Adam Eaton bringing energy to White Sox

Adam Eaton bringing energy to White Sox
March 30, 2014, 1:45 pm
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CSN Staff

The White Sox needed a jolt of energy after a 99-loss season in 2013.

And they think they've found it in center fielder Adam Eaton.

The 25-year-old Eaton, who general manager Rick Hahn acquired in a three-team deal this past offseason, was as good as advertised during spring training.

Eaton, who will hit leadoff for the White Sox, had a .368 average, .438 OBP and three steals in 19 spring games.

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"He's what you're looking for in a leadoff hitter," Paul Konerko said.

From a young age, Eaton knew he was never going to be a 30+ home run player. Growing up he watched Sunday Night Baseball with his father, keeping a close eye on each team's leadoff hitter.

"I learned from a young age that you're not going to be big," Eaton said. You're going to have to use your tools to the best of your ability."

Watch the video above to see more of Eaton's interview.