Found August 31, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Injuries and setbacks have prevented former Phillies top draft choice Kelly Dugan from becoming a highly regarded prospect — hamstring problems, a severe ankle sprain and a troublesome staph infection have held the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder down in his pro career. Moving forward, though, Dugan is focused on taking strides and making an impact at as many levels of baseball as he possibly can. The 21-year-old has posted remarkable numbers over the second half of this season for Class A Lakewood. A .324 average with six home runs and 37 RBI in 64 games since the South Atlantic League All-Star break has helped the young outfielder and occasional first baseman to finally show why he was regarded so highly three years ago, when the Phillies selected him in the second round of the MLB amateur draft. Avoiding injury setbacks is key for all players, but Dugan’s level of confidence has spiked this year after getting past the ailments that previously kept him from going full bore on the field of...
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