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James Simmons | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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James Simmons returned to the mound at Double-A Midland on Sunday and allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Simmons, a 2007 first-round pick, hadn't pitched since May 14 because of what the A's called a dead arm. Mon, Jun 9, 2008 02:52:00 PM

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James Simmons was shut down at Double-A Midland because of what the A's believe is a dead-arm phase.

He'll be examined further by team doctors. Anderson, the 26th overall pick in the 2007 draft, is one of Oakland's top prospects.
Fri, May 23, 2008 02:57:00 AM

James Simmons pitched six shutout innings in a win for Double-A Midland on Wednesday.

Simmons, who was drafted 26th overall last year, has allowed two runs and posted a 15/2 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. He's polished enough that he could step into Oakland's rotation in the second half if needed.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 04:00:00 AM

Athletics selected UC Riverside RHP James Simmons with the 26th pick in the draft.

Simmons gets some sink on his low-90s fastball and shows a plus slider, giving him middle-of-the-rotation potential. He's capable of moving quickly through an A's system lacking pitchers with upside.
Thu, Jun 7, 2007 04:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
3Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Marcus Semien
2Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
4Ramon Laureano
5Slade Heathcott
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Anthony Garcia
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Daniel Mengden
7Daniel Gossett
8Heath Fillmyer
9Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Ryan Dull
3Liam Hendriks
4Santiago Casilla
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Chris Hatcher
7Daniel Coulombe
8Emilio Pagan
9Frankie Montas
10Raul Alcantara
11Eric Jokisch
12Jarret Martin
13Simon Castro