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Byron Buxton Newsbeat

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

How Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton got his swing back

“Everything is starting to slow itself down a little bit more,” he said. “I’m starting to let the ball travel a little bit and putting the ball in play a little bit more.”

Turns out there’s much to be said for visualizing one-hop grounders to second.

“I’m exaggerating through the middle,” Buxton said, “which just allows me to envision where my hands and where my bat plane need to be. That way everything is in sync.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2016 at 09:04 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list is released.

1. Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s dangerous to read too much into a month’s worth of major-league plate appearances, especially when that month is September. Maybe Corey Seager took advantage of 40-man roster fodder and teams with one foot on the golf course to hit .337/.425/.561 as the 2015 season waned, but that’s pretty consistent with what he has done at every other stop in his professional career. He hits for average. He hits for power. He may not be a shortstop forever, as he is a very large human, but the bat is good enough to play anywhere. Regardless, Seager will be the Dodgers shortstop in 2016, and he may very well be the best one in the National League from the moment he sets foot on the field Opening Day.


 

 

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