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AFL: Powell opening eyes behind the plate

Landon Powell is a beast. Listed at 6'3" and 240 pounds (don't believe it), he looks more like an offensive lineman than a baseball player when he's standing still. Watch him during the game though, and what you see is nimble feet, a quick release and a cannon arm.

In a nutshell when he's sitting still it looks like Landon Powell is the catcher because you always put the big guy at catcher, when he's moving it looks like Landon Powell is a catcher because there is no one else in the A's system quite as good behind the dish. "I was taught at a young age that defense comes first as a catcher," Powell said this week from Surprise Stadium where he was taking...

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