Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Not that long ago, Eric Young Jr. seemed to have a limited major league future. Young was a defensive liability at second base, his original position, and was having trouble in the outfield. Specifically, reading fly balls was a challenge and getting good jumps on them was iffy. And Young's arm was a weakness. Young possessed speed, but didn't reach base often enough to make it count. And he wasn't particularly good at stealing bases, despite his ability to run. But through endless hours of hard work, Young has made himself into a very usable outfielder, at all three positions, and an asset for the Rockies. In their three-game series against the Dodgers that ended Wednesday, Young went 8-for-14 (.571) and scored five of the nine runs the Rockies tallied while winning twice. Young also hit the 13th inside-the-park home run in club history and the first leading off the first inning. Manager Jim Tracy has praised Young for his work ethic, his dedication and his willingn...
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