Ports Alum: Where Are They Now?
Throughout the years, many players within the minor league system have played for the Stockton Ports. Some of the players have progressed through the farm system and made it to the majors. In this edition of Docking with the Ports we checked in with notable Ports alum to see where they are now.
Chris Carter LF, Houston Astros
Current Stats: .227 batting average, 6 HR, 14 RBI in 26 games.
Chris Carter played for the Ports in 2008. While in Stockton Carter had a .259 batting average, 39 HR and 104 RBI in 137 games. He was named the 2008 California League Rookie of the Year and was also the 2008 and 2009 A’s Minor League Player of the Year. He was promoted to Oakland August 9, 2010. He was sent back to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats after going 0-3 in his first game. He was promoted back to Oakland after the completion of the Triple-A season. After the 2012 season, Carter was traded to the Houston Astros with Brad Peacock and Max Stassi for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez..
Michael Gilmartin 2B, AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Current Stats: .182 batting average, a .400 OBP in 5 games.
Gilmartin played for the Ports in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he had a .264 batting average, 14 HR and 75 RBI in 124 games. He was named the California League Mid-Season All-Star 6/20/11. In the 2012 season he had a .256 batting average, 9 HR and 52 RBI in 118 games. Gilmartin was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft. He began this season with the Bakersfield Blaze. On 4/10/2013 he was promoted to the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Southern League.
Blake Treinan RHP, AA Harrisburg Senators
Current Stats: 2-3, 4.76 ERA, 21 strikeouts in 5 games
Treinan played for the Ports in the 2012 season. He went 7-7 with a 4.37 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 24 games. In January 2013, Treinan was traded to the Washington Nationals as part of a three-way trade that sent Michael Morse of the Nationals to the Seattle Mariners and John Jaso of the Seattle Mariners to the Oakland Athletics. Treinan currently plays for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators.
Kurt Suzuki C, Washington Nationals
Current Stats: .241 batting average, 2HR, 7 RBI in 20 games.
Suzuki was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2004 June draft. He played for Stockton in 2005. While with the Ports Suzuki had a .277 batting average, 12 HR and 65 RBI in 114 games. He spent the 2006 season with the Double-A Midland RockHounds and the 2007 season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. On June 9, 2007 he was promoted to Oakland after catcher Adam Melhuse was traded to the Texas Rangers. Suzuki played for Oakland until August 3, 2012 when he was traded to the Washington Nationals for David Freitas.
Cliff Pennington SS, Arizona Diamondbacks
Current Stats: .205 batting average and 3 RBI in 25 games.
Pennington was the Athletics first-round draft pick of the 2005 draft. He played for the Ports during the 2007 season. He had .255 batting average, 6 HR and 36 RBI in 68 games. On July 31, 2008 he was called up to Oakland from the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. On October 20, 2012 he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with Yordy Cabrera while the Athletics acquired Chris Young from Arizona.
Grant Green 2B, AAA Sacramento River Cats
Cuurent Stats: .321 batting average, 4 HR, 16 RBI in 24 games.
Green was selected by the Athletics in the first round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Green played for Stockton in 2009 and 2010. In 2009 Green had a .316 batting average and 3 RBI in 5 games. In 2010 he had a .318 batting average, 20 HR and 87 RBI in 131 games. During the 2010 season he was named the MiLB.com Organization All-Star, Topps Class A All-Star, CAL League Post-season All-Star , the 8/23/10 CAL League Player of the Week and the Futures Game Selection. Green spent the 2011 season with the Double-A Midland RockHounds. He was promoted to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats in 2012. Green currently ranks as the Oakland Athletics fourth top prospect.
Anthony Aliotti 1B, AA Midland RockHounds
Current Stats:.350 batting average, 2 HR, 14 RBI in 26 games.
Aliotti was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 15th round of the 2009 draft. He played for the Ports in 2011. While in Stockton he had a .276 batting average, 11HR and 66 RBI in 127 games. He was promoted to the Double-A Midland RockHounds in 2012.
Travis Banwart RHP, AAA Sacramento River Cats
Current Stats: 1-0, 4.96 ERA, 16 strikeouts in 6 games.
Banwart was selected by the Athletics in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. He played for the Ports in 2008. In Stockton he went 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 14 games. He was promoted to the River Cats in 2010 from Double-A Midland and has played in Sacramento since.
Michael Choice CF, AAA Sacramento River Cats
Current Stats: .281 batting average, 5 HR, 24 RBI in 25 games
Choice was the Athletics 2010 first-round draft pick. He played for the Ports in 2011. In Stockton he had a .285 batting average, 30 HR and 82 RBI in 118 games. In 2011 he was named to the CAL League Post-Season All-Star team and was the A’s Organizational Play of the Year. In 2012 he was named to the Futures game team. He currently ranks as the Athletics number two prospect.