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Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects: 50-46

It's that time of the year when we take stock of the Oakland A's organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, we will profile our top-50 prospect list in groups of five. Today, we kick-start the series with a review of prospects 50-46.

50. James Simmons Simmons took a step forward on the road to recovery. Although the ERA wasn't pretty (5.48 in 42.2 innings), Simmons' stint with the High-A Stockton Ports in 2011 was a big step forward. The A's 2007 first-round pick missed all of the 2010 season and the first half of the 2011 season with a shoulder problem that required major surgery. He didn't have full range of motion in his...

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