In Kelenic’s final dozen games or so, he has been setting up to change it about at the plate with ,ore hits, and he’s been hitting the ball the other way a large amount. In addition, the ability has been a lot more reliable. Granted, it’s versus Triple-A pitching.
Right here is a comparison with his large league quantities and overall numbers in Tacoma so considerably in 2022.
June 15, 2022
I get the job done for the Tacoma Rainiers, and noticed a alter in Kelenic’s swing a short while ago. It caught my eye that in two-strike counts Kelenic prolonged his appropriate foot out a bit farther than normal and did not use a leg kick. He experienced a slight toe switch, but not his typical leg kick.
Just after about a week Kelenic appears to have gone back to his regular leg kick after a limited period of time. Maybe it’s a thing he’s tinkering with and didn’t like it, or is choosing to use it in specific situations and not others.
— Curtis Christianson
June 22, 2022
Kelenic pointed out early in his time in Tacoma and even prior to that he was trying to preserve his palms loose to produce a additional quick, whippy-type swing, which in concept can enable him in a good deal of parts, including strike zone protection, getting to fantastic velocity, and trusting his hands to the position he can come to feel confident keeping back again and nevertheless get the barrel to the baseball.
Right here he is June 22 undertaking just that and hitting a laser out to straight-absent left discipline:
Below he is in the exact sport hitting a line push double into appropriate-middle and two points are noticeably distinctive below.
1. The unfastened arms might be encouraging mainly because which is a shorter swing with a shorter load.
2. The entrance foot is down quite quickly, no floating. This is a sign he’s trusting he can get to the pitch, and he’s looking to capture barrels, not hit the ball 500 feet or 200 mph.
Not at all declaring he’s mounted. We’re just checking recognizable variations.
— Jason A. Churchill