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Benito Santiago – Photographed by: Ronald C. Modra We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre History at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position, so Gene Tenace is a catcher and not a first baseman. Today, we’re looking behind the dish. Players who just missed the cut: John Flaherty: ’96 – ’97 (201 games – .284/.324/.411) Acquired for the division title run in 1996, “Flash” put together 1 ½ solid seasons as a Padre before being traded to Tampa. Ramon Hernandez: ’04 – ’05 (210 games- .283/.332/.463) Perhaps the 2nd best pure hitter at the catcher position in Padres history (behind Piazza), though his defense was a little lacking; helped win a division title during 2 years here before signing for big money in Baltimore. Carlos Hernandez:  ’97 – ’00 (237 games- .269/.312/.376) Known m
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