[FONT=Arial]Listen to Blyleven’s statement here:[/FONT]
This is intriguing because at the beginning of June during the Brewers’ series, FSN commentator Roy Smalley had pointed this habit out. A few days later, I [/FONT][FONT=Arial]dug into this and the numbers confirmed[/FONT][FONT=Arial] that (1) teams were attacking him up in the zone more this year and (2) he strugggggggling against anything in the upper-third of the strike zone.
Not sure what came first in this situation -- that Smalley had heard from Brunansky on this back at the beginning of June or that Smalley's analysis convinced Brunansky to recommend these changed. Either way, k[/FONT][FONT=Arial]eep an eye on Arcia over the season and watch to see if he makes this adaptation. [/FONT]