Seth Simmons

Seth Simmons
San Diego Padres
Born: (1988-06-14) June 14, 1988
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Seth Tyler Simmons (born June 14, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres organization.


Simmons is from Lewisville, North Carolina. He graduated from Cavalry Baptist Day School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended East Carolina University, where he pitched for the East Carolina Pirates for four years.[1] He served as the Pirates' closer.[2] As a senior, Simmons had a 2.78 earned run average (ERA) with 50 strikeouts in 35 23 innings pitched.[1]

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Simmons in the 40th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.[1] In 2013, Simmons pitched for Visalia, and had a 2.44 ERA in 73 23 innings. The Diamondbacks invited Simmons to spring training in 2014.[3]

Simmons was named to the United States national baseball team for the 2015 WBSC Premier12.[4]

Released by the Diamondbacks in 2016, he signed with the San Diego Padres, and was assigned to the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League.[5]


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