Tyler Colvin, the Cubs' first-round draft pick in 2006, finally reached the Major Leagues as an emergency mid-September call-up this September. When center fielder Sam Fuld injured his wristáon a spectacular catch (okay, instant replay advocates, a spectacular trap), Reed Johnson was not yet ready to come off the disabled list, so the Cubs called upon Colvin, 24, to fill the space down the stretch of a highly disappointing season. Though he amassed only 20 plate appearances and collected just three hits in six games, Colvin's defense (two stellar catches ináthe ninth inningáduring a 7-2 Cubs win in his second big-league game) andáapparent nose for opportunities (he drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in his first career PA) impressed Cubs brass and fans alike. I submit, however, that ...
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