Originally Posted by Redscott
They are there to make adjustments, not make wholesale changes. It could be the height of their hands, their stride, or how high they lift their front foot. They film, analyze and help critique. If you know anything about Vottos regime, he doesn't need a hitting coach, but he does need support.
I agree, but some earlier responses in this thread made it sound like the hitting coach can't do anything about the hitters. I think good hitting coaches and pitching coaches can have a very positive effect on the performances of the players. Bad ones can have negative or neutral effects.