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James Simmons | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Max Muncy
2Chad Pinder
3Tyler Ladendorf
4Eric Sogard
5Jed Lowrie
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Brett Eibner
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Jake Smolinski
2Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jesse Hahn
5Chris Bassitt
6Felix Doubront
7Henderson Alvarez
8Andrew Triggs
9Ross Detwiler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Chris Smith
7Zach Neal
8J.B. Wendelken
9Daniel Coulombe
10Fernando Rodriguez
11Jarrod Parker