|San Diego Padres|
Born: June 14, 1988|
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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. He served as the Pirates' closer. As a senior, Simmons had a 2.78 earned run average (ERA) with 50 strikeouts in 35 2⁄3 innings pitched.
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Simmons in the 40th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. In 2013, Simmons pitched for Visalia, and had a 2.44 ERA in 73 2⁄3 innings. The Diamondbacks invited Simmons to spring training in 2014.
- "No Easy Out". Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Under Pressure: Simmons, East Carolina's sophomore closer, has been getting it done this season with game on the line". Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Size is no issue for Seth Simmons; Andrew Chafin feeling good; & other stuff". Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Former Calvary pitcher named to national team". Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Naturals jump on Missions early, cruise to win". Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)