Originally Posted by Redsland
The problem with that approach is that when a defense shifts over like that, the pitcher pounds the batter inside, to increase the likelihood that the batter will pull the ball into the defense. It's real tough to go the opposite way with inside pitches.
The other thing is that Adam's game isn't built around "finding holes" through the infield. It's about driving the ball into the outfield. When he's hitting the way he's capable of, the infielders are essentially superfluous. That being the case, it really shouldn't matter to him where they are positioned.
the pitchers would pitch him outside and he either took the pitch or pulled it between 2b and 1b.. i saw him do it many times.. thats why i feel he has a superstar abaility if he only cared..