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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 [...]

Minor League Players Hunting for Power- Come to Moneyball for help!

by Coach Huber
Minor League Player Contacts Moneyball for Help Recently we got a call from a minor league outfielder on the 40 man roster for the KC Royals. He is just a step away from being a major contributor and this year he needs to improve his hitting to get his chance.   Normally a .275 hitter between 12-15 homers a year, this hitter is big (6'3, 230) and fast (4.5 forty time). In the Minor Leagues it is rare that someone hits for power and good average, but we both agreed that these numbers were not good enough to really get the [...]