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Eugenio Velez No Longer the Centerpiece of the San Francisco Giants Future

There were a lot of high hopes for infielder Eugenio Velez when he first broke on the stage in 2007.

In a cup-of-coffee 14 game stint at the end of the 2007 season, Velez hit two triples, scored five runs, and stole four bases.

And he did this in only 13 plate appearances.

The following spring training, Velez tore it up and built on that small stint he had the previous season. The buzz about this kid was something special.

In the 2008 Sports Illustrated baseball preview, a club official likened Velez to Willie McGee.

Even Jon Miller was jumping on the bandwagon. According to Sports Illustrated, Giants and ESPN broadcaster Jon Miller sang the praises of Velez's potential to Giants investors and executives at a special preseason dinner event.

"I h...

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