Re: Saturday 9/12/09 Minor League Updates
Alonso's Jeckyll and Hyde. One at-bat, he's got a plan and a really quick bat. The next, he appears completey lost. Breaking balls (good ones) that bite outside or under his hands are the best way to get him out. Both are holes he needs to address.
Bruce's bat looks much slower and his swing much more of an uppercut than last season. I was going over some of his AB's during his hot streak when he first came up and that swing was short, violent, and straight to the ball. This one is long and loopy and, while he still hits the ball hard when he hits it, good fastballs and good, hard breaking stuff outside the zone give him fits.
Dorn's swing, OTOH, is gorgeous. He's not a big guy at all-- smaller, IMO, than Heisey. But his swing generates some serious torque and power.
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