2014 Cincinnati Reds All-Star Predictions

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Alfredo Simon, SP

Jul 9, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Simon got the late call on Sunday afternoon thanks to four starting pitchers from the original NL roster throwing for their teams just before the break.   Simon won’t start the game, but he should get serious consideration by NL manager Mike Matheny once the game gets rolling and substitutions are being made.  How can you leave the league leader in wins sitting in your bullpen when you need an arm?   You can’t.

Prediction:  Will pitch during middle innings; two Ks in one inning