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O'Conner Making Best of His Situation

O'Conner already has 11 doubles in 17 games.

It's been a tumultuous couple of years for 2010 first-round pick Justin O'Conner who has dealt with injuries, high expectations and struggles at the plate. Now limited to being a DH due to a hip injury, his future as a catcher is on hold until he undergoes off-season surgery, but O'Conner is making the best of his situation and is beginning to show signs of his enormous potential as a hitter.

Justin O'Conner misses playing the field. "Definitely," he answered with a nostalgic smile. "It gets monotonous." But right now, O'Conner's job description has nothing to do with playing the field. The 20-year- old has had 62 at-bats in the 2012 season for the Hudson Valley Renegades, and all 62 of them have been as a designated hitter. O'Conner, selected 31st overall in the 2010 MLB Draft as a...

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