Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/12
Rookie center fielder Adam Eaton showed enough in his September immersion with the Arizona Diamondbacks to draw praise from manager Kirk Gibson. "I'd say overall, a huge success in the time he was up here and encouraging what his future is, what he could do for us," Gibson said before the D-backs fell to the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Sunday. Eaton will miss the final four games of the season after suffering a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch in an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday, but he provided a spark at the top of the order in his 26 days after being promoted from Class AAA Reno on Sept. 4. Eaton hit .259 in 85 at-bats, with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and two stolen bases. He also drew 14 walks and was hit by three pitches, giving him a .382 on-base percentage. Catcher Miguel Montero's .394 on-base percentage is the highest on the team. "He makes some young mistakes, yet I like his drive, his determination, the different things that he can do, th...
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