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Cubs taking it slow with Vitters' bat

Vitters (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

Most people would agree that a .118 batting average is sub-par, even for a sample size of only 51 at-bats. The Cubs don't see it that way at all when it comes to Josh Vitters, their 2007 first-round draft pick.

Vitters, age 17 at the time, became the third overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft when Chicago made him their top choice last June, and he came to the Cubs with plenty of high accolades. He was named the 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year in California after batting .390 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 24 games for Cypress High School in his final prep season. Additionally...

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