Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 9/28/12
Jordan Pacheco has been better than anyone expected.It shouldn't be a surprise anymore. Jordan Pacheco can flat out hit.If things had gone according to plan for the Colorado Rockies, Pacheco would have only been the starting third baseman for about six weeks. As everyone is well aware, things haven't gone according to plan for the Rockies.However, if something that didn't go according to plan turned out well, it was Pacheco. With top prospect Nolan Arenado grabbing the spotlight in the Arizona Fall League one year ago, the New Mexico native was forgotten about. Even as his impressive season continues to get better, many have still tried to discount the stats and what they see on the field.On Thursday afternoon, Pacheco bolstered his National League rookie leading batting average to .309 with a 2-for-4 day at the plate. One of the hits came in the first inning when he launched a three-run homer to left field to put the Rockies on top and start the scoring.Even with Pacheco having a g...
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