Consistent De Aza paces White Sox at the top

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Consistent De Aza paces White Sox at the top

DETROIT -- Alejandro De Aza said he has focused on the minute aspects of preparation to keep himself prepared for the long summer.
The White Sox center fielder has played in all but two of the teams first 94 games and jokes that he has been feeling old.
De Aza enters Sunday with a .280 batting average and a .346 on-base percentage. He leads the team with 61 runs scored and has stabilized the teams outfield with solid play in center.
I just try to do the little things in the weight room and try to stretch a lot because its going to be a long season and its hot right now, De Aza said. I just try to keep it up.
One area of De Azas game that has impressed White Sox manager Robin Ventura is consistency. Ventura thinks De Aza has done a good job of avoiding prolonged slumps. Even when De Aza struggles, he manages to stick with his approach and see pitches. Through Saturday, De Aza is 33 rd in the majors with a 4.04 average pitches seen per plate appearance.
Hes done a good job for us, Ventura said. For leading off and being able to take pitches and doing all the things hes been doing playing center field and for this being the first year he has done it, its a tough spot. But I like what hes done for us. Its his job to see pitches and let guys get a gauge of what a guy has got that day. Hes been able to do that. Hes not afraid to get deep into a count and take some pitches.

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