Article: 12 Questions With... Adam Walker
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:06 AM
Nice interview. Beloit is going to have a loaded OF with Kepler-Buxton-Walker. Wow.
Yeah, insane athleticism in Iowa this summer. I am hoping to drive down to see the Georgia Peach. Maybe I will see the German Peach too? All three guys have a shot to play in Minnesota by 2015, IMO.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:24 PM
His answer to the quesion about what he learned in E'town was interesting. He said he learned a lot defensively but there was not a lot of learning offensively. Is that intentional? I can't imagine they make players wait until full season ball to begin working on the offensive improvements.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:06 PM
For hitters, any good hitting coach will not try to do anything to a hitter. The player was drafted because he was a pretty good hitter, so you let them come in and be themselves. They can't make cookie-cutter hitters, so there should never be one right way. Also, as Adam wrote, a hitter needs to be able to make some of those adjustments on his own. That said, after a couple of months, the hitting coach will see things and they'll work on things. Jeff Reed has been the hitting coach in E-Town for 11 seasons and had a very solid big league career. He is very good.