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A Benchmark Year For Justin Christian

2006 Will Be A Pivotal Year For Justin Christian

Undrafted and signed out of Independent League baseball, Justin Christian has more than proven he can handle the A-levels of affiliated baseball. Now asked to become a utility player in the outfield to improve his versatility, Justin Christian realizes his time at the AA-level in 2006 will be the deciding factor in his possible Major League career.

Justin Christian began his first full season of affiliated minor league baseball stealing 17 bases in his 29 games with the Riverdogs in 2005, showcasing the type of exciting base running and hustle seldom found in today's players. As impressive as it was, Christian believes he could have done even better. "I think my wrist injury that plagued me earlier in the season set me back a little...

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