Tyler Colvin: The New Leader of the Chicago Cubs

May 29, 2010 by  

In November 2009, Tyler Colvin moved to Arizona to train with Cubs strength coach Tim Buss.

The training program add 25 pounds of muscle and Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was very impressed with him early this spring.

"We noticed right from the start of spring training at Fitch Park that he was taking some really good batting practice and driving the ball to left-center, right-center," Piniella said.

Colvin had an impressive spring and made the ball club. Now he is quickly becoming the offensive leader of the Cubs. In only 69 at bats he has five home-runs, 13 RBI and is batting .319 (team high) with a .652 (also team high) slugging percentage.

On May 27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colvin came up with...

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