Joshua Wayne Simpson... selected by Miami out of Columbia University in New York, NY, where he earned second team All-Ivy honors in 2019. He also helped the Lions to a pair of postseason appearances in 2017 and 2019 and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week once and Pitcher of the Week twice...Became the first Columbia pitcher to toss a complete-game, nine-inning shutout March 23, 2019, against Cornell...His major was political science...Did not see action in 2018 due to injury.
Earned MiLB.com Organizational All-Star honors in 2022 after a breakout season between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Jacksonville...Combined to go 7-2 with a 3.97 ERA (68.0 IP/30 ER) in 50 appearances...Did not allow a run in his first 14 appearances to start the year with the Blue Wahoos (18.2 innings). Held batters to a .070 avg. (4x57) during this stretch with seven walks and 35 strikeouts.... Recorded a season-high seven strikeouts April 16 at Rocket City across 2.2 scoreless innings...Limited lefties to a .147 avg. (15-for-102), four doubles and two home runs, while righties hit .200 (26x130). Overall, held hitters to a .177 avg. and .588 OPS with 16 extra-base hits.