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Cubs are learning to walk

Cubs are learning to walk

John Andreoli, pictured, led the Florida State League in walks last year and is near the top of FSL leader board in on-base percentage this season. And while the Chicago Cubs continue to struggle in those two categories at Wrigley, progress is being made at the minor league level.

It came as no surprise that Cubs' President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put an emphasis on walks and on-base percentage when they were hired in fall of 2011. In 2011, the Chicago Cubs ranked 29th in walks (425) and 20th in OBP (.314) and the year after the front office change, they finished 27th in base-on-balls (447) and 29th in OBP (.302). This year the...

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