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gruber92
05-09-2013, 02:59 PM
This guy really needs to keep his hands quiet at the plate. With his current approach his timing has to be perfect,where his hands are coming forward as the ball is roughly half way to home plate. Why create such a complex approach? For the most part he's late on everything (fastballs),because of the complexity as to where his hands are as the ball travels to the plate. Nothing wrong with waggling the bat ,but his hands should be still and in a position where they just have to come forward as the pitch is thrown. When his timing is on,he has shown to be effective. Unfortunately that's not the case for the most part. I can't believe Mottolla hasn't addressed this,or maybe he did and Brett isn't comfortable any other way. This could be the case given his demeanor.

Keep it simple stupid.

mitchf
05-09-2013, 03:03 PM
This guy really needs to keep his hands quiet at the plate. With his current approach his timing has to be perfect,where his hands are coming forward as the ball is roughly half way to home plate. Why create such a complex approach? For the most part he's late on everything (fastballs),because of the complexity as to where his hands are as the ball travels to the plate. Nothing wrong with waggling the bat ,but his hands should be still and in a position where they just have to come forward as the pitch is thrown. When his timing is on,he has shown to be effective. Unfortunately that's not the case for the most part. I can't believe Mottolla hasn't addressed this,or maybe he did and Brett isn't comfortable any other way. This could be the case given his demeanor.

Keep it simple stupid.
There's also the argument that he used this same approach during his rookie year where everyone was ready to declare him the next George Brett.

gruber92
05-09-2013, 03:14 PM
It's funny regarding his rookie year. Most MLB pitchers feed right handed hitting rookies a good diet of breaking balls,because we all know the most glaring difference between minor league pitching vs MLB pitching,is the quality of breaking stuff. Lawrie was sort of a backwards case,where he has an odd combination of seeing breaking balls better than the average rookie and the slower speed of the breaking ball allows for his hands to be not as perfect with his timing. Now,it appears that he is behind a good fastball the majority of the time,even in a hitter's count and the league has adjusted. His hands are way too busy.

Arkadium
05-09-2013, 03:23 PM
The Red Bull's not really the problem, his approach isn't so aggressive that you could point to it. He's succeeded in the past with Red Bull.

Brett's not making enough contact and especially on pitches outside the strike zone. Like the OP says, he could have a hitch in his swing or something.


How can Red Bull not be a problem? How can you keep your energy levels consistent when you constantly chugging Red Bull? That makes it really hard to be consistent at the plate with your timing and mechanics.

G-Snarls
05-09-2013, 03:34 PM
'Cause he's so open to coaching and constructive criticism...

G-Snarls
05-09-2013, 03:35 PM
@blawrie13: All u people who chirp when things don't go good have never done anything in pro sport .. Ever .. So shut ur mouths #LetsGetThisThingg #jays

G-Snarls
05-09-2013, 03:36 PM
I swear that tweet could be in response to this thread. Hahahaha.

Arkadium
05-09-2013, 03:40 PM
He's a fiery guy who drinks Red Bull because of his personality, it's not the other way around. He'd still be bouncing off the walls without it, and if he really did drink a problematic amount of it a trainer would say something.

Think about it logically... a performance enhancer like Red Bull which gives you energy in short bursts is really going to mess up your timing because your energy levels will constantly be fluxuating.

This is not the same as person who just has normally high energy levels.

Metallijay
05-09-2013, 03:42 PM
I swear that tweet could be in response to this thread. Hahahaha.

He's right though, everyone is a critic and an expert, so quick to judge these days.