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Padron Holding His Own With Ports

Padron is among the league leaders in CS %.

Since becoming part of the Oakland A's organization in 2004, the Stockton Ports have always had talented players behind the plate. From Kurt Suzuki to Landon Powell to Anthony Recker, the Ports' catchers have been important cogs for Stockton. Since the All-Star break, Raul Padron has taken over as the Ports' everyday catcher and he is continuing the Stockton tradition of talented catchers.

During the first half of the season, the buzz surrounding the Stockton Ports' catching corps centered around Anthony Recker, and with good reason. Recker posted a 1011 OPS during the first half of the season for Stockton and was the only Ports' All-Star starter in the California/Carolina All-Star game at Banner Island Ballpark. Yet if you were to ask Recker about his role on the team, he was...

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