The Oakland A's have been relatively quiet over the past few weeks, but that doesn't mean they have…
Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects: 45-41
For the entire 2013 Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects list, please click here. 45. Bruce Billings, RHP Billings could be an option for the A's in 2013. Acquired as part of the deal that sent Mark Ellis to the Colorado Rockies in 2011, Billings spent a short time on the A's 40-man roster in 2011 but has since been a non-roster player. Despite not being added to the roster for the past year-and-a-half, Billings has been a valuable pitcher at the Triple-A level and represents big league depth for the A's out of both the bullpen and in the rotation. Exclusively a starter early in his career, Billings spent half of the 2010 season and virtually all of the 2011 campaign in the bullpen. The A's moved Billings back into the rotation in 2012 and he made a smooth transition back into that role. In 25 starts for the River Cats, the right-hander posted a 3.98 ERA, while striking out 117 and walking only 39 in 133.1 innings. Billings also had a 10-strike-out performance in the post-season for...
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