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Winning Approach During BBCOR Era

A Winning Approach During the BBCOR Era As coaches, we have all see hitters who overachieve and underachieve their mechanics and physical abilities at the plate.  We cannot, for the life of us, figure out why the kid who absolutely crushes the ball in the cage, has solid mechanics, and a quick bat hits 50 points lower than the kid who looks far less impressive in the cage, has slower hands, and questionable mechanics.  If this is the case, look no further than pitch selection and plate approach. We often hear coaches reminding players to have a proper approach at [...]
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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 [...]
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New York Yankees 2014-15 Team Review

Can New York Yankees New Hitting Coaches Save the Yankees Line-up? Last year (2014) the New York Yankees ranked 20th out of 29 teams in the MLB in hitting. The NY Yankees only had one player in their line-up (Jacoby Ellbury) that hit over .270 and had more than 15 homers (and he is the mallets Ayer in the team). Only McCann and Texeira hit over 20 homers but their batting average as so low you can say they were both non existent. They hit a dismal .245 and only slugged .380. How can that happen with all that talent [...]
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Baltimore Orioles 2014-15 Team Review

Baltimore Orioles in Trouble without Nelson Cruz? Well the Baltimore Orioles have been a solid hitting ball club the last 2 years Baltimore Orioles have been in the top 10 in hitting. They are a homerun hitting team who are prone to slump a bit throughout the year and have issues with on base percentage. All in all, their power has made up for any weakness's and they were one playoff series away from going to the World Series. The O's hit .256/.422  which ranks them ninth in 2014. They are one of the few teams in the whole league who [...]
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Seattle Mariners 2014-15 Team Review

Will Seattle Mariners Finally Hit this Year? Big pick up Nelson Cruz from Baltimore! 40 homers from Cruz last year and he is in his third year. Seattle Mariners need power terribly, but unfortunately even Cruz's power numbers will not be enough to get Seattle Mariners over the hump. The Seattle Mariners are that bad offensively and their hitting philosophy is so contact driven that even Robinson Cano lost 10 homers off his usual total. Will Cruz be able to resurrect a 23rd rank offense? Maybe a bit, but not enough to come even close to being a play-off team. [...]
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