Prep Baseball Report

Sims commits to VCU

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By John Nolan

Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

North Stafford RHP/MIF and 2014 Fall Prospect Games participant Dawson Sims has committed to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall of 2017. He will following the footsteps of current teammate Austin Gregory (2016, OF, VCU). North Stafford made the 5A North Regional Tournament in 2015, where they ran into eventual State Champion Stone Bridge. The Wolverines will again feature a deep lineup that should make them a factor in postseason play.

Sims stands 6-foot-3 and has an athletic frame that he has been adding good weight to. On the mound, he is a sidearmer with a long, loose arm action that is quick. He is smooth throughout his delivery and lands closed, releasing the ball from behind right handed hitters. Sims’ fastball sat 80-82 at the Fall Prospect games in November 2014, touching 83 and had heavy run on it. He did a good job commanding it to both sides of the plate, particularly inside to righthanded hitters. Sims also threw a slider with late, sharp break and full arm speed that came in at 67 and a sinking change-up with fastball arm action that came in at 74.  

When Sims arrives at Virginia Commonwealth, he will have the opportunity to immediately contribute as a mid week reliever. Depending upon how his career progresses, he will have the opportunity to develop into a weekend starter.  His lethal combination of arm side run and a swing-and-miss slider will make him a a viable candidate to be a Friday or Saturday starter during his career at VCU!

Congratulations Dawson!!!