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Old 03-30-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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If he doesn't hit a bit better, he may not get enough ABs to do that. His .246 BA and .313 OBP doesn't scare a lot of pitchers. Yes he can hit mistakes out of the park, but can he hit a "pitcher's pitch"?
He could develop into a very good hitter, but he needs to be more selective and not swing at so many bad pitches.
Ron Gardenhire's son Toby (likely going to play at AA this season for the Twins) called him and asked how to hit a slider in the dirt. Ron said "I'm going to hang up now. Call me back when you've thought that over." About 5 minutes later, Toby called back and said "You don't swing at the slider in the dirt, do you?". Ron said "You're getting there."
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