2.07
1996 HOU NL 29 OF 12 9 1 73.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.10 1.42 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 HOU NL 29 LF 9 8 1 56.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 26 2.41 1.67 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 HOU NL 29 1B 5 0 0 10.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 12 7.20 1.60 .992 9.63 9.56
1996 HOU NL 29 RF 3 1 0 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.59 1.00 .973 2.06 2.03
1997 TEX AL 30 DH 27 18
1997 TEX AL 30 OF 19 10 1 84.0 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -2 -31 2.46 1.21 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 TEX AL 30 RF 17 9 1 77.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -2 -36 2.57 1.29 .978 2.19 2.16
1997 TEX AL 30 1B 2 2 0 13.0 15 13 1 1 2 .933 0 18 9.69 7.00 .992 9.28 9.25
1997 TEX AL 30 LF 2 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.29 0.50 .980 2.06 2.05
1998 TEX AL 31 OF 43 27 14 233.1 46 45 1 0 0 1.000 1 4 1.77 1.07 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 TEX AL 31 RF 40 26 14 224.1 44 43 1 0 0 1.000 1 4 1.77 1.10 .983 2.13 2.11
1998 TEX AL 31 DH 24 17
1998 TEX AL 31 1B 16 10 2 85.0 82 73 7 2 8 .976 -1 -16 8.47 5.00 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 TEX AL 31 LF 3 1 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.00 0.67 .985 2.10 2.07
1999 TEX AL 32 DH 2 0
1999 TEX AL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.40
1999 TEX AL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1999 TEX AL 32 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
8 Seasons OF 140 104 33 818.0 173 158 7 8 0 .954 -2 -3 1.82 1.18 .982 2.27 2.26
8 Seasons RF 126 94 32 745.0 153 138 7 8 0 .948 -4 -6 1.75 1.15 .980 2.10 2.09
7 Seasons 1B 56 36 23 331.1 353 321 28 4 29 .989 2 7 9.48 6.23 .993 9.60 9.53
4 Seasons LF 15 10 1 73.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 2.22 1.20 .976 1.90 1.93
9 Seasons TOT 196 140 56 1149.1 526 479 35 12 29 .977 -0 -0 4.02 2.62 .989 4.38 4.34
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  6 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  6 (4th)

                           

Transactions

  • June 3, 1985: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1985.
  • March 30, 1993: Granted Free Agency.
  • April 7, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • October 15, 1993: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 15, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • April 28, 1994: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • May 2, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
  • October 15, 1994: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 18, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
  • October 15, 1996: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 19, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
  • October 27, 1997: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 17, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199023Houston Astros$100,000USA Today
199225Houston Astros$115,0004/2/92 USA Today
199427Houston Astros$120,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199528Houston Astros$125,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199629Houston Astros$160,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199730Texas Rangers$200,0001997 postseason AP survey
199831Texas Rangers$275,0004/3/98 USA Today
199932Texas Rangers$625,0004/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,720,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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