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Patterson Plenty Motivated

Eric Patterson doesn't need any extra motivation. The second baseman is the top infield prospect in the Cubs' farm system for at least the second year running, and he doesn't have to look very far for inspiration.

This season, Patterson has seen former teammates such as Mike Fontenot get the call up to Chicago and wreck havoc on National League pitching. To date, he has a solid .300 average through 85 games with Triple-A Iowa. He has an All-Star nod under his belt for the third consecutive season after being drafted three years ago from Georgia Tech. He has been awarded and praised; heralded as part...

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