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A change to his swing and approach at the plate could put Daniel Vogelbach on the Mariners’ opening day roster | The Seattle Times

Another member of the revolution?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 22, 2018 at 04:42 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: daniel vogelbach, mariners

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: March 22, 2018 at 05:38 PM (#5641877)
He's no Dez Dickerson.
   2. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: March 23, 2018 at 07:26 AM (#5642070)
I've seen Vogelbach hit a couple of mammoth dingers this spring. Remains to be seen whether he can hit his weight outside the friendly air of Arizona, though.
   3. McCoy Posted: March 23, 2018 at 07:45 AM (#5642077)
Another one of my OOTP studs.
   4. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: March 23, 2018 at 09:41 AM (#5642128)
I've seen Vogelbach hit a couple of mammoth dingers this spring. Remains to be seen whether he can hit his weight outside the friendly air of Arizona, though.

Voges hits his weight and he's an all-star.

   5. . . . . . . Posted: March 23, 2018 at 10:01 AM (#5642147)
If you drop the minimum batted balls low enough so that Vogelbach shows up on the statcast leaderboards (10 batted balls), his average exit velocity in 2017 was 110th in MLB out of 672, which puts him in good company. His minor league K rates are pretty good for someone who generates that kind of velocity, so he strikes me as having the raw material to try a swing change to see if more of that power can be tapped.
   6. Russ Posted: March 24, 2018 at 07:23 AM (#5642601)
Interesting contrast between Vogelbach and Haniger. I agree with Vogelbach's sentiment that one can overinterpret what's going on in the data and that establishing a proper "feel" when hitting can work (if you're systematic about making the adjustments). I wonder if Vogelbach keeps a diary of how he feels, what changes he's made, etc. Back when I was golfing semi-regularly, I used to do a little bit of that with my driving. I used to fiddle with my hand placement constantly and, if I didn't record what I was doing and how it felt at the time, the constant tinkering made it worse rather than better without objective recording to back it up.

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