Originally written September 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Adam Eaton made a giant splash in the minor leagues this season. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks will get a chance to see how Eaton handles the final step up. Eaton singled and doubled and in the D-backs' 8-6, 11-inning victory over the San Francisco Giants in his first major league game Tuesday. His contract was purchased from Class AAA Reno, and he was inserted into the lineup at the leadoff spot after starting center fielder Chris Young suffered a left leg late in Monday's game. "My wildest dream. Very exciting. I've never felt so uncomfortable on a baseball field in my life for the first couple of innings," Eaton said. Eaton, 23, was the Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player and its Rookie of the Year. If his monster minor league numbers translate at the next level, he would be the kind of player the D-backs have really never had in their 15 seasons, a hit/walk leadoff hitter who has the ability to steal bases. His development this season i...
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