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Monday, July 27, 2020

Rays’ Ji-Man Choi becomes switch-hitter, crushes homer in second MLB at-bat as a righty

The Tampa Bay Rays have long been known for their creativity and being opportunistic. Most recently, they pioneered the “opener” pitching strategy that has since spread across the league. Tampa Bay’s latest trick is turning their players into switch-hitters.

Sunday afternoon against the Blue Jays (GameTracker), noted left-handed hitter Ji-Man Choi turned around and batted right-handed against Toronto southpaw Anthony Kay. Choi struck out in his first at-bat as a righty but went deep next time up. It was a bomb too. Statcast has it at 429 feet and 110 mph off the bat. As a lefty, Choi did not hit a ball over 100.7 mph in 2019.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 27, 2020 at 09:52 AM | 15 comment(s)
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