Tyler Colvin, Please Buy Yourself a First Base Mitt

June 2, 2010 by  

When Tyler Colvin tore the cap off the ball in spring training, many people though it to be a fluke. It's now June, and Colvin's batting average is still over .300, proving he's got what it takes to contribute at the major league level.

However, there's a big problem: Colvin can't find playing time. He's stuck as the fourth outfielder amongst three performing veterans in Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd, and Kosuke Fukudome. And, although Lou Pinella promised Colvin playing time, those three have been performing too well to bench them a few times a week.

There is a position it would not take a terrible amount of effort for Colvin to learn that the Cubs seem to be offensively challenged at: first base. Derrek Lee is hitting .23...

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