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Friday, December 14, 2018

The upside (and downside) of the Rays’ trade for Yandy Diaz

Intriguing, though, is that he ranked 19th in the majors over 2017-18 in StatCast’s hard-hit rate, with 47.6 percent of his batted balls at 95 mph or harder, though also had the 25th highest ground ball rate.

No surprise, he is working on elevating the ball. “There isn’t much I was planning on changing,’’ he said. “I’m going to continue being an average hitter and contact hitter, but I want to have more extra base hits.’‘

Jim Furtado Posted: December 14, 2018 at 06:46 AM | 0 comment(s)
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