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Bryce Harper Having Year of His Life

Bryce Harper Having Year of His Life…Why?

by Coach Huber
What swing changes did Bryce Harper make to have the year of his life? Last year we predicted here at Moneyball that Bryce Harper would move to superstardom in the MLB. Prior to this season, Harper had put up very average numbers. Really he has been a career .260 hitter and averaging 15-20 homers a year. Slightly above average for a player who has been expecting to be one of the better hitters in the league since he came up to the majors. Harper is definitely one of the most talented hitters in the league, but from a production standpoint, [...]
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Should Lorenzo Cain be Worried?

by Coach Huber
Can KC Royals Lorenzo Cain become a superstar hitter when he hits one of the worst batting practices? Lorenzo Cain is one of the most athletic players in the league, but last year was his best year as a minor and major league pro. He hit .300 with 5 homers last year and now he is being touted as one of the up and coming stars. Really though, we think his best year  may be behind him in years to come Why? His batting practice is pretty bad!   Here you see Lorenzo Cain hitting batting practice. In batting practice he [...]

Cleveland Indians 2014-15 Review

Cleveland Indians 2014 Season Review 2015 Prediction The Cleveland Indians have has the same team batting average the last couple years (.255)  and they are down 20 points in their slugging at .389. The Cleveland Indians rank 11th in hitting in the MLB. Ty Van Burkleo is the hitting coach. He has 33 seasons in pro ball. One star hitter for Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley .327 20 Hr 2014 from a .285/10. !!! Good role players Chisenhall .280 /13.... Went up 50 points in average Gomes .278 /21 No Role .260/.250 less than 9 hr- 8 players Murphy Ramirez BourneA liesCabrera [...]

Houston Astros 2014-15 Review

Houston Astros 2014 Review 2015 Prediction Team batting and slugging.242/383 Ranked 29nth is 2014- last 3 years near last place Where it went wrong? About the last hitting coaches and coordinators. Mike Barnett - Barnett, who has served as hitting coach for the Blue Jays (2002-05) and the Royals (2006-08), spent the previous two seasons as the Houston Astros' Minor League hitting coordinator. Barnett spent hours this offseason watching videotape of the at-bats of the players when they were at their best over the last two years. He watched at-bats of every base hit and then went back and observed [...]

LA Angels 2014-2015 Review

LA Angels 2014 Review & 2015 Prediction .259/406 LA Angles Star Hitters 2014 Mike trout .287/36Cole Calhoun 272/17Pujols 272/28 Chip in Players 2014 LA Angels Howie Kendrick.293/7 hrErick aybar  .278/7 hrsJosh Hampton 263/10 hr. Grant green 273/1 hr The Angels are an interesting team and close to a Moneyball Hitting Team. There are about 2-3 hitters in the line up that are in the .250 club and cannot hit for power. In the MLB if you have hitters who are regarded as easy outs it is a problem, but their star hitters have enough star power to uphold the team [...]