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      A.J.  Simcox

Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195


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2015 - JUNIOR
• Simcox has appeared in 13 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .348 with one double, eight RBIs and seven runs scored.
• 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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