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On this put up, Curtis Christianson and Jason A. Churchill will word any modifications in Jarred Kelenic‘s setup and swing. No less than something noticeable to the bare eye.

In Kelenic’s final dozen video games or so, he has been beginning to flip it round on the plate with ,ore hits, and he’s been hitting the ball the opposite method quite a bit. As well as, the ability has been extra constant. Granted, it’s in opposition to Triple-A pitching.

Here’s a comparability together with his huge league numbers and whole numbers in Tacoma to date in 2022.

June 15, 2022

I work for the Tacoma Rainiers, and seen a change in Kelenic’s swing just lately. It caught my eye that in two-strike counts Kelenic prolonged his proper foot out barely farther than regular and didn’t use a leg kick. He had a slight toe flip, however not his regular leg kick.

After a couple of week Kelenic seems to have gone again to his regular leg kick after a brief time frame. Maybe it’s one thing he’s tinkering with and didn’t prefer it, or is selecting to make use of it in sure conditions and never others.

— Curtis Christianson


June 22, 2022

Kelenic famous early in his time in Tacoma and even previous to that he was attempting to maintain his fingers unfastened to create a less difficult, whippy-type swing, which in principle might help him in lots of areas, together with strike zone protection, attending to good velocity, and trusting his fingers to the purpose he can really feel assured staying again and nonetheless get the barrel to the baseball.

Right here he’s June 22 doing simply that and hitting a laser out to straight-away left area:

 

Right here he’s in the identical sport hitting a line drive double into right-center and two issues are noticeably completely different right here.

 

1. The unfastened fingers could also be serving to as a result of that’s a shorter swing with a shorter load.
2. The entrance foot is down in a short time, no floating. It is a signal he’s trusting he can get to the pitch, and he’s seeking to catch barrels, not hit the ball 500 ft or 200 mph.

By no means saying he’s fastened. We’re simply monitoring noticeable modifications.

— Jason A. Churchill

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