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Eric Patterson batted .345 in the AFL

Things may not have always gone Eric Patterson's way in 2006. After being named to both the Southern League All-Star and MLB Futures Game's this past July, the 23-year-old's numbers seemed to take a dip throughout the second half at Double-A West Tennessee before he was promoted to Triple-A in late August.

Then again, numbers can be deceiving. With Iowa, Patterson batted .358 (24-for-67) in 17 games and stole eight bases in as many attempts. His hot hitting continued all throughout this year's edition of the Arizona Fall League, where the second base prospect could be found at or near the top of many offensive categories. Patterson closed out the Fall League on Thursday with a .345 average in 2... Recommended Stories

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