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Leonora Growing Up

Ericson Leonora seemingly has been in the farm system forever, spending his first three seasons in the Dominican Summer League. However, he just completed his first season in the United States as a 19-year old and was one of the more productive hitters in the Gulf Coast League. With injuries behind him and now back at his more natural outfield position, he believes he's growing up as a player.

"I feel very good about the year I had," Leonora said through the help of a translator. "Obviously it's good when you [are among the league leaders] in home runs and RBIs, but not just that but overall it was a very good year for me." He finished his first U.S. season second in the Gulf Coast League in home runs [7] and tied for second in RBI [30] a year after clubbing eight home runs and...

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