At the plate, Raimel Tapia is who he has always been. Before he even arrived in the United States as a teenager, he was making a name for himself in the Dominican Republic thanks to his prodigious hand-eye coordination. And he did, as the saying, goes, “hit his way off the island.” Throughout his minor league career, he carved out…

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman