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Top Prospect Vitters Staying in Routine

PEORIA -- Many positive thoughts come to mind when Peoria Chiefs manager Marty Pevey describes consensus top prospect and 2007 first-round draft pick Josh Vitters."He is a great player," says Pevey, the Chiefs' first-year skipper. "He plays the game the right way. He is a warrior that never complains or moans and he is a quiet leader."

The quiet leader has continued to make noise, batting .355, which ranks third in the Midwest League. Vitters has also belted 10 home runs (nine this month), leaving him one shy of Great Lakes outfielder Kyle Russell for the Midwest League lead. Over the past 10 games, Vitters has been locked in at the plate, batting .476 with seven home runs and 14 RBI. That 10-game stretch includes a six-game...

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