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

Recker was an offensive force for Sacramento.

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... Recommended Stories

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