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Is Tulowitzki Following In Crosby’s Footsteps?

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In 2003, just a year and a half removed from being drafted 25th overall out of Long Beach State University, Bobby Crosby stormed into the majors and won the American League Rookie of the Year award. 

Then a 24 year-old hotshot, Crosby mashed 34 doubles and 22 homers in his first full big league season, rapidly endearing himself to Athletics' fans, who were even willing to overlook his choice to walk up to the Backstreet Boys. Sure, there were warning signs—a .239 batting average and a whopping 141 strikeouts in 545 at-bats, to name a couple—but Crosby seemed well on his way to attaining stardom. 

Great things were expected, yet only mediocrity has ensued. 

Since that terrific fr...

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