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 Post subject: Pirates looking for a new hitting coach
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Maybe they'll find a hitting instructor who will stress working the count, fouling off pitches and go deeper in the count, don't chase pitches out of the strike zone thereby by cutting down on the tremendous number of strike outs, put the ball in play, and last but not least use the entire field, driving the ball to the opposite field.

Maybe the Pirates will find someone who will stress those skills...maybe the Pirates will strike out less next year...maybe the Pirates will score more runs...maybe...just maybe...

Homerun hitters are great to have but I do believe a balanced attack of having homerun hitters AND having hitters that hit for a high average and drive in runs consistenly would be a more preferable option.

AND, I would like to see a successful use of our speed when our players reach first base (since I'm on my soapbox right now :D)...maybe Marte will be the guy who will set the table more often....

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