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How Jake Fox Will Fit In with the Cubs

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The recent call-up of Cubs' power-hitting prospect Jake Fox has fueled plenty of speculation about how he will fit Chicago's mold. With Derek Lee and Micah Hoffpauir occupying his comfort zone at first base, it would appear that Fox is a square peg squeezing into a round hole.

However, there is one area Fox may cover perfectly while he enjoys his time in the majors—go-to pinch hitter.

When Lou Piniella took over as Cubs manager, he brought in Daryle Ward, an OK hitter working as a liability on the field. Ward worked as a pinch hitter for the Cubs' division championship teams.

In 2007, Ward fit the spot perfectly, hitting for a .268 average in 21 pinch hitting attempts with four RBI and a .423 OBP. 2...

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