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Kyle Seager tries a little something new

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Feb. 17, 2012 at 6:01 am with 2 Comments »
February 17, 2012 6:01 am
Kyle Seager

Watch hitters from opposing teams visiting before a game, one of the first things they do is heft the others guy’s bat – part of the eternal search for the perfect piece of lumber.

Seattle Mariners rookie Kyle Seager last year changed bats four times, and this spring he’s come to camp trying a slightly new approach at the plate.

“I made a little adjustment at the plate, and I think that allows me to hit the all harder. Last year, I was hitting the ball too far out front, and that didn’t allow me to use my body,” Seager said.

“I have a little tuck in my front shoulder now, that helps me get to the pitch more where I want to hit it. I like my swing path, I like the kind of hitter I am. I’m not a power hitter, but I’m seeing balls that carry on the line more. That’s exciting,” Seager said.

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  1. footballscaa says:

    That’s great, now hit well.

  2. SandlotSam says:

    Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager are the two young Mariners hitters I have the most faith in for this season. My prediction is that Seager will hit .290. He may not be a bomber, but the guy can hit.

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