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Casey's Troubles

MOVED OVER FROM THE DIARIES...

Hey gang.

It may be gauche to link oneself, but I mentioned Casey's frequent groundouts to second in last night's chatter, so I thought I'd take a deeper look at where he's hitting the ball and if that's affecting his relatively poor numbers thus far.

Here's my post on the subject:

L I N K -to- Chronicles of the Lads

There's a lot of numbers there, as the 15 of you who read my blog would guess, but the basic summary is:

  1.  Casey hits the ball on the ground a lot, and
  2.  Casey is better when he gets the ball in the air.  
In my nonprofessional opinion, Casey's swing is top-hand dominant (much like Ersty's), which leads to a lot of weak, ineffectual grounders to the second baseman (much like Ersty). Casey's shown the ability to drive the ball before (and did so for his double last night), so I think he can do it again.

He's a big strong guy, with a good eye, and he shouldn't be afraid to drive the ball and put it in the air. He's not going to get a bunch of infield hits topping it to second, given that he can't even outrun two out of three Molinas.

Anyway, I break it down at the link ...

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