Randall Carlito Simon...Married, wife's name is Jadira...1992 graduate of Juan Pablo Durate Tech
(Curacao), where he played baseball and soccer...Is from the same town as ATL outfielder Andruw Jones.2006Played for the Netherlands in the inaugural World Baseball Classic...Began the season with Potros
de Tijuana of the Mexican League...Had a season-high 12-game hitting streak, 5/5-18 (.438, 21-48,
3 HR, 19 RBI)...Batted .398 (33-83) with RISP...Signed by TEX in August and hit .308, HR, 10 RBI in 24 minor league games
before being traded to the Phillies on 9/1...Collected singles in his 1st two pinch at-bats in a doubleheader, 9/2 vs ATL; his
first ML hits since 2004...All 23 plate appearances came as a pinch-hitter.2005Spent the season with Potros de Tijuana of the Mexican League...Opened the season
with a 21-game hitting streak (.412, 40-97, 7 HR, 32 RBI)...Had a season-high 5 RBI twice: 3/24 at Monterrey
and 5/8 at Veracruz...Had 2 multi-HR games: 3/24 at Monterrey (2) and 3/27 vs Monclova (3)...Compiled 28 multi-hit
games, including 3 consecutive 3-hit games, 5/19-21.2004Began the season with PIT...Batted .273 (12-44) through his
first 15 games...Hit .168 (22-131) over his next 46 games before being released on 8/18...Signed by TB on 8/19 and in
appeared in 8 games before getting released on 9/10.2003Was PIT's Opening Day 1st baseman...Reached base safely
in 40 of his first 46 starts...Collected 12 RBI in 12 games, 5/25-69...Hit his 1st career walk-off HR, 6/20 vs CLE, in the 15th
inning at 1:37 a.m....Suffered a torn ligament in the 15-inning game and was placed on the 15-day DL, 6/22...Appeared
in 2 rehab games with Nashville (AAA) before being activated on 7/7...Was suspended for 3 games, 6/10-12, for "violent
and reckless actions toward a mascot in Milkwaukee"...Hit a walk-off single, 8/13 vs STL...Traded to CHI on 8/22...Had his
1st career multi-HR game and tied his career high with 5 RBI, 9/7 at MIL...Made 23 starts for CHI at 1st base...Hit .429 (3-
7) in the NLDS...Homered off Chad Fox in Game 3 of the NLCS.2002Spent first full major league season with Detroit and was named the club's Most Valuable Player. ... Established career highs in nearly every offensive category ... Led the Tigers in hitting, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage (.459). ... Ranked as the toughest batter to strike out in the American League, fanning once every 16.9 plate appearances ... Also finished third in the league with a .335 home batting average ... Swung at the first pitch 53.2 percent of the time --- tops in the A.L. --- yet boasted a .396 average (57-for-144) and seven home runs when connecting on the first pitch ... Made 59 appearances (57 starts) at first base, none after 7/5, and committed seven errors ... Hit .320 (81-for-253) as the club's designated hitter ... Homered in four of his five games from 4/10-17 ... Went 20-for-59 (.392) with 18 RBI in 13 games from 4/14-28 ... Matched career high with four hits on 4/19 at Chicago (AL) ... Named Tigers' Player-of-the-Month for April after hitting .348 (24-for-69) with seven homers and 20 RBI ... Hit .105 (4-for-38) during a 10-game stretch from 5/6-17 and batted .213 (20-for-94) in May ... Collected at least one RBI in eight of his nine starts from 5/25 thru 6/3 (11 total) ... Fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on 6/2 vs. Toronto, going 4-for-4 with four RBI ... Hit safely in eight straight games from 6/9-18, going 13-for-33 (.394) ... Did not draw a walk during the month of June ... Failed to homer in 34 games from 6/3 thru 7/16 ... Recorded a career-best, 11-game hitting streak from 7/20 thru 8/3, hitting .457 (21-for-46) with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored ... Posted lone triple on 7/23 vs. Kansas City (third career) ... Named A.L. Player-of-the Week for 7/22-28 after batting .636 (12-for-22) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and six RBI; also led all A.L. hitters with a 1.091 slugging percentage and .636 on-base mark during the week ... Garnered Tigers Player-of-the-Month honors for the month of July ... Drew two 'four-pitch' walks on 8/6 vs. Texas (first since 4/20/99 at Los Angeles and third two-walk game of career) ... Homered in three straight games from 8/24-26 ... Belted his second career grand slam and matched career high with five RBI on 8/25 vs. Oakland. ... Also earned Tigers Player-of-the-Month honors in August ... Went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI on 9/25 at Kansas City ... Played in just four of Detroit's final 18 games (three starts & one pinch-hit appearance).
