— Kyndra de St. Aubin (@Kyndra620) September 4, 2012
As you can see, Kirk Gibson just announced that Adam Eaton, Arizona's highly touted outfield prospect and Pacific Coast League MVP, has been called up from Reno. He will make his major league debut tonight, batting leadoff and playing center field.
Eaton was drafted in the 19th round in 2010. He started the 2012 season in Double-A and was promoted to Triple-A after just 11 games. He was selected to the Triple-A All Star Game and was also named the PCL's top rookie.
His Triple-A numbers are fabulous:
Eaton, 23, has played in 116 games with Reno this season, and leads the league in batting average (.379), on-base percentage (.452), runs scored (117), hits (181), doubles (44), stolen bases (37), and total bases (256). In addition to his contributions at the plate and in center field, the Aces' leadoff hitter has stayed remarkably consistent through the season, as he never hit below .351 in a month and has helped Reno hold onto first place in the Pacific Northern division since late May. - MILB
He will now get the chance to prove his mettle in the major leagues.