Catching Prospect John Hicks' Stock Still Rising

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Catching Prospect John Hicks' Stock Still Rising
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PEORIA, Ariz. – In another organization, John Hicks would be getting all the attention. A young, athletic catching prospect who is outstanding defensively, and far better than average offensively: It’s something that every team covets. And yet, when Seattle’s future at catcher is discussed, Hicks’ name isn’t the first to be mentioned. He’s a bit of an unknown with just two minor league seasons of pro experience. But the real reason has nothing to do with what Hicks has or hasn’t done since he was drafted out of the University of Virginia in the fourth round of the 2011 amateur free agent draft...

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