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Analyzing the Second Basemen

Injury caught Hector Pellot at a bad time

The future of the second base position at the big league level is a topic of much debate among observes and fans alike. The list of leading candidates in the system does not go very deep, but there are a number of young prospects who offer confidence that a long-term solution will eventually come from the farm. Here is a look at how they stand.

Highest Ceiling: Greg Veloz: Veloz rebounded in a big way from an inconsistent 2007 season by improving throughout the year on his way to receiving a Sterling Award in Savannah. After hitting .224 in 132 games split between Kingsport and Savannah in 2007, he won the second base job right out of camp. It appeared Veloz would repeat his similar production after a very bumpy April, but he...

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