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Currin's Star Rising With Stockton

Currin threw 1.1 scoreless innings in the ASG.

On Tuesday, Stockton Ports reliever Patrick Currin opened some eyes with a dominating performance in the California League/ Carolina League All-Star Game. Currin struck-out three of four batters in working a perfect 1.1 innings. A year removed from being selected in the 22nd round of the draft, Currin is a pitcher on the rise in the Oakland system.

If movement is the key to success for pitchers, Stockton Ports' closer Patrick Currin should have a long career ahead of him. Hardly any pitch that Currin throws is straight. Currin uses a three-quarters throwing motion to sling pitches that often begin at a hitter's shoulder, only to end up on the outside corner of the plate. Currin's best pitch is a cross between a curveball and a slider. He...

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