With a combination of speed and power unrivaled in baseball since a youthful Barry Bonds took the field, Alfonso Soriano silenced critics in 2002 who said he'd never amount to anything more than a fringe playerl and made those who dubbed him the next Sammy Sosa look smart. One home run short of becoming the first 40-40 second baseman, Soriano in just his second season in the big leagues established himself as the premier second baseman in all of baseball. Though apt to strike out more often than necessary, the kid is still learning the nuances of the game that he will ne day begin to dominate. Maybe by then he will have learned not to swing a bat that seems twice his weight.