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Colvin Seeks Right Combination

Tyler Colvin (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

KODAK, Tenn. – Be patient. Stay aggressive. Drive the ball. Take a walk. Tyler Colvin has spent his 2008 season in Double-A trying to sort through the assorted contradictions at the plate. His defense has been solid, but the outfielder knows it's his bat that is going to get him to the next level.

Colvin had a directive this season to draw more bases on balls and cut back on strikeouts. In 62 games at Tennessee last summer, Colvin had 54 strikeouts and just five walks. In the first 60 games for the Smokies this season, Colvin had the same number of strikeouts but had upped his walks to 25. "One thing I wanted to work on this year was being a little more patient at the plate," Colvin said...

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