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A Confident Rickles Producing For Snappers

Rickles is batting .338 since the All-Star break.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - A change in mindset and increased playing time have allowed Beloit Snappers' catcher Nick Rickles to find his comfort zone at the plate. That has led to big results for the Oakland A's 2011 14th-round pick.

A change to his approach at the plate, as well as more frequent at-bats as the starting catcher, have helped Beloit Snappers catcher Nick Rickles turn it around in his second full season at Low-A. A 14th-round selection by the Oakland A's in the 2011 draft, Rickles suffered through a disappointing 2012 at Low-A Burlington and then proceeded to struggle through his first two months of Midwest...

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