The leading candidate to take over the regular first base job. He hits for incredible average (.345 last year, his lowest average in 4 years in the minors), and last season had his best power numbers with 19 jacks. Instructors have tried to get him to sacrifice some average for power, and it might be paying off. His defense is suspect, however, which may lead to more playing time for Mark Grace. Still, don’t cross this guy off the list for Rookie Of The Year honors.
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