A.J.  Simcox

10A.J. Simcox


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195



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•Named 2014 Preseason Top 50 Player by Baseball America

2015 - JUNIOR
• Simcox appeared in 50 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .293 with seven doubles, three triples, one homer, 27 RBI and 29 runs scored.
•Went 1-for-3 versus Arkansas in the SEC Tournament on May 19.
•Blasted his seventh double against Mississippi State on May 15 and recorded an RBI and two runs scored.
•Notched a double, two hits and two RBI versus UNC Asheville (May 12).
•Went 2-for-4 against Belmont, notching an RBI and two runs scored (May 6).
•Recorded a double, a triple, three RBI and scored once in the series versus Texas A&M (May 1-3).
•Hit his second triple of the season in a 3-for-4 outing against South Carolina in which he also scored twice and drove in two runs (April 26).
•Delivered two hits against South Carolina to drive in one run and score once (April 25).
•Went 2-for-3, scoring two times and hitting his fourth double, in the series finale against Kentucky (April 18).
•Registered one hit and a sacrifice bunt against Missouri in the series opener (April 9).
•Scored three runs on one hit and two walks at Ole Miss on April 4.
•Went 2-for-5 at Arkansas State, hitting one RBI (April 1).
•Recorded his third double, two RBIs and a run at Vanderbilt on March 28.
•Had a 1-for-3 outing against Cincinnati, hitting a RBI and scoring once (March 25).
•Knocked his first triple of the season in the series finale versus Georgia (March 22).
•Notched his second double of the season on March 20 against Georgia.
•Registered two RBIs on one hit and a sacrifice fly against Austin Peay (March 17).
•Hit his first home run of the season in the series opener at Florida (March 13).
• Went 2-for-3, stealing base twice and scoring once, against Morehead State (March 11).
•Scored a run on two hits versus East Tennessee State on March 10.
•Recorded a 2-for-4 outing in the series finale against Grand Canyon, scoring twice and registering two RBIs (March 8).
•Drove in two runs on a hit in the series opener against Grand Canyon on March 6.
• Hit .300 (3-for-10) with a double, one run scored and two RBIs at UC Irvine (Feb. 27-28).
• Went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
• Went 3-for-10 with one RBI and two runs scored during the season opening series at Florida International (Feb. 13-15).

• Registered a season long nine-game hitting streak (March 1-15), in which he went 16-for-39 (.410) with six runs scored, six stolen bases, one walk and three RBIs.
• Opened the season with a 2-for-4 effort with a stolen base against Purdue (Feb. 16).
• Hit three singles and scored two runs in a 20-2 victory over the Boilermakers (Feb. 16).
• Smacked two base hits against No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
• Roped three singles, scored three runs, stole two bases and recorded two RBIs in a 14-0 victory over La Salle (March 4).
• Went 3-for-5 with one run scored and one stolen base in a 6-5 win over No. 24 Arizona State (March 8).
• Posted a 2-for-5 performance at South Carolina (March 28).
• Recorded his 10th multi-hit game of the 2014 season going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one stolen base against Vanderbilt (April 6).
• Went 2-for-2 with two walks, one run scored and one sac during a 5-3 win at Georgia (April 10).
• Drilled his first extra-base hit of the 2014 season with a double against Alabama (April 20).
• Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one stolen base at ETSU (April 22).
• Posted a 2-for-5 performance with two runs scored during a 6-3 win at LSU (April 26).
• Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI against UNC Asheville (May 6), marking his fifth three-hit game and his 14th multi-hit performance of the season.
• Recorded two hits (2-for-3), one run scored and two RBIs on May 17 against Florida.
• Went 0-for-3 in the Vols' SEC Tournament game on May 20 against Vanderbilt.
• Started at shortstop over the summer for the Cape Cod League Champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. In 40 regular season games, Simcox hit .246 with 11 RBIs.
• Appeared in eight postseason playoffs games for Y-D, hitting .120 with two RBIs and two runs scored en route to clinching the League Championship title.

• Appeared in 50 of 52 games for the Vols, the most of any freshman.
• Started 48 games, all at shortstop.
• Finished the season hitting .283 with four doubles and one triple.
• He was second on the team with 26 RBI.
• Led the team with 144 assists as a freshman.
• Reached base safely in a team-best 18-consecutive games.
• Recorded a team-high .327 batting average in SEC play.
• Made his collegiate debut, recorded his first collegiate hit and drove in two runs on February 15 at UNLV.
• Opened his career with hits in each of his first three games, going 5-for-15 (.333) during that stretch, capped off by a 3-for-5 effort in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rebels on Feb. 16.
• Was 2-for-3, scored three runs and drove in another in a 16-0 whitewashing of Alcorn State on March 8.
• Drove in three runs in a 12-4 win over the Braves two days later.
• Had a clutch two-out, two-RBI double in the eighth inning of UT's 7-6 win at Alabama on March 16.
• Recorded six hits against the No. 3 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores from March 29-31.
• Went 7-for-15 with three RBI and two runs scored in the Vols' series win at No. 13 Kentucky from April 12-14.
• Closed his rookie season with a 2-for-4 day with two runs scored, two RBI, a stolen base and his first career triple in a 7-5 win over Texas A&M (May 18).

• Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
• Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 32nd round (987th overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
• Named to the 2012 Baseball America High School All-America Second Team.
• Earned 2012 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American honors.
• Tabbed to the 2012 Rawlings All-Southeast Region first team.
• Listed as the nation's 136th-best prospect and top player in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game.
• Three-time state champion, helping lead the Admirals to Class AAA titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
• Hit .460 with nine home runs, 13 doubles, four triples and 45 RBIs, and logged four saves on the mound as a senior.
• Picked as the 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Player of the Year.
• Took home District 4-AAA MVP accolades in both 2011 and 2012.
• Led all TSSAA players with 70 hits while leading the Admirals to their fourth consecutive state title his junior year.
• Also hit at a school-record .470 clip with two home runs and 32 RBIs that season.
• Posted a 28-game hit streak as a junior and followed that with a 19-game streak his senior season.

• Full name is Austin Jay Simcox
• Born June 22, 1994
• Son of Larry and Linda Simcox
• Has one sibling, Erin, a Tennessee Baseball Diamond Girl
• Majoring in Sports Management
• Formerly a Tennessee batboy
• His father, Larry, was a UT assistant coach from 1991-2007
• Recipient of the Kleber E. Dunklin Athletic Scholarship and the Ron Lawson Baseball Scholarship Fund


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