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Chase d'Arnaud may be ready to make an impact in 2012.
Chase d'Arnaud (pronounced: "dar-NO") was another young player who garnered attention during an injury-plagued June.
The former Pepperdine star played third and short for the Pirates before succumbing to an injury himself.
While his numbers don't look really promising on paper (.225, 0 HR, 3 RBI in 25 games), nobody saw anything in the young infielder that couldn't be smoothed out or tweaked a little.
Chase also showed off his fleet wheels by stealing seven bases in seven attempts, giving Hurdle another weapon to work with. If he doesn't make the club out of Spring Training, he will more than likely become a fixture by the end of 2012.
Remember, a little more seasoning did wonders for Neil Walker, too.