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2010 Position Recap: Left Field

2010 Position Recap: Left Field

Tabata had a strong major league debut in 2010.

The Pittsburgh Pirates started off the 2010 season with question marks at their corner outfield spots.  Lastings Milledge started the season in left field, while Garrett Jones started the season in right field.  Jose Tabata eventually got the call from AAA, moving Milledge to right field, and Jones to first base.

It wasn't a surprise that Tabata took over in left field.  At the start of the 2010 season, Tabata was the number two prospect in the farm system, and it was pretty much known that he would arrive by mid-season.  That path was cemented when Tabata hit for a .308/.373/.424 line in 224 at-bats in AAA before his June call-up.

Tabata had an impressive rookie season, hitting for a .299/.346/.400 line in 405 at-bats, hitting from ...

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