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160, Age 20, Freshman
Marcos High School, San Marcos,
2004 SEASON: Began the season as
the Comets' starting third baseman but has been
sidelined since mid-February by a shoulder
Played on the NCAA Division I level for
the University of San Diego.
Played for coach Eric Morton at San
Marcos High School, where he batted .415 with 12
home runs as a senior in 2002. ... Set school
records in home runs (season, career), doubles
(season), runs scored (season and career) and
hits (season). ... Was first-team All-CIF San
Diego Section and Avocado League Player of the
Year as a senior. ... Tied the CIF-San Diego
Section record for consecutive hits with 11
during his senior season. ... Helped lead the
Knights to the Avo League championship as a
junior in 2001. ... Made the San Diego
All-Academic Team. ... Was a two-time participant
in the Duke Snider Home run Derby. ... Also playd
freshman and JV basketball and was team Defensive
Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1983 in
Murray, Utah. ... Son of Deborah and Jay Simper.
... Has one brother, Brett, 12, and three adult
sisters, Amy, Trisha and Lisa.
on March 21, 2004. Player biographies are updated
weekly during the season.)