Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 8/13/12
Eric Young, Jr. has refused to be ignored in 2012.Despite a heart-wrenching loss for the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in San Francisco, a game in which the Rockies dropped 9-6 after clawing back from a 3-0 deficit, the club is starting to see a silver lining to a dreary season.That silver lining is coming in the form of some of the emerging young players, headed up by Eric Young, Jr. The speedster has been written off from the beginning of his career. Despite an abundance of tools, the criticism for Young always seemed to outweigh the praise.He's bounced back-and-forth between Colorado Springs and the big leagues since 2009. His critics say that he doesn't have a defensive position. They say he doesn't have the quick feet needed to play second base, and doesn't have the arm strength to play in the outfield.Out of options headed into the 2012 season, all signs pointed to the Rockies looking to deal Young, who they had once viewed as a top prospect. Instead, the son of a Rockie who will...
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