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2022 Player Outlook

Sims converted on 70 percent of his save chances last season, but aside from the seven saves and nine holds he collected, fantasy managers enjoyed what he did for their ratios. Across 47 innings of work in 2021, Sims posted a 4.40 ERA (3.00 FIP, 3.03 xFIP) with a 39 percent strikeout rate and a 9.2 percent walk rate. If Sims didn't suffer from a .308 BABIP, the conversation surrounding Sims would be very different heading into 2022. Sims' best pitch in 2021 was his slider, which posted a 44 percent whiff rate and a .207 batting average against. A rather high BABIP and a hitter's heaven as his home park inflated Sims' ERA, and while the home park won't go away, the BABIP should regress to the mean in 2022, which would be good for Sims. He's an elite strikeout arm with a three-pitch arsenal that can have batters spinning in the box. He's the team's closer to begin the year, and his elite strikeout potential should leave him as one of the more coveted closers heading into drafts.

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