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'Greek God of Walks' trying to find way to majors

Red Sox prospect Kevin Youkilis is drawing attention for his on-base ability that is almost Barry Bonds-like.

Originally Published: July 24, 2003
By Elliott A. Wiley Jr. | ESPN.com

Take Barry Bonds minus his superhuman ability to park baseballs into McCovey Cove. Without the 32 home runs, you are still left with a baseball player who has a deity-like .501 on-base percentage, and 90 hits to match 89 walks in 86 games this season. You are left with a player who does not have incredible power, but knows how to get on base one out of every two at-bats. You have a player of immense value. You have Boston Red Sox prospect Kevin Youkilis.

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