|Date of Birth||5/12/1993|
Season Outlook: The Beach Bums consider Tucker Simpson a key pickup. He was highly sought after by many teams in Independent baseball and is expected to be an excellent compliment to some of the returning starters.
Previous Professional Experience: Simpson split time at three levels of the Marlins system last season with a 1.61 ERA and a save in 10 games. He saw the majority of his action with the Gulf Coast Marlins, where he posted a 1.33 ERA and struck out 21 batters in 20.1 innings. He also made a pair of appearances without giving up a run for the Advanced-A Jupiter Hammerheads.
College Experience: The 22-year old was 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA in 13 games (eight starts) for the University of Florida as a freshman in 2013. Following that season, he transferred to Chipola College where he went 1-1 in three appearances and struck out eight in 5.1 innings. He was selected by Baltimore in the 39th round of the 2014 MLB draft.
Personal: Tucker calls Oxford, AL home during the baseball off-season. His proud parents are Michael & Dawn Simpson.