Notes: (thru 2002)
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent on 7/17/92 ... Released by Atlanta on 3/31/00 ... Signed by Florida as a minor league free agent on 4/5/00 ... Released by Florida on 5/8/00 ... Signed by New York (AL) as a minor league free agent on 5/14/00 ... Granted free agency on 10/18/00 ... Signed by Detroit as a minor league free agent on 12/5/00 ... Acquired by Pittsburgh from Detroit, 11/25/02, in deal for pitcher Adrian Burnside and two players to be named (minor league pitcher Roberto Novoa on 12/16/02).
MOST HR/GAME: 1 HR (30 times), last on 9/25/02 at Kansas City.
MOST HITS/GAME: 4 hits (5 times), last on 9/25/02 at Kansas City.
MOST RBI/GAME: 5 RBI (2 times), 8/25/02 vs. Oakland & 8/8/01 at Texas.
GRAND SLAMS: (2), 8/25/02 vs. Oakland off Micah Bowie & 9/26/02 at Kansas City off Blake Stein.
LONGEST HITTING STREAK: 2002: 11 games, Career: 11 games (2002).
His 10-year minor league totals include a .281 batting average (918-for-3267), 193 doubles, 105 home runs and 544 RBI in 883 games.
Had last big-league sacrifice bunt on 8/7/01 at Texas.
2001Split season between Toledo (Tigers' AAA) and Detroit after signing as a minor league free agent on 12/5/00 ... Began season with Toledo and went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in his first game on 4/5 at Indianapolis ... Went 12-for-27 (.444) with three doubles, two homers, four RBI and six runs scored from 4/7-12 ... Hit safely in eight straight games from 4/14-27 ... Was suspended for three games (4/20-22) by the International League for his participation in an on-field altercation at Durham on 4/19. ... Belted two solo home runs on 4/30 vs. Indianapolis ... Batted .323 (10-for-31) during an eight-game hitting streak from 5/5-12. ... Recorded a season-best, 10-game hitting streak from 5/24 thru 6/2, going 16-for-41 (.390) during the span ... Collected a season-high four hits on 6/10 at Pawtucket ... Knocked in six runs while batting .464 (13-for-28) in seven games from 6/4-11 ... Hit .352 with nine home runs vs. righthanders while with the Mud Hens and .279 with one roundtripper off southpaws ... Had contract purchased by the Tigers on 6/12; ranked among league leaders in hitting, hits and slugging percentage at the time of his promotion ... Made his American League debut that night as a defensive replacement at first base ... Went 2-for-4 on 6/17 at Arizona in his first start with Detroit ... Went 9-for-23 (.400) during a six-game hitting streak from 6/30 thru 7/7 and hit .526 (10-for-19) from 7/18-22 ... Batted .410 in 21 games during the month of July ... Hit safely in 19 straight starts from 6/29 thru 8/1 ... Knocked in five runs while also collecting his first big-league triple on 8/8 at Texas ... Also hit first A.L. homer on 8/8 ... Hit safely in 11-of-12 games from 8/18 thru 9/1 ... Tallied at least one RBI in six straight games from 9/24-29 (12 total) ... Homered in back-to-back games on 9/25-26 at Kansas City ... Hit first career grand slam on 9/26 at Kansas City (off Blake Stein) ... Batted just .233 off lefthanders and .319 against right-handed pitchers ... Played winter ball in Venezuela and hit .326 (15-for-46) with three homers and seven RBI in 13 games with Oriente.2000Spent majority of the season with Columbus (Yankees' AAA) after being released by both Atlanta and Florida ... Began campaign in Atlanta's organization, but was released on 3/29 ... Signed as a minor league free agent with Florida on 4/6 and was assigned to Calgary (Marlins' AAA) ... Posted a six-game hitting streak from 4/23-28 (8-for-25, .320) ... Hit .303 (20-for-66) with 10 RBI in 19 games during the month of April ... Was released by Florida on 5/8 ... Signed as a minor league free agent by New York (AL) on 5/14 and was assigned to Columbus ... Ranked second among the Clippers in RBI and finished fourth on the club in hits and home runs ... Hit a pair of home runs on 6/25 vs. Ottawa ... Fell a homer shy of hitting for the cycle on 7/21 at Indianapolis ... Batted .409 (9-for-22) during six-game hitting streak from 8/5-13 ... Matched season high with four RBI on 8/23 at Indianapolis ... Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic and batted .304 (31-for-102) with seven doubles, three homers and 15 RBI in 30 games with Licey.1999Began season with Atlanta and singled as a pinch hitter in first appearance on 4/6 vs. Philadelphia..Went 3-for-3 with a double and his first major league homer (off Bobby Jones) on 4/18 at Colorado ... Went 10-for-20 (.500) with five runs scored from 4/18-26 and finished the month of April with a .379 average (11-for-29) ... Was optioned to Richmond (Braves' AAA) on 5/7 ... Collected three hits on 5/12 vs. Rochester (game two) ... Recalled by Atlanta on 5/17 ... Reached base safely in eight of his nine games from 6/15-26, going 13-for-28 (.464) during the span ... Produced seven-game hitting streak from 6/28 thru 7/5 (12-for-22, .545) ... Had four hits in four at bats on 7/1 at Montreal ... Homered in consecutive games on 7/25 at Philadelphia and 7/27 vs Milwaukee ... Optioned back to Triple-A on 8/7 ... Went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI on 8/15 vs. Norfolk (game one) ... Recalled by Atlanta a second and final time on 8/17 ... Appeared as a pinch hitter in eight of his final 14 games with the Braves ... Hit .426 (23-for-54) with four home runs when putting the first pitch into play ... Made 70 appearances (55 starts) at first base while playing with Atlanta.1998Spent majority of the season with Richmond ... Grounded into an International League high 22 double plays ... Ranked second on the club in hits and home runs ... Produced seven-game hitting streak from 5/14-20, batting .367 (11-for-30) with eight RBI. ... Went 4-for-5 with three home runs and 10 RBI on 6/27 at Charlotte; the 10 RBI established a modern day International League record ... Was recalled by Atlanta on 6/28 and went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored that night vs. Toronto ... Went 1-for-12 in his next six games and was optioned back to Triple-A on 7/14 ... Hit safely in nine straight games from 8/3-11 (15-for-38, .395). ... Recorded a hit in 11 of his last 12 games, including a 5-for-5 performance in the last game of the season ... Led league first basmen with 11 errors.1997Spent full season with Richmond ... Led the International League in doubles and RBI ... Ranked second in the league in hits, third in at bats, fourth in total bases (249) and tied for fifth in extra-base hits (60) ... Finished ninth in the batting race ... Led league first basemen with 1,063 putouts and 1,149 chances ... Also shared league lead with 14 errors ... Established club record in doubles. ... Named to the Triple-A All-Star squad and the International League All-Star team ... Posted season-high eight-game hitting streak from 4/10-18 ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI on 5/4 vs. Rochester ... Batted .404 (19-for-47) from 5/4-21 ... Went 4-for-6 with three doubles (two in one inning) on 5/21 at Charlotte ... Hit .556 (15-for-27) from 7/10-21 ... Named International League's Player-of-the-Week for week of 7/14-20 ... Went 5-for-5 and scored three runs on 8/11 vs. Pawtucket ... Had contract purchased by Atlanta on 9/1 and made major league debut as a pinch hitter vs. Detroit that night ... Collected first major league hit on 9/3 vs. Detroit (an RBI-infield single off Willie Blair) ... Went 2-for-6 (.333) as a pinch hitter and made six appearances (two starts) at first base ... Went 4-for-8 with an RBI in his two starts (9/3 vs. Detroit and 9/24 at Philadelphia).
Spent entire season with Greenville (Braves' AA) ... Led club in games, at bats, hits, total bases (223), home runs and RBI. ... Whiffed just once every 9.0 plate appearances, the fifth-hardest batter to strike out in the Southern League ... Named to the Southern League All-Star team ... Batted .267 with six home runs and 22 RBI in the first half and .291 with 12 homers and 55 RBI in the second half ... Owned just a .204 mark against southpaws ... Hit safely in his first eight games (13-for-33, .394) and .404 (19-for-47) in his first 14 games of the season ... Belted two home runs on 6/23 at Huntsville ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, home run and seven RBI on 7/6 at Knoxville ... Clubbed two homers on 8/20 vs. Orlando ... Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .338 (49-for-145) with 13 doubles, a home run and 23 RBI with Tempe ... Ranked second in the Fall League in hitting and tied for second in doubles.
Spent entire season with Durham (Braves' A) ... Led Carolina League in intentional walks (14) and ranked second in RBI. ... Paced the Bulls in hits and RBI and finished second in home runs and third in doubles ... Homered in consecutive games on 4/7 and 4/9 ... Connected on a pinch-hit grand slam on 4/13 vs. Wilmington ... Belted two home runs on 7/16 at Lynchburg.
Spent entire season with Macon (Braves' A) ... Tied for third on the club in doubles and RBI and ranked fourth in home runs. ... Swiped a professional-high seven basesin 13 attempts.
Spent entire season with Danville (Braves' Advanced Rookie) ... Tied for fourth in the league in doubles ... Led the club in doubles and finished third in hits and RBI.
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Braves after signing with Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent on 7/17 ... Made all defensive appearances behind the plate and committed four errors.1996Spent entire season with Greenville (Braves' AA) ... Led club in games, at bats, hits, total bases (223), home runs and RBI. ... Whiffed just once every 9.0 plate appearances, the fifth-hardest batter to strike out in the Southern League ... Named to the Southern League All-Star team ... Batted .267 with six home runs and 22 RBI in the first half and .291 with 12 homers and 55 RBI in the second half ... Owned just a .204 mark against southpaws ... Hit safely in his first eight games (13-for-33, .394) and .404 (19-for-47) in his first 14 games of the season ... Belted two home runs on 6/23 at Huntsville ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, home run and seven RBI on 7/6 at Knoxville ... Clubbed two homers on 8/20 vs. Orlando ... Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .338 (49-for-145) with 13 doubles, a home run and 23 RBI with Tempe ... Ranked second in the Fall League in hitting and tied for second in doubles.1995Spent entire season with Durham (Braves' A) ... Led Carolina League in intentional walks (14) and ranked second in RBI. ... Paced the Bulls in hits and RBI and finished second in home runs and third in doubles ... Homered in consecutive games on 4/7 and 4/9 ... Connected on a pinch-hit grand slam on 4/13 vs. Wilmington ... Belted two home runs on 7/16 at Lynchburg.1994Spent entire season with Macon (Braves' A) ... Tied for third on the club in doubles and RBI and ranked fourth in home runs. ... Swiped a professional-high seven basesin 13 attempts.1993Spent entire season with Danville (Braves' Advanced Rookie) ... Tied for fourth in the league in doubles ... Led the club in doubles and finished third in hits and RBI.1992Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Braves after signing with Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent on 7/17 ... Made all defensive appearances behind the plate and committed four errors.