Pinnacle Moments in 2010 MLB Season

Jason Heyward's debut: April 5
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Jason Heyward's debut: April 5

Heyward, the year's most-hyped rookie position player, wasted little time making Braves fans glad that Atlanta kept him on the Opening Day roster when he hit a laser of a home run off Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano in his first at-bat of the year. Heyward went on to a productive season that could result in his winning Rookie of the Year award, but he was just one of several impact rookie position players in the NL this season, including Giants catcher Buster Posey and Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez.

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