Junior Lake started his Chicago Cubs career with a seven-game hitting streak during which he hit .484. Since July 30, he's hit safely in seven of eight starts, posting a .333 batting average over that time. As a result, Lake is certainly making a huge splash.
Even though he is attempting to become just the third Cubs rookie since 1933 to finish the season with a batting average of .300 or above in at least 100 at-bats (Bill Madlock hit .313 in 1974 and Starlin Castro hit .300 in 2010), in terms of a long-term role with the team, not everybody is jumping into this Lake excitement with both feet.
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