Born August 14, 1995... Majoring in Accounting... Aspires to play in the MLB or become a succesful entrepeneur... Chose PBA because of the warm climate, faith component, and the opportunity to play baseball... Favorite team is the Tampa Bay Rays... Favorite athlete is Evan Longoria... Favorite verse is Philippians 4:13... Son of Mark and Merrellee Simon... Has one brother: Marcus.
Led the team in appearances (48) and starts (46)…made 38 starts at first base with the other eight as DH…finished with a .301 average and led the team with 55 hits, nine home runs and 43 RBIs…finished second on the team with 12 doubles and 30 runs scored…had a .372 on-base percentage after being hit by a pitch 14 times…also walked eight times…was third on the team in slugging with a .514 percentage…had two multi-home run games, vs. Colorado Christian (2/8) and at Nova Southeastern (4/19)…drove in eight in that game against Colorado Christian…had five RBIs against Florida Tech (3/19)…led the team with 15 multi-hit games…had four hits against Colorado Christian for a season-high…had three hits and three RBIs against St. Thomas (2/20)…had his only stolen base of the season against Lynn (3/5).
Saw action in 27 games during his freshman season, making 18 starts for Palm Beach Atlantic... Hit .207 for the year but displayed great power, knocking five doubles and two home runs in 58 at-bats... Got his first collegiate hits in a big way, clobbering two home runs and driving in a season-high four runs on the road against Barry University on February 21st... Picked up two more multi-hit performances over the course of the season, including a 3-for-4 game against Rollins College on April 8th... Scored two runs on five occasions, including a game in which he reached base three times via walk and another with a base hit in a PBA win over Barry University on March 24th.
Competed on the baseball team at Liberty High School for coach Dave Schmidt... Named team MVP during his senior season... All-State second-team during his final campaign... Also placed fourth in the national Power Showcase... Was a member of the National Honor Society and held a 3.96 GPA throughout high school.
Kyle Simon | #10 | 1B
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Previous School: Liberty HS