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Q&A with A.J. Joseph

A.J. Joseph

Don't hit, don't play. That's the harsh realization that a quiet player such as 21-year-old outfielder A.J. Joseph has come to understand.

Selected in the 15th round of the 2004 draft at age 17, Joseph was one of the youngest U.S.-born players ever taken by the Cubs on Draft Day. Three years later, he finds himself in the outfield at Daytona, where the race for playing time can be just as demanding as the late-August temperatures. Joseph joined the Cubs' Advanced A team in mid-July after batting .246 in 77 games with Class-A Peoria...

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