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THE FUTURE IS NOW
March 03, 2003
Last year the Devil Rays were the youngest team in baseball and lost 106 games. This year they're even greener. Good luck, Lou
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March 03, 2003

The Future Is Now

Last year the Devil Rays were the youngest team in baseball and lost 106 games. This year they're even greener. Good luck, Lou

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"I don't want to say he has a chance to become a superstar yet, but all the qualities and skills are there. His athleticism is Number I. He'll go after pitches early in the count, and that's good, I because he can hit them out of the park."

CARL CRAWFORD, LF, 21

2002 STATS (WITH TAMPA BAY): 63 GAMES, .259, TWO HOME RUNS, 30 RBIS, NINE STOLEN BASES

"He can run and run like hell. He'll bunt for base hits, just a time or two to let the corner infielders know he can and move them in a step or two. I don't see a 30-homer guy, but he's got enough power to keep them happy in the leadoff spot. He has good discipline at the plate."

